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Britain Day Tours

London

 

River Thames Red Rover hop on hop off

Price from $50.00 per person

Enjoy the freedom of the all-day, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing cruise on open deck river liners. Ideal for families on an ambitious day out in London. Take in the views every inch of your journey with comfortable passage between our four piers. Whatever the weather, it is a far more enjoyable way to explore London than travelling on the Underground.

The Tour

This unlimited hop on hop off sightseeing ticket enables you to cruise along the Thames on board one of City Cruise's modern river liners between four main piers e.g. Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. See and experience the sights and splendour of this great city from the relaxed comfort of one of City Cruises' modern, all-weather, wheelchair-friendly River Liners with open upper decks and spacious lower saloons, with panoramic windows for the best views in town.

Includes:
  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on Hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard


Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath

Price from $265.00 per person

A superb tour to Windsor Castle, the historic Stonehenge and the beautiful and stylish Georgian city of Bath.

Duration of tour: 12 hours

The Tour

Over 900 years of Royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames just outside of London. We shall be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle, so you can see for yourself the splendour of St. George's chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play The Merry Wives of Windsor in one of them! We head to the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge. Now a world heritage site; it is stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain and its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual workshop. Our final stop is Bath, another world heritage site. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our panoramic tour of the city, there will be time to visit Bath Abbey and Poultney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. You can shop, explore, or take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet. Your ticket includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. Built on Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. You can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman stone paving and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture.

Includes:
  • Transportation by coach
  • Services of a local guide on board the coach
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle
  • Entrance to Stonehenge
  • Entrance to Roman Baths

 

Coca-Cola London Eye - Flight Only

Price from $75.00 per person

Avoid the long queues and pre-book your flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of London.

The Tour

Take a flight on Coca-Cola London Eye, a visually striking structure and the world's largest cantilever observation wheel. As you ascend over the Thames you will see London's famous streets, churches, palaces, and monuments spread out below in a panoramic scene giving you a new perspective of a great city! On a clear day the views can stretch as far as 25 miles to Windsor Castle. Visitor to the Coca-Cola London Eye can also experience the four minute 4D Experience, focusing on the journey of a little girl and her father in London in which they visit the Coca-Cola London Eye and enjoy a spectacular take on the capital. Their experience is brought to life with vibrant 3D images of colourful parties and events inside the Coca-Cola London Eye capsules, dramatic firework displays, a snowfall over the city, revolutionary aerial footage of other iconic landmarks and sophisticated, fun 4D effects.

Includes:
  • Flight on the Coca-Cola London Eye
  • 4D Experience

 

Oxford and Cambridge

Price from $225.00 per person

Book this tour and enjoy a leisurely full day tour visiting Oxford, Christ Church and Cambridge.

Duration of tour: 10 hours

The Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, on your visit. You will be captivated by the unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. A treat for moviegoers of all ages, Christ Church is instantly recognisable as one of the major locations for the Harry Potter films! Marvel at the magical grandeur of the Great Hall, used as the setting for Hogwash. Visit the elegant city of Cambridge, well known as the home of the University of Cambridge, which includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, Kings College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. Marvel at the oldest college that still exists, Peterhouse, which dates to 1284.

Includes:
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Walking tour of Oxford and Cambridge
  • Visit Christ Church College
  • Guided tour of King's College Chapel
  • Professional English-speaking guide

 

Tower of London

Price from $70.00 per person

Within the ancient Fortress, the Tower of London, visitors can gaze up at the massive White Tower, tiptoe through a king's medieval bedchamber and marvel at the priceless Crown Jewels. Meet the Yeoman Warders with bloody tales to tell; stand where famous heads rolled, discover where prisoners and exotic wild animals were kept, then hear even more surprising stories about the Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Tour

The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, is one of the world's most famous fortresses yet despite its grim reputation as a place of torture and death, there are so many more stories to be told. The world-famous collection of fabulous finery and regalia, the Crown Jewels housed in a Jewel House, fit for the 21st century, the priceless collection holds some of the most legendary and extraordinary diamonds in the world. The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London are a unique working collection of royal regalia and are still regularly used by the Queen in important national ceremonies, such as the State opening of Parliament. The iconic White Tower, a symbol of London and Britain, overlooking the River Thames. Inside you will find the world's longest running visitor attraction, The Line of Kings. A line of wooden horses, this is the surviving remnant of one of the oldest - and oddest - collections at the Tower. Coins and kings; the Royal Mint at the Tower, an exhibit devoted to telling the history of the Mint located at the Tower for over 500 years. Learn of Elizabeth I's restoration of the coinage following her father Henry VIII's disastrous meddling, and Charles II's rejection of Commonwealth money. Beefeater tours - This body of men and one woman has guarded the fortress for centuries. Join one of their tours and you will be amazed and possibly appalled by tales that have been passed down for generations.

Includes:
  • Entrance to the Tower of London

Edinburgh

Secrets of the Royal Mile

Price from $80.00 per person

This tour - the only one of its kind which runs throughout the year - is the ideal introduction to the Old Town of Edinburgh. It explores buildings and courtyards no bus can ever reach.

Duration of tour: 3 hours

The Tour

Explore famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh on this walking tour. Explore Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile with a guide, and gain insight into famous writers and inventors who have called the city home. Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and discover top landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland. Capture Edinburgh through the eye of your camera as you go and find out what makes this ancient city tick.

Includes:
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Small group (maximum 10 participants)


Whisky and Waterfalls

Price from $130.00 per person

A fabulous day trip that explores much of Scotland's iconic scenery, sights and experiences.

Duration of tour: 8 hours 30 minutes

The Tour

A fabulous day tour that explores much of Scotland’s iconic scenery, sights, and experiences. From our ancient capital and stories of Scotland’s most famous patriot to stunning Highland landscapes, we also give you the opportunity to sample a drop of our favourite national drink!

Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Service of a local guide

 

The Outlander Adventure

Price from $120.00 per person

Visit three castles and a well-preserved village on this adventure through the sights and stories of Outlander on this 1-day tour from Edinburgh. Leave Edinburgh and travel back in time as your driver-guide takes you over the Queensferry Crossing to Culross.

Duration of tour: 9 hours

The Tour

This virtually unchanged 16th-century village overlooks the sea and poses as the fictional town of Cranesmuir. You have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, or wander the ancient streets while you imagine what life must have been like 400 years ago. You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it is called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Your next stop is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you are feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place. You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle*. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall. Midhope Castle** is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show. Before we head back to Edinburgh, you have a final stop in the colourful harbour area of South Queensferry.

Includes:
  • Transportation by coach
  • Service of a local guide

 

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

Price from $130.00 per person

Duration of tour: 12 hours 30 minutes

The Tour

Departing from Edinburgh our Loch Ness tour travels northwest, passing the imposing Stirling Castle, before making our first stop at Kilmahog. Here we stop for some light refreshments and the chance to see some Highland cattle up close. We travel on through Rob Roy Country of Clans MacGregor and Campbell then over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount to Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald. Here we pause for a photo stop, and to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen. Continuing via Loch Linnhe, our Loch Ness tour will stop in the Fort William area for lunch then continue into the natural beauty of the Great Glen as we pass beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Travelling on, we admire the Caledonian Canal and the pretty village of Fort Augustus, enjoying spectacular views of Loch Ness, as we drive along the shoreline to Urquhart Castle. Loch Ness, 24 miles long and over 700 feet deep, is most famous for its sightings of the Loch Ness monster, affectionately known as “Nessie”. Spend approximately 2 hours at Loch Ness, where you can choose to take a wonderful 5 star 'Loch Ness by Jacobite' cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn of its history inside the modern visitor centre. Passing through Inverness, Capital of the Highlands, the Loch Ness tour will start its return for home, crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, including the Forest of Atholl, with an evening refreshment stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, en route back to Edinburgh, where the Loch Ness tour ends.

Includes:
  • Transportation by coach
  • Service of a local guide