Visit England and Scotland, seeing the highlights of London; exploring the musical heritage of Liverpool, the home of the Beatles; traveling through the Lake District which inspired Beatrix Potter. Visit Edinburgh; enjoy a festive traditional dinner and Scottish ceilidh; taste whisky in the distillery where it is made, and more!

2025 Taste of Britain - 7 Days/6 Nights

Duration: 7 Days

Price: Starts from $2395 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: London Tour | Tower of London
Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the historic Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2: Independent Touring in London
Discover London’s iconic attractions at your own speed, as you please, with your choice of routes on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Your evening is free to continue exploring and dining independently. (B)

Day 3: Windsor Castle | Bath
Take a panoramic tour of Windsor before visiting Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the King’s official residences. See the State Apartments, with their ceremonial rooms still used by the Royal Family today. St George’s Chapel at the castle was where Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle, and is the burial place of Queen Elizabeth. Spend some free time there before traveling on to the beautiful city of Bath. Founded by the Romans and rich in elegant Georgian architecture, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour the Roman Baths to discover why these hot springs have been popular since ancient times. (B, D)

Day 4: Cotswolds Drive | Shakespeare’s Birthplace | Liverpool
Take in the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English region with gently rolling hills, colorful gardens, and honey-colored stone buildings. Stop in one of its many charming old market towns or traditional villages. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to see an exhibition about his life and work, before walking through the house where he was born. Travel on to Liverpool and spend the evening exploring its rich pop-music history with dinner on your own. (B)

Day 5: Lake District | Windermere Cruise
Travel through the Lake District, a region that has inspired numerous painters and writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere to admire the stunning scenery of wooded isles and neighboring mountains. Spend some free time in a traditional Lakeland village. Pass through Gretna Green, just over the Scottish border, on your way to your hotel outside Edinburgh, where you’ll enjoy a free evening. (B)

Day 6: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour | Scotch Whisky Experience*
Explore central Edinburgh on a panoramic tour; including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. Enjoy an evening of storytelling, whisky tasting and dinner at the Scotch Whisky Experience. (Departures from July 28 – August 16 will instead experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, with free time for dinner on your own prior to the event). (B, D*)

Day 7: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • July 28 – August 16 departures include reserved seats for the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. All other departures will have a special storytelling and whisky-tasting evening at the Scotch Whisky Experience. .
  • Tour Windsor Castle and discover the amazing grandeur of the State Apartments, still in use today by the Royal Family.

Trip Highlights:

  • Windsor Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Lake Windermere Cruise
  • Tower of London
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scotch Whisky Experience*

*Not on July 28- August 16 departures

Dining Experiences:

  • 6 breakfasts (B) and 2 Dinners (D)

*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

    Hotels:

    • DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria | London (2 nights)
    • Bailbrook House Hotel | Bath (1 night)
    • Delta Hotels by Marriott Liverpool City Centre | Liverpool (1 night)
    • Macdonald Houstoun House (2 nights)

    Taste of Britain - 7 Days/6 Nights

    Not included

    Hotels

    Taste of Britain - 7 Days/6 Nights Land Tour
    SupplierNameSupplierRating DescriptionImage
    SupplierName DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - VictoriaSupplierRating **** Conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Victoria provides an immediate link to London’s public transport, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, and some of the city’s most popular points of interest. Walk to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Harrods, and the famous Oxford and Bond Street from this central London hotel. Our friendly multilingual staff look forward to welcoming you with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.
    SupplierName Bailbrook House HotelSupplierRating ****
    SupplierName Delta Hotels by Marriott Liverpool City CentreSupplierRating **** Modern city center hotel offering luxury accommodation with free Wi-Fi in all public areas. Newly-designed bright guest rooms and furnished in warm tones with luxurious bedding and spacious bathrooms. The VivaCity Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves Illy Coffee, unbeatable salads, grills and sandwiches in an informal setting. Enjoy the leisure club and indoor swimming pool. The hotel is centrally located on Queen Square close to the Beatles Museum and shopping and restaurants.
    SupplierName Macdonald Houstoun House HotelSupplierRating **** This is the perfect country retreat, once visited by Mary Queen of Scots and the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century tower house. 70 guest rooms blend luxury and character. The Tower Restaurant has an AA Rosette for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season while the cosy Vaulted Bar is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea. Work out in the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club and Spa
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