Edinburgh to London

  • 9 Days
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Map & Route

Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Edinburgh

2 2 Nights

York

1 1 Night

Stratford-Upon-Avon

1 1 Night

London

3 3 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

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Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

Traditional Haggis Tasting and Dinner

Traditional Haggis Tasting and Dinner

Enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine as you taste and learn the poetic history of Scotland's rustic national dish.

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Enjoy a meal of traditional cuisine as you taste and learn the poetic history of Scotland's rustic national dish.

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

Edinburgh Tour with Guide

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

York Minster

York Minster

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Royal Shakespeare Company Theater Performance

Royal Shakespeare Company Theater Performance

Christ Church College

Christ Church College

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

London West End Theater Performance

London West End Theater Performance

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Edinburgh

Upon arriving in Edinburgh, meet your ACIS Tour manager for an orientation, then set out to familiarize yourself with Scotland’s capital, renowned for its rich history and literary heritage. Perhaps stroll through the Grassmarket or Victoria Street shopping districts. It’s said Victoria Street–a narrow and winding lane lined with tall buildings–inspired J.K. Rowling’s vision of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series of books; the nearby Elephant House Café is where she wrote parts of the first Potter novel.

Day 3: Edinburgh

Sightseeing shows you Princes Street and Charlotte Square before a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high up in the old town. The afternoon is free to indulge in local literary history at the Writer's Museum or shop for souvenirs; woolens, tartans and sheepskins are especially popular. In the evening, cap off the day by learning the poetic history of Scotland’s national dish with a traditional haggis tasting and dinner.

Day 4: York

Journey south through the Northumberland countryside. Arrive in the walled city of York and uncover the secrets of its quaint cobbled streets during a sightseeing tour including entrance to York Minster. This grand English Gothic cathedral is among the oldest and largest of its kind in Europe.

Day 5: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Continue to the charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and his burial site at Holy Trinity Church. After a pre-theater dinner, experience a performance by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (in the event that it is unavailable, a play in London's West End will be substituted).

Day 6: London

Get your imagination fired up as you depart for a visit to Oxford, including a tour of Christ Church College where Lewis Carroll penned Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and also where many memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed (note the Great Hall, the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall). Then travel towards London, stopping for a tour of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter studio, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies, based on author J.K. Rowling's books about the young orphaned wizard, were made, from detailed sets to animatronics. Arrive in London this evening and begin to discover the wonders of this thriving city. An included three-day London transport travel card allows you to explore with ease.

Day 7: London

This morning, learn about London's majestic past and fast-paced present on your guided sightseeing tour. See Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Along the way, our guide will point out more landmark sites like the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Cheese Grater—all new buildings changing the London skyline. Another highlight of the day is a tour inside St. Paul's Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece is an enduring symbol of London, the seat of the Church of England and famed for its dome and Whispering Gallery. If you have time, your ticket includes access to climb to the top of the dome. After you'll have time to explore more of London at your own pace. Stroll along under the London Eye or drop by the National Gallery for eye-opening art.

Day 8: London

Today's focus is the history of England's royal family with a Monarchy by bike tour around Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pedal your way past many notable buildings and monuments linked to England's royal history and learn their stories. The afternoon is free for you to perhaps check out the shops along Portobello Road in Notting Hill or stroll the artsy South Bank. Tonight enjoy a theater performance in London's famous West End.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:

Further immerse yourself in the culture and delights of England's capital with an extra night in London, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $270

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $225

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