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London's Buckingham Palace in Westminster
Map of Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days
Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days

Featuring the United Kingdom's London and Edinburgh as well as the Republic of Ireland's Dublin, this 10-day luxury tour offers the perfect mix of history, culture, and rugged country scenery. You'll experience a broad range of tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace.

Catch a sunset over historic Edinburgh
Map of Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days

London and Edinburgh are among the most cosmopolitan cities in the UK, offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Begin this 10-day luxury tour in London with day trips to Blenheim Palace and Bath before visiting Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman ruins, historic castles, and legendary lochs.

Castle ruins
Map of Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days
Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days

Explore the ancient history and modern culture of northeast England. Visit medieval York, discover Roman ruins, and sample hearty English pub food in Tynemouth. See the impressive Durham Cathedral, 16th-century Lindisfarne, and the wild seascape of the Farne Islands. End your trip in Edinburgh—home to the Scottish monarchy, world-class whiskey, and the café where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.

Buckingham Palace
Map of Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days
Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary is perfect for anyone with a love of UK heritage. On this trip, you'll visit some of the grandest palaces and churches in the nation, which cumulatively represent many millennia of history and culture. It's a fascinating architecture tour that allows you to see a number of places where key historical figures ruled and reigned, from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle.

Explore Dublin's cultural quarter, the Temple Bar district
Map of Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days
Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day luxury itinerary covers the cultural highlights of the United Kingdom's London and the Republic of Ireland's Dublin. Begin your tour in England's capital, with day trips to Blenheim and Bath before you catch a flight to the Emerald Isle's charming Dublin. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman baths, historic palaces, and colorful neighborhoods.

The charming green countryside of the Lake District
Map of English Countryside by Rail & Road  - 10 Days
English Countryside by Rail & Road - 10 Days

Experience the best of England's natural wonders and historic highlights on an epic self-drive tour around the country. Over 10 event-filled days, you'll visit the most beautiful regions in northern and southern England, including the Lake District and Dorset County. Even better, you'll have the freedom to explore on your terms as you pick and choose which villages, sights, and landmarks to stop at along the way.

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Scotland
Map of Nature, Art, Food & History in the United Kingdom - 14 Days
Nature, Art, Food & History in the United Kingdom - 14 Days

Explore Scotland and England by road on this 14-day, self-drive tour. You'll start in Glasgow with an introduction to its food scene before driving east to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Then you'll discover castles, lochs, mountains, and more in Inverness and Fort William. Over the border in England, take to the water in the Lake District, learn about The Beatles and The Titanic in Liverpool, and finish your trip in England's capital, London, on an evening e-scooter adventure.

York's atmospheric The Shambles
Map of Highlights of England & Scotland - 14 Days
Highlights of England & Scotland - 14 Days

Discover some of England and Scotland's most fascinating cities and towns on this two-week, self-drive tour. Your trip starts in the university city of Oxford where you'll peek into its libraries. Then, in northern England, take a historical tour of York. Over the border in Scotland, delve into Edinburgh's food scene and play golf in St Andrews, before returning to England to explore the Lake District. A musical visit to Liverpool will be Beatles themed, and you'll end your tour relaxing in Bath's thermal waters.

Whitby Abbey
Map of Historical Highlights of Yorkshire & Northumberland - 6 Days
Historical Highlights of Yorkshire & Northumberland - 6 Days

Uncover the jewels of England's northeast coast as you travel through the land of Romans, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons on this six-day, self-drive itinerary. See the infamous York Minster Cathedral and the moors and dales that have inspired writers from Emily Brontë to Herman Melville. Unearth history through the ages as you walk in the footsteps of kings through the magnificent castles and abbeys of Yorkshire and Northumberland, discovering the wild beauty of these regions along the way.

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Travel specialist William Armstrong
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William Armstrong

I am your English-born, UK and French expert for all activity holidays in off-the-beaten track destinations in UK and France. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in both the UK and...

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Travel specialist Rachel Long
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Rachel Long

Although I have always lived in beautiful Wales, I am passionate about travel. As a child I spent family holidays in Britain, touring the west coast of Scotland and the south coast of England,...

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Travel specialist Stephen Molloy
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Stephen Molloy

Urbanist by training, he spent most of his twenties traveling and living overseas. Bitten by the bug, he lived in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, California, Australia, DRC, Kenya, Pakistan...and...

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Travel specialist Eleanor Whitticombe
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Eleanor Whitticombe

I have been lucky enough to travel to many places, from the USA to Dubai to Thailand. I have lived and worked in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Eventually the draw of the coast and home,...

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Trip Reviews for United Kingdom

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Adventures in London and Paris
United Kingdom | Oct 27 - Nov 10, 2022

Joan
Joan D.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so... read more

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so smoothly! Thank you, Rachel, for making our first trip to London and Paris unforgettable! We will definitely use KimKim again!

Local specialist: Rachel Long

Trip to the UK
United Kingdom | Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2022

Judith
Judith C.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great. read more

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great.

Hotel Reviews
The Bird, Bath
Bath

This is a great hotel, within walking distance of everything you need to see.

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Room was adorable. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly.
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Lovely hotel. We stayed on the top floor and it was very quiet. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was very good.

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Close to Victoria station.
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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving this feedback Judith - here at Routescape we are all so pleased you both had a fantastic trip! It is great to have your feedback on the Bath and London hotel too, thank you. If you are ever planning a future trip to the UK, Ireland or France I would love to help.

Best Anniversary Trip Ever.
United Kingdom | Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2022

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Christy L.
Indian Trail, NC | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the... read more

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the wonderful 30th anniversary. Absolutely will use again.

Hotel Reviews
Linthwaite House
Windermere

The hotel was clean and nice. The staff was not friendly or welcoming. It was hard to find. Just not a good experience.

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Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

This hotel was spectacular from the food, staff and room!! Location was fantastic. Room was spacious and luxurious. The staff was so helpful and nice. We arrive at the hotel about 10 AM after flying all night. The staff was amazing and got us to a room after we had breakfast. They will never know how much that meant to us. They were helpful with activities and reservations. So friendly and welcoming.

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Location
Location was perfect to walk to almost everywhere you needed to go.
Staff
See above they were amazing!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was so perfect. I hated to leave.
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Great location. Room was amazing and comfortable. Staff was really nice

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Location
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Staff was friendly but not really above and beyond.
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Cameron House
Alexandria

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place

Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect in every way.
Staff
Very welcoming, friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was so comfortable and beautiful
Lygon Arms
Broadway

What a unique experience to stay here. Such a historic place. I would absolutely come and stay here again for a length of time next time.

Authenticity & Character
So much history and well preserved place.
Location
Such a great location to so many different sites and hikes.
Staff
Very helpful
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Hotel du Vin Henley-Upon-Thames
Henley-on-Thames

This is a unique place. It was built as a brewery 300 years ago. Staff was not very knowledgeable or organized. They seemed new and not well trained.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not really close to anything. Everything closes down on Sunday evening early.
Staff
Everyone was nice, just new and unorganized. Amanda was really amazing and the gentleman working the restaurant was very personable.
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Activity Reviews
Glengoyne Distillery
Scotland

We learned a lot and it was a really great experience.

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Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London

It was ok. We really did not learn a lot. So many of the stops were closed due to the Queens death.

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Shard Viewing Platform
London

I was not sure how I would like this, but it turned out to be really fun. The drinks are amazing.

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Westminster Abbey
London

Unable to view because closed. It was beautiful from the outside.

London Eye
London

This was fun. I thought it might be scary but it was air conditioned, thank goodness!! We could see all over London.

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Private tour of The Trossachs National Park
Edinburgh

He was darling.

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Lake Windermere Scenic Cruise
Lake District National Park

I would have like to have more time to explore the docking points. The boat ride was great. Sit inside.

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Private Walking Tour of Oxford
Oxford

George was knowledgeable and engaging. He had so much to tell us about Oxford. We could have probably had a longer tour and not have noticed how fast the time went.

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Local specialist: Rachel Long