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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.

Twilight over London's River Thames
Map of Road Trip Through England & Scotland: From London to Loch Lomond  - 14 Days
Road Trip Through England & Scotland: From London to Loch Lomond - 14 Days

Discover more about England and Scotland's food scenes, history, and natural attractions on this 14-day, self-drive trip. Start with some London sightseeing, then head to the beautiful city of Bath and the surrounding villages of the Cotswolds. Fly north to Scotland to explore its handsome capital of Edinburgh, then it's time to take in the beautiful scenery of the Scottish countryside in and around Pitlochry, Inverness, Oban, and Loch Lomond.

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.

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.

Wander York's atmospheric alleyway, known as 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.

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Discover Scotland's Isle of Skye and its otherworldly Fairy Pools
Map of 2 Weeks in the United Kingdom - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in the United Kingdom - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in the United Kingdom, you can embark on a self-drive tour and tick off the must-see sights of England and Scotland or split your trip between England and Wales to discover fairytale-like countrysides and enjoy time in Baths, Oxford, and London. Those who prefer quaint villages can embark on a nature and culture tour from London to Edinburgh, while more relaxed travelers will love a trip focused on discovering the traditions, cuisine, and history of England and Scotland.

Unspoiled Welsh landscapes in the Brecon Beacons
Map of England & Wales Road Trip: History, Culture & the Great Outdoors - 14 Days
England & Wales Road Trip: History, Culture & the Great Outdoors - 14 Days

Drive from southern to northern England, taking in Welsh highlights en route, on this scenic two-week road trip through the United Kingdom. You'll start off getting to know London with a food tour and river cruise before heading to the university city of Oxford to go punting. Discover some of England's prettiest spots in the Cotswolds and handsome Bath, cross the border into Wales to see its coast, castles, and rugged national parks, and end your tour in the energetic northern city of Manchester.

Explore England's Yorkshire's and Northumberland's history with a walk among the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey
Map of 5 Days in the United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in the United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

In five days, you can get a good taste of the United Kingdom—if you move quickly. First-timers keen to pair London with the tranquility of the Cotswolds will enjoy the Classic tour. The mix of culinary and historical experiences on the Wales & England itinerary is perfect for foodies and those looking for variety. Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor adventures on the Scotland road trip, while history buffs and families will appreciate the castle tours and wildlife excursion on the Yorkshire & Northumberland itinerary.

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Map 10 Days in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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1 Week in The United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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2 Weeks in the United Kingdom - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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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 Jane Davey
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Jane Davey

I grew up in the UK and developed a real passion for the great outdoors, which inspired me to work in travel. As a child, I spent my holidays in the UK with my parents and my brother. My dad used...

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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 Sarah Metrat
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Sarah Metrat

For 7 years , I have been sending groups and companies all over the world to live unforgettable moments. Today, I am using this expertise to create your perfect holidays. I love designing authentic...

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Trip Reviews for United Kingdom

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

We had a great experience with Aleksandra as ...
United Kingdom | May 21 - May 30, 2024

John
John C.
Sandusky, OH | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2024
We had a great experience with Aleksandra as our travel coordinator and planner. She was very responsive to any requests we had before the trip, and extra helpful during the trip with minor changes we made during.
Her love for travel and the excitement of new experiences is inspiring.
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We had a great experience with Aleksandra as our travel coordinator and planner. She was very responsive to any requests we had before the trip, and extra helpful during the trip with minor changes we made during.
Her love for travel and the excitement of new experiences is inspiring.

Hotel Reviews
Cameron House
Alexandria
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mattresses need to get replaced
Broadford Hotel
Broadford, Isle of Skye
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Staff
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Palace Hotel & Spa - Best Western Inverness
Inverness
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Staff
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Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh - Formerly Jurys Inn
Edinburgh,
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Staff
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Smell of raw sewage in our room, Heating and Cooling controls did not work well.
The Imperial Hotel
Cork
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Anantara The Marker Dublin
Dublin
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Activity Reviews
The Vaults Tour
The Vaults Tour
Edinburgh
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Edinburgh Old Town Tour
Edinburgh Old Town Tour
Edinburgh

Kieran is excited and passionate about the history of Edinburgh and it shows in his presentation

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Dublin Private Walking Tour
Dublin Private Walking Tour
Dublin

Connor was an outstanding guide and very passionate about the history of Dublin. He is an excellent teacher, and has a funny and engaging way of relaying information along the tour.

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Local specialist: Aleksandra Shebaltseva
Aleksandra
Aleksandra Shebaltseva
Local specialist in England | Replied on Jun 02, 2024

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, John!

I’m so grateful for your kind words and delighted that I could contribute to making your trip memorable. I’m happy to get to know you!

Wishing you plenty of new adventures and amazing discoveries!

Sincerely,
Aleksandra

We had a wonderful trip!
United Kingdom | Apr 10 - Apr 17, 2024

Milbert
Milbert P.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on May 06, 2024
Jane and her team planned a wonderful trip to England! We experience the beautiful countryside villages of the Cotswolds and London including the British Museum, Kew Gardens and Windsor Castle. The roadmap gave us personal time to enjoy the British culture and food while allowing us to explore beyond our scheduled activity. Read more

Jane and her team planned a wonderful trip to England! We experience the beautiful countryside villages of the Cotswolds and London including the British Museum, Kew Gardens and Windsor Castle. The roadmap gave us personal time to enjoy the British culture and food while allowing us to explore beyond our scheduled activity.

Hotel Reviews
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport
London
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The Tower Hotel
London

Wonderful amenities and service!

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Noel Arms Hotel
Chipping Campden

A great place to rest and enjoy!

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The Kings Arms
Stow-on-the-world

Very intimate and historical

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Henrietta House, a member of Radisson Individuals
Bath

Fun historical site!

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Activity Reviews
Entry tickets to historic Kew Gardens
Entry tickets to historic Kew Gardens
London

A world renowned garden! Unbelieveably beautiful.

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Simply Windsor Castle - Afternoon Tour with transport
Simply Windsor Castle - Afternoon Tour with transport
London
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Tickets to British Museum
Tickets to British Museum
London

Wow what a historical and important museum! It requires more time than we had planned!

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Hop-on, Hop-off Bus
Hop-on, Hop-off Bus
London
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Hidcote Gardens  Visit - Arts and Crafts inspired intricately designed spaces
Hidcote Gardens Visit - Arts and Crafts inspired intricately designed spaces
United Kingdom

Just a beautiful place!

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Private transfer
Private transfer
United Kingdom

Cookie was great!! He was very flexible and helpful!

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Local specialist: Jane Davey
Jane
Jane Davey
Local specialist in United Kingdom | Replied on May 06, 2024

Hi Milbert

Thank you for taking the time to review your wonderful trip. We are delighted that you entrusted our team with your delightful trip to the UK.

Your feedback is also extremely helpful to myself and the team to enable us to continue to strive towards ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ service.

Hope to see you again in the future.

All the best, Jane & The Team

Justine was great. Entire trip was seamless ...
United Kingdom | Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2024

Todd
Todd S.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024
Justine was great. Entire trip was seamless and exceeded expectations. Hotels were excellent and tours were excellent. The weather allowed us extensive walking in each city. Very happy and would definitely use the Kim Kim team again.
toby
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Justine was great. Entire trip was seamless and exceeded expectations. Hotels were excellent and tours were excellent. The weather allowed us extensive walking in each city. Very happy and would definitely use the Kim Kim team again.
toby

Hotel Reviews
The Grand, York
North Yorkshire

Get the breakfast buffet, amazing. Spa was great.

Authenticity & Character
historic and feels like the lux hotel it is
Location
Quiet and close to train station
Staff
proper
Cleanliness & Comfort
robes and slippers
The Yard in Bath
Bath

Great setting with great showers.

Authenticity & Character
cute as
Location
just enough away from the centre to be quiet
Staff
knowledgeable and helpful with directions
Cleanliness & Comfort
great bath towels
Activity Reviews
Walking Tour of Bath with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Walking Tour of Bath with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Bath

great guide, funny. Bob

 Bath: Guided Ghost Tour
Bath: Guided Ghost Tour
Bath

great guide

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guide
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animated
Local specialist: Justine Stewart
Justine
Justine Stewart
Local specialist in England/France | Replied on Mar 27, 2024

Toby!
Thank you so much for your incredible feedback. You gave me quite a bit of free reign to plan a holiday I thought would be great for you all and I'm so thrilled that you all had a wonderful time! It's always great when we share our favourite hotels and guides with people who really appreciate them too...I'm super happy that you loved The Yard in Bath (a personal favourite!) and that your experience with Bob in Bath was a good one!
Thanks so much for all your trust!
Justine & The High Point Holidays Team