Purple Line (A) From March to October

London, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Fort Augustus, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Gretna Green, Lake District, Manchester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bicester Village, London

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  • London
  • Cambridge
  • York
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Fort Augustus
  • Loch Lomond
  • Glasgow
  • Gretna Green
  • Lake District
  • Manchester
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Bicester Village
  • London
Sunday

London - York (350 km)

After breakfast, it is time to visit the nation’s acclaimed educational institution: Cambridge University. In addition to a strong academic atmosphere, Cambridge is where many luminaries started their dreams and hopes for the future with the sight of the pastoral landscapes, picturesque rivers and architecture. The University of Cambridge, a majestic old group of buildings including King’s College and Queens College, set among the most rural of bridges. When come to Cambridge, sincerely recommend a trip to "Cambridge Penny", which is carried by a boat with a long pole (part-time job of many college students) to carry people up the river Cambridge. Buying a sweater, postcard or magnet with the Cambridge school badge or the Cambridge University logo is also a favorite souvenir for many people.
Overnight stay in York or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Monday

York - Edinburgh (326 km)

York, a true medieval melting pot of Roman, Saxon and Viking culture. The city is mostly intact from the Middle Ages and shows the rustic side of Britain. You visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Then you will step up onto York city walls, dating back to Roman times. For those keen to discover little grass-roots shops, there will be time to wander around. When you come to the UK, why not try the English afternoon tea. Here, there is a century-old tea house, and we have prepared enough time to allow you to enjoy an authentic British afternoon tea.
Overnight stay in Edinburgh or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Tuesday

Edinburgh - Glasgow (75 km)

After breakfast, Edinburgh is next on our places to visit. Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It represents the best in Scottish heritage. Wooden barrows of gold single malt whiskey, checked kilts and Scottish bagpipes will make you grow fond of this warm and lively nation of quirky characters. Upon arrival, we first visit Edinburgh Castle, set on the stunning view of volcanic rock structures, where once inside we will admire the oldest royal crown and jewellery. We then continue this royal trail with a visit to Holyrood Palace and the City Hall. Optional is a visit to JK Rowling’s Ivory Café where Harry Potter was authored, to enjoy a cup of coffee. Or with your family or friends, you can also go to the photo studio to cosplay as "ancient Scots" to take pictures, which is also a very interesting experience. After enjoying dinner in Edinburgh, coach will drive towards Glasgow.
Overnight stay in Glasgow or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Wednesday

Glasgow - Glasgow (498 km)

Today we enjoy Scotland to the fullest. We head to the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The Hogwarts train was made iconic by the protagonist of the movie Harry Potter, they passed through this bridge, which was built between 1897 and 1901. In summer, steam trains can be seen passing by. It is one of the must-see attractions for Harry Potter fans, and also on the Schottish £10 banknote. Then visit the town with the same name as the ancient Roman emperor Augustus; Fort Augustus. The town is located at the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, with a very picturesque scenery. The Loch Ness Monster is Scotland's oldest and enduring myth and legend, people can take a boat tour at Loch Ness to discover the truth of the Loch Ness Monster. On the way back we pass by Scotland's first national park "Loch Lomond", which is located on the boundary between the Highland and the Lowland fault. There are more than 30 small islands in the lake, and the scenery is beautiful. Of course, we will take pictures along the way.
Overnight stay in Glasgow or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Thursday

Glasgow - Manchester (360 km)

In the morning, we drive straight to Lake District, located in the west side of the north of England. On the way, we will stop in Gretna Green, where is a village in the south of Scotland famous for ‘runaway marriages’ began in 1754. Due to its romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, Gretna Green is one of the world’s most popular wedding location. After that we continue our journey to Lake District. The Lake District National Park is the most visited national park in the United Kingdom. Each year tens of thousands of visitors travel here to see the thousands of years of geological changes reflected in the intricate natural beauty, lakes, valleys, mountains, waterfalls and natural carved out planning. You can choose our optional to join boat cruise of Lake Windermere, or hop off to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. From then onwards we are driving to Manchester, a fashionable, social buzz and dynamic city. This city is not only well-known for being a city of sport, the headquarters of Manchester United, but also England’s most productive industrial city. Football fans can enjoy a pilgrimage to the Manchester United Old Trafford grounds or catch a training game. Food lovers can pick a scrumptious restaurant in the nearby Chinatown.
Overnight stay in Manchester or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Friday

Manchester - London (380 km)

A breath-taking drive will take you to the famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. This is also where the acclaimed Hollywood blockbuster movie – ‘Shakespeare in Love’ was filmed. From the cobble-stoned streets to the drinking dens, theatres and road signs, everything is to do with Shakespeare. It is a heaven for those romantically inclined. Our big anticipated outing for today must be the now famous outlet shopping centre – Bicester Village. For your fix of designer clothes, sporting goods, jewellery, household items and children’s clothing etc., Bicester Village is home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Dunhill, DKNY, Burberry, Paul Smith, Bally and so on. Each shop offers savings of up to 60%, all year round. We dare you not to be persuaded.
Overnight stay in London or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

Saturday

London - London (0 km)

In the early morning, you start a tour of London attractions: Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, St James’ Park, Buckingham Palace and River Thames. Enjoy a delicious meal in Chinatown. In the afternoon, you will visit the famous British Museum, enter St Paul’s Cathedral if you have enough time. You can also enjoy the scene of Tower Bridge and Tower of London while sitting in the coach. The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It has played a prominent role in English history and served variously as a palace, an armoury, a treasury, a prison, the home of the Royal Mint, the home of the Crown Jewels of England and has been the setting of many bloody battles among British Monarchs. You stay overnight in London, where you can experience the dazzling night scene, or head for a Thames Cruise or musical with a group of friends. Overnight stay in London or city nearby (minimum 3* hotel)

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