London - Cambridge - York (331 km)
After breakfast, it is time to visit the nation's acclaimed educational institution: The university of Cambridge, a majestic old University group includes: King's College, Queens College, set among the most rural of bridges. Then we proceed our journey to York, we visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Then we will step up onto York city walls, dating back to Roman times. For those keen to discover the little grass-roots shops, there will be time to wander around.
Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
A university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209.
King's College is one of the schools that make up the University of Cambridge in England. It was founded in 1441, making it more than 550 years old. The amazing King's College Chapel is considered a Gothic masterpiece.
The main river that flows through the English city of Cambridge, this waterway flows 40 miles until it converges with the Great Ouse River. It is used for many recreational activities, such as canoeing and fishing.
York, UNITED KINGDOM
This church in York is the official cathedral of the city, and one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office in the Church of England.
York City Walls
The English city of York has been defended by walls since its earliest days as a Roman settlement. Today, visitors to the city can still see the significant portions of the medieval walls that still stand.
Standard Hotel: 3* hotel in York or city nearby
York - Edinburgh - Glasgow (326 km)
After leaving York,we are expected to arrive in Edinburgh in the afternoon. It represents the best in Scottish heritage. Upon arrival, we first visit Edinburgh Castle, we then continue this royal trail with a visit to Holyrood Palace, City Hall and the Royal Parks. Optional is a visit to JK Rowling's Ivory Café where Harry Potter was authored, to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, to the north of England in the United Kingdom. Learn about the area's proud history at the National Museum of Scotland, and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur's Seat.
This historic and famous castle sits atop the Castle Rock precipice in the city of Edinburgh. Human occupation of the area that is now the fortress dates back to the second century AD or possibly even earlier.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of the royal family and has been since the 1500s. The structures on the palace ground dated back even further, to the founding of Hollyrood Abbey in 1128.
Situated in central Edinburgh, this hill is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the headquarters of the Scottish government, which is located at St. Andrews House.
Standard Hotel: 3* hotel in Glasgow or city nearby
Glasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Manchester (441 km)
In the morning, we drive straight to Lake District. 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. After that we will visit The Lake District National Park. From the onwards we are driving to Manchester. 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.
Gretna Green, UNITED KINGDOM
This Scottish village, right across the border from England, has grown quite a reputation for being a destination of runaway couples trying to get married. There are many lovely historical buildings in town.
Lake District National Park, UNITED KINGDOM
Usually simply known as the "Lake District," this park in the northernmost area of the United Kingdom is home to nearly one hundred lakes. Its beauty has made it a popular vacation spot with people across the country.
Located in Lake District National Park in the north of England, Windermere is the largest lake in the country. It is classified as a ribbon lake because it is long and narrow, resembling a finger.
Standard Hotel: 3* hotel in Manchester or city nearby
Manchester - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bicester Village - London (376 km)
A breath-taking drive will take us to Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. From the cobble-stoned streets to the drinking dens, theaters 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 infamous outlet shopping center - Bicester Village. It is the home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques.
Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM
Believed to be the birthplace and childhood home of playwright William Shakespeare, this 16th-century house and museum has been called, "a Mecca for all lovers of literature." Shakespeare would have lived here from 1564 until about 1574.
Bicester, UNITED KINGDOM
A town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England.This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire.
This outlet shopping center to the northwest of London is home to several luxury stores, including Armani, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Burberry, DKNY, Dior, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, and much more!
Standard Hotel: 3* hotel in London or city nearby