Skip to main content
logo
1-800-719-9805Help & contactEarn free travel
logo1-800-719-9805
Tours
Europe
Grand Tour of...
 

Grand Tour of Great Britain: Scotland, England & Wales

15 days |  17 days with London extension
15 days |  17 days with London extension
Group size1538 travelers
Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

56
Physical activity
panoramic view of edinburgh castle in scotland
rocky valley in peak district national park in england
the london eye in london england
durham cathedral in england
OverviewItineraryDates & pricesReviewsTraveler photosHotels, flights & FAQ
You have up to 60 days to get a full refund

Feel good about putting a tour on the calendar today: Enroll in AutoPay or pay in full when you book, and if you change your mind, you’ll get your money back.†

Immerse yourself in the majesty of Great Britain.

Discover what makes Great Britain truly great as you explore this delightful island from top to bottom. Start in Edinburgh, the Georgian Scottish capital, before heading south to Wales, passing through lovely English countryside and historic cities like York and Liverpool along the way. Then it’s off to the Roman town of Bath and royal London—the perfect finishing touch on this quintessentially British experience.

Your tour package includes

  • 13 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 11 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
Read more

Included highlights

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Durham Cathedral
  • York Minster
  • Chester
Read more
Start planning today

An expert specializing in tours of this region is here to help.

Talk to a Tour Consultant

Day-by-day itinerary

Print itinerary
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Edinburgh today.

Edinburgh3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Edinburgh
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Scotland! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know Edinburgh in all its medieval beauty on a tour led by a local expert.

  • View the elegant Georgian-style New Town and the Royal Mile, two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • See the King George statue and Bute House, the official residence of the Scottish Prime Minister
  • Pass the Sir Walter Scott monument
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone

Spend a free afternoon in Edinburgh or add an excursion.

Please note: The order of today's activities are subject to change.

Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey

From $145 per person

Day 4: Free day in Edinburgh
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Edinburgh or add an excursion.

Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond

From $159 per person

Newcastle Region1 night
Day 5: Newcastle Region via Alnwick
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Alnwick, stop for photos in Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England. Then, continue along a scenic coastal route to Alnwick for a guided tour of the historic castle and gardens before making your way to the Newcastle region.

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

York2 nights
Day 6: York via Durham
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to the famed college town of Durham for a sightseeing tour.

  • Stroll through the old city along the banks of the River Wear
  • Enter the UNESCO-recognized Durham Cathedral, known for its Romanesque style and beautiful Norman architecture

Later, drive through the charming English countryside as you continue on to York.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of York
Included meal: Breakfast

Embark on a walking tour of this historic walled city with a local guide.

  • Enter York Minster, home to largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world
  • See the York Museum Gardens, which occupy ten acres in the city center
  • View the Roman wall, the oldest section of the city’s historic fortifications
  • Visit the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and the King’s Manor

Enjoy a free afternoon in York or add an excursion.

Whitby

From $175 per person

Liverpool2 nights
Day 8: Liverpool via Chester
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Bid farewell to York this morning as you set out for Liverpool, making a stop in Chester to explore and enjoy free time.

Tonight, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Liverpool
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore the UNESCO-recognized port city of Liverpool this morning with a local as your guide.

  • View the neo-Gothic Liverpool Cathedral and the modern Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Pass by the Liverpool Central Library and St George's Hall
  • Head to the UNESCO-listed waterfront to see the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port of Liverpool Building, known as the Three Graces
  • Ascend 400 feet to the top of Liverpool's iconic St John's Beacon where you can take in panoramic views of the city skyline and surrounding areas of North Wales and Lancashire

Spend a free afternoon in Liverpool or add an excursion.

The Beatles: History & Story Museum

From $145 per person

Cardiff1 night
Day 10: Cardiff via Stratford-upon-Avon
Included meal: Breakfast

Drive southeast through the countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon, the town of Shakespeare’s birth. Here, you’ll step inside the Shakespeare family home with your Tour Director.

Continue on to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and enjoy a free evening.

Bath2 nights
Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Cardiff & transfer to Bath
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Head out for a sightseeing tour of the largest city in Wales led by your Tour Director.

  • View the medieval Cardiff Castle, located in the city center
  • Take in views of the beautiful Cardiff Bay

Then, take a scenic drive along the Severn River to the town of Bath. Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Bath
Included meal: Breakfast

On a guided sightseeing tour, get to know the charming city of Bath, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

  • See the city’s most famous architectural sites, including the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, and the Circus
  • Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, or visit the Bath Abbey on your own

Enjoy a free afternoon in Bath or add an excursion.

Literary Bath & Afternoon Tea

From $169 per person

London2 nights
Day 13: London via Stonehenge & Salisbury
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel to London today, stopping on the way to gaze upon the vast monoliths of the UNESCO-protected Stonehenge and visit its new visitor center before heading to the medieval city of Salisbury.

  • View the soaring spire of Salisbury Cathedral, then go inside to view one of the original copies of the Magna Carta
  • Marvel at Salisbury’s historic architecture and wander through its charming shopping streets
Day 14: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

With a local expert leading the way, take a guided tour of the regal landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites of the English capital.

  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations and weddings
  • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London
  • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion. Then, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner this evening.

Windsor Castle

From $175 per person

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to continue exploring London.

Extension to London
Extend your stay in London and your next quintessentially British experience will be just a Tube (that’s what the Brits call the subway) ride away. Lean on your Tour Director to point you toward the city’s best, and set off to chase your own sense of adventure.
London2 nights
Day 15: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in London or add excursions.

Tower of London

From $149 per person

London Eye & Pub Dinner

From $195 per person

Day 16: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

A Day in Cambridge

From $199 per person

Flight Home
Day 17: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Show full itinerary
Book for just $99 down

That’s all it takes to secure your spot on tour with AutoPay. Then, pay for your trip in interest-free, monthly installments.†

Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

Based on 56 authentic traveler reviews
Sort by

    4 out of 5 stars

    5/5/24 by 1st-time traveler Nora

    The tour was so well organized and our tour director was very thoughtful, knowledgeable and fair. I grew to love the other members of the tour, made friends and truly enjoyed myself!

    4 out of 5 stars

    Great tour!
    4/14/24 by 1st-time traveler Kathy

    We saw so many wonderful sites and had a brilliant tour guide. The group was small and very friendly. Two things made me take away a star. First the hotels were not very high quality and the nicest one was poorly located. The second drawback was we had very little time in Wales. We only saw Cardiff ...

    Read more +
    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/9/24

    Thank you for your feedback and for choosing EF Go...

    Read more +

    5 out of 5 stars

    4/14/24 by 1st-time traveler Kim
    Show more reviews

    Traveler photos

    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket
    Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket

    This modern hotel is located in Edinburgh’s West End. Guests enjoy the fitness center, a bar, and stylish rooms. Nearby, you’ll find Edinburgh Castle,...

    Read more +
    Maldron Hotel Newcastle
    Maldron Hotel Newcastle

    This conveniently located hotel is in the heart of Newcastle. Guests enjoy the private courtyard, restaurant, and fitness center. Nearby you'll find t...

    Read more +
    Holiday Inn York City Centre
    Holiday Inn York City Centre

    This contemporary hotel is located in downtown York. Guests enjoy a restaurant, cocktail bar, and lounge. Nearby you’ll find the York Castle Museum, Y...

    Read more +
    Hotel Novotel Liverpool Centre
    Hotel Novotel Liverpool Centre

    This modern hotel is located in the Ropewalks neighborhood. Guests enjoy a bar, restaurant, and pool. Nearby you’ll find St Johns Beacon, Liverpool Ca...

    Read more +
    Clayton Hotel Cardiff
    Clayton Hotel Cardiff

    This contemporary hotel is located in the heard of Cardiff. Guests enjoy spacious rooms, the fitness center, and restaurant. Nearby you'll Find Cardif...

    Read more +
    Henrietta House
    Henrietta House

    This Georgian townhouse is located in the center of Bath. Guests enjoy house-baked bread and croissants, individually styled rooms, and a trendy on-si...

    Read more +
    Crowne Plaza London – King’s Cross
    Crowne Plaza London – King’s Cross

    This upscale hotel is located in London, steps away from the St Pancras railway station. Guests enjoy on-site restaurants, the leisure club, and a fit...

    Read more +

    Flights

    Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.
    Add our airfare package and you'll get:
    • Round-trip flight for your tour
    • Airport transfers at your destination
    • A great price locked in today
    • 24/7 support from our dedicated service team
    • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
    • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
    • Find out more about flights

    FAQ

    Print FAQ

    More tours you might love

    Best seller
    Best seller
    Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland
    12 days | 14 days with London extension

    4.7 out of 5 stars

    981
    From 
    $4,719*
     $4,099*
    View tour
    View tour
    Shop all tours