Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh and London

A tale of two capitals – links and castles and bards

Explore Edinburgh and London with WorldStrides. No trip to Scotland would be complete without seeing historic Edinburgh Castle, and golfer paradise – St Andrews. Fly to London, where a local guide shows you the highlights, including the Houses of Parliament, ending with the Changing of the Guard (seasonal). Tour Oxford University and continue to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.

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8 Days
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EdinburghSt. AndrewsLondonStratford-Upon-AvonOxford
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Enjoy your Flight! Travel overnight to Scotland.
Day 2 Arrive in Scotland
  • Your Adventure Begins Touch down in Scotland and start your exploration of Edinburgh.
Day 3 Edinburgh
  • Tour the Town This morning, a local guide shows you Edinburgh Castle, home of St. Margaret's Chapel and the Scottish crown jewels.
  • LEAP Scottish Steps
Day 4 St. Andrews
  • Experience History Visit St. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town and a shrine to golfers around the world.
  • LEAP Who Rules?
Day 5 London
  • Flight In the morning, board a flight to London.
  • Add on: Theater Performance Opt to attend a theater performance in London’s West End this evening.
Day 6 Explore London
  • Tour the City A local guide shows you the brings you to the city’s highlights: the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column, and lively Piccadilly Circus. Try to crack a smile on the stoic faces of the guards at Buckingham Palace during the colorful military ceremony of the Changing of the Guard (seasonal).
Day 7 Oxford & Stratford
  • Oxford Your excursion begins with a walking tour of a few of the 36 colleges that make up Oxford University, including Christ Church College and Bodleian Library.
  • Shakespeare's Stratford Continue to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon where you will visit the Bard’s birthplace and the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway.
Day 8 Return Home to the United States
  • Final Farewells Enjoy your return flight home.
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