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Complete Britain at Leisure

England, Scotland & Wales

(21 days / 20 nights)

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The beauty of England, Scotland and Wales

Embark on the ultimate journey of Great Britain with this unbeatable itinerary. You’ll explore the bustling cities of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, rich in both history and culture. Then, wander medieval streets in Bath and York and breathe in the scholarly atmosphere of Oxford. Between your city stays, you’ll immerse yourself in the spectacular nature of each country. Think towering mountains, sparkling lakes and rolling green hills. All of this and more awaits you in Britain.

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21 days / 20 nights

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You save: 326 GBP per person

The amount will be charged in GBP

Approx 2930 GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Seamless travel experience
  • Handpicked hotels and routes designed by local experts
  • Reliable rental cars with trusted UK partner
  • Comprehensive itinerary, personalised map & travel guide
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Service from local travel experts in the UK
  • Great customer reviews
  • Carbon offsetting included

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— Cancellation Protection

  • Rebook your tour on one occasion, or
  • Cancel for any reason and receive a partial refund and travel credit

Terms and conditions apply

Tour Highlights

  • Get a taste of 3 countries in 1 trip: England, Scotland and Wales
  • Visit royal palaces in UK’s capital and largest city, London
  • Explore the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and its highlights
  • Discover Scotland’s wild beauty on the breathtaking Isle of Skye
  • Walk along the banks of the mysterious Loch Ness and try to spot the monster
  • Experience the picturesque world of Beatrix Potter in the Lake District
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Oxford and explore its breathtaking colleges
  • Admire the Georgian grandeur and Roman ruins of Bath
  • Discover the famous Stonehenge neolithic stone circle
  • Enjoy a hassle-free road trip with your personal itinerary from a local travel expert

Travel style

Self-Drive i


Castles and Royalty i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Culture and History i





Driving distance

3242/2014 km/mi


A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.


    Today, you arrive in England and start your journey around Britain. Collect your rental vehicle from Heathrow Airport and set off! You could choose to stop a short drive away to visit Windsor Castle, home to royalty for nearly 1,000 years. Then, on your way to Oxford, you could stop in Marlow, a beautiful town located by the River Thames with plenty of food options.

    Finally, arrive in Oxford, your destination of the day. It is famous for being home to Oxford University, one of the best institutions in the world. Walk through the charming city centre and take in the grand university buildings and historic colleges dotted around. You’ll soon see why so many authors, such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, chose to live here and took inspiration from this beautiful city.

    Spend the night in the Oxford area.

    Average driving distance: 88 km / 55 mi.

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    Get an early start from Oxford as you head north to the Peak District. When you reach this national park, you have plenty of choices in terms of stops. We recommend wandering along the riverside in the spa town of Matlock Bath. Later, continue to York, where you’ll spend the night. This is an incredible example of an English walled city. If you have time, walk around the historic centre to see York Minster and the Shambles street.

    Spend the night in the York area.

    Average driving distance: 349 km / 217 mi.

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    Today, you have the chance to explore the beautiful nature and towns of Yorkshire. You could start your day by heading to Harrogate, one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. As one of England’s old spa towns, there’s plenty of history to discover, and you could enjoy lunch at Betty’s Tea Room.

    A little further on, you could discover the wild beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You could also head back to explore historic York some more. Climb the famous York Minster for spectacular city views.

    Spend another night in the York area.

    Average driving distance: 72 km/ 45 mi.

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    This morning you start the drive up to Scotland! Head north, passing cities like Durham and Newcastle. Then, you’ll reach the area along the famous Hadrian's Wall. We recommend making a stop in Vindolanda or Housesteads to uncover some of the ruins of this incredible Roman fortification. There are some picturesque towns in the area where you could stop for lunch, like Hexham or Corbridge

    Later you continue north travelling through the Northumberland National Park & Kielder Forest Park. Kielder is England’s largest forest and is full of local wildlife and impressive art installations.

    Finally, you cross into Scotland and drive through the lush region called the Scottish Borders all the way to the capital city, Edinburgh. On the way, we recommend a stop at the stately Abbotsford, the former home of writer Sir Walter Scott. You could also take a short detour to see the market town of Kelso.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh.

    Average driving distance: 362 km / 225 mi.

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    You have a full day to relax in and explore Edinburgh. First, take a stroll through the New Town with its grand Georgian streets, lined with shops and restaurants. Then, on a sunny day, you could relax in the lush Princes Street Gardens under the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.

    You can spend the afternoon immersed in the winding, cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This is the historic heart of the city and where you’ll find the famous Royal Mile. Tonight, you can enjoy dinner at one of Edinburgh’s many gourmet restaurants and go to a traditional pub to try the local whisky, gin or beer.

    Spend another night in Edinburgh.

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    Today, you head into the rugged region of Scotland. On the way, you’ll have the choice of many stops, such as the picturesque village of Dunkeld. Here you can wander through the Hermitage Forest to view the mesmerising Black Linn Falls and Ossian’s Hall of Mirrors.

    Continue to Pitlochry where you’ll find cosy eateries to stop for lunch. Nearby, there’s also the 13th-century Blair Castle. Driving through the Cairngorms National Park, you could stop at the Highland Folk Museum or visit Scotland’s highest whisky distillery, Dalwhinnie.

    Spend the night in the Inverness area.

    Average driving distance: 251 km / 156 miles

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    You have a choice of what you want to explore today. Stay near Inverness or get a taste of the North Coast 500, one of Scotland’s most scenic driving routes.

    Around Inverness, you can drive to the Battlefield of Culloden Moor. This is where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746, known as “the beginning of the end for the Highlands”. Nearby, you can visit Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones dating back roughly 4,000 years.

    If you’ve got enough time, you could also visit Cawdor Castle, a 14th-century castle that inspired Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Or, take a walk on one of the golden sand beaches at Nairn.

    If you choose to journey to the North Coast, we recommend visiting the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach. Explore the Inverewe Garden, a botanical garden which boasts over 2,500 exotic plants and flowers. You can also drive through the imperious landscape of the Torridon Hills before returning to Inverness.

    Spend another night in the Inverness area.

    Average driving distance along the west coast: 255 km / 160 miles
    Average driving distance around Inverness: 105 km / 65 miles

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    On today‘s journey you’ll travel from Inverness to the famous Isle of Skye. Drive along the shores of Loch Ness and, if you have time, take a boat tour in search of its notorious and elusive monster, or go explore the nearby Urquhart Castle ruins.

    Further along the drive, make a stop at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. When you arrive on Skye, your first stop will be at the scenic village of Portree, where you can explore and admire its colourful buildings and dine at a local restaurant.

    Spend the night on the Isle of Skye or nearby.

    Average driving distance: 185 km / 115 miles

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    You have the full day ahead of you to take in the gems of Skye, a haven for nature lovers. One of the most beautiful parts of the island is its northern Trotternish Peninsula. There, you can enjoy a walk up to “Old Man of Storr” rock pinnacle and see the beautiful Kilt Rock Waterfall. Other highlights include the Quiraing rock face, the An Corran Beach at Staffin where you may spot ancient dinosaur footprints, and the mystical Fairy Glen.

    Spend another night on the Isle of Skye or nearby.

    Average driving distance: 70 km / 45 miles

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    Head south to the Sleat Peninsula, admiring the beautiful beaches, lochs, and glens of the region. On the way, you could stop to enjoy a walk to the crystal-clear Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillin Hills. Or explore the Scottish art of whisky making at the Talisker Distillery.

    In the afternoon, catch a ferry from Armadale to Mallaig on the mainland. On your drive to Fort William, stop at the dreamy Camusdarach Beach and then in Glenfinnan to visit the Glenfinnan Monument, overlooking Loch Shiel. Admire the iconic viaduct, instantly recognisable from its scenes in the Harry Potter films.

    Spend the night in the Fort William area.

    Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig: 30 minutes

    Average driving distance: 135 km / 85 miles

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    You have a day to relax in Scotland’s peaceful countryside or explore more of the Fort William area, known as the UK’s outdoor capital. There are many hiking options you can enjoy in the area, such as through the dramatic Nevis Gorge up to the beautiful Steall Falls.

    Another option is to board the Jacobite Steam Train, used as the “Hogwarts Express” in Harry Potter, and enjoy a traditional train journey to Mallaig with spectacular views. From the train, look out for the UK’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis.

    Spend another night in the Fort William area.


    Today’s road trip takes you past Scotland’s most famous valley, Glen Coe, with world-famous scenery. You could take a detour to the beautiful Falls of Dochart in the village of Killin and the grave of Rob Roy at Balquidder.

    On this journey through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park you could stop to take a walk in nature, enjoy an optional steamship tour on Loch Katrine or visit a local whisky distillery.

    In the evening, you’ll arrive in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. This buzzing metropolis offers a huge variety of restaurants and bars where you can relax.

    Spend the night in Glasgow.

    Average driving distance: 177 km / 110 miles

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    Today you say goodbye to Scotland and head back south to England. First, you’ll travel through one of Scotland’s hidden gems, the region of Dumfries & Galloway. Even from the road, you’ll be able to admire the rolling hills and lush landscape. You can stop in the historic burgh of Moffat, famous for its toffee.

    Then, get back on the road and drive to the Lake District in the north of England. Soak up the breathtaking natural scenery here. You could take a stroll through Keswickon the shores of the Derwentwater, and visit the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle for views of the mountainous landscape. Or take a detour via Buttermere for more lake charms.

    Continue on to your accommodation in the Lake Windermere area.

    Average driving distance: 259 km / 161 mi.

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    Today you have the opportunity to explore more of the Lake District. Around Lake Windermere there are a host of activities you could choose from to immerse yourself in this stunning English region. Go hiking on the mountains surrounding the sparkling lake. Or book a boat tour across the water to take in the sights from a different angle.

    Later, fans of the artist and author may want to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead. Her children’s stories were based on the nature and wildlife she saw each day. Another writer who took inspiration from Windermere was William Wordsworth, and you can visit his former home, Dove Cottage.

    Spend another night in the Lake Windermere area.

    Average driving distance: 104 km / 65 mi.

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    Today head from the Lake District towards Wales. On your drive, you’ll have the opportunity to stop in Liverpool, a city famous for its music scene and for being the hometown of The Beatles.

    For even more city culture, you could stop in Manchester, famous for its rival football teams. Both cities have thriving food scenes, so you could stop for lunch at a local restaurant and taste some specialities.

    Later, carry on towards Llandudno, a seaside town in North Wales known as the “Queen of the Welsh Resorts”. The area here is rich with coastal beauty and rural Welsh charm. You could spend some time wandering the pristine beaches and strolling along the pier. Why not board an alpine cable car to the highest peak in Great Orme Country Park (Y Gogarth)?

    Spend the night in Llandudno area.

    Average driving distance: 200 km / 124 mi.

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    You have the day to explore North Wales at your leisure. One option to experience this spectacular area is to board the Snowdon Railway to reach the breathtaking summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa). For keen hikers, head to the valley of Ogwen (Dyffryn Ogwen) to explore a jaw-dropping glacial valley. There’s also a visitor centre to learn more about the geology of this area.

    Another highlight of Snowdonia is the picturesque Portmeirion, a charming village on its own peninsula with a Mediterranean atmosphere.

    Don’t miss a visit to Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), Wales’ largest natural lake. On your way back to your accommodation, you might want to stop by the charming village of Betws-y-Coed.

    Spend another night in the Llandudno area.

    Average driving distance: 204 km / 127 mi.

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    Ahead of you is a day driving back and forth between England and Wales. You’ll see the landscape at the cusp of each country and see first-hand the differences and similarities in towns across the border. Your first stop of the day is the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Spot the statues, half-timbered houses, stunning churches and the red-bricked Shrewsbury Castle.

    Further along, you could stop in Ludlow for lunch. This is a market town renowned for its foodie scene. As you continue south, you’ll pass Herefordshire as well as the stunning Wye Valley, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Follow the meandering River Wye south, the natural border between England and Wales in this area. Along the way, stop by charming Welsh towns like Tintern and Chepstow for coffee breaks and to enjoy the scenic surroundings.

    Later, you arrive in Bath, your stop for the night. Enjoy dinner and then an evening walk around the city.

    Spend the night in the Bath area.

    Average driving distance: 325 km / 202 mi.

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    Today, you have the whole day to explore the spectacular town of Bath. This ancient city is famous for (and named after) its Roman Baths, which date. as far back as 60 CE. You’ll find them located right in the city centre.

    You could choose to stroll along the River Avon and visit Pulteney Bridge. Bath’s streets are lined with incredible Georgian-era architecture, so even just walking around the city will be rewarding. Or, you might be interested in visiting the Jane Austen Centre, where you can discover the experience of the Austen family in Regency-era Bath.

    You could also venture out of town and explore the surroundings of Bath. A short drive to Bristol will reward you with a vibrant city, featuring a harbourside and many quirky shops and cafés. Make sure to stop by the Cabot Tower, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the city.

    Spend another night in the Bath area.

    Average driving distance: 40 km / 25 mi.

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    This morning, drive south to one of the most famous sites in the country, Stonehenge. It is an unmissable stop on your tour! You’ll soon see why it is part of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. With over 4,500 years of history, this site and stone circle is a true wonder to behold. You can also learn more at the exhibition centre nearby.

    From here, you complete your road trip by returning to London. You could take one last short detour to see Salisbury, a medieval cathedral city, or head directly to Heathrow Airport. Return your rental vehicle and then make your way to your accommodation in London. You have the rest of the day or evening at your leisure in the UK’s capital.

    Spend the night in London.

    Average driving distance: 166 km / 103 mi.

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    You have a full day to explore London. There are so many museums and attractions to see, so you’ll want to pick a few of your favourites. Make sure not to miss Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park. Then stroll down to the River Thames to spot Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the London Eye. Further east you could visit the famous Tower of London and see Tower Bridge

    London is a vibrant city full of diverse cultures, so you could pop by one of its markets to sample the food scene. You might even like to go to the theatre tonight. Whether it's exploring the city's rich history, shopping on trendy streets, or simply enjoying a leisurely walk, you’re sure to have a memorable experience of London.

    Spend another night in London.

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    Today is the final day of your British adventure. Spend the morning at your leisure in bustling London before departing for the airport in time for your flight home. You could take public transport, like the tube or the Heathrow Express train. Or, for a convenient and comfortable ride, book a private transfer directly from your accommodation.

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Optional extras

Customise your adventure with these Optional Extras.

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

In this category, you can expect standard rooms in good quality 3-star guesthouses or country hotels.



In this category, you can expect standard rooms in 4-star hotels or boutique guesthouses. This will be in combination with Superio..


Rental car

Enjoy your road trip with 2 authorised drivers and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) to reduce liability.

Vauxhall Astra (manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Vauxhall Astra (manual)
or similar

  • Description: Compact
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Toyota Auris (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Toyota Auris (automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Ford Mondeo (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Ford Mondeo (automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

BMW 520 (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

BMW 520 (automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Premium
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Vauxhall Grandland (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Vauxhall Grandland (automatic)
or similar

  • Description: SUV
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Mercedes Vito (automatic)
or similar

  • x8
  • x4
  • x5
  • A

Mercedes Vito (automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard
  • Passengers: 8
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic
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You save: 326 GBP per person

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Tour Information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking your tour. It will give you more details about what the tour includes, your accommodation, driving in Britain and other useful information for your travels.

On a self-drive tour, Nordic Visitor supplies you with a quality rental car and a detailed personal itinerary. You act as your own tour guide and driver, and you get to pick the road trip music!

All your services will be pre-booked by your personal travel consultant at Nordic Visitor. This includes your rental car and accommodation across Britain as well as any activities specified in the itinerary.

As it is a self-drive tour, you get to pick when and where you want to stop based on your own interests. The highlights listed are suggestions, but you’re in charge of your trip!

Rest assured that we’re with you every step of the way. You’ll receive personalised information, including an itinerary, map, and our very own travel guide. Plus, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip should you need to contact us.

During your self-drive tour, you’ll stay in accommodation hand-picked by our local travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.

On our self-drive packages, you can choose from single or double rooms. Please note that in the UK, room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.

Please also be aware that, due to the historic nature of properties we usually select, some of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there may be no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.

If you have anything specific in mind, please contact us to discuss customising your accommodation options.

The roads across Britain are usually in good conditions all year long and are renowned for their road trip worthiness.

Please be aware that in the UK motorists drive on the left side of the road (and on the right side of the car). If you are not used to driving on the left, we highly recommend choosing a vehicle with automatic transmission for your self-drive tour. If you want a manual transmission vehicle, keep in mind that you will need to shift gears with your left hand (floor pedals are the same).

You will have to get familiar with the motorways, single and dual carriageways as well as roundabouts around the country, but especially in England. The speed limits are different depending on the road you are on. In rural areas, you might notice roads are narrow and there are even single-track roads with passing places.

For inexperienced drivers who still want to get a taste of the UK, we offer a small group tour of Britain. We also have a selection of private and small group tours of Scotland. View all Scotland tours for other alternatives.

Please note that sightseeing and transport is dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if conditions are not favourable. This includes ferries and drives. If something unexpected occurs, you can call our 24/7 helpline to speak directly with a Nordic Visitor staff member.

All bookings are billed in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.

At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.

Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.


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