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Best of British... A Luxury Tailor-Made Grand Tour of the British Isles

13 days from £4,344 / $6,950 per person

Capturing our signature destinations in one whirl-wind tour, this itinerary will take you from one corner of the British Isles to the other visiting world heritage cities, majestic cathedrals, royal palaces, snow-capped mountains and lakes on your way. Start your tour in London where you'll visit the city's classic sites and stay at the city's iconic Claridge's hotel. Move on to Cambridge where your private guide will accompany you to the university's historic buildings and colleges. In Oxford you will stay slightly outside of the city at Raymond Blanc's beautiful Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, located in a sleepy and picturesque village.

Transfer on to Stratford-upon-Avon where you will have the opportunity to watch the Royal Shakespeare Company in action before driving to Scotland's royal city, Edinburgh. Spend two nights at the majestic Balmoral hotel located at the end of Princes Street, in the very heart of the city. Venture on for a true taste of rural Scotland and stay at Gleneagles where you'll you have the chance to engage in a range of country pursuits from gun-dog training and clay-pigeon shooting to off road driving and, of course, golf. From Edinburgh, fly to Dublin where you'll finish the tour by staying in the luxurious Shelbourne hotel. Explore Joyce's Dublin on a literary walking tour or simply soak up the city's Georgian streets and many Irish pubs! This tour includes luxury vehicles for all transfers and private Blue Badge guides or equivalent for sightseeing tours.


Itinerary details

13 days from £4,344 / $6,950 per person

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My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus

Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India

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