From Tower Bridge to the Parthenon: Unveiling the Wonders of the UK and Greece

Embark on a captivating voyage that spans across time and geography, leading you through the enchanting landscapes of both the United Kingdom and Greece. Your adventure starts in London, where the echoes of British history resonate in every corner. Explore the grandeur of Windsor Castle, a fortress that has stood the test of time, and stand in awe before the enigmatic Stonehenge, a testament to ancient mysteries.

Journey to the charming city of Bath, where Roman architecture and Georgian elegance coexist harmoniously. Immerse yourself in the intellectual atmosphere of Cambridge, discover the vibrant pulse of Manchester, a hub of innovation and culture, before delving into the rich tapestry of Edinburgh, a Scottish gem with its imposing castle and medieval streets.

Crossing into Greece, the voyage takes you to the heart of Athens, a city steeped in myth and history. Wander through ancient ruins that whisper tales of gods and heroes, while relishing the vibrant culture that thrives amidst its bustling streets. Traverse to the islands, where Kefalonia’s lush landscapes and Corfu’s azure waters await, each promising unique experiences and tranquil moments.

The United Kingdom

  • Explore a real-life fairytale as you wander the cobblestone alleys and marvel at medieval architecture in the heart of London
  • Step into history’s embrace with a visit to the majestic Windsor Castle, a testament to the medieval might of the British Empire
  • Unlock the mysteries of ancient times at Stonehenge, where the past whispers its secrets through standing stones
  • Indulge in Roman opulence in Bath, a city where thermal waters and Georgian architecture offer a glimpse into a bygone era
  • Delve into knowledge and tradition in Cambridge, the intellectual haven where universities flourish
  • Feel the pulse of industrial history meet modern vibrancy in Manchester’s captivating cityscape
  • Venture into the captivating landscapes of Edinburgh, where Scottish culture and rugged beauty entwine harmoniously

Greece

  • Dive into the cradle of Western civilization. Visit the awe-inspiring Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, and explore the rich history of ancient Greece
  • Stroll around Assos and Fiscardo and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with these traditional villages!
  • Discover mesmerizing beaches like Myrtos Beach with its turquoise waters and visit the stunning Melissani Cave, a natural wonder that will leave you breathless
  • See the hidden gems of the Ionian on a day cruise to the enchanting Paxos and Antipaxos islands
  • Wander through the UNESCO-listed Corfu Town, where Venetian, French, and British influences converge in its architecture
  • Discover the opulence of the Achilleion Palace and visit the scenic village of Paleokastritsa, famous for its crystal-clear waters and monastic heritage
  • Savor the flavors of Greece throughout your journey. From moussaka in Athens to fresh seafood in Kefalonia and Corfu’s traditional dishes, your taste buds will be in for a treat as you indulge in Mediterranean cuisine

Itinerary Information

Duration

14 nights / 15 days

Destinations

London, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh, Athens, Kefalonia, Corfu

Keywords

adventure, diversity, gastronomy, history, mix of cultures, nature & landscapes, urban exploration

Tour Highlights

The UK – London

  • Best of London in one day tour with River Thames cruise
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  • Historic Pubs Experience at Piccadilly
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  • Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip
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The UK – Cambridge

  • Guided punting tour with city and university walking tour including King's College
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The UK – Manchester

  • Food & sightseeing tour of the town

The UK – Edinburgh

  • Private Edinburgh Day Tour of the town and castle
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  • Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour
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Greece – Athens

  • Athens Food Odyssey: Explore Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psirri
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  • The Acropolis Tour
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Greece – Kefalonia

  • Full-day island day tour
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Greece – Corfu

  • Welcome to Corfu tour
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  • Private cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves
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  • Dinner & Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress
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Day to Day

Day to Day Itinerary

This itinerary was created by local travel experts and is meant to inspire your next trip. We are delighted to customize it to suit your interests, tastes, and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authenticity on your own terms and depart whenever you choose.

  • Day 1: Arrival in London – Hotel Drop-off – Best of London in one day tour with River Thames cruise
  • Day 2: Historic Pubs Experience at Piccadilly
  • Day 3: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip
  • Day 4: Arrival in Cambridge – Hotel Drop-off – Guided punting tour with city and university walking tour including King’s College
  • Day 5: Arrival in Manchester – Hotel Drop-off – Food and sightseeing tour
  • Day 6: Arrival in Edinburgh – Hotel Drop-off – Guided Walking Tour of Edinburgh town and the castle
  • Day 7:  Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour
  • Day 8: International flight to Athens – Hotel Drop-off – Athens Food Odyssey: Explore Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psirri
  • Day 9: The Acropolis Tour in Athens
  • Day 10: Arrival in Kefalonia – Hotel Drop-off
  • Day 11: Full-day island day tour
  • Day 12: Arrival in Corfu – Hotel Drop-off – Welcome to Corfu tour
  • Day 13: Private cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves
  • Day 14: Dinner & Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress
    Day 15: Departure. Private Transfer to Corfu airport & domestic flight to Athens in order to board your international flight back home

DAY 1: LONDON, THE UK

Welcome to London! As you land, our driver with a sign bearing your name will be there to greet you, marking the beginning of your seamless journey.

Embrace the pomp and pageantry of a city that combines the fascinating heritage of yesteryear with all the verve of a modern capital!

After settling into your hotel, join our knowledgeable guide for a 4-hour walking tour of London’s royal landmarks and hidden local gems. Explore the medieval Tower of London, cruise the Thames past St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe, and catch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade.

Your guide ensures the best views and adds lively commentary. Our pre-booked tickets grant you exclusive access to Buckingham Palace, where you’ll explore lavish apartments and treasures of the Royal Collection.

Your London adventure is off to an extraordinary start, with history and luxury awaiting your discovery.

DAY 2: LONDON

Raise a glass to London’s rich history and vibrant culture! Join us on an exciting pub-hopping adventure through the iconic areas, where music legends like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, along with historical figures like Mozart, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe, and David Bowie, all frequented.

Savor the flavors of London with a tasting tour of the city’s finest brews, offered in four of its most historic pubs, inns, and alehouses. As you sip, we’ll lead you through hidden backstreets, regaling you with quirky historical anecdotes that bring the city’s past to life.

DAY 3: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath

Experience the Timeless Elegance of Windsor Castle

Indulge in a journey through history as you explore the exquisite Windsor Castle. Nestled on a picturesque hill overlooking the serene Thames, this regal residence has charmed monarchs for centuries. Dating back to Norman times, its landscaped gardens and iconic Round Tower beckon you to discover their secrets. The castle, a favored weekend escape for royalty, boasts State Apartments adorned with priceless treasures by the likes of Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Don’t miss the chance to visit the hauntingly beautiful St. George’s Chapel, the eternal resting place of monarchs, including the famed Henry VIII. For a whimsical delight, explore Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a marvel of miniaturization, featuring working lifts, running water, electricity, and even tiny wine bottles!

Unravel the Mysteries of Stonehenge and Bath’s Georgian Splendor

Step into a world of wonder at Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has stood in silent majesty on Salisbury Plain for over 5,000 years. These enigmatic 40-ton stones have inspired countless theories, from being a sacred temple to an ancient astronomical marvel or even a burial ground from the Bronze Age. As you wander amidst these colossal rocks, you’ll have the chance to form your own theories and immerse yourself in the captivating history of this timeless monument.

Meanwhile, in Bath, an exquisite city cradled by the River Avon, prepare to be entranced by the picturesque 15th-century Bath Abbey, the resplendent Georgian architecture that graces its streets, and the romantic allure of the Pulteney Bridge. Bath also boasts the world-famous Roman Baths, a portal to the ancient world’s most splendid spa. Remarkably hidden from view until the 1870s, the Roman Baths now welcome you to uncover their hidden wonders. Dive into the rich history of this enchanting monument and marvel at its architectural grandeur as you soak in the atmosphere of a bygone era.

DAY 4: CAMBRIDGE

Embark on a delightful punting adventure along the scenic River Cam in Cambridge. Discover the iconic Cambridge University and its rich history from a unique vantage point as you glide past notable landmarks like King’s College Chapel and the Wren Library.

Your friendly guide will make history come alive as you cruise by 8 charming colleges and traverse 9 picturesque bridges. Relax and soak in the beauty of Cambridge as your guide shares their passion for its fascinating past, from the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library.

Marvel at the historic Clare College, pass under the renowned Bridge of Sighs at St John’s College, and see the legendary Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College.

Continue your exploration of Cambridge with a captivating walking tour of the city and the renowned Cambridge University, including access to the magnificent King’s College Chapel. Get acquainted with Cambridge’s profound influence on world history and its architectural marvels.

Stroll to the city center and get a glimpse into the unique aspects that make Cambridge famous. Visit the city’s oldest church, college, and the laboratory where significant scientific breakthroughs have occurred. Admire landmarks like the Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College and the Senate House.

The tour’s highlight is the awe-inspiring King’s College Chapel. Learn about the chapel’s rich architectural history and its connections to past royalty.

Throughout the tour, your guide will share insights into the college system, regale you with stories of Cambridge’s rowing traditions, and reveal local secrets, including how some colleges protect against the Night Climbers.

DAY 5: MANCHESTER

Today, embark on a journey to the dynamic city of Manchester. Once a modest provincial town, Manchester transformed itself in the 19th century into the epicenter of the Industrial Revolution. Today, it stands as a vibrant, diverse metropolis brimming with character. Manchester boasts a rich history steeped in science, politics, music, arts, and sports, and it seamlessly blends this heritage with a forward-thinking vision for a modern, thriving city. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enchanted by all that Manchester has to offer.

For those with a penchant for culinary delights, we highly recommend the food tour around Manchester. This experience promises the ultimate gastronomic adventure. You’ll have the chance to savor some of the most delectable bites and sips that the city has to offer while immersing yourself in the fascinating history and profound impact of Manchester’s burgeoning food and drink scene. The tour, spanning approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, includes a tantalizing lineup of eight tastings at various locations throughout the city. This experience promises to nourish not only your palate but also your intellect, making it a truly enriching adventure for all.

DAY 6: EDINBURGH

Discover Edinburgh’s essence on a captivating 3-hour walking tour. Led by our expert guide, explore iconic sites like the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and St Giles Cathedral.

Go beyond the basics as we unveil the city’s history, literature, gastronomy, and nightlife. Gain deep insights into Scotland’s capital, enhancing your Edinburgh experience.

Venture off the tourist track to explore hidden gems, from Old Town’s labyrinthine alleys to New Town’s elegance. Visit Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Greyfriars Cemetery, and the prestigious University of Edinburgh.

DAY 7: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands

Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with picturesque landscapes, a quest for ‘Nessie,’ and the chance to meet some adorable ‘hairy coos.’

Your day begins with a journey to Loch Ness, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot the elusive Nessie, the legendary Loch Ness Monster. While there, don’t miss the chance to marvel at Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. We’ll provide a delightful picnic lunch amid the breathtaking Highland scenery.

Afterward, it’s time to set sail on Loch Ness in search of Nessie herself. Keep your eyes peeled for any mysterious ripples in the water!

After experiencing the best of the Scottish Highlands, you’ll journey back to Edinburgh, passing by the shimmering Loch Laggan and the remote Drumochter Pass, surrounded by wild and scenic beauty.

As you head south, you’ll enter Perthshire, a land of enchanting forests, meandering rivers, and majestic mountains. You will have a chance to admire the spectacular Forth Bridge before you return to Edinburgh, concluding your grand adventure.

DAY 8: ATHENS

Your private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Berlin airport to catch your international flight to Athens. Welcome to the historic Greek capital city! As soon as you land at Athens International Airport, your private driver will welcome you and transport you to your accommodation to check in and freshen up before seizing the rest of your day. In the afternoon, we invite you on a private culinary guided tour of Athens highlights and hidden gems, to see Athens at its best from the perspective of a local.

Uncover hidden gems, culinary treasures and secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Feel that old-time nostalgia as these places are slowly disappearing and there are only a few of them left. You will taste typical Greek mezes and drink wine or ouzo in a place that will remind you of an old black & white film set of the ’60s! This is as authentic as it gets!

DAY 9: ATHENS

After breakfast, meet your guide and climb the Acropolis Hill, marvel at the legendary Parthenon and get to know all the myths and history that surround the sacred landmark. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

DAY 10: KEFALONIA

Embark on a thrilling ferry journey to Kefalonia! Once you arrive, our friendly private driver will be there to welcome you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Relax and unwind by indulging in leisurely swims in the crystal-clear Ionian Sea, soaking in the island’s natural beauty. Your Kefalonia adventure begins now!

DAY 11: KEFALONIA

Discover the enchanting wonders of Kefalonia on a perfect day trip! Begin your adventure at the captivating Melissani Cave, where you’ll witness the mesmerizing phenomenon of its ever-changing waters. Dive into the fascinating history and myths surrounding this magical cave.

Next, immerse yourself in the picturesque charm of Assos village, known for its vibrant houses, breathtaking scenery, and inviting coffee shops. Continue your journey to the cosmopolitan Fiscardo village, famous for its glamorous visitors, mega yachts, and waterfront dining. Take a leisurely stroll through this traditional village and experience firsthand why it captures the hearts of so many.

And of course, no visit to Kefalonia would be complete without a stop for a photo overlooking the stunning Myrtos Beach, with its myriad shades of blue and dramatic scenery. Finish your day with a delectable traditional lunch, all while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset view. It’s the perfect day exploring the very best highlights of Kefalonia!

DAY 12: CORFU

Upon your arrival, your private driver will pick you up from the airport of Corfu, take you to your hotel in the Old Town to settle in and then it is time to start your introduction tour in Corfu! Visit Princess Sissi’s Achillion Palace and explore the stunning gardens filled with impressive sculptures of Greek mythology heroes including Achilles who was the inspiration for this Palace. Capture breathtaking views of the famous Mouse Island – the petrified ship that brought Odysseus to Corfu according to a popular legend. Then head to the UNESCO-recognized Corfu Town, stroll its picturesque alleyways, marvel at its captivating architecture, and immerse in its vibrant atmosphere.

DAY 13: Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves

Set sail on an exclusive private cruise tour to the idyllic islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, where azure waters meet rugged cliffs in perfect harmony. Explore the enchanting Blue Caves, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe with its vivid hues.

As the sun dips below the horizon, indulge in a sumptuous dinner onboard, crafted to delight your taste buds. And to complement your experience, our open bar ensures that you can savor your favorite drinks against the backdrop of the serene Ionian Sea.

This cruise is a perfect blend of natural beauty, culinary delights, and unparalleled relaxation, promising an unforgettable evening of luxury and enchantment on the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean.

DAY 14: CORFU

While you relish your leisurely day in Corfu, we have a captivating evening planned for you – Live Jazz Music at the Old Fortress Dinner. Discover a different side of Corfu, one infused with the harmonious melodies of local talent in a clandestine locale near the old fortress, right by the harbor.

Close your eyes and envision the dulcet sounds of jazz filling the air, all in a concealed oasis nestled in the heart of Corfu, where the sea meets the city’s historic entrance. Unwind, enjoy delectable cuisine, and embrace the uniqueness of this musical journey.

DAY 15: DEPARTURE

On day 15, have your driver pick you up from your hotel and take you to Corfu airport early enough so you can fly back to Athens and catch your international flight back home. Your incredible trip may have reached its end, but you’ll go home full of experiences and memories that you will always remember!

Inclusions

  • Hand-Picked Accommodation At All Destinations (Breakfast Included)
  • Hotels Pick-Up & Drop-Off Transfers Before And After The Tours
  • Private Pick-Up At London Airport & Hotel Drop-Off
  • Best of London in one day tour with River Thames cruise
  • Historic Pubs Experience at Piccadilly with tastings
  • Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip
  • Private Transfer To Cambridge
  • Guided punting tour with city and university walking tour including King's College
  • Private transfer to Manchester
  • Food and sightseeing tour in Manchester
  • Private transfer to Edinburgh
  • Guided Walking Tour of Edinburgh town and the castle
  • Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour with lunch
  • International flight to Athens - Hotel Drop-off
  • Athens Food Odyssey: Explore Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psirri with dinner
  • The Acropolis Tour in Athens
  • Ferry tickets Athens - Kefalonia
  • Hotel Drop-Off in Kefalonia
  • Full-day island day tour
  • Flight tickets Kefalonia - Corfu
  • Hotel Drop-off in Corfu
  • Welcome to Corfu tour walking sightseeing tour
  • Private cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves with dinner onboard
  • Dinner & Live Jazz Music concert at the Old Fortress restaurant
  • Private Transfer To Corfu Airport
  • Domestic Flight Tickets Corfu – Athens

Exclusions

  • Archaeological Sites & Museums Entrance Fees Unless Specified
  • Meals Unless Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • All Personal Expenses Not Detailed In The Itinerary & Personal Travel Insurance
  • International Arrival and Departure Flights

Testimonial

Embark on a captivating voyage that spans across time and geography, leading you through the enchanting landscapes of both the United Kingdom and Greece. Your adventure starts in London, where the echoes of British history resonate in every corner. Explore the grandeur of Windsor Castle, a fortress that has stood the test of time, and stand in awe before the enigmatic Stonehenge, a testament to ancient mysteries.

Journey to the charming city of Bath, where Roman architecture and Georgian elegance coexist harmoniously. Immerse yourself in the intellectual atmosphere of Cambridge, discover the vibrant pulse of Manchester, a hub of innovation and culture, before delving into the rich tapestry of Edinburgh, a Scottish gem with its imposing castle and medieval streets.

Crossing into Greece, the voyage takes you to the heart of Athens, a city steeped in myth and history. Wander through ancient ruins that whisper tales of gods and heroes, while relishing the vibrant culture that thrives amidst its bustling streets. Traverse to the islands, where Kefalonia’s lush landscapes and Corfu’s azure waters await, each promising unique experiences and tranquil moments.

The United Kingdom

  • Explore a real-life fairytale as you wander the cobblestone alleys and marvel at medieval architecture in the heart of London
  • Step into history’s embrace with a visit to the majestic Windsor Castle, a testament to the medieval might of the British Empire
  • Unlock the mysteries of ancient times at Stonehenge, where the past whispers its secrets through standing stones
  • Indulge in Roman opulence in Bath, a city where thermal waters and Georgian architecture offer a glimpse into a bygone era
  • Delve into knowledge and tradition in Cambridge, the intellectual haven where universities flourish
  • Feel the pulse of industrial history meet modern vibrancy in Manchester’s captivating cityscape
  • Venture into the captivating landscapes of Edinburgh, where Scottish culture and rugged beauty entwine harmoniously

Greece

  • Dive into the cradle of Western civilization. Visit the awe-inspiring Acropolis, home to the Parthenon, and explore the rich history of ancient Greece
  • Stroll around Assos and Fiscardo and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with these traditional villages!
  • Discover mesmerizing beaches like Myrtos Beach with its turquoise waters and visit the stunning Melissani Cave, a natural wonder that will leave you breathless
  • See the hidden gems of the Ionian on a day cruise to the enchanting Paxos and Antipaxos islands
  • Wander through the UNESCO-listed Corfu Town, where Venetian, French, and British influences converge in its architecture
  • Discover the opulence of the Achilleion Palace and visit the scenic village of Paleokastritsa, famous for its crystal-clear waters and monastic heritage
  • Savor the flavors of Greece throughout your journey. From moussaka in Athens to fresh seafood in Kefalonia and Corfu’s traditional dishes, your taste buds will be in for a treat as you indulge in Mediterranean cuisine
From Tower Bridge to the Parthenon: Unveiling the Wonders of the UK and Greece

From Tower Bridge to the Parthenon: Unveiling the Wonders of the UK and Greece

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