The United Kingdom 

England

What We Love

  • Medieval castles, thousand-year-old churches, world-renowned museums, royal palaces, Parliament. The history and traditions of this tiny country have not only endured the ages—they have shaped myriad cultures and governments around the globe, not least of which, ours in the United States. 
  • Strolling the Thames on a misty evening, from London Bridge to Westminster Abbey to the Tower of London.
  • A night on the town in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities; reveling in London's relatively new status as a culinary capital. That said, it’s hard to beat the traditional fish, chips, mashed peas, and a pint. 
  • Venturing out into the countryside of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, strolling through grand estates, rolling hills, and world-famous gardens.

Things To See & Do 

 
  • Roll through London's sights and museums with efficiency and ease while accompanied by your own private guide/chauffeur.
  • Go inside Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, or Oxford with our experts.
  • Take a private tour of Winston Churchill's war cabinet rooms. Or, if flowers are more your thing, go behind the hedges at Highgrove and tour Prince Charles’ gardens.
  • When the Royals are away... peek inside Buckingham Palace in the summer.
  • Follow your literary imagination to the source by touring the estates that inspired “Pride and Prejudice” and “Downton Abbey.” 
  • Dine and stay in one of the most sophisticated metropolises ever created.


Scotland

What We Love

  Looking down at the city from Edinburgh Castle, a royal fortress that symbolizes the Scottish nation, and houses the oldest set of Crown Jewels in the British Isles. 

Looking down at the city from Edinburgh Castle, a royal fortress that symbolizes the Scottish nation, and houses the oldest set of Crown Jewels in the British Isles. 

  • Looking down at the city from Edinburgh Castle, a royal fortress that symbolizes the Scottish nation and houses the oldest set of Crown Jewels in the British Isles. 
  • Traveling to St. Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife. It is the recognized home of golf, and the medieval university, St. Andrews, is still in operation today. (It is where Prince William and Catherine Middleton met.)
  • Touring the turreted Glamis Castle in rural northern Scotland, featuring the many treasures of the Bowes-Lyon family and, like most castles in Scotland, ghosts.

Things To See & Do

  • Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, which stretches down from the castle through the Old Town of Edinburgh, at the heart of which is St. Giles Cathedral. 
  • In August, witness the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Take a trip to the Isle of Skye, a rugged, mountainous island that inspired the location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School. 
  • Explore the Highlands on the aptly named luxury train, the Belmond Royal Scotsman, rolling past pine-clad mountains and mirror-still lochs.