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Tour code: BEHRTEL-0

Tour Inclusions

Royal Tour of Britain

  • 8 days
  • Scotland / United Kingdom
  • Max 18 Passengers


Explore the magnificent castles of Britain on this fascinating tour of England and Scotland’s royal residences and connections. From the historic streets of Edinburgh to the hustle and bustle of London, we’ll take in rich traditions, rolling green hills and jagged coastlines – one breathtaking step at a time.

Worth Noting…
When the Royal Family are in residence at Balmoral Castle (usually in August and September), it will not be possible to enter the castle, although you can still see the building from the gates. Buckingham Palace is usually open to the public from 5 August to 24 September (when the Queen is at Balmoral). Any departures that do not take place during this period will have a tour of the Royal Mews instead. A tour of Braemar Castle is included when we are unable to visit Balmoral.

Please note: Dates above are accurate at the time of printing the brochure and may alter for 2020.

Map of Royal Tour of Britain
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the Queen
  • Discover Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former royal yacht of the British monarchy

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Edinburgh - St Andrews - Royal Deeside

    After meeting the group in Edinburgh, we’ll move on to our first stop: St Andrews University, where we’ll take a look at the university golf course. Then: into the Scottish countryside we go! Before we reach our hotel, we’ll take a scenic drive around Loch Muick – the picturesque lake favoured by Queen Victoria. After all that sightseeing, a welcome dinner will be the perfect way to round off the day. Accommodation: The Deeside Inn (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Royal Deeside - Balmoral - Royal Deeside

  • Day 3 - Royal Deeside - Edinburgh

  • Day 4 - Edinburgh

  • Day 5 - Edinburgh - Sandringham (by train)

  • Day 6 - Sandringham - Cambridge - London

  • Day 7 - London

  • Day 8 - London - Windsor - Hampton Court - London

Tour Inclusions


7 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 20th July 2019
    Review rating
    Excellent tour guide and driver, interesting locations however some aspects of the tour were not well planned -for example free time in Ballater on a Sunday afternoon when all businesses are closed. Missed out seeing why the royal seal had been bestowed on their goods. Most accommodations were superior although hotel in London was subpar based upon previous Blue-Roads experiences.