"If you’re looking for an escorted tour of the UK or Europe, but without the hassle of flying, then a UK coach departure is a convenient and appealing option."

UK Coach Departures

If you’re looking for an escorted tour of the UK or Europe, but without the hassle of flying, then a UK coach departure is a convenient and appealing option. Coach touring has come a long way since the 1980s, and these days the coaches used on touring holidays are of a much higher standard. Your vehicle will usually have been adapted to offer more comfort and space, and you won’t be bumping around with your knees touching your chin - far from it! You can expect reclining seats, a personal table and drinks holder, footrest, individually controlled air-conditioning and large tinted windows that will block out the glare of the sun. You’ll also find that most will have onboard toilet facilities and refreshments, so travelling long distances is a comfortable and pleasant experience.

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7 Nights

Corners of Cornwall 2022

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2149pp excluding flights £307 per night
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9 Nights

A Scottish Journey 2022

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

Starts:Edinburgh, UK
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2629pp excluding flights £292 per night
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10 Nights

Spirit of Scotland

Encompassing Scotland's dramatic Highlands, great glens and idyllic islands, the 11-day Spirit of Scotland itinerary is packed with incredible experiences and led entirely by a Blue Badge National Escort

Starts:edinburgh
Ends:Glasgow, UK
Group Size:8- 26
Difficulty:Level1
Operator:Wendy Wu

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£2690pp including flights £269 per night
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10 Nights

Get Social: Europe Express 2022

(Previously called: Europe Express)TRIP VIBE = fast-paced fun with tons of socialising, bucket-list sights and good times all round.The right kind of express - this 11-day Euro trip is THE ONE for those big on ambition but short on time. Tick off the bucket-listers: Paris, Munich and Amsterdam. Add a touch of history with Venice and Heidelberg. Throw in the show-stopping Swiss Alps. And we give you the perfect introduction to what this incredible continent has to offer. Plus, you won't be going it alone. With up to 47 other like-minded travel buddies joining the ride, good times are guaranteed.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:24- 48
Operator:Topdeck

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£1579
£1263pp excluding flights £126 per night
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7 Nights

The Wonders of Wales 2023

On this captivating journey through deep green valleys, past snow-dusted mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights. Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.

Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
Group Size:7- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2299pp excluding flights £328 per night
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7 Nights

English Country Gardens 2022

Aromatic gardens, esteemed stately homes and charming countryside vistas - this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens is certainly one for the photo books. From the romance of Sissinghurst Castle to the opulence of Hampton Court Palace, the historic city of Windsor and the iconic engineering of London's Kew Gardens - we'll take the back roads to uncover the best of this green and pleasant corner of England.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2219pp excluding flights £317 per night
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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain 2022

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain's fascinating history and culture. In England we'll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles - immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey.

Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2529pp excluding flights £253 per night
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6 Nights

Kent: The Garden of England 2022

Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate seven days to England’s exquisite South East. On our travels we’ll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’, wander the exquisite gardens of Kent’s most famous castles and discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county’s crown.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£1699pp excluding flights £283 per night
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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain 2023

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain’s fascinating history and culture. In England we’ll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles – immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey.

Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:7- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2529pp excluding flights £253 per night
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6 Nights

English Christmas Markets 2022

When it comes to wrapping up warm and enjoying the magical chill of Christmas, there's nowhere quite like England - and on this seasonal tour of the country's most festive attractions, we'll find ourselves getting into the spirit of things in true English style. From London to historic Bath and back again, we'll experience Choral Evensong services, delve into the traditions of bygone times - and of course, explore plenty of Christmas markets along the way.  

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2049pp excluding flights £342 per night
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9 Nights

A Scottish Journey 2023

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

Starts:Edinburgh
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:7- 13
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2629pp excluding flights £292 per night
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11 Nights

London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2023

Venture from Great British culture to Gallic charm on this trip from London to Paris, immersing yourself in the Channel Islands’ natural beauty and fascinating history along the way. Hear about Guernsey’s wartime occupation, uncover Western Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic sites in Jersey, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Saint-Malo's exquisite coastal landscapes.

Starts:London
Ends:Paris
Group Size:7- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£3739pp excluding flights £340 per night
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12 Nights

Play & Pause: Intro to Europe 2022

(Previously called: Essential Europe) TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time. Essential. Vital. The must-dos. The unmissables. Whatever you call those bits of Europe that you just HAVE to explore, you can rely on this fast-paced trip to properly school you in them. We're talking Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, Paris... the big guns. But that isn't all - this trip also swings by the likes of quaint little Heidelberg and lakeside stunner Lucerne. And adds in plenty of free time to do your thing. What a mix, right? Quick maths: take two weeks, turn them into something special.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:14- 28
Operator:Topdeck

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£2289
£1946pp excluding flights £162 per night
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6 Nights

Kent: The Garden of England 2023

Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate seven days to England’s exquisite South East. On our travels we’ll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’, wander the exquisite gardens of Kent’s most famous castles and discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county’s crown.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:7- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£1699pp excluding flights £283 per night
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5 Nights

Heart of England 2022

Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England's heartland. On this quintessentially English tour, we'll follow their tracks - covering Wiltshire's ancient stone circles and movie-set good looks, the delightful hamlets of the Cotswolds, Oxford's 'dreaming spires' and Bath's incredible architecture.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£1519pp excluding flights £304 per night
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11 Nights

London to Paris via the Channel Islands 2022

Venture from Great British culture to Gallic charm on this trip from London to Paris, immersing yourself in the Channel Islands' natural beauty and fascinating history along the way. Hear about Guernsey's wartime occupation, uncover Western Europe's best-preserved Neolithic sites in Jersey, enter a bygone world on Sark and admire Saint-Malo's exquisite coastal landscapes.

Starts:London
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£3739pp excluding flights £340 per night
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7 Nights

The Wonders of Wales 2022

On this captivating journey through deep green valleys, past snow-dusted mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights. Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.

Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2329pp excluding flights £333 per night
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3 Nights

A Classic Scottish Steam Break

A Classic Scottish Steam Break

Starts:Lime Rd, Falkirk FK1 4RS, UK
Ends:Callander FK17, UK
Group Size:6- 25
Operator:Brightwater Holidays

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£570pp excluding flights £190 per night
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5 Nights

Heart of England 2023

Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England’s heartland. On this quintessentially English tour, we’ll follow their tracks – covering Wiltshire’s ancient stone circles and movie-set good looks, the delightful hamlets of the Cotswolds, Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’ and Bath’s incredible architecture.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:7- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£1519pp excluding flights £304 per night
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35 Nights

Play & Pause: Epic European 2022

(Previously called: Discover Europe)TRIP VIBE = the perfect mix of group activities and all-important YOU time.This? It’s basically the OG of Europe trips. 36 mind-blowing, jaw-dropping days of pure unadulterated Europe-ness. Take 17 countries, the sun-bleached coastlines of the Adriatic, the dizzying mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps and cities that have straight-up shaped the world’s history. And add in bags of free time to do whatever it is you came for. Discover Europe, discover yourself along the way. It’s a win-win.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:14- 28
Operator:Topdeck

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£5639
£4511pp excluding flights £129 per night
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