"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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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain Reverse 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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £51pp
Starts:Europe
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £73pp
Starts:London
Ends:Paris
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Chelsea Flower Show 2022

From unique English manor houses, an elegant French château and grand gardens steeped in history and tradition - we'll stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's regal towns and show-stealing stately homes. And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £50pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £52pp
Starts:edinburgh
Ends:Glasgow, UK
Group Size:8- 26
Difficulty:Level1
Operator:Wendy Wu

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £30pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £51pp
Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £35pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Chelsea Flower Show Reverse 2022

From unique English manor houses, an elegant French château and grand gardens steeped in history and tradition - we'll stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's regal towns and show-stealing stately homes. And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £50pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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8 Nights

Christmas in Scotland

From paired whisky and chocolate tastings to Christmas markets and a performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, we invite you to eat, drink and be merry on this 9-day all-inclusive tour encompassing Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the idyllic southern Highlands

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £52pp
Starts:Glasgow, UK
Ends:Edinburgh, UK
Group Size:8- 26
Difficulty:Level1
Operator:Wendy Wu

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £53pp
Starts:Edinburgh, UK
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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13 Nights

Winter Wonder 2021-22

Is this trip for you? MAGICAL. CAPTIVATING. MEMORABLE.
You did it - you managed to find a firecracker of a Euro trip that fits so perfectly into 14 days it's almost too good to be true. Starring the big-gun cities and some of those enchanting hidden gems; plenty of bucket-list items and alllll the heart-warming, inside-toasting, carb-loaded delights only Western Europe can deliver - this trip has got it covered. You don't get a better introduction to winter in Europe than this.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:London
Ends:Amsterdam
Group Size:10- 48
Operator:Topdeck

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27 Nights

Winter Expedition 2021-22

Is this trip for me? ENCHANTING. STUNNING. FESTIVE.
Forget a knight-in-shining-armor and magic pumpkins. This winter expedition around Europe's most enchanting cites and spellbinding landscapes is the REAL fairytale. Starting and ending in London - we'll uncover all the myths, learn the legends and indulge on all the carb-loaded deliciousness the West and East has to offer. Plus, discover those off-the-beaten-track places you didn't know you needed in your life. Until now.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £81pp
Starts:London
Ends:Amsterdam
Group Size:10- 48
Operator:Topdeck

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15 Nights

Winter Britain & Ireland 2021-22

Is this trip for me? DIVERSE. EXCITING. CHARMING.
1. England. 2. The Republic of Ireland. 3. Northern Ireland. 4. Scotland. 5. Wales.
Five INCREDIBLE nations all crammed into one teeny corner of the planet. And guess what? Each one is filled to the brim with its own unique cultures, languages, accents, foods and facts. Meaning? You'll need to enlist the help of a pro to make sense of it all. Lucky for you, we've got a few of 'em on hand. Ready to experience this OG Britain & Ireland trip in all its winter-y glory? We thought so.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £46pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 24
Operator:Topdeck

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10 Nights

Winter Express 2021-22

Is this trip for me? WHIRLWIND. CLASSIC. GLITTERING.
This 11-day Euro trip is THE ONE for those big on ambition but short on time. And doing it in winter = shorter lines for the world's best cannoli and allllll the hot-chocolate-sipping, fireplace-sitting, snow-angel-making, beanie-wearing vibes. 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 in winter. Good times are guaranteed.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £28pp
Starts:London
Ends:London, UK
Group Size:6- 48
Operator:Topdeck

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £102pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:14- 28
Operator:Topdeck

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:14- 28
Operator:Topdeck

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