"There is a huge amount of variety packed into the British Isles, from world class cities and historical sites to rugged mountains and golden beaches."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in the United Kingdom

There is a huge amount of variety packed into the British Isles, from world class cities and historical sites to rugged mountains and golden beaches. Being a tourist in your own country can bring a fresh perspective to familiar places, and it’s a great way of ticking off those places that you’ve never quite found the time to visit. So, where to start? London can be dizzying and disorientating to some, but it’s also one of the most electrifying cities on the planet. The capital’s capacity for constant reinvention, together with a glut of top-notch attractions such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the Tate Modern, means there’s always something new to see or do.

If it’s history you’re after then England delivers in spades, from mystical Stonehenge to the Viking heritage of York. For such a small country, Britain has an impressive roster of national parks and wilderness areas, and regions such as the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands have a timeless appeal. The Great British seaside is making a comeback, with coastal towns like Whitstable and Margate suddenly back in fashion, while the wild coastlines of western Scotland and Northern Ireland are spectacularly beautiful, home to wildlife including puffins, seals and dolphins. The UK also offers an impressive array of exciting, culturally rich cities, from revitalised industrial centres like Manchester and Newcastle to dynamic regional capitals such as Cardiff and Belfast.

 

Touring Highlights in the United Kingdom

  • World class museums and galleries, iconic landmarks, centuries-old pubs, beautiful parks, superb restaurants and legendary music venues are just a few of the reasons why London is one of the world’s great cities.
  • The natural beauty of the Lake District has inspired writers including William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter, and the region remains one of northern England’s most popular tourist draws.
  • The beautiful university cities of Cambridge and Oxford have had a huge influence on the history and cultural development of the UK, and their alumni continue to dominate politics, the arts and the media.
  • The city of York has a fascinating Viking heritage and one of the most atmospheric medieval old towns in England, with the magnificent York Minster as its centrepiece.
  • Scotland’s picturesque capital, Edinburgh, is a captivating destination at any time of year, but it’s during the famous summer festival that the city truly comes alive.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s pilgrims and marvel at Canterbury’s splendid cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece surrounded by characterful medieval streets.
  • Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of Wales, a soul-stirring landscape of verdant mountains that’s home to the spectacular ruins of Tintern Abbey.
  • The revitalised Albert Dock is Liverpool’s buzzing cultural quarter, where you’ll find the Tate gallery, the Beatles Story and the fascinating International Slavery Museum.
  • No archaeological site in Britain captures the imagination quite like Stonehenge, a mysterious stone circle that is believed to be some 5,000 years old.
  • Belfast has undergone a remarkable transformation since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, with exciting new developments such as the Titanic Belfast centre complementing the city’s handsome Victorian architecture and lively pubs.
  • Cornwall is Britain’s staycation destination of choice, and with good reason. Beautiful beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, pretty fishing harbours, a distinctive Celtic identity and the remarkable Eden Project make this one of England’s most appealing counties.
  • The wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands leaves a deep impression on all who visit. If the remote castles, glassy lochs and brooding mountains don’t leave you feeling misty-eyed, a wee dram of whisky might!
  • The elegant Georgian terraces and crescents of Bath are a wonderful sight, and the rejuvenating waters of the city’s famous Roman spa have been luring visitors here for centuries.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon is the home of William Shakespeare, the most celebrated writer in the English language, and the attractive Tudor streets are dominated by the great man.
  • Durham is often cited as the main reason to visit the North East, thanks to its lovely Romanesque cathedral, but in recent years Newcastle has emerged as an exciting cultural hub thanks to new developments such as the superb Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

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6 Nights

Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Tortola to Tortola — Plus

Explore British Virgin Island: the paradise of sailors. A great classic for on a catamaran or sailboat

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £19pp
Starts:Scrub Island
Ends:Scrub Island
Group Size:1- 8
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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5 Nights

Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast

In a matter of six days, discover the best sections of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on a guided hiking exploration of the western Welsh coastline

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £15pp
Starts:Tenby
Ends:Tenby
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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3 Nights

Walk the Cornish Coast

Explore the stunning windswept cliffs and headlands of Cornwall on this four-day Intrepid Retreats experience

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £8pp
Starts:Newquay, UK
Ends:Newquay, UK
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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3 Nights

Devon: Hike, Bike & Kayak (Source to Sea)

Discover nature away from the crowds and along linear (and downhill) routes to the Devon and Cornwall Coast.

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Starts:Exeter
Ends:Exeter
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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-£192

7 Nights

Highlights of Scotland

You only have to look around to see why Scotland is praised for its natural landscapes and historic buildings

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £35pp
Starts:Glasgow
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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11 Nights

Walking from Coast to Coast East

Follow in the footsteps of Wainwright through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moor National Parks

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £21pp
Starts:Kirkby Stephen
Ends:Robin Hood's Bay
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

Tour du Mont Blanc Week

Trek famous circuit in one week from Switzerland to France ad enjoy on this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £32pp
Starts:Col de la Forclaz
Ends:Chamonix
Group Size:4- 14
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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6 Nights

North Wales Adventure

Centre-based in the harbour town of Caernarfon, experience the cultural and scenic diversity of North Wales on this tour of many contrasts.

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Starts:Caernarfon
Ends:Caernarfon
Group Size:4- 15
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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5 Nights

Pembrokeshire Coast Walking

Explore the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coast in Britain's only truly coastal National Park to discover the stunning coastal scenery with towering cliffs, secluded coves, traditional fishing harbours, Neolithic burial chambers and unspoilt beaches.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £14pp
Starts:Mathry
Ends:Mathry
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Walk the North West Highlands and Skye

This three-centre walking holiday showcases the stunning natural beauty and wild nature of Scotland's North West Highlands and Skye

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Starts:Inverness
Ends:Inverness
Group Size:4- 8
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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8 Nights

Irish Discovery - 2022

Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions—all of this and more await you on this guided Ireland tour.

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Starts:Dublin, Ireland
Ends:Dublin, Ireland
Difficulty:Active pace
Operator:Cosmos

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5 Nights

Scottish Highland Explorer - 2022

Rolling hills and rugged coastlines, mythical creatures and elusive monsters – this Highland holiday is a study of wild beauty in the most beautiful of classrooms.

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Starts:Inverness, UK
Ends:Inverness, UK
Difficulty:None
Operator:Cosmos

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5 Nights

Heart of England - 2022

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – so wrote William Shakespeare in As You Like It.

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Starts:Stratford-upon-Avon CV37, UK
Ends:Stratford-upon-Avon CV37, UK
Difficulty:None
Operator:Cosmos

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3 Nights

Cycle the Lake District

Explore the scenery that makes the Lake District so truly remarkable from the saddle of a bicycle

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £12pp
Starts:Keswick CA12, UK
Ends:Keswick CA12, UK
Group Size:2- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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6 Nights

Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Tortola to Tortola

Enjoy snorkeling and your barman's famous Anegada rum punch. Anegada Beach Club. Trellis Bay. Sage Mountain.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £19pp
Starts:Scrub Island
Ends:Scrub Island
Group Size:1- 8
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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25 Nights

European Trail: Capitals & Cafés

Discover Prague on a guided tour and spend free time uncovering the city on foot.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £67pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

The Wonders of Wales 2021

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 £46pp
Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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12 Nights

The Emerald Isle 2021

From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £61pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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10 Nights

Highlights of Britain 2021

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 £54pp
Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

Corners of Cornwall 2021

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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