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.
Explore British Virgin Island: the paradise of sailors. A great classic for on a catamaran or sailboat
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
Explore the stunning windswept cliffs and headlands of Cornwall on this four-day Intrepid Retreats experience
Discover nature away from the crowds and along linear (and downhill) routes to the Devon and Cornwall Coast.
You only have to look around to see why Scotland is praised for its natural landscapes and historic buildings
Follow in the footsteps of Wainwright through the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moor National Parks
Centre-based in the harbour town of Caernarfon, experience the cultural and scenic diversity of North Wales on this tour of many contrasts.
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.
This three-centre walking holiday showcases the stunning natural beauty and wild nature of Scotland's North West Highlands and Skye
Breathtaking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historic attractions—all of this and more await you on this guided Ireland tour.
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.
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – so wrote William Shakespeare in As You Like It.
Explore the scenery that makes the Lake District so truly remarkable from the saddle of a bicycle
Enjoy snorkeling and your barman's famous Anegada rum punch. Anegada Beach Club. Trellis Bay. Sage Mountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.