"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.

Tour Types in United Kingdom


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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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4 Nights

Walk the Cairngorms in Summer

There’s something to be said for exploring the Scottish Highlands in summer

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

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4 Nights

Walk the Cairngorms in Winter

Scotland is laden with loveable lochs, dreamy mountaintops and verdant countryside, ideal for experiencing in the winter months

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Starts:Aviemore
Ends:Aviemore
Group Size:1- 8
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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

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Starts:Tenby
Ends:Tenby
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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Northumberland: Hike, Bike & Kayak (Source to Sea)

Flanked with wild countryside, ancient ruins and views to stop you in your tracks, a journey along the magnificent River Tyne is an absolute must to get the most out of northeast England

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Starts:Newcastle upon Tyne
Ends:Newcastle upon Tyne
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

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Starts:Newquay, UK
Ends:Newquay, UK
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

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Starts:Kirkby Stephen
Ends:Robin Hood's Bay
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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4 Nights

Wales: Snowdonia & Surrounds

There’s no denying that many pockets of UK countryside are verdant green naturally spectacular, but Snowdonia National Park takes it to another level

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Starts:Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
Ends:Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55, UK
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Highlights of Scotland

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

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Starts:Glasgow
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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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7 Nights

Tour du Mont Blanc Week

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

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Starts:Col de la Forclaz
Ends:Chamonix
Group Size:4- 14
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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5 Nights

Scotland Family Holiday with Teenagers

Gather the troops and embark on a trip through northern Scotland from Inverness

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Starts:Inverness, UK
Ends:Kingussie PH21, UK
Group Size:4- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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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5 Nights

Northumberland Coast and Castles

Discover stunning countryside, unspoilt beaches, hidden gardens and fascinating cultural heritage in the welcoming county of Northumberland.

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Starts:Amble
Ends:Amble
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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11 Nights

Highlights of Ireland & Scotland - 2022

Discover the treasures of Ireland and Scotland on your affordable tour from Dublin to Edinburgh.

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Starts:Dublin, Ireland
Ends:Edinburgh, UK
Difficulty:Active pace
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

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Starts:Keswick CA12, UK
Ends:Keswick CA12, UK
Group Size:2- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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2 Nights

Walk the Peak District

Take a break to Britain’s first national park and explore its forested valleys and small stone villages threaded by walking trails

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

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6 Nights

Scottish Outland Adventure - 2022

Take a journey into the fabled land of adventure on this affordable vacation in Scotland.

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Starts:Glasgow, UK
Ends:Glasgow, UK
Difficulty:Steady pace
Operator:Cosmos

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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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