"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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4 Nights

Walking the Antrim Coast

Walk along the Antrim Way which explores one of the most beautifuil sections of Ireland's northern coast.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £12pp
Starts:Cushendall
Ends:Bushmills
Group Size:12- 18
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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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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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £25pp
Starts:Caernarfon
Ends:Caernarfon
Group Size:4- 15
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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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 £49pp
Starts:London
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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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 £40pp
Starts:Cardiff
Ends:Cardiff
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 £39pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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21 Nights

London to the Mediterranean: Coasts & Cafés

Explore the Amalfi coast and to the island of Capri. See the romantic coastal towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £54pp
Starts:London
Ends:Lisbon
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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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 £55pp
Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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5 Nights

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Self-Guided Walk

Discover the beautifully varied and wonderfully unspoilt Jurassic Coast and enjoy in this tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £15pp
Starts:Weymouth
Ends:Sandbanks
Group Size:1- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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5 Nights

Heart of England 2021

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 £29pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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3 Nights

Cycling Coast To Coast

This classic coast-to-coast cycle challenge in the north of England.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £9pp
Starts:Whitehaven
Ends:Tynemouth
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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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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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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17 Nights

Norwegian Arctic and Scottish Highlands Encompassed

Explore Norwegian Arctic and Scottish Highlands Encompassed And Enjoy a walking of Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £104pp
Starts:Edinburgh
Ends:Longyearbyen
Group Size:2- 32
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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6 Nights

Walking Scotland’s Orkney Islands

Discover the beautiful landscapes, world-famous archaeological sites and birdlife of the Orkney Isles.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £33pp
Starts:Inverness
Ends:Inverness
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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19 Nights

Rome to London: Cobblestones & Cuisine

Explore Budapest and to soak in the famous thermal baths; Enjoy a pint or two at a Berlin beer hall.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £49pp
Starts:Rome
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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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.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £15pp
Starts:Amble
Ends:Amble
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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5 Nights

Walking The Best of Hadrian's Wall

Walk along Hadrian's Wall - the largest historical monument in Britain.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £13pp
Starts:Greenhead
Ends:Corbridge
Group Size:1- 9
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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4 Nights

Cycle Hadrian's Wall - Coast to Coast

Hadrian's Cycleway is a great coast-to-coast ride with breath taking views that explores the living history of Hadrian's Wall.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £11pp
Starts:Tynemouth
Ends:Tynemouth
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:None
Operator:Explore!

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15 Nights

Britain & Ireland 2021

Is this trip for me? DIVERSE. FUN. SURPRISING
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 for it?

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 24
Operator:Topdeck

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