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Discover or rediscover the natural beauty, history and fascinating heritage that sits right on your doorstep. From ocean-washed sands to rugged moorlands and gentle wooded hills, our UK holidays offer you the chance to admire and explore the landscapes that often pass us by.

There is much to charm and captivate you in this country you may already call home. Watch bottlenose dolphins swim, enjoy sights of abundant bird-life and discover the raw beauty of the UK. Relax on wonderful white-sand beaches, be mesmerised by enchanting lakes or eat fish and chips by the beach, a UK tour is just as idyllic as any place abroad.

Inland, UK tours encourage you to delve into the hustle and bustle of the UK’s historic and iconic cities. Enjoy historic Belfast or the delights of Scottish capital Edinburgh – don’t miss the unforgettable drama of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Discover Northern Ireland’s richly diverse terrain, from enchanting lakes to ancient marshes. Admire the wave-scarred cliffs that contrast sharply with fertile lands in the east, or hold your breath as you discover the raw beauty of the west. 

The British Isles truly make some of the country’s most scenic corners for a holiday in the UK. Take a calming seaside break to the sun-kissed Channel Isle, its scenic countryside and glorious coast, or perhaps take in the idyllic Isles of Scilly, a world away from the mainland. Unwind in the timeless Isle of Man or take in the Hebridean islands.

Feast your eyes on the sparkling lochs, soaring mountains, and heather-clad moors as you discover Scotland’s spectacular scenery; from the beautiful, mysterious Loch Ness to the rugged Shetland Islands, UK tours are a wonderful way to explore this stunning country. 

Bursting with a majestic history, vibrant cities, and beautiful countryside and beaches, a holiday in the UK will surprise and give you memories you’ll cherish for ever.

Belfast & the Titanic Experience
Visit the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibition - Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Belfast's major landmarks - The chance to join an optional tour of the Antrim Coast and visit the extraordinary Giant's Causeway
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  • 4 days from: £359pp
  • 12 airports
  • 31 dates available
  • Oct 2020 - Nov 2021
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Historic Railways of the Isle of Man
Journey on the narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway - Ride the Manx Electric Railway to historic Derby Castle Station - Take a trip on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
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  • 5 days from: £470pp
  • 6 airports
  • 35 dates available
  • Mar 2021 - Oct 2021
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Scottish Highland Railways
Rail travel from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - Journey on the steam-hauled Strathspey Railway - Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a train ride from Fort William to Mallaig
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  • 5 days from: £471.20pp
  • Was: £589pp
  • 12 airports
  • 72 dates available
  • Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
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Loch Lomond & the Edinburgh Tattoo
A reserved seat to see the Edinburgh Tattoo - Enjoy a boat trip on Loch Lomond, Queen of the Scottish Lakes - A tour of the beautiful Trossachs
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  • 4 days from: £575pp
  • 10 airports
  • 9 dates available
  • Aug 2021
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Christmas in the Highlands
Spend four nights in the heart of the Scottish Highlands - Take in the famous West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig on Christmas Eve - Enjoy a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at your hotel
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  • 5 days from: £585.65pp
  • Was: £689pp
  • 5 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 23 December 2020
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Best of the Scottish Highlands
Spot dolphins on a cruise on the Moray Firth - A tour of the Black Isle - Enjoy a ride on the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway
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  • 7 days from: £596pp
  • Was: £745pp
  • 8 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
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Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 days
A tour of the Isle of Skye - A tour of the Isle of Harris - A tour of the Isle of Lewis
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  • 6 days from: £659pp
  • 10 airports
  • 7 dates available
  • Apr 2021 - Oct 2021
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Galway, Connemara & Ireland's Stunning West
A visit to vibrant, colourful Galway City - Beautiful Kylemore Abbey and historic Westport House - Visits to the towering Cliffs of Moher and the lunar-like landscape of the Burren
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  • 6 days from: £695pp
  • 7 airports
  • 14 dates available
  • Apr 2021 - Oct 2021
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Ireland's Beautiful South West
A tour of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula - A coach tour around the Ring of Kerry's stunning mountains and seascapes - A horse-drawn jaunting-car trip through Killarney National Park and a cruise on Loch Leane
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  • 6 days from: £749pp
  • 9 airports
  • 11 dates available
  • Apr 2021 - Oct 2021
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Ring of Kerry and Wonderful Western Ireland
See the astounding landscapes of the Ring of Kerry - Enjoy a guided tour of historic Bantry House and time to explore its beautiful gardens - Explore Glengarriff, Bantry Bay and delightful Kinsale
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  • 6 days from: £769pp
  • 8 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • Apr 2021 - Oct 2021
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Jersey - Sun-Kissed Channel Isle
A guided tour of the island - Stay in St Helier, Jersey’s charming capital - Learn about the German Occupation at Jersey War Tunnels
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  • 6 days from: £500pp
  • 7 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Apr 2021 - Oct 2021
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Christmas in Jersey
Explore Jersey on an included half-day tour - Pehaps join the annual Christmas swim at St Brelade's Bay - An optional Mystery Tour in the company of a local expert
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  • 5 days from: £799pp
  • 3 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 23 December 2020
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THINGS TO SEE

THINGS TO DO

The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s most striking historic landmarks, from prehistoric structures and scars of divisions now past, to centuries old sites of church, state and leisure. These landmarks have withstood weather, war, invasion and modern development, and now offer visitors from around the world a glimpse into the UK’s culture on a holiday to the UK. With so much on offer, though, how do you decide what to see? To give you a nudge in the right direction, we’ve put our heads together to come up with some of the UK’s most impressive historic and stunning sites to explore on a UK tour. 

FOOD & DRINK

While you may be familiar with curry, fish and chips, pie, a Sunday roast and full breakfast, there are plenty of other UK foods to try while you’re away from home.

While in Scotland, be sure to try haggis, or a simple bowl of Coddle while in Dublin. Taste the true flavour of Scotland and enjoy a glass of Scotch whisky. In Wales, opt for Welsh version of cheese on toast – the Welsh rarebit. Make sure you get a taste of ‘the black stuff’ should you visit Dublin.

Many of these foods, you may already love, so perhaps choose to visit a Christmas market in the UK, where you’re bound to come across a slew of your festive favourites, from rich and fruity mince pies and spicy gingerbread, to turkey and stuffing, crepes and toffee apples – this is not a pastime for those strictly sticking to their Slim-Fast plan.

Thanks to the mass cultural influence in British cuisine, you can truly discover new foods while UK holiday or you can simply savour your all-time favourites during your break. There is plenty more to British culinary delights than tea and biscuits.

UK FAQs

First holiday in the UK? Here are a few questions you might have.

  • The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (for more on Northern Ireland, please see Ireland).

  • Different parts of the UK have different weather. Temperatures tend to be hotter in the south, in England, and colder in the north of England and Scotland. Wales and Ireland tend to get more rain. In the summer, temperatures can get as high as 32°C, although the average is around 20°C. In winter, the average temperature drops to around 5°C, with Scotland often colder. Snow is common in Scotland during winter, and also in the north of England. Generally speaking, the seasons in the UK are fairly mild compared to many other countries, adding to its popularity as a year-round destination. 

  • London is the largest city in the UK and the seat of the UK Government, and the capital of the UK. It is also the capital city of England. The capital city of Wales is Cardiff, whilst Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland.

  • With a host of historic cities and plenty of natural attractions, the UK has many highlights. London’s top sites include Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Elsewhere in England, the prehistoric rock formation at Stonehenge is a popular tourist attraction, whilst Bath, Bristol, Liverpool and Oxford are popular tourist destinations. Wales is known for its natural beauty, most notably Mount Snowdon, which is the UK’s second-highest peak, and its eponymous national park. Scotland is also famous for the great outdoors, including the Highlands, which include Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, and Loch Ness, the supposed home of the Loch Ness Monster. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are also very popular, with the former boasting a historic castle and an annual comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. For Northern Ireland’s top things to see, please see the Ireland page. 

  • The United Kingdom uses the pound (officially the pound sterling). The pound’s symbol is £, and it is informally known as a ‘quid’.

  • Traditional dishes in the UK include fish and chips, the full English breakfast, roast dinner, shepherd's pie and haggis in Scotland. That being said, however, in all major cities and most towns, international restaurants, especially Indian, Chinese, Thai and Turkish, are plentiful. 

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