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<p>Venture into the land of royalty and majesty, knights and castles, where iconic cities mix with quaint countryside, and all the land is steeped in famous folklore. Powerful oceans rush against cliffs, serene beaches grace the coastline, green hills roll along the horizon, and its beauty, like its history, is never far from reach.</p>

Venture into the land of royalty and majesty, knights and castles, where iconic...

Venture into the land of royalty and majesty, knights and castles, where iconic cities mix with quaint countryside, and all the land is steeped in famous folklore. Powerful oceans rush against cliffs, serene beaches grace the coastline, green hills roll along the horizon, and its beauty, like its history, is never far from reach.

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View of the village Painswick and surrounding countryside in the Cotswolds
Signature Tour of England and Scotland's Comforting Charms

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,465

Epic history, grand landscapes, and charming villages will take center stage during your 14-day luxury tour of England and Scotland. Castles, palaces, mysteries, and luxuries will bring to light the allure of iconic sites while uncovering hidden character. Designed for 2022, this sample itinerary ranges from the White Cliffs of Dover to Edinburgh’s cobbled lanes, charming thatched-roof cottages, and stunning palaces, each brimming with timeless drama and endless prestige.

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The Tower Bridge at sunrise in London
The Grand Tour of Great Britain

22 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,577

If the United Kingdom was a book, those who visit London only read a page, and this 22-day tour of England, Scotland, and Wales is designed to give you an up-close and personal look at each land you visit. This vacation ensures that you will enjoy the entire story of this magnificent country. At each destination, a blend of leisure and active exploration will provide you with a balanced and well-rounded experience.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, residence of the Queen in Edinburgh.
Inspiring Journey of Northern UK: Scottish Discoveries

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,285

There is no shortage of historic sights and natural beauty on this 11-day tour of Scotland and Northern England. As you make your war from the bustle of Edinburgh to the National Parks of England, you will be immersed in the splendor, culture, heritage, and history for which England is known. Throughout your travels, you will enjoy what is best about each region you visit.

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The headland at Cape Cornwall in England
Simply Splendid Southern England Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Southern England has long enjoyed a special hold on the imagination and attention of travelers, and this 10-day tour along England's southern coast has been handcrafted for those searching for great food, excellent views, and abundant history. This tour allows you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of England, making sure that no stone goes unturned by the time of your departure.

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Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, UK
Wonderful Wales: Unique UK Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,910

Western Britain suffers from no shortage of natural beauty, and this 13-day tour of the scenic coastlines, breathtaking views, and charming communities of Wales and Western England will capture your heart and inspire your imagination. From the Cotswold hills to the award-winning beaches of Pembrokeshire, this tour provides a balanced pace to your active explorations.

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Cairngorms National Park in Scotland
Essence of the Scottish Highlands: Nature and Distilleries

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,505

Long a land of myth and legend, the Scottish highlands are known to inspire the imagination, and this 9-day tour of the many national parks and protected areas has been designed to introduce you to the charming culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Scotland. From Perthshire to the rugged peaks of the Nevis range, this tour will provide you with the utmost enjoyment while immersing you in the many splendors of Scotland.

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Sunset over Durdle Door on England's Jurassic Coast
England Jurassic Family Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

England's history stretches from the surreal to the unreal, fascinating children with tales that defy the imagination. This unique family tour provides an inspiring journey through the paradigms, from fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast to exclusive medieval castle tours, and Harry Potter's Hogwarts to rural England's Shakespeare. Split across London, the Cotswolds, and the stunning Dorset beaches, it's 12-days spent revealing the family-focused side of England's past.

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London Tower Bridge over the Thames River
Historical Exploration Tour of Southern England

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Southern England has long presented visitors with a stunning array of historical sights and UNESCO-listed attractions, but this 12-day tour of Devon, Cornwall, Kent, and Sussex will present each destination and its enticing gastronomic scene. As you savor the foodie tours, cheese tastings, and wine samplings of this vacation, you will experience a side of English cuisine that is missed by those that never venture away from the traditional pub fare.

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Afternoon tea in London, England
5 Star London Vacation

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,910

From high tea to strolling Hyde Park to a Saturday afternoon at Harrods, London is a place built for style, class and luxury. Personally guided tours and evenings at a five-star hotel, scrumptious food, high-end shopping, even an excursion to the countryside: if you’ve ever wanted to do London like royalty, this is the trip for you.

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Highclere Castle, England
The Downton Abbey Movie Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

The world of Lord and Lady Grantham will burst into life during your handcrafted tour of England, which is inspired by the upcoming Downton Abbey film and the series most beloved characters. Experience the grandeur and the elegance of the British aristocracy of the 1920s as the Granthams prepared to welcome the King and Queen to Downton in the 1927 setting of the film. Travel through London to follow the life of the royals, and then step into etiquette lessons in connection to the strict guidelines of Mr. Carson before discovering recipes in which Mrs. Patmore would delight. From savoring your time at Highclere Castle to relishing the real-life tiara of Princess Mary’s that is on display at Harewood House, your custom-tailored tour drops you into the world of 1927 England as you explore the film locations of Downton Abbey.

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Princes street gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland
Best of the British Isles Vacation Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,545

From the far western coast of Ireland to the islands fringing the Scottish West, from the shores of the sea in Wales to the banks of the Channel in Dover, the British Isles are a destination unlike anywhere else on earth as you will soon discover them on this unique best of the British Isles vacation tour.

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Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England
Luxury Tour of Yorkshire: A Timeless Journey Through Bucolic Splendor

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,090

Immerse yourself in the bucolic splendor of rural England. Yorkshire provides a timeless journey through quaint traditions and gloriously green landscapes, taking you from Victorian market towns to Roman cities, stately homes to colorful fishing villages. For these nine days, you enter an iconic canvas, lost amidst a land where almost everything feels frozen in time. On this Yorkshire tour, expect to see an unseen side of England, one that fulfills many of its rustic and charming preconceptions.

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Shakespeare Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,180

There is only one Shakespeare, only one man who could create King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, only man who could so skillfully blend theatre and poetry, only one man who could mix high drama and popular comedy. Yes, there is truly only one Shakespeare, and like the Bard himself, this unforgettable tour is undeniably one-of-a-kind.

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Manchester United VIP Tour

6 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,065

The stands filled with screaming supporters and the verdant green of a perfectly-manicured pitch, the songs and chants that drive the rhythm of a fiercely competitive match, the rippling red of an irresistible United attack and the classic white kits of England’s national squad: this is the dream vacation for every diehard fan of the beautiful game.

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UK Wilderness Walking Tour: The Knoydart Peninsula

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

From the rise of An Sgurr to the battlements of Kinloch Castle, from the clouds over Inverie to the sunset over the Isle of Skye, the far west of Scotland is a place filled with a beauty all its own. So if you’re looking for an outdoor vacation that is truly unique, the Knoydart Peninsula is the place for you.

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London, Amsterdam, Paris Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,273

Classic European cities can conjure images of strong castles and historic ramparts. Vibrant paintings hang on museum walls and display textured masterpieces created by unforgettable artists remembered for their work and their unique histories. From narrow cobblestone streets lining winding canals to wide avenues shaded by emerald trees, your hand tailored London, Amsterdam, and Paris tour will take you to these capitals, each of which expanded their culture across the globe and collected countless wonders in return.

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England & Ireland Independent Travel Package

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,875

Westminster to West Ireland, the cathedral of St. Paul’s to the sanctuary of County Kerry, English tea and Irish beer and many else besides, you’ll love your trip to these two nations who have had such a mark on the world. From St. George to St. Patrick, everything worth revering can be found right here.

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Dublin & London Tour Including Wicklow, Cork & Kerry

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,387

Two capitals of two legendary nations, each with their own attractions, their own energy and their own charms, Dublin and London offer the pinnacle experiences of urban life. Their gloriously unique and uniquely glorious histories have so much to recommend them, it’s impossible to choose just one. So why should you?

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Relish the glitz, the glamour, the dazzling drama, the fairy-tale castle and fabulous Jazz Age entertainment. To truly experience Downton Abbey is to be magically drawn into another world. This tour immerses you in the lavish setting and fascinating historical details of Season 4. Fantasy and reality converge during your visits to the filming locations in London, Highclere Castle and “Downton” village. Channel the spirit of Downton Abbey as you stroll around London, visit country manors, enjoy elegant meals, sip afternoon tea and luxuriate in refinement.

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Family Vacation Tour to England & Scotland

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,648

Nothing is more enrapturing than a story filled with kings and queens, knights and battles, as you will experience on this 11-day England and Scotland family tour. Castles stand against imposing cliffs and look out to the sea. Palaces are filled with unimaginable luxuries, from crystal chandeliers to gold-trimmed windows. From the myths of Stonehenge to the fictions of Edinburgh, your family will be enchanted by an endless.

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Luxury Vacation: England, Scotland & Ireland

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Hallowed halls and boisterous bars, Scotch-Irish brogues and the aristocratic lilt of Shakespearean England, England, Scotland, and Ireland are filled with the sights and sounds that remind you of a different, nobler past. Whether you’ve been searching for medieval castles or modern luxury, the whispers of the past or the songs of the present, search no more: it’s all right here.

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Christmas in England Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

Picture the perfect Christmas scene: the air filled with the strains of your favorite carol and the silent dance of falling snow, the smells of hot cider and apple pie rising to your nose, the undeniable feeling of lightness and joy that heralds the coming of the season. If these are your Christmas memories, then this is your Christmas in England vacation.

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Amazing Scotland Tour: Charming City to Wild Highlights

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,135

There is no shortage of raw beauty and outdoor recreation in the coastal communities and highlands of Scotland, and this 13-day tour of both regions has been designed to provide plenty of both so that you can bask in the ambient charm of this unique corner of the UK. This tour will lead you from the capital of Edinburgh to the Firth of Moray in addition to making sure that you get a healthy dose of Scotland's culture, heritage, and history along the way.

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Castles and Legends: 2 Weeks in England

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,365

In this 2-week best of England tour you will explore the fantastical world hidden in charming cities and the countryside. England conjures legends of King Arthur and famous castles, enchanting villages with thatched-roof cottages and reflective lakes nestled into the foothills of rolling mountains. Roman ruins continue to decorate hillsides. Mysterious stone circles are set with a curious presence. Stained glass windows brighten cathedrals. Whether roaming through London or discovering the opulence of Blenheim Palace, the true beauty of England, from its past to its present, is inspiring.

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Custom UK Tours In 3 Simple Steps

  1. 1

    Describe your dream UK vacation.

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    We match you with top UK travel specialists who compete to plan your trip.

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    Book your customized tour when you're satisfied.

Travel Tips for Your UK Trip
When is the best time to visit the UK?

July and August are the peak season to visit with long summer days and busy crowds, but April to June and September to October are the best times to visit the UK.

While these months are perfect for visiting popular spots and beyond in Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is an exciting place to visit in summer and winter as well.

Whether interested in visiting the festive English winter villages or golfing along the coastline of Northern Ireland, our guide to the best time to visit the United Kingdom can help you find the right time of year for your trip.

Where should I visit in the UK?

From London to Edinburgh, Scotland to Northern Ireland, the best places to visit in the UK combine beauty, charm, and history. Here are a few of our favorites you should consider for your trip:

  • London, England: As one of the most famous cities in the world, London combines over a millennium of history with modern trends featured in art galleries or iconic castles, chic cafes and among lavish palaces and gardens.
  • Scottish Highlands, Scotland: The rugged collection of green hills, moody lochs, and surreal rock formations add to the historic drama of the castles and towns.
  • Snowdonia, Wales: The stunning countryside offers mountains, parks, and lakes. Find impressive castles, Celtic shrines, and folklore intermingling with modernity along the country trails.
  • The Giant’s Causeway, Ireland: Actively follow in the footsteps of giants as columns of rocks skip and spill over the water and touch the cliffside for scenic views, impressive legends, and unforgettable adventures.
What should I do in the UK?

Whether eager to tour ancient collections in an iconic museum or take a scenic train through the Scottish countryside, here are a few of our top things to do in the UK:

  • Visit incredible cultural heritage sites, including castles and karsts, cathedrals and monuments
  • Taste the delicious flavors found in the Scottish and Irish whiskeys during guided tours focused on the subtleties, delicacies, and histories of each sample
  • Explore the stunning countryside by foot or bicycle to reach quiet villages or secluded viewpoints
  • Enjoy a boat ride across the peaceful and glassy lakes around the United Kingdom
  • Take part in scenic train rides around the United Kingdom, including the famous Jacobite Steam Train and the St Ives Bay Line
What should I see in the UK?

Whether visiting with family or looking for a romantic escape, there are plenty of things to see during your trip to the UK. Here are a number of our favorites to explore:

  • The British Museum, England
  • The Tower of London, England
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Scott Monument, Scotland
  • Stirling Castle, Scotland
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland
  • Six Bells Minter’s Memorial, Wales
  • Machynlleth Town Clock, Wales
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Cunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
How many castles are in the UK?

The UK has approximately 4,000 castles, giving you a wide variety of palaces, strongholds, and fortresses to discover as you explore local history.

Here are some of the best castles in the UK to visit on your trip:

  • Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
  • Stirling Castle, Scotland
  • Windsor Castle, England
  • Warwick Castle, England
  • Penrhyn Castle, Wales
  • Conway Castle, Wales
  • Donegal Castle, Northern Ireland
What are your most popular UK itineraries?

Discover the United Kingdom, whether on a scenic train journey or when visiting the major cities, with our best UK itineraries. Here are three of our most popular trips that can be customized with the help of our travel specialists to create your very own tour of the UK:

Wonderful Wales: Unique UK Tour focuses on the endless charm of the countryside as you travel the scenic paths and cobblestone lanes from the Cotswolds to Snowdonia, Bath to Machynlleth.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to the UK?

Explore more information and inspiration in our UK travel guide.

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