London's Big Ben Clock Tower from across the River Thames in London, England.
London's Big Ben Clock Tower from across the River Thames in London, England.

England Tours & Vacations

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In touch with quaint country lifestyles and booming metropolitan hubs, England contains gems to uncover for all travelers. With over 5,600 trips planned by our travel specialists to date, Zicasso is confident that you will have an itinerary designed perfectly to your preferences. Below are sample itineraries that will demonstrate what is possible from the mystical Stonehenge and proper tea ceremonies, to the cutting edge of western culture. To get more information on this engaging country, visit the England Travel Guide where you can explore helpful tips and inspiration to jumpstart your imagination.

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Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travelAny number of days.
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Cherry blossoms framing Edinburgh Castle.

The Grand Tour of Great Britain

22 Day Custom Tour

From $8,135

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Iconic red telephones booth outside of Big Ben.

Best of Legendary London One-Week Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $2,445

From Abbey Road to London Bridge, the capital of the United Kingdom enjoys a reputation that is much larger than the city itself, and this 7-day tour of London has been designed to help you reconcile this reputation with the reality of your visit. The distinct thrill of this reality will be revealed through day trips to Oxford and Cambridge, vintage trains rides, and an exploration of the headquarters of British soccer fandom.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Westminster Abbey in London, England

Best of England Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $2,445

From afternoon tea to “God Save the Queen,” England is a place unlike any other, filled with adventures waiting to be had and memories waiting to be made. And with private tours of the country’s best sights, from Westminster Abbey to the ruins of Stonehenge, you can be sure that this first visit to England will not be your last.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Conwy Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Wales, United Kingdom

England UNESCO World Heritage Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $4,545

England's World Heritage Sites evocatively represent the eras of world history: Jurassic fossils, neolithic mystery, Roman frontiers and spas, medieval pioneers, industrial innovators, and an inspiring list of architectural styles. This unique England UNESCO World Heritage tour reveals ­­16 UNESCO sites in 13 days, capturing the eclectic blend of heritage. Every day brings another inspiring monument from centuries past, revealing both historical England and the country's influence on the world.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Rock formations of Enys Dodman and the Armed Night in Cornwall, England

Southern England Explorer: 10-Day Countryside and Coastline

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,795

Wander from West Sussex to Cornwall on this inspiring 10-day English explorer vacation delving into the country’s rich history and leading travelers through its remarkable countryside and coastline. Tap into ancient Roman culture and heritage during tours of cathedrals and pilgrimage sites, relish medieval history at UNESCO World Heritage sites, and luxuriate in the lush gardens and sparkling beaches composing England’s iconic environment.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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London Tower over the Thames River.

Historical Exploration Tour of Southern England

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,195

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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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

From $6,505

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 2021, 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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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UNESCO World Heritage site Hadrian's Wall at sunset in Northumberland National Park, England, United Kingdom.

Northumbria Tour of England's Wild Land

11 Day Custom Tour

From $3,845

Indulge in the complexity and contradictions of the English wilderness during this 11-day luxury tour of England. Discover remote and rugged islands where puffins nest and wind around the iconic architecture of Norman castles and Gothic cathedrals. From monastic foundations and remote coastal trails to dramatic Roman walls and charming villages lost in time, you will have an immersive journey into England's inspiring and captivating wilds.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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The headland at Cape Cornwall.

Simply Splendid Southern England Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Somerset House ice rink during the winter in London, England.

English Christmas Tour: Majesty and Magic on Display

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

From the cozy charm of a Cotswolds farmhouse in the wintery countryside to the scarf-wearing and pint-hoisting hospitality of London, this 9-day tour of England at Christmas time will present you with an unforgettable experience of the holidays. England is an excellent choice of destinations no matter what time of year you visit, but nothing quite matches seeing this historic land during the peak of the holiday season.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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London Tower Bridge at night twilight

Boutique Romantic Tour of England

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,195

England's romantic landscape is a sensual patchwork of new experiences and iconic traditions. These 12 days helps reveal it all, enveloping you in a world of spa cities, opulent hotels, champagne picnics, and sublime architectural styles. From glamorous palaces to cute cottages, serene lakes to decadent cityscapes, this romantic tour of England loops around the finest boutique destinations in the country, offering a journey that's handcrafted just for two.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Buckingham Palace and the Queen's Garden in London, England.

Legendary London and Paris Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,145

Tailored for those seeking to discover the best of London and Paris, this 8-day tour highlights the reasons these destinations must be visited. Uncover the origins of Rome in London in addition to visiting its royal palaces and the English countryside. Savor authentic French cuisine and make memories within France's fabled heritage sites of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Historic Castles of England Tour: Discover & Stay

9 Day Custom Tour

From$3,145

Castles evocatively dapple the English landscape. And with this handcrafted itinerary, you don't merely visit them. You spend each night immersed in their ancient splendor, basking in the luxury of their royal past. On this England castle tour, you sleep in six different castles; each handpicked to reflect a different architectural era and opulent style. On the way, you stop at an eclectic mix of England's premier attractions and connect the centuries with effortless ease.

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Family Getaway Vacation to England, France & Italy

13 Day Custom Tour

From$3,895

Family time is as precious as gold, which makes custom family vacations priceless. Your custom tailored family vacation to England, France, and Italy offers you marvels of which the entire family will enjoy, from the storybook villages of the French countryside to the trotting horses along the lush plateau of the Swiss Alps. Castles overlook the historic waterways in London. Bakeries and boutique shops line the wide avenues of Paris. Renaissance statues decorate the public squares of Florence. Hike along the Mediterranean coast and create everlasting memories that the entire family will treasure for a lifetime.

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Highlights of Britain and Ireland Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,745

Your custom-tailored highlights of Britain and Ireland tour takes you on a journey through the British Isles and Ireland, showing you their interconnected, yet diverse histories, from Celtic mythology to Roman ruins, English kings to treasured scenery. The sunlight shines through stories etched into the colorful stained glass windows decorating York’s historic abbey. An imposing castle stands atop a cliff overlooking Edinburgh. Images of the Titanic fill the harbor at Belfast. Whispered histories continue to drift through the marbled halls of Trinity College in Dublin. The historic centers of Cardiff embrace the modern architecture of the city’s edges.

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Timeless England Tour: A Journey Through the Eras

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

So much of England feels frozen in time, charming destinations revealing the postcard-perfect images of eclectic eras. This luxury 10-day England tour itinerary connects these jigsaw pieces of the past, immersing you in everything from Neolithic wonder to medieval charm, Georgian beauty to Roman remains. Along the way, there's a complete sense of England's iconic countryside, plus glamorous stops that discover regal opulence. Seductive and sublime, this is a tour of England's untouched history.

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Quintessential English Tour of Indulgence: London, Bath, Canterbury

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,495

Afternoon tea in luxurious hotels, spas surrounded by Georgian architecture, palaces delighting in their grandeur; it can only be England and its famous indulgence. This 10-day luxury England tour takes you on a journey from royal history to contemporary luxury, boutique dining to rural English excess. At every turn, you can't help thinking that this is England, a country bathed in traditions and a place where opulence and heritage always come hand in hand.

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Literary Legends of England & Ireland Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,745

Celebrating some of the world's greatest literary figures, this unique tour takes you on a journey from Shakespeare to Samuel Johnson, Tolkien to Oscar Wilde. Discover Dickens' London and Joyce's Dublin, explore the inspiration for seminal works and breathe in the hallowed scent of ancient libraries. You'll visit the locations that have captured the imagination of millions around the world. Except you're not reading. You're seeing them in private on exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.

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Battlefields and World War Tribute Tour: England & France

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,115

Southern England and Northern France are covered in the poignant reminders of the two world wars, from historic beaches to shell-battered bunkers, resonant memorials to legendary aircraft. On this guided itinerary, an expert historian unveils all the history, taking you on an illuminating journey that's away from any tourist trail. Part tribute and part celebration, these ten days uncover the legends from the Allied story and the locations that will always honor their memory.

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England & Scotland Heritage Tour: Retracing Ancestral Lands

11 Day Custom Tour

From$3,570

Kings and queens, battles and artwork, forests and mountains, museums and pubs all fill the histories of England and Scotland. Imagine the cobblestone streets of London, the central dramatic edifice of Edinburgh Castle, and the thatched roof cottages of Grasmere village. Roman walls outline the ancient city center of Chester, and Hadrian’s Wall demarcated the Roman territories from the north. Your England and Scotland heritage tour is hand tailored to show you the proud heritage of these grand countries, taking you beyond the House of Parliament and the Scottish Crown Jewels, into the majesty of English countryside all the way to the Scottish Highlands.

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Royal Opera & Theater of England Tour: Private Recitals, Sublime Performances

14 Day Custom Tour

From$4,895

England captivates with its classical tones, Shakespeare's plays echoing from outdoor theaters and opera houses revealing the world's finest. This handcrafted England tour of operas and theaters takes you behind the scenes to private recitals, hidden history, and sublime performances. With music as the focus, you tour the iconic destinations of Southern England, enjoying spectacular evenings in eternal venues such as the Royal Opera House. Resonant and atmospheric, every day is a live highlight.

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London and Countryside of England Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,795

Shakespearean sonnets whisper historical romances along the banks of the River Thames. Treasured artwork spans the lengths of neoclassical buildings. Charming canals wind through enchanting cities, where locals glide along the water on shallow boats. Marketplaces brim with vintage wares and artisan cheeses. Your custom London and countryside of England tour showcases the splendor of historic architecture and mystical landscapes, noble palaces and Roman ruins. Visit enchanting traditional country villages and captivating urban neighborhoods offering iconic glimpses into the everyday life of past and present England.

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The Downton Abbey Movie Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

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.

Note: DOWNTON ABBEY is a trademark of Carnival Film & Television Limited, Focus Features, and Perfect World Pictures and/or its affiliates. Neither "The Downton Movie Tour" nor this website is in any way affiliated with, related to or authorized by Carnival Film, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures nor any officially licensed or authorized DOWNTON ABBEY tours or other goods or services.

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The Glamorous James Bond Tour of England

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,795

Brush off the tuxedo, travel at high speeds, and journey into the 007 world of London. James Bond travels in style, and this James Bond tour of England celebrates his glamorous adventures: drive an Aston Martin, sip martinis in iconic hotels, tick off the movie filming locations, and reenact the epic duels of England's greatest movie series. From the Goldfinger ballroom to the casino in Dr. No, this is not merely a sightseeing experience: it's a chance to live it up in London, James Bond style.

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More Information About Travel to England
England Travel Guide
Gardens at Buckingham Palace in London, England
England Travel Guide

Remarkably different, yet both recognizable, attractions such as Stonehenge and Buckingham Palace demonstrate the vast array of experiences to be had in England.

As you explore the options for your custom vacation, utilize the England Travel Guide from Zicasso to get exciting inspiration and unrivaled information.

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Best Time to Visit England
Sunrise over Seven Sisters chalk cliffs in East Sussex, England
Best Time to Visit England

The best time to visit England reflects the natural and cultural majesty that sweeps from the coastal cliffs to the northern lakes. England feels both modern and historic, blending the beauty of preserved architecture with the practical streets of daily life, inspiring castles to enticing vineyards. With traditional pubs and remarkable museums, familiar foods, and surprising surf, the following information provides a helpful guide to the best time to visit so you can enjoy the many sides of England.

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How to Plan a Trip to England: Frequently Asked Questions
Sheep on hillside at Cotswold village, Chipping Campden in England, with Gothic architecture in the background
How to Plan a Trip to England: Frequently Asked Questions

A tiny island spreading its influence through everything from Shakespeare to the Beatles, England has oozed heritage for ages and these are often the most frequently asked questions from travelers eager to experience and explore quintessential England.

From eating cupcakes in the cultivated gardens of a stately manor house to visiting gothic cathedrals and fairytale streets in cobblestone villages, wandering along broad beaches with a packet of fish and chips to the lights of Big Ben, here is the information you need to plan your perfect England trip.

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Top 10 Things to Do In England
Castle Combe, village in the Cotswolds
Top 10 Things to Do In England

The enchanting and eccentric ambiance of England provides an endless number of things to do, with each new activity providing perspective of the culture, history, and scenery. 

With the promise of rolling hills and glistening lakes, vibrant market towns and iconic city sights, England can immerse you in a world unlike anywhere else.

From Harry Potter to Charles Dickens, museums to castles, the Beatles and more, the following information can help you navigate the essential things to do in England.

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Top 8 Must-See Places in England
Bath, England
Top 8 Must-See Places in England

Rolling green hills, charming gardens, and dramatic medieval towers capture the intensity and charm of England’s must-see destinations during your trip. 

With elegant lakes glistening against the edging plateaus, museums representing a collection of civilizations’ most prized wonders, and remarkable heritage that feeds into the contemporary culture, you can experience the exciting diversity and renowned history from London to York.

As you plan your trip, here are recommendations for the destinations that best illustrate the variety and charm of England.

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Top 6 Things to Do in London with Kids
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Top 6 Things to Do in London with Kids

London is a fascinating world of majesty and wonders for the entire family, with plenty of things to do for kids of all ages. 

With an effortless blend of cultural history and modern life, you can spend your time enjoying the current culture or immersing yourself in the past. Combine interactive education with inspiring excursions and fun activities with hidden insights. 

Our recommendations for the best family-friendly things to do in London will provide you with the right blend of ideas to inspire your next trip.

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