Day 1

Arrival in London - Winchester - Stonehenge - Salisbury  - overnight in Bournemouth

Your group is met at the airport by our expert guide and taken by coach to Winchester to visit the medieval cathedral. Then on to mystical, 5,000 year-old Stonehenge, the most famous megalithic monument in England. The day ends with a visit to lovely Salisbury and its gothic St Mary’s cathedral.

Day 1

Arrive in Dublin - overnight in Westport

Your group is met at the airport by a local guide and taken across country by coach to the beautiful coastal town of Westport in County Mayo. There's time to explore this elegant Georgian town and take in the views. 

Day 1

Arrive in Edinburgh - overnight in Edinburgh

Your group is met at the airport by a local guide and transferred to a hotel by coach.

Day 1

Arrival in London - Cardiff - overnight in Cardiff

Your group is met at the airport by a local guide and taken by coach to the Welsh capital - Cardiff. 

Day 1

Arrival in London - Panoramic tour  - overnight in London

Your group is met at the airport by our expert guide and taken by coach for a panoramic tour of England's vibrant capital city, London. Famous landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus. Welcome dinner in a traditional London pub.

Day 1

Arrival in London - Panoramic tour - overnight in London

Your group is met at the airport by our expert guide and taken by coach for a panoramic tour of London - England's capital city.  Famous landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus.  Later, there is a welcome dinner in a traditional London pub.

Art & Architecture
  • British Architecture & Design
  • John Constable’s England
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Day 1

Arrive in Edinburgh - overnight in Edinburgh area

The capital city of Scotland since the 15th century, beautiful Edinburgh has many historic buildings including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, St Giles Cathedral plus the 'Old Town & 'New Town' UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every August the city hosts the largest annual international arts festival in the world.

Film

Film buffs will enjoy exploring London's memorable film locations – from pretty Notting Hill to gritty Paddington Station, and magical Harry Potter to thrilling James Bond.

Premiership Football

The Barclays Premier League is the most watched in the world and a major draw for visitors to the UK. We create tour packages that provide a football experience to remember – including match tickets for key fixtures, accommodation and extra services such as behind-the-scenes stadium tours for famous clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. 

Marathons

Marathon tourism is becoming ever more popular and we have experience of handling the specialist needs of running groups for a selection of marathons including London, Edinburgh and Berlin. A full range of bespoke services are available including special dietary requirements pre race, transport and accommodation.

Musical

No visit to London is complete without taking in a dazzling musical in a West End theatre such as The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Les Misérables, Wicked, and many more. Packages can include dinner and a backstage theatre tour.

Day 2

Edinburgh - overnight in Edinburgh area

Iconic, historic landmarks, the Forth Bridges tower over the turbulent waters of the Firth of Forth, just 9 miles west of Edinburgh. The Forth Rail Bridge (built in 1890) had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world. A second road bridge, the Queensferry Crossing is currently under construction.

Day 2

Westminster Abbey - Thames Cruise - Tower of London - overnight in London

A full day sightseeing starting at Westminster Abbey, a medieval architectural masterpiece and the setting for every Coronation since 1066. Then a Cruise on the Thames to see  such iconic sights as the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Finally a trip to the famous Tower of London – royal palace, prison and execution place for Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, and many more.

Day 2

London - Westminster Abbey - Tower of London - Show - overnight in London

A day of sightseeing including Westminster Abbey, the magnificent setting for every Coronation since 1066, and the Tower of London - royal palace, prison and execution place for Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, and many more. Followed by dinner and a West End show.

Day 2

Cardiff - Cardiff Castle - St Fagans National History Museum - overnight in Cardiff

A full day sightseeing tour of Cardiff, including Cardiff Castle, which spans 2,000 years of history and a visit to St Fagans National History Museum, one of Europe’s most outstanding open air museums, to see how the people of Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the centuries. Some of the interiors were used as locations for the recent BBC period drama Poldark.

Day 2

Edinburgh -  Edinburgh Castle -  Malleny Gardens - overnight in Edinburgh

A full day exploring historic Edinburgh, from the medieval 'Old Town', including the famous Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, to the elegant squares and shopping streets of the 18th century 'New Town'.  Also included is a visit to the hidden treasure of Malleny Garden, a three-acre walled garden surrounded by woodland.

Day 2

Kylemore Abbey - Clifden - overnight in Galway

Heading south, the first stop is the Benedictine monastery, Kylemore Abbey, to explore the restored interiors, the walled garden and Gothic church. The tour continues along the wild Atlantic coast to the charming village of Clifden – famous for being chosen by Marconi as the site of his first high power transatlantic wireless telegraphy station in the early 1900s.

Day 2

Bournemouth - Abbotsbury - Dartmoor - overnight in Plymouth

After sampling the sea air in Bournemouth the tour heads west to the quaint village of  Abbotsbury, famous for its swannery and suptropical gardens. Then on to the Roman walled city of Exeter, to explore the glorious cathedral and medieval cellar vault, and a scenic drive across Dartmoor National Park.

Gardens
  • Great Irish & English Gardens
  • Colourful Gardens of Kent
  • Scotland’s Garden Treasures
Day 3

Plymouth - Polperro - Lost Gardens of Heligan - Lanhydrock Gardens - overnight in Plymouth

First stop is the picturesque fishing village Polperro with its cute cottages and narrow streets. Then on to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most mysterious estates in England, and the beautiful Victorian Lanhydrock Gardens which include one of the most stunning cottages in Cornwall.

Day 3

Cliffs of Moher - Ennistymon - overnight in Tralee

Continuing south, the tour arrives at the famous and spectacular Cliffs of Moher -  215 metres high and seven kilometres long. There are seabird colonies to watch as well as great views of the Aran Islands and the Connemara Mountains. The many traditional Irish pubs in the market town of Ennistymon make this a popular spot for lunch.

Day 3

Edinburgh - Fife - Falkland Palace -  Kellie Castle - Dunnottar Castle - overnight in Aberdeen

A day of palaces and castles. First to Falkland Palace, built by King James V in 1539, which has the oldest gardens in Britain. Then on to medieval Kellie Castle, with its beautiful Arts & Crafts garden, and on to Aberdeen via the spectacular ruins of Dunnottar Castle which rise 50 metres above the sea below. 

Day 3

Cardiff - Castell Coch - Brecon Beacons National Park - Brecon - overnight in Cardiff

North to Castell Coch (Red Castle) - a romantic folly perched on vertical cliffs and surrounded by dark, wooded glades, complete with a fully operational drawbridge. Then on  to the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in mid-Wales and the picturesque market town of Brecon.  

Day 3

London - Harrods - overnight in London

The day starts with a full English breakfast in the sumptuous and traditional setting of the Georgian Restaurant at one of the most famous department stores in world, Harrods. The group is then at leisure to work off the calories with some serious shopping in Knightsbridge and self-guided sightseeing for the rest of the day.

Day 3

Windsor Castle - overnight in London

A morning excursion to Windsor in Berkshire to visit famous Windsor Castle -  one of the three official residences of the Queen. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. It has been home to the kings and queens of England for more than 900 years. The tour returns to central London for shopping and sightseeing.

Literature
  • William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and London
  • Ireland’s Great Writers
  • Literary England
Day 3

Scottish Borders - Melrose Abbey - overnight in Edinburgh area

Melrose Abbey is the most famous ruin in Scotland, known for its superbly carved decorative details and as the burial place for Robert the Bruce's heart. A Cistercian abbey founded by King David I in 1136, it was destroyed by an English army in 1385 but rebuilt in the early 15th century. 

Maritime

A cruise on the Thames to historic Greenwich (birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I) is an excellent way of discovering London's interesting maritime past.  Attractions include the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College, and beautiful Greenwich Park.

Rugby

From the RBS Six Nations to the excitement of the Rugby World Cup in 2015, we can provide rugby fans with a trip to remember. With accommodation available around key fixtures across the UK & Ireland, we can also provide pre and post match tours plus entertainment and dining in a range of venues. 

Cricket

We organise tours to take in county and international test cricket matches, including special events such as the  2015 Ashes series between England and Australia. We offer a range of services including accommodation and pre and post tours to allow fans to make the most of their trip to the UK.

Religion
  • Catholic Ireland
  • Anglican England
  • Scotland's Ancient Celtic Sites
Experience

Enjoy the best views of London from the recently rebranded Coca Cola London Eye; London's highest viewing platform at the top of Western Europe's tallest building The Shard and glide along the Thames

Day 4

Loch Lomond - Glencoe - overnight in Fort William area

The site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan by the soldiers of King William, the dramatic and beautiful valley of Glencoe is one of the most hauntingly picturesque sites in Scotland. Its steep mountains – home to red deer, wildcat, golden eagle and rare plants – offer superb walking and climbing. This spectacular landscape featured in the James Bond film Skyfall. 

Day 4

Paris - Panoramic tour  - Tour Montparnasse  - overnight in Paris

Transfer to St Pancras Station for the Eurostar train to the romantic city of Paris. A local guide will escort the group on a panoramic city tour including landmarks such as the Place de le Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. The viewing platform at Tour Montparnasse provides a magnificent view over Paris.

Day 4

Stonehenge - Salisbury -  overnight in Bath

The tour heads west to explore the fascinating prehistoric site of Stonehenge - the famous 5,000 year-old megalithic monument. Then on to picturesque Salisbury, for some free time for lunch, shopping, and a visit to the beautiful 13th century Salisbury Cathedral.                      

Day 4

Cardiff - Caerphilly Castle - St Davids - overnight in Pembrokeshire

First stop is 13th century Caerphilly Castle, one of the largest castles in the UK, with elaborate water defences. Then on to the spiritual home of Wales, St Davids - the smallest city in Britain by virtue of its famous awe-inspiring Cathedral. St David is the patron saint of Wales and his death is celebrated on 1st March every year.

Day 4

Aberdeen -  Duthie Park - Pitmedden Gardens - Fyvie Castle - overnight in Aberdeen

The day begins with a tour of Aberdeen, also known as the granite city. Plant lovers will delight in a visit to Duthie Park and its Winter Gardens, Europe's largest covered display of roses. Then on to Fyvie Castle, the grandest example of Scottish baronial architecture dating back to the 13th century. 

Day 4

Ring of Kerry - Valentia Island - overnight in Tralee/Killarney area

Stunning scenery with wind-swept cliffs, still lakes, hidden valleys and craggy mountains combine with quaint villages and towns to create Ireland's most popular drive – the 179-kilometre Ring of Kerry which begins and ends at Killarney.  The tour includes a visit to Valentia island and the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.

Day 4

Plymouth - St Michael's Mount - Land's End - St Ives - overnight in Plymouth

A full day exploring the western edge of Cornwall's beautiful and dramatic coastline, with its history of shipwrecks and smuggling. First to St Michael’s Mount with its historic castle, then on to pretty St Ives and the most western point of the England, Land's End, and a chance to enjoy a traditional “Cream Tea” of scones, jam, clotted cream and a cup of tea.

Day 5

Plymouth - Glastonbury Abbey - overnight in Bristol

After a scenic drive across Dartmoor National Park, the tour heads to Glastonbury in Somerset and a visit to the atmospheric ruins of 7th century Glastonbury Abbey - alleged resting place for King Arthur. Then to the unspoilt market town of Wells at the foot of the rolling Mendip Hills, to explore the beautiful 13th century Gothic cathedral.

Day 5

Cobh - overnight in Cork

The tour continues on to the southern coast of Ireland and the port town of Cobh (Cork), which has a rich maritime history. At the Queenstown Story Heritage Centre, the moving history of mass emigration of Irish people to America is told. And it was from here that RMS Titanic departed on its doomed journey to New York in 1912. 

Day 5

Crathes Castle -  Whisky distillery - overnight in Inverness

The remarkable interiors and collection of Scottish furniture of the 16th century Crathes Castle are well matched by its famous walled garden containing eight separate gardens designed with different colours. A visit to a Speyside whisky distillery to sample the   region's famous 'water of life' is the perfect end to the day. 

Day 5

Cardigan - Swallow Falls - Bodnant Gardens - overnight in North Wales

A full day's drive to mountainous north Wales with stops en-route in the beautiful coastal town of Cardigan, Swallow Falls, and finally one of the finest gardens in Wales, Bodnant Gardens, known for its lily ponds and stunning views of Snowdonia National Park. 

Day 5

Bath - Royal Crescent - Roman Baths - overnight in Bath

Bath's Georgian charm is sure to impress Jane Austen fans. Highlights include the magnificent Royal Crescent as well as the fascinating Roman Baths complex and the Pump Room, where the local mineral waters can be sampled. Free time in the afternoon.

Day 5

Louvre Museum - Notre Dame Cathedral - overnight in Paris

Full day sightseeing in Paris, including the Louvre Museum which houses some of the world's most prestigious works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo. Then on to the stunning 13th century Notre Dame Cathedral - one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. 

TV & Film
  • Ultimate Harry Potter Adventure
  • The World of Downton Abbey
  • Discover Game of Thrones
Day 5

Glenfinnan Monument & Viaduct - overnight in  Fort William area

Instantly recognisable from the ‘Harry Potter’ films, and overlooking superb Highland scenery and Loch Shiel, the spectacular Victorian Glenfinnan railway viaduct has 21 arches and a maximum height of 30 metres. The Glenfinnan Monument, erected in 1815, marks the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745 and pays tribute to the clansmen who died for the Jacobite cause.

Shopping

London has some of Europe's biggest and best shopping areas with iconic locations such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street - home to Selfridges, Liberty and Hamleys, and famous designer brands.  Other must-see areas include Knightsbridge and The King's Road in Chelsea. 

Royal

The pomp and pageantry of England's royal history can be explored at royal residences in London (Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, St James's Palace) as well as Hampton Court Palace just outside the city, and the Queen's official residence at Windsor Castle.

Day 6

Eilean Donan Castle  - overnight in Kyle of Lochalsh

Scotland’s most photographed castle, Eilean Donan is completely surrounded by water with just a footbridge connecting the island to the mainland. Picturesque Eilean Donan  castle dates back to 1214 and has been the setting for many films, such as Highlander. In 1719, it was garrisoned by Jacobite troops and was blown up by the English. Now completely restored it displays fine furniture and paintings.

World War History
  • WW1 Battlefields of Europe
  • In the footsteps of Churchill
  • D-Day, Normandy and WW1 Battlefields  
Day 6

Palace of Versailles - overnight in Paris

The opulent Palace of Versailles was the centre of power in France from 1682 until the French royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789 as the French Revolution began. Highlights include the glittering Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty that ended World War I was signed, The King’s State Apartments, and the beautiful formal gardens.

Day 6

Cotswolds - overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon

A relaxing full day touring the Cotswolds, famous for picturesque cottages and lovely English countryside. Stops include the quaint villages of Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the Wold and Chipping Campden. Then on to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Day 6

Ffestiniog Railway - Llechwedd Slate Caverns - Portmerion - overnight in North Wales

A day of sightseeing in dramatic Snowdonia, including a visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog and a scenic ride on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog Harbour. The day concludes with a visit to the colourful fantasy village of Portmerion.

Day 6

Inverness -  Loch Ness - Urqurhart Castle -  Glencoe - Loch Lomond -  overnight in Glasgow

A fascinating tour of Inverness, the ancient capital of the Highlands, is followed by a trip into the stunning natural beauty of Scotland's lakes and valleys. At Loch Ness there's a chance to spot its famous inhabitant, the Loch Ness Monster, and explore the ruins of nearby Urqurhart Castle. Then a drive through the dramatic valley of Glencoe, where the MacDonald clan were massacred by King William's soldiers in 1692.  And on to Glasgow via the lovely mountain scenery of Loch Lomond National Park.

Day 6

Cork - Blarney Castle - overnight in Dublin

From Cork the tour returns to the east coast. En route, there's a visit to Blarney Castle and a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, or the Stone of Eloquence, and never be at a loss for words. Around 600 years old, the castle offers panoramic views of the lush Irish countryside.

Day 6

Bristol - Buscot Park - Blenheim Palace - Burford - overnight in Bristol

From Bristol, the tour heads to Buscot Park to visit some exquisite gardens, including a spectacular Water Garden. The tour continues to Oxfordshire and magnificent Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. Then on to Burford in the gorgeous Cotswolds for a traditional afternoon tea.

Day 7

Bristol - Bath - Windsor Castle - overnight in London

First stop is the beautiful Georgian city of Bath and a chance to explore the fascinating Roman Baths complex. Then on to Windsor to visit the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen's favourite weekend home - Windsor Castle, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.

Day 7

Glasgow -  Ayrshire -  Culzean Castle - overnight in Glasgow

Glasgow is not just Scotland's largest city but also one of Europe's most exciting and beautiful destinations.  A panoramic city tour is followed by a trip to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire - one of the most romantic castles in Scotland, with a spectacular oval staircase and circular saloon, as well as an elegant country park overlooking the shore. 

Day 7

Caernarfon Castle - Conwy Castle - Aberconwy House - Llandudno - overnight in North Wales

First stop is commanding Caernarfon Castle, the setting in 1969 for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Then on to Conwy, one of the best-preserved medieval fortified towns in Britain. Highlights include Conwy Castle, Aberconwy House, plus a visit to Britain's smallest house. The day ends at the seaside resort of Llandudno.

Day 7

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Anne Hathaway's House - overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is beautifully preserved and features some spectacular timber-framed houses. The tour includes a visit to the thatched cottage that belonged to Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, and to the house (and now museum) where Shakespeare was born. Free time in the afternoon.

Day 7

Isle of Skye - Loch Ness - overnight in Inverness area

Cross the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye and explore the charming fishing harbour at Portree, Skye's largest town, with its colourful cottages. Continue to Loch Ness in the Great Glen. Up to 213 metres deep, the loch contains the largest volume of fresh water of any lake in the British Isles and is famous for it's mysterious inhabitant, the Loch Ness Monster. It is also ideal for cruising and sailing.

Gardens

London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world with lots of beautiful parks and gardens. Just outside the city centre at Kew is the beautiful, world famous Royal Botanical Gardens with 300 acres of landscaped lawns, formal gardens and greenhouses. 

Day 7

Overnight in Dublin

The capital city of Ireland, Dublin, is well worth exploring. The city tour takes in important landmarks including the famous Trinity College, O’Connell Street (one of the major shopping streets), St Stephen’s Green, and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Dublin's fascinating history, starting as a Viking settlement, is told at the Dublinia Exhibition in the city centre. 

Day 7

Transfer to the airport.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport

Day 8

Transfer to the airport

Sports

For sports fans we organise visits to world-class sporting venues including Wimbledon, Chelsea or Arsenal Football Clubs, Wembley Stadium, Lord's Cricket Ground, and the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium. 

Day 8

Cairngorms National Park - overnight in Speyside area

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest area of unspoilt wilderness in Great Britain with stunning mountains, forests, crystal clear rivers, picturesque lochs, and a lively Gaelic culture. Some 25% of the UK's endangered species thrive in the Cairngorms,  including the red squirrel and osprey.  From hill walking, to skiing, and adventure sports to whisky trails – there's something for everyone here. 

Day 8

Ironbridge - Blists Hill Victorian Town - overnight in North Wales

Full day en route to North Wales, taking in Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then on to Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the largest open air museums in Britain, featuring costumed guides and many authentic buildings and businesses, including a bank, grocer’s shop, chemist, printing shop, bakery and sweetshop.  

Day 8

Stratford-Upon-Avon - London - overnight in London

Depart for London with a stop for lunch at Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. This beautifully maintained town features spectacular timber-framed houses including Shakespeare’s birthplace, and the thatched cottage that belonged to Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport.

Day 9

Snowdonia - Ffestiniog Railway - Llechwedd Slate Caverns - North Wales - overnight in Edinbugh

A day of sightseeing in the rugged, beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park, including a visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog and a scenic ride on the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway to Porthmadog Harbour on the coast.

Day 9

St Andrews - Fife - overnight in Fife/Perthshire area

Thought to be the 'home of golf' because the sport was first played on the links at St Andrews in the early 1400s, the Old Course is the most famous and most prestigious golf course in Scotland having hosted more Open Championships than any other course. It features large double greens and the iconic Swilcan Bridge spanning the first and 18th holes.

Day 9

Transfer to the airport

Day 10

Transfer to the airport.

Day 10

Edinburgh - overnight in Edinburgh

From Wales the tour continues to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “... what Paris ought to be.”  This grand city has a medieval 'Old Town' including the famous Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, as well as a Georgian 'New Town' with elegant squares and shopping streets.

Day 11

Edinburgh Castle - Palace of Holyrood House - overnight in Edinburgh

The first full day in Edinburgh starts with a visit to explore ancient Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline. Then to the other end of the Royal Mile and a visit to The Palace of Holyrood House, The Queen's official residence in Scotland. The palace was home to Mary, Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1567.

Day 12

Scotch Whisky Experience - overnight in Edinburgh

A morning visit to the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, which brings 300 years of history to life, including guided tastings to sample the ‘water of life’ and to see how it is made.  Free time in the afternoon and evening.

Day 13

St Andrews - Glamis Castle - overnight in Aviemore

The tour heads north to the charming coastal town of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town and famous as the 'home of golf'. Founded in the 4th century, St Andrews has plenty of fascinating history to explore. Then on to the Aviemore area via Glamis Castle - famous as the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Day 14

Loch Ness - Urquhart Castle - overnight in Aviemore

The tour continues into the stunning natural beauty of Scotland's lakes and valleys. At Loch Ness there's a chance to spot its famous inhabitant, the Loch Ness Monster (known as Nessie), during a one-hour cruise. There's also an opportunity to explore the romantic ruins of nearby Urquhart Castle.  Farewell dinner.

Day 15

Transfer to the airport.

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London City Break

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world to visit. It's a bustling modern metropolis and financial centre yet it also has a fascinating history stretching back 2,000 years.

The city truly has something for everyone – from the medieval Tower of London, the River Thames, and Buckingham Palace, to world-class museums and art galleries, beautiful parks and gardens, famous West End theatres, a fantastic skyline, and the Coca Cola London Eye.

Other iconic experiences include traditional pubs, red telephone boxes, double-decker buses, black taxi cabs, colourful street markets, and buskers.

JacTravel offers a wide choice of mini-themed tour packages that can be organised to help your customers enhance their city break in London.

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Cornwall & Cotswolds

Almost completely surrounded by sea in the far west of Great Britain, Cornwall is a stunning destination with a dramatic 300-mile coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, and wild moorland.

Our eight-day tour of Cornwall and the Cotswolds is an opportunity to dip into the unique  and fascinating history of these distinctive regions.

The tour includes visits to quaint fishing villages, beautiful gardens, historic castles and ruins, plus plenty of time for traditional afternoon “Cream Tea”. 

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The Wild Atlantic Way

With its soft light, dramatic scenery and ancient Gaelic culture, it's little wonder that Ireland (often called the Emerald Isle) has inspired some amazing poetry and music through the ages.

Our eight-day tour of the rugged, Atlantic-whipped, west coast of Ireland is full of drama and beauty as we follow the stunning coastline, explore Ireland's history, and experience some of the country's famous friendly hospitality.

The tour includes a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and learn about the mass migration of the Irish to America following the Great Famine.

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Scottish Castles & Gardens

Scotland's stunning natural beauty of wild mountains, picturesque lochs, and dramatic coast is matched with a fascinating ancient culture and turbulent history.

Our eight-day tour of Scotland is the perfect way to get an appreciation of this majestic landscape. Along the way there are splendid ancient castles, historic cities and some of Europe's finest gardens.

The tour includes a whisky-tasting at a Speyside distillery and plenty of opportunity to sample Scotland's wonderful produce, including local beef, seafood – and even haggis.

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The Wonders of Wales

Wales (or Cymru, in the Welsh language) is often called the 'land of song' and has an ancient Celtic history.  It's a small country of imposing castles, a dramatic coastline, rugged mountains and beautiful valleys, including five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our nine-day tour takes in two National Parks – the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia (home to Wales' highest mountain) – some stunning castles, and a scenic trip on a narrow-gauge railway. 

Along the way, your customers will get the chance to explore Wales' fascinating history,  culture, and food.

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Classic Britain

This tour offers a sample of some of the most famous and iconic sights to be found in Great Britain. From mysterious and ancient Stonehenge to the sights and sounds of buzzing London, and from the gentle Cotswolds countryside to the wild beauty of north Wales and the Scottish Highlands.

Our 15-day tour provides a mix of expert guided trips plus plenty of time for individual exploration of the fascinating history and culture of England, Wales and Scotland. 

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Best of London & Paris

London and Paris are two of the most magnificent places to visit in Europe and our seven-day tour is designed to give a taste of some of the very best that these exciting cities offer.

Both have ancient roots yet are also bustling modern destinations with so much history, architecture, culture and cuisines to explore.

Each city has something unique to offer. London has the famous river Thames and iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. Paris has the river Seine, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. London has traditional pubs and Paris has romantic cafes. Both cities have some of the finest restaurants in the world.

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Special Interest Tours

We create a diverse range of itineraries and our expert team is happy to custom-build memorable group tours to cater for the special interests of your customers. Our themed special interest tours range from Art and Architecture, to World War History and more.

Here you can find an example of one of the many types of special interest tour we create and deliver – Literary England, taking in Shakespeare's birthplace, Wordworth's Lake District, and Charles Dickens' London

We can put together any tour combination for you and this list is just a sample of what's possible. If there is a special themed programme that interests you, just contact our expert team.

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Sports Tours

Every year many major sporting events take place across the UK and Ireland. As  experts in these destinations, JacTravel provides a full range of services to enable your customers to experience world class events.

We cater for a diverse range of sporting interests from thrilling live Premier League football to international rugby and athletics. Our 'behind the scenes' tours of iconic sporting venues add an extra dimension for sports fans. Just ask our team for ideas and advice. 

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Highlights of Scotland

Some people prefer to explore new places by themselves and at their own pace. Our Highlights of Scotland tour provides nine nights B&B accommodation based at six locations ideally located to enable some of the wonders of Scotland to be discovered.

The package allows plenty of time for independent travellers to discover not only the highlights we suggest, but also time to explore the villages, cities and the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish countryside along the way.

We can help with car hire and in obtaining a Historic Scottish Pass, which is valid at many  castles and ancient sites. 

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