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UK vacations 2022 & 2023

Travel with confidence. Secure your trip now with full flexibility in your plans.
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    Speak with a specialist for the latest advice on all your travel options. As soon as you're ready to plan, they'll create the trip you’re looking for.

  •  Full flexibility in your plans

    Book with us by September 30th, 2021 and we'll give you the flexibility to change your plans for free up to 30 days before you depart. Full details

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    Your safety is our first priority. In your specialist, you have an expert advisor you can rely on before you travel and while you’re away.

A single sovereign state comprising the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom packs a wealth of history, culture and scenery into a surface area only slightly larger than the state of Minnesota. Our specialists have journeyed extensively around Great Britain and Northern Ireland, gathering ideas for how you can visit and combine the UK’s highlights.

One of the most rewarding aspects of a trip to the UK can be exploring its countries’ cultural quirks, their varying landscapes, and the stormy history connecting them. We can recommend experiences such as watching one of the Bard’s plays at the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe in London, salmon fishing with a ghillie in the Cairngorms, and gaining a resident’s perspective on Belfast’s political divisions on a black cab tour. You might find yourself standing on the basalt columns of Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, or heading to England’s languid Cotswolds, where villages of honeysuckle-bedecked cottages resist the hand of time.

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Suggested tours for the UK

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to the UK could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for the UK

  • Lake District farm experience
    Lake District farm experience, The Lake District

    Lake District farm experience

    The Lake District

    Lake District farm experience

    Experience life on a traditional Lake District fell farm where you'll get a chance to meet the hardy Herdwick sheep, learn about farm practices and local lifestyles and get to try your hand at dry stone walling.

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  • Tea at Beatrix Potter's cottage
    Hawkshead

    Tea at Beatrix Potter's cottage

    The Lake District

    Tea at Beatrix Potter's cottage

    Discover the land that Beatrix Potter loved and helped to preserve on this tour of her Lake District home. Cross Lake Windermere before having a tour and tea with a Potter expert at the author’s marital house, Castle Cottage.

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  • Wordsworth's Lake District
    Rydal dining room

    Wordsworth's Lake District

    The Lake District

    Wordsworth's Lake District

    Explore the landscape that inspired one of Britain’s most renowned poets. Your guide will bring you to two of Wordsworth’s homes, Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage, to learn about his life and family. You can also explore nearby Grasmere village.

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Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit the UK, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

Practical tips for traveling to the UK, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.

Guides to the UK's countries

If you’re looking to travel specifically to one of the countries within the UK, our specialists can plan your trip to England, Scotland or Northern Ireland. To help you choose how to spend your time, we’ve grouped together our chosen places to visit, things to experience and recommended routes for each of the three countries.