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UK tours

Drawing on their in-depth knowledge, our specialists have put together a range of sample itineraries to show how you could spend your time exploring the rich culture and wild landscapes of the United Kingdom.

Follow in the footsteps of royalty with visits to castles and palaces, whet your appetite at oyster farms and historic whisky distilleries, track rare wildlife on a Scottish estate or trace literary history in the Lake District. Whatever your interests, our UK specialists will use their first-hand knowledge to craft an itinerary especially for you so you can discover the major sights as well as the lesser-known highlights.

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Our recommended tours in UK

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in UK, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Loch Morlich, the Cairngorms National Park

    Edinburgh and the Cairngorms National Park

    • Take a food tour of Edinburgh's New Town with a food writer.

    • Explore Rothiemurchus Estate in the Cairngorms with a countryside ranger, ending with a champagne picnic.

    • Go horseback riding through the largest swathe of Scots Caledonian pine forest left in Europe.

    • Enjoy a whisky and folklore tour in the heart of Edinburgh.

    • Take a distillery tour and tasting paired with locally made artisan chocolates.

    6 days from €2,200pp

  • Brussels Grand Place, Belgium

    Brussels & Amsterdam by rail

    • Wander Amsterdam's canal-lined cobbled streets on a tasting tour.

    • Spend the day in historic Bruges.

    • Visit the traditional fishing towns of Marken and Volendam.

    • Explore historic Brussels by foot with a private guide.

    7 days from €3,180pp

  • The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

    West Highlands and the Isle of Skye (self-drive tour)

    • Enjoy the freedom of driving your own car. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle for you if required.

    • Hike through Glencoe's untamed landscapes with your private local guide.

    • Enjoy an evening of Scottish storytelling in a classic hiker's pub.

    • Go sea kayaking to explore hidden coves and secluded beaches.

    • Take a foraging walk and try your hand at gin distilling on the Isle of Skye.

    10 days from €3,570pp

  • Kilchurn Castle

    Whisky & wildlife on Scotland's west coast and islands (self-drive tour)

    • Enjoy the freedom of your own car on this self-drive trip. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle for you if required.

    • Take a distillery tour and tasting at one of Islay's world-renowned distilleries.

    • Explore the islands in Oban Bay on foot and by bicycle, spotting wildlife with a private guide.

    • Kayak on Loch Lomond, surrounded by mountains.

    • Take a wildlife cruise along Islay's shoreline to spy seals and porpoises.

    8 days from €3,590pp

  • Springtime in Cologne

    Cologne, Basel, Lucerne & Grindelwald by train

    • Visit the Top of Europe in the Bernese Oberland.

    • Travel in a train with panoramic windows through the Bernese Alps.

    • Pass through the scenic Rhine Gorge.

    • Tour Cologne Cathedral and take a ride along the Rhine River.

    • Taste authentic Swiss chocolate in the company of a local chocolatier.

    8 days from €4,250pp

  • Barceloneta, Barcelona

    Spain by rail: Barcelona & beach

    • Enjoy leisurely journeys across Europe in the comfort of a train.

    • Explore Barcelona's renowned art museums on a guided tour.

    • Stroll the lesser-known districts of Barcelona on a food-tasting tour.

    • Visit Dalí’s birthplace and tour the medieval heart of Girona.

    • Relax by the beach in the Costa Brava.

    • Spend some leisure time in Paris.

    9 days from €5,175pp

  • Glacier Express train on the Landwasser Viaduct

    Switzerland & Italy by rail

    • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of high-speed rail travel to and from the UK and throughout the trip.

    • Explore the charming, historic town of Basel on a privately guided walking tour.

    • Sample Lugano’s wine and cuisine by taking a private food and wine tour of this lakeside city.

    • See the elaborate Italian gardens and villas for which the Italian lakes are renowned.

    9 days from €5,175pp

  • Trieso, Langhe

    Northern Italy by Rail

    • Take advantage of train travel to sit back and enjoy the journey.

    • See Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper on a tour of Milan.

    • Sample traditional local dishes on a culinary walking tour of Turin.

    • Meet local producers in Piedmont and visit their farms and wineries.

    • Explore Italian gardens and villas on Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands.

    10 days from €5,500pp

  • Boats in the Harbor, Riviera

    French & Italian Rivieras by rail

    • Travel by high-speed rail across the continent and between destinations.

    • Wander around an expansive antiques market in Paris.

    • Join a local cooking school for a day of preparing local Mediterranean dishes.

    • Tour the cliff-hugging villages of the Cinque Terre.

    10 days from €6,115pp

  • Mountain scenery, Venice Simplon Orient-Express

    Italy by train: Milan, Verona, Venice and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    • Journey across Europe to Italy by train.

    • Spend the night onboard the iconic Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on the return journey.

    • Marvel at Leonardo Da Vinci’s renowned Last Supper in Milan.

    • Experience local life in Venice away from the throngs on a tour of Venetian wine bars called bacaros.

    • Pedal around Verona on a guided cycling food tour.

    • Spend the evening visiting Parisian highlights on your own.

    9 days from €6,955pp

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