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UK vacations 2021 & 2022

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 vacation to the UK could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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  • 100% tailor-made tours
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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.

Suggested activities for the UK

  • Mini Cooper tour
    Mini Cooper

    Mini Cooper tour

    London

    Mini Cooper tour

    Buckle up and sit back for the ride of a lifetime as you whizz around London's backstreets in a classic Mini Cooper, ticking off the sights as you go and discovering some of the city's hidden charms with a local expert.

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  • Castles and palaces of Edinburgh's surrounds
    Linlithgow Palace

    Castles and palaces of Edinburgh's surrounds

    Edinburgh

    Castles and palaces of Edinburgh's surrounds

    Explore some of the numerous historic monuments that litter the countryside around Edinburgh on a full-day tour of the region's most interesting castles, stately homes and palaces. Visit elaborate chapels, country manors and strategic defense positions as you learn about the region's history.

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  • Steam train to the Isles
    Glenfinnan Viaduct

    Steam train to the Isles

    The Highlands

    Steam train to the Isles

    Hop on board a classic steam train for a two-hour journey from Fort William to Mallaig. Pass many scenes associated with the Jacobite Rebellion, traverse the viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films and soak up the scenery.

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