Great Britain

Great Britain Tours:
Stay in Castles, Cottages and Country Estates

The variety of cultures and landscapes, sites and cities packed onto this island is best described by the simple phrase: Great Britain is great. From the windswept plains of Dartmoor to the vast wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, from Stonehenge to Loch Ness, Great Britain has been a breeding grounds for myths and mystery for over 30 centuries. Yet this island nation is anything but a museum. Country villages where time seems to have stood still contrast with fast-paced cities where gothic cathedrals meet gleaming skyscrapers. The ideal combination of stunning attractions and gracious hospitality make Great Britain one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

We specialize in tailor-made tours of Great Britain. What makes our tours special is the collection of charming inns and B&Bs. Whether you are interested in Land's End and the southern coast, the venerable cities of Oxford and Cambridge, the incomparable Lake District, or Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands, we offer a wide range of accommodations ranging from small guesthouses to exquisite manor houses. Large, anonymous hotels for coach tourists are not included in our packages.

Below are examples of tailor-made tours of Great Britain. We will gladly customize these itineraries for you, drawing on our strong local knowledge and our unique selection of accommodations.

Sample Itineraries

Cross-Border Tours Great Britain's leading cities: From London to Edinburgh

London – Cambridge – York – Lake District – Edinburgh

Between the venerable cities of London and Edinburgh you can enjoy the culture of Cambridge, the history of York, and the indescribable beauty of the Lake District.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,337.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    London/Edinburgh

England & Wales From London to the Lake District: England's Heartland

Oxford – York – Lake District – Chester – Wales – Bath

Leaving from London enjoy a balanced mixture of ancient history, high culture and the unsurpassed landscapes of the Lake District and northern Wales on a roundtrip tour focusing on north-central England.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,234.00
  • Best Travel Time
    May–Oct.
  • From/to
    London

Scotland Where Spirits Roam: The Scottish Highlands

Aberdeenhire – Cairngorms National Park – Speyside – Isle of Skye – Oban – Edinburgh

From the urban cityscape of Edinburgh to the vast wilderness of the Highlands, this package offers an ideal blend of city, nature and adventure. Stops include the idyllic Isle of Skye and ever-mysterious Loch Ness.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,279.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    Edinburgh

England & Wales Southwest England: A country filled with legend

London – Southern Coast – Dartmoor – Cornwall – Bath

Antique shops and wild ponies, cream tea and fishing villages are some of the things that Devon and Cornwall do best. Those interested in myths and legend will also find plenty to discover on this tour from the windswept plains of Dartmoor to the Lands of King Artus. Sites along the way include mystifying Stonehenge and historical Bath.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,257.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    London

Scotland Northern Scotland Tour: Beyond Loch Ness

Stirling – Easter Ross – norhtern Highlands – Ullapool – Isle of Skye – Oban – Edinburgh

A rare tour that boldly goes beyond Loch Ness to the windswept moorlands of northern Scotland. After passing through Stirling, known as the Gate to the Highlands, this tour heads straight for the rugged, unspoiled wilderness of Scotland's far north, returning to Edinburgh along the picturesque west coast.

  • Duration
    16 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,716.00
  • Best Travel Time
    May–Oct.
  • From/to
    Edinburgh

Cross-Border Tours England & Wales: Ancient Culture in an Idyllic Setting

Bath – Carmarthen – Snowdonia National Park – Chester – Oxford

Names like Clwyd, Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed make it clear: You're not in England anymore. Traverse the length of Wales from Carmarthenshire in the southern moors to Chester in the northern highlands. In between discover the unparalleled beauty of Snowdonia National Park. The tour begins and ends in London with stops in Bath and Oxford along the way.

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,173.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    London

Scotland Living Like Royalty: An Affordable Castle Tour

Kinross – Aberdeenshire – Loch Ness – Oban – Edinburgh

Stays in medieval castles tend to be an unaffordable experience for many travelers. This tour of central Scotland features an impressive array of authentic yet reasonably priced castle hotels.

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,398.00
  • Best Travel Time
    May–Oct.
  • From/to
    Edinburgh

Scotland British Isles by Train and Plane

London – York – Edinburgh – Dublin

This tour is a journey by rail and airplane, covering three countries in only 10 days. Its main focus lies on the capitals, with beautiful York thrown in for good measure and a bit of country charm. It is ideal for anyone on a limited time budget, offering the added comfort of not having to drive.

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,215.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    London/Dublin

Railway Tours A rail journey: From London to the Côte d’Azur

London – Paris – Côte d’Azur

This is a discovery tour of two European capitals and the beautiful French Riviera: After exploring London, a city between old worldy traditions and modern trends the Eurostar takes you to Paris, still considered one of the most romantic places on the planet. Final stop is chic Côte d’Azur, where the rich and famous come to play.

  • Duration
    9 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,333.00
  • Best Travel Time
    March–Oct.
  • From/to
    London/Nice

Scotland Capital Cities of the British Isles

London – Oxford – Snowdonia National Park – Lake District – Edinburgh – Dublin

Four countries, three capitals, two national parks and the charming hometown of famous Oxford University: This tour combines nature, history and the bustling cities of London, Edinburgh and Dublin

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,792.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    London/Dublin

Cross-Border Tours Around the English Channel

Paris – Normandy – Brittany – Cornwall – Dartmoor – Bath – London

Brittany and Britain - both words are related. Behind the common language root lies a cultural affinity that one can still feel today, when you drive through the green picturesque scenery on both sides of the channel. A stay in Paris can be added on.

  • Duration
    16 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 1,870.00
  • Best Travel Time
    April–Oct.
  • From/to
    Paris

Scotland Scottisch Castles & Manorhouses

Perth – Speyside – Fort William – Edinburgh

Stay in several of the most romantic and exclusive castles on the British Isles, including Inverlochy Castle, described by Queen Victoria as the "loveliest spot" on earth. The Scottish Castle Tour is ideal for those seeking unique luxury accommodations in unforgettable surroundings.

  • Duration
    9 days
  • Price pp in dbl-room*
    EUR 2,362.00
  • Best Travel Time
    March–Oct.
  • From/to
    Edinburgh
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