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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.