It’s impossible to travel through the United Kingdom without feeling overwhelmed by the incredible history and jaw-dropping beauty that defines this part of the world.
Like scenes from a fairy-tale, stone castles, thatched townships, and stunning country vistas are the hallmarks of any visit to the British Isles. Add to that the opportunity to explore some of the world’s oldest and most characterful cities, and you have all the makings of the holiday of a lifetime.
Not sure where to begin? An extended guided tour may be the answer! There are so many great reasons to do a tour of the UK; first and foremost, all the logistics will be taken care of and you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday. You’ll travel with like-minded people and possibly make lifelong friends as part of the deal. And you’ll benefit from the services of an expert tour guide, whose job it is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly.
Here are ten of the best United Kingdom multi-day tours and trips. Browse our full range of tours here.
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1. Heart of England Tour from London
Explore the rich histories of Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, and Avebury on this engaging small group tour. First established as far back as the Neolithic period, the charming cities, towns, and villages you’ll visit never fail to delight. Carefully curated accomodation, comfortable transport, and several meals are included in the tour price. 6 days | Operator: Back-Roads Touring
London is one of the world’s most iconic cities — and with centuries of history to delve into, why gloss over it in just a day or two? On this tour, you’ll spend a week getting to know the fascinating UK capital inside out. See the key sights on a guided orientation tour, explore one of the city’s bustling markets with a local foodie, live like a local and ride ‘the Tube’, explore the historic Tower of London, cruise along the River Thames, and much more. Every day brings a new and exciting adventure! 7 days | Operator: Collette
Your time in the UK is limited, so make the most of it! On this comprehensive eleven-day tour, you’ll journey right across England, Scotland, and Wales, ticking off no less than 22 incredible cities and towns along the way. Visit Bath, Stonehenge, Exeter, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, and the list goes on. This tour includes comfortable hotel accommodation, many meals, transport, and more. It’s the best of Britain! 11 days | Operator: Trafalgar
No visit to the UK would be complete without exploring incredible Scotland — a destination rich in history, folklore, natural beauty, and distilled divinity. This seven-day adventure reveals all; and with a maximum of just sixteen guests, you may feel overwhelmed by the history — but not the group size. Visit Edinburgh, Cairngorms National Park, Inverness, the Isle of Sky, Fort William, Glencoe, and Glasgow, utilising a mix of transport styles along the way. Pack your sense of adventure! 7 days | Operator: G Adventures
While most tours of England travel by bus, this one will see you riding the rails through one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Spend nine sublime days soaking up the character of Devon and Cornwall, accompanied by an expert guide and a maximum of eleven fellow guests. Embrace the great outdoors in Dartmoor National Park, walk on water out to St Michaels Mount, snap a selfie at Land’s End (the most westerly point of mainland England), and step back in time to the days of King Arthur in Tintagel. Beautiful beaches, quaint villages, and killer Cornish pasties are par for the course! 9 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
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6. Castles and Kilts Tour from London
Travelling from London up to the Scottish capital Edinburgh makes a fabulous holiday, and this family-friendly tour between the two cities is pure magic! Visit several locations from the Harry Potter film franchise, stay in a 13th-century castle (complete with a moat!), and dive into Edinburgh’s intriguing medieval backstory. There’s something for all ages on this tour, and more than a few surprises along the way! 10 days | Operator: Trafalgar
Spanning the entire width of northern England, Hadrian’s Wall is a remnant of Roman emperor Hadrian’s reign and dates back to 122 AD. And while centurions once patrolled these windswept hills, today it’s the domain of hardy hikers! This incredible week-long, pack-free trip will see you walking the remains of the Wall from the western outpost of Carlisle to the eastern reach at East Wallhouses (near Newcastle upon Tyne). Comfortable accommodation is included, and your luggage will be transported between overnight stops. 6 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
Your trip through the UK is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so do it in style! This deluxe tour leaves no stone unturned in terms of ensuring that your holiday is a memorable one. Travel in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach with on-board facilities and stay in impeccable hotels. Breakfast and a number of dinners (with wine) are included in the itinerary. Visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, marvel at mighty Stonehenge, see one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta, walk the medieval streets of York, and on selected dates, attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo! 12 days | Operator: Insight Vacations
Spend ten transfixing days travelling down the United Kingdom’s eastern flank on this wonderful small group trip (a maximum of 18 guests). You’ll traverse the stunning North York Moors and Peak District National Parks, and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings, Romans, and Normans. Enchanting Eastern England covers twelve destinations in total, including Edinburgh, Durham, York, Lincoln, and Cambridge. A visit to Sandringham House — the private residence of King Charles III — is just one of the itinerary’s many included activities. 10 days | Operator: Back-Roads Touring
Situated off the northern tip of Scotland, the Orkney Islands are alive with history/mystery and waiting to be discovered by intrepid travellers. Spend five wondrous days exploring this remote region — departing from the city of Inverness on the mainland and using Kirkwall — the archipelago’s largest town — as your base. With a knowledgeable local guide to take care of the nuts-and-bolts and a group as eager to learn as you are, seeing this incredible part of the UK has never been so doable — or enticing! 5 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel