It’s easy to forget the wealth of cultural and historic heritage that is on our own doorsteps. Abbeys and cathedrals, dramatic moorlands and rugged coastlines, fishing villages, and quintessential English Gardens are just some of the attributes worth celebrating.
Wales is perhaps best-known for it's rolling hills, green pastures and fresh air, you will experience all of the these on a tour that visits the strong stuctures of Powis and Chirk Castles, enjoying Llandrindod Wells and the Elan Valley Six Dams along the way
Exploration is the key ingredient to any special holiday and this tour is no different. Adventuring awaits as we experience the awe-inspiring Snowdonia National Park in a tour that experiences everything Gwynedd has to offer. Scale Mount Snowdon on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, take a wander around Plas Newydd House and Gardens, enjoy excursions to Beddgelert and Porthmadog and unwind at the coastal towns of Llandudno and Caernarfon.
Long stretches of golden sandy beaches and gentle waves are one of the first things which come to mind when most people plan their yearly getaways, and this tour has plenty of beaches to reset your mind and soul. Enjoy visits to Teignmouth, Dawlish as well as Greenway House;' the loveliest place in the world', and Powderham Castle.
The sea views from Sidmouth are second to none,and where best to enjoy these views than from the sensational, four star Belmont Hotel where you can spoil yourself at their spa, all before perusing the wonderful Forde Abbey and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.
The pleasant town of Blackpool is well-known for a multitude of reasons, from it’s Blackpool Tower which houses a circus and a viewing platform, to the tasty sticks of rocks it produces. Begin humming the iconic" Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside", of which Reginald Dixon the resident organist of Blackpool enjoyed playing as we begin our adventures to the beach!
Stoke-on-Trent is commonly known as the Potteries with the local residents; what a fitting name that is for the nation’s hub of pottery. We’ll discover all there is to know about this city’s rich heritage in pottery along our travels also with visits to the famous Biddulph Grange Gardens for a spot of relaxation among the impressive garden designs.
Journey to Yorkshire, the birthplace of the first steam train. We’ll find out what makes this locomotive so beautiful as we travel by steam to the seaside. We’ll also enjoy the proud Castle Howard Estate; beautifully modern Scampston Hall and Gardens, and take in pastamusements at the Scarborough Fair Collection.
Sit back and explore Scotland as we head for the Highlands. Let the train take the strain through stunning Highland scenery on this locomotive tour of a lifetime whilst we enjoy unrivalled exposure to the dramatic diversity of the unfolding landscape. Unspoilt views, far beyond the tedium of moderntraffic congestion,capture the true essence of Scotland's steam railways as we journey through the picturesque rugged rolling hills, spartkling rivers, mountains and untamed countryside
Set like a diamond off the South Coast of mainland Britain, the Isle of Wight glitters with great days out and places to visit. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert established their, ‘Palace by the Sea’, at Osborne House, which boasts grand displays of opulent extravagance. Having a Royal Residence attracted many fashionable Victorians and their influences can be seen on a circular coach tour that travels the Isle’s sixty-mile circumference, a journey that overspills with unspoilt scenery.
It’s not a mystery that Scotland features some of the most stunning sceneries that can be found throughout the UK. Relax and unwind as we enjoy a ferry towards The Isle of Mull, excursions to Duart Castle, free time in Oban and Fort William and much more…
Dover Castle is renowned for being called 'The Key to England' due to its significance in combat throughout history, being one of the oldest strongholds in England. We'll explore both the castle grounds and the strategic tunnels that wind beneath your feet. We'll also enjoy free time in Canterbury giving you ample time to explore its famous Cathedral which forms part of a World Heritage Site, all before exploring Chartwell House, the home of Sir Winston Churchill.
Famous for the Blackpool Tower, illuminations, the Pleasure Beach and sticks of rock, Blackpool is a world-renowned holiday destination in the United Kingdom, this tour will enjoy a full day at Blackpool, entrance to the alluring village of Port Sunlight and wanders around Ness Botanic Gardens with stops in Southport and Fleetword Market along the way.
Excursions to a victorian country house and a boat trip on the river Fowey await as travels to South East Cornwall lead to the working fishing port of Looe. Calm blue waters and golden sandy beaches combine to give this harbour-town it's charm and tranquility
There's nothing better to do on a warm summer's day than to sit back and enjoy the smell of freshly bloomed flowers; pair this with a beautiful excursion to the North Devon Coast which arrives at the stunning Arlington Court and you'll have a holiday set to please.
Shropshire is fast becoming a world class centre for history and culture, and it's clear to see why with its abundance of museums and Victorian themed attractions. Shropshire ia a magical place for taking a look back in time, and features unrivalled views as far as the eye can see of the beautiful rolling hills
The Blackpool Illumniations are truly a magical sight and never cease to amaze. There will be plenty of time to explore this world - renowned seaside town before enjoying river cruises and steam train rides at Lake Windermere and browsing through Fleetwoods Market
With over 600 castles and 20,504 miles of walking paths, it's clear to see why Wales is such an amazing holiday destination and our tour soaks in everything Wales has to offer. Enjoy Caerphilly Castle, see how coins are forged at the Royal Mint, take a look down the mines at Big Pit and much more
Ireland has a certain charm about it - it always has. Enjoy the journey as we pass through the amazing Wild Atlantic Way, gazing across coast and cliff edge.Venture along the south coast discovering medieval strongholds and pristinely presented gardens surrounded by luscious greens and a curious array of wildlife, and each day holds a leisurely adventure.
A combination of Sandy Beaches, huddled cliffs, sheltered coves, ports and harbours stitch together the patchwork quilt of Cornwall; Coastal frills surrounding an intricate latticework of countryside hedgerows, wild inspirational scenery, rustic villages and gorgeous gardens.
Named as the most beautiful national park in Europe, Snowdonia is truly a spectacle not to be missed. This tour takes us on the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway, and also enjoys a trip on the Great Orme Tramway, giving us a chance to see Wales and Snowdonia’s true beauty.
Brighten up those autumnal days with a luxurious four star in Sidmouth, where you can spoil yourself at the spa, absorb spectacular scenery and seaviews, and indulge in elegant dining experiences accompanied by the sounds of a resident pianist & quartet
The South West of England is a popular tourist destination for many travellers, with Devon and Cornwall being the jewels on the area's crown. Enjoy a tour of the South West which takes in the strong standing Powderham Castle, the Britannia Royal Navel College, scenic tours of Teignmouth and Dawlish and a day at leisure in Exeter.
There are few better places to enjoy the last dash of autumn than Sidmouth and fewer places that capture changing times better than Plymouth with its fascinating history and tales of trade that have been responsible for a fair few pickles around the world....
Christmas comes early to Great Yarmouth this year in a pre-seasonal spectacular where the sleigh’s loaded with the glamour, glitz, razzle and dazzle of show business. The Wurlitzer’s cranked up, the carousel’s turning, and the stage’s set for making merry.