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.
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.
Steeped in history and culture, Yorkshire is a beautiful area to tour. Travel through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, ride along 73 miles of railway on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and enjoy quaint market towns in this mid-summer getaway.
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
Scotland's beauty is very clear, regardless of what time of year you decide to travel there, luckily, our tour has the benefit of visiting during the midsummer sun! We'll enjoy Ayrshire as our central hub and explore both the Isle of Arran and the Isle of Bute which feature excursions to 19th-century mansion Mount Stuart and 15th-Century Brodick Castle.
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.
With more trees than you could shake a stick at, Scotland’s landscape represents one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses. Whilst natural elements have sculpted the nations topography, heaving mountains towards louds and sinking lochs into valley hollows.
Relaxation and exploration accompanied with a glass of bubbly await on this tour that explores the outskirts of London. Enjoy tours around a working vineyard, an impressive Edwardian house and a trip on a heritage railway, there will also be free time at Portsmouth and Henley-on-Thames.
Chatsworth Country Fair is this week, with spectacular grand ring displays in the air and on land. The House itself has something to offer everyone, including contemporary and classic art, gorgeous grounds, a farmyard and familiar scenes from Pride and Prejudice, involving a certain Mr Darcey...
Discover Scotland in style as steam delivers the locomotive experience of a lifetime from the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. In 1837, few railway lines had been opened in Scotland and these mainly transported raw materials between Edinburgh, Dundee, and Glasgow. By the turn of the 20th Century, Scotland’s rail network neared completion, linking major towns and small villages throughout the Highlands. Now you can relax as the rhythm of the railway whistles through stunning landscapes....
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.
Brighten up those bleak March days with a luxurious four star early-spring getaway 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
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.
Exceeding expectations equals the perfect gift and according to clients, this SwanTour delivers more than Santa’s sack load of presents. From first class service to excellent entertainment, we’re delighted to offer once again, the perfect Christmas holiday.