Small group tours of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Discover the UK and Ireland with Back-Roads
From the famed sights of London or Belfast, to the hallowed university halls of Oxford and Cambridge, there’s so much to discover in the UK’s historic towns and cities. Wander the genteel streets of Bath to behold its grand Georgian architecture, or the charming villages of the Cotswolds to admire the quaint chocolate-box cottages. Soak up the grandeur of Windsor Castle and Chatsworth House, or the dramatic vistas of Gothic Whitby Abbey.
Be immersed in the serene natural beauty of the English Lake District, or the otherworldly landscapes of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Hebrides. Delve into the lands which inspired the plays of William Shakespeare, the novels of Jane Austen and the poems of Robert Burns. The captivating stories and spectacular settings of these fair isles are awaiting you on our Ireland and United Kingdom tours.
Unmissable experiences in the UK & Ireland
Explore the charms of the Cornish coast
A treasure chest filled to the brim with seafaring history, delicious local fare and unforgettable scenery, there’s so much to be discovered in this rich corner of South West England. Dotted along the craggy coastline of Cornwall, the postcard-perfect town of St Ives and the traditional fishing village of Port Isaac are made for exploring. Relish a meal at Rick Stein’s acclaimed The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and delight in the company of the like-minded travellers who are sharing the experience with you.
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Uncover the legend of Giant’s Causeway
After the heroic Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill was challenged to a duel by a belligerent Scottish giant across the North Channel, he created a vast complex of basalt columns to reach his nemesis. Or so the legend goes, anyway. Whatever the reason for its existence, the remarkable Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland’s County Antrim is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a spectacular natural wonder not to be missed on your Irish adventure.
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Visit the spellbinding Isle of Skye
Just off Scotland’s west coast, the magical Isle of Skye captivates as soon as you set foot on its soil. From the tranquil beauty of Coral Beach, to the geological treasures of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock, enchanting landscapes are transformed before your eyes. Rugged mountains envelop mystical fairy pools with gleaming emerald waters. Grand castles stand proudly amid their breathtaking surrounds. And cosy pubs are ready to welcome you with a dram of local whisky after a day’s exploring.
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