Types of Holiday
Our specially-designed holidays allow you to do and see more of what you like throughout the year. A great selection of short breaks for the family, walking holidays to suit all abilities, and the very best of the country’s flower shows and garden based events. For the horseracing enthusiast, we attend all the major meetings. We also offer festive breaks and shopping trips, great value Easter getaways and weekends in some of the countries most delightful regions.
Few spectator sports can rival the excitement of a day at the races and each meeting has its own unique atmosphere, whether you want to dress to impress at Royal Ascot or experience the thrill of the Grand National.
Gardens & Flower Shows
Indulge your senses at some of the country’s greatest gardens and flower shows, including the magnificent Eden Project in Cornwall and the Royal Horticultural Society’s world famous Chelsea Flower Show.
There’s a magical selection of Christmas Markets across the UK. Visit some of the biggest and best Christmas Markets in the UK, from cathedral cities to charming villages; it’s a great way to prepare for the festive season and get into the Christmas spirit!
Christmas & New Year
Have yourself a merry little Christmas or join hands for Auld Lang Syne! Our Christmas and New Year holidays let you relax and enjoy this special time of year in a range of destinations, where you can enjoy sightseeing excursions along with festive fun and entertainment.
Take a look at our family friendly breaks which are a great treat for all, including magnificent animal encounters at the Longleat Safari & Adventure Park and heart-warming stories of rescued primates at Monkey World in Dorset.
Scotland is home to a breathtaking variety of landscapes. See some of the best with our range of tours which take you around the beautiful highlands and islands, or you can visit one of the greatest shows on earth – The Edinburgh Tattoo.
Visit one of the most beautiful regions in England, which has inspired the work of many great writers, poets and artists. Whether its summertime blooms or autumn colours, the Lake District will take your breath away.
Walking for Softies
Our range of itineraries feature the highlights of Britain’s breathing spaces - from the spectacular scenery along the Jurassic Coast and trails through the Peak District to gentle hikes around the Lake District, all led by an experienced walking guide.
The vibrant capital of London has so much to offer and with our short breaks you can explore the magnificent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace or join in the official celebrations of The Queen on our new break to watch the Trooping the Colour.
Royal Houses & Historic Buildings
Walk in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of England on this selection of tours which visit royal locations noted for their remarkable history and heritage. Working palaces, stately homes, grand castles, regal towns – there’s so much to see.
Great UK Railways
Discover the romance and tradition of rail travel as you chug along heritage lines, world famous routes or mountain railways. Popular tours include the Settle to Carlisle Railway and our Torquay Cruise & Steam.
Devon & Cornwall
Pristine beaches, rolling countryside, glorious gardens, quaint towns and villages; these are just a few of the highlights which can be enjoyed on our breaks in Devon and Cornwall – two of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.
You can see all creatures great and small on these breaks visiting the UK’s number one Safari Park – Longleat, which became extremely popular following the BBC series Animal Park, and Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre which also achieved TV fame.
A city break is a great way to take a few days off, recharge and enjoy a change of scenery. Whether it’s the romance of Paris, the Roman treasures of Bath, Birmingham’s German-style Christmas Market or New Year’s Eve in London, we have something for everyone.
From expansive moors and national parks to floral market towns and thriving cities, Yorkshire is an area of outstanding variety and is also the birthplace of famous writers and artists as well as the home of many great TV favourites.
If you like to be beside the seaside then take a look at these coastal escapes – a walking holiday is a great way to really appreciate the scenery; you can even spend Christmas on the coast, or celebrate early on one of our turkey and tinsel packages.
The friendly and informal atmosphere; the breathtaking natural scenery; the vibrant towns and cities; the rich history; the everlasting traditions and customs – there are so many reasons to visit Ireland, where you are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes.
This is the most quintessential of English traditions which should be experienced at least once in a lifetime, as you sit with friends, sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches, cakes and pastries. From a top hotel in London to a country estate, we offer a variety of locations throughout the year.
See some great attractions and exhibitions on this selection of breaks – you can wander the cobblestones of Coronation Street, admire Henry VIII’s magnificent 16th century warship, follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest spy and so much more.
Boats & Steamers
Cruising along on a boat is a great way to escape the crowds and relax. We offer a range of trips on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – Waverley, along with many more which take you to different places around the country.
Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, yellow chicks and fluffy rabbits, church services and silent prayers; Easter is interpreted in many ways and can mean something different for everyone, but whatever your values or beliefs, it’s a wonderful time of year to take a break.
Each year, the UK holds a wide range of events which offer the perfect short break. Annual favourites include the Grand National, Chelsea Flower Show and Edinburgh Tattoo, plus there are exclusive dates for the diary such as the return of the legendary Flying Scotsman.
This selection of breaks gives you some time out from all the festive planning and preparations, so you can really get into the Christmas spirit – visit the biggest Christmas show in Britain, listen to carols in the Royal Albert Hall – they’re enough to convert any scrooges!
If you love the great outdoors, then Great Britain will certainly deliver. Highlands and islands; lakes and mountains; coast and country – there’s plenty to enjoy and with our selection of breaks, you can enjoy these rural hotspots all year round.