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Take in the delights of Exmouth, an unspoilt and cheery seaside town where you can simply relax and enjoy a breath of sea air. Having remained popular since the Regency period, the classic resort promises a generous sandy beach which will stretch out before you, a level esplanade to stroll along, and beautiful parks and gardens. Nestled on the River Exe, keep an eye out for an abundance of wildlife too, as Exmouth is internationally famous for its nature reserves.©VisitBritain Visit Devon Nevill
Picture-perfect cobbled lanes, peaceful canals and prehistoric market squares, churches, spires and towers, ‘The Venice of the North’, as it is known, is like an open-air museum. As expected from one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns, you’ll find inspiring architecture aplenty Image © Stad Brugge
What better way to blow those winter blues away with a cosy break in wonderful Wales? Enjoy beautiful, rugged scenery, as well as the famously friendly Welsh welcome. Set in a fabulous location, with daily tours included throughout your stay.
Our mystery tour is great fun, but please don't ask where it goes! You will be wondering, where will we stop? But only our driver knows! Relax and recharge your batteries. You definitely deserve it! No hassle driving, just pack an overnight bag and we'll take you away from it all.
Steeped in history and overlooked by the magnificent Castle and statue of Flora MacDonald, Inverness sits serenely at the mouth of the River Ness, immersed in century-spanning culture. Above the city lies Craig Phadig, once the stronghold of Pictish Kings, which offers interesting forest walks. From here enjoy magnificent views of the Morley Firth. Home to a diverse range of wildlife. Tours include Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Cromarty Firth, and Cawdor Castle and Gardens.
For a taste of the Great British seaside, Bournemouth will not disappoint. The vibrant, cosmopolitan resort is renowned for its 7 miles of glorious golden sands, sparkling surf and traditional beach huts. Award-winning gardens and Victorian buildings add to the mix. There is nowhere in the world like the internationally acclaimed Monkey World - the largest rescue centre dedicated to 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes.
Step into the 'real Downton Abbey', a must-see experience for fans of the acclaimed drama. The 5,000-acre estate will welcome you to Highclere Castle, one of England's finest occupied Victorian castles and the popular filming location. Walk in the footsteps of the Crawley family, explore the fascinating Egyptian exhibition, and see the vast and beautiful grounds. A visit to Oxford gives you time to explore and enjoy the timeless city
A dramatic and inspiring journey through some of England's finest scenery on this great feat of Victorian engineering. Offering wonderful panoramic views, one of the most amazing constructions is sure to impress - the Ribblehead Viaduct. Image copyright Colin Baker
Be inspired by the gems of the North Devon with a restful tour based in Tiverton. This idyllic region enjoys coast and country scenery, combining a classic garden with popular destinations to explore. Our visits include the 65-acre RHS Garden Rosemoor and Clovelly, an impeccable village with tranquil views every time.
Discover serene South Devon. From pretty harbour towns to beautiful open moorlands, this relaxing holiday destination has it all. Dartmoor is made up of ancient tors and far-reaching views of valleys and farmland, with wildlife in abundance. On the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is the 700-year old Buckland Abbey and the Dartmoor Railway - the impressive journey part of the former Southern Railway main line from London Waterloo to Plymouth and Cornwall.
Surrounded by rolling moors in West Yorkshire's Brontë Country, the nostalgic village of Haworth attracts thousands of visitors for its 1940's themed weekend. Revel in the atmosphere of this iconic era, where music, dancing, displays and re-enactments will transport you back in time. The 1940's weekend is one of the finest in the country, a fantastic event where many visitors enter the spirit and dress in costume to reflect a time gone by. Image Haworth 1940s Weekend ©C McCarthy
Divided into East and West by its harbour and sheltered river, the seaside town of Looe, is a picturesque Cornish fishing port. East Looe has a charming maze of narrow streets and courtyards, antique shops, traditional pubs and a vibrant quayside fish market. West Looe is quieter, also with shops, restaurants and hotels and leads to Hannafore with its fine views of Looe Island.
Join a new break with something for everyone. Make the most of a visit to the iconic Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, impressive cities for leisurely sightseeing, and wonderful gardens to relax. Winchester and Portsmouth will provide a contrasting tour to the heathlands and roaming ponies that you can discover in the heart of the New Forest. Conclude with a place of tranquillity and colour, Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway - one of Britain's best gardens.
Explore one of the most idyllic areas in England. Entwined around the sleepy Suffolk countryside, you'll be welcomed by relaxing seaside towns and quaint rural villages, all set within a traditional English landscape, made famous by John Constable.
Stay in the heart of Scotland at Pitlochry on a tour of history and splendour, surrounded by outstanding scenery that will stretch for miles. Spend the days exploring Scotland's finest castles - Balmoral, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace - and discover thousands of years of history. Balmoral is famous as The Queen's favourite holiday retreat; Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; while Scone Palace was the impressive crowning place of Scottish kings.
Our twin centre tour includes two nights in the prestigious resort of Zermatt and three nights in chic Klosters, connected by one of Switzerland's best scenic train rides across the Alps, the stunning Glacier Express! Header Image: Glacier Express along the lake on the Oberalp Pass_Copyright by Glacier Express By-line swiss-image.chStefan Schlumpf
From a Deer Park Safari to a River Cruise and Woodland Railway journey, this Devon adventure takes us to some of the most beautiful sights the county has to offer. Enjoy historic Powderham Castle, sunny Sidmouth and even a traditional Devon cream tea at beautiful Bicton Botanical Gardens. Image Powderham ©jenniferthompson
The opportunity to look out for elusive wildlife and discover remarkable scenery beckons on this unique tour, with exceptional experiences to get close to nature. Highlights include an awe-inspiring Rover safari in an ancient pine forest, the spectacular Isle of Skye and cruises along Loch Sheil and Loch Linnhe.
Discover Argyll, the West Coast of Scotland, characterised by remarkable scenery that together capture the beauty and appeal of Scotland. Oban is one of the country's most visited holiday towns, welcoming you with panoramic views of striking mountains, lochs and islands. Mull is the largest of the islands of Argyll that surround Oban, where you can join a visit to its capital of Tobermory.
The Scottish Highlands is a natural playground waiting to be explored and offers so many touring possibilities. With majestic mountains and mysterious lochs, nostalgic railways, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and award-winning distilleries on the doorstep all to be discovered!
Discover the incomparable beauty of Northumberland. Rugged landscapes and flourishing wildlife form the serene landscape, where you will enjoy its heritage, the charming market town of Alnwick and refreshing coastline. Tours include the breathtaking Holy Island of Lindisfarne, suitable for everyone who appreciates dramatic scenery. Image Bamburgh © www.visitnorthumberland.com
Discover the Isle of Arran, also known as 'Scotland in Miniature', and Scotland's most southerly Hebridean Island. Stir your imagination with towering granite peaks, sandy bays, wildflower and heather lands that stretch for miles. Brodick Castle is the highlight of the holiday, a grand estate with over 800 years of history.
This tour has been devised to discover the scenery and history of Essex and Kent on some of the region's unique railways. Holiday highlights include the Epping Ongar Railway, a hidden gem of a heritage railway with the longest line in Essex. Be whisked back in time as you experience the romance of travel from days gone by amid uninterrupted views. Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway will take you on a fascinating piece of local industrial history, travelling leisurely across a mile-long viad
Step into the 'real Downton Abbey', a must-see experience for fans of the acclaimed drama. The 5,000-acre estate will welcome you to Highclere Castle, one of England's finest occupied Victorian castles and the popular filming location. Walk in the footsteps of the Crawley family, explore the fascinating Egyptian exhibition, and see the vast and beautiful grounds.
Discover the unique heritage railways of Norfolk - for those who yearn for a slower pace, these journeys provide a rush of nostalgia from a lost era of steam travel. The engines will gently take you through rural countryside, in addition to visits to the famous Norfolk Broads, charming towns and villages, and favourite coastal resorts.
Step aboard these special railway journeys to discover Scotland's classic landscapes. Delve past soaring mountains; climb the Highlands and venture by pristine lochs - witnessed from the train carriage windows as you sit back and relax. Visits to quaint villages, fishing ports, Inverness and Fort William will complete this magnificent tour.
High in the French Alps lies our base, the Alpen Roc Hotel, in the stunning resort of La Clusaz. Discover the beauty of nearby Chamonix, the charm of Annecy and the chic lakeside spa town of Evian on a tour of this breathtaking alpine region.
Northern Ireland has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world along with so many amazing sights for you to explore and enjoy on this tour. Highlights include The Glens of Antrim, regarded as one of the finest marine drives in Europe; The Giants Causeway, created by volcanic activity - marvel at the regularity of the stones' shape; The Titanic Exhibition, where you discover the Titanic story and a guided city tour of Belfast.
Unwind by the sea in this delightful corner of the South East for a true taste of a timeless English seaside town. Sheltered by the South Downs, Eastbourne enjoys a milder climate and sunnier weather than other mainland resorts. Exuding seaside charm, seen in its Victorian hotels and the smart Victorian pier. The flat promenade, runs alongside the famous shingle beaches, with the towering cliffs of Beachy Head, the UK's highest chalk cliffs, a sight to admire. Image Visit England
Scotland's magnificent capital city is proud to host the fabulous, annual Military Tattoo. This impressive city is a sightseer's paradise. Set against the backdrop of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is romantic, cultured, fascinating and vibrant. It buzzes at festival time, with visitors able to stroll along the Royal Mile and down Princes Street, climb the Scott Monument and gaze in awe at the amazing castle. Image ©The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Discover the glorious gardens of RHS Wisley. The flagship garden of the RHS and see what makes this one of the greatest in the world. It captures the imagination of visitors showcasing the largest plant collection seen anywhere in the world. A range of fabulous gardens that can be seen in their summer glory and the stunning glasshouse makes is a hope to cultural paradise. Image ©RHS. Credit Line RHS, Tim Sandall
Encounter over 500 animals at the country's most prestigious safari park on our tour to Longleat and the ancient Cathedral city of Salisbury. Majestic animals roam freely across Longleat's 900-acres of renowned grounds - from African lions, cheetahs, and a haven for an Asian elephant, to red deer and wolves. A top price ticket also includes entry to Longleat House and Gardens, one of the UK's best stately homes, plus the Main Square attractions.
Sandown is a true seaside resort, situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay. Relax among the waves and golden sandy beach or take a stroll along the broad seafront promenade. The island consistently enjoys one of the UK's high sunshine records, with award-winning beaches and a rich historical heritage that have compelled generations of holiday makers.
At the heart of the Northern Lakes on the shores of Derwent Water, aptly named 'Queen of the Lakes', the vibrant market town of Keswick is our gateway to exploring the many picture postcard villages and towns. Set amidst stunning mountain and lakeside scenery, join us and enjoy this area of magnificent natural beauty for yourself.
Discover the charms of Devon and Somerset Countryside and relive a bygone way of travel with these leisurely railway journeys traversing through for a patchwork of gentle hills and verdant moorland and providing spectacular distant views of the coastline that broaden as far as the eye can see. Unwind back to a slower pace of life on the West Somerset Railway, England's longest heritage railway line, as well as the charming Lynton and Barnstaple Railway and Devon's famous Lynmouth Cliff Railway.
What better way to spend your afternoon than enjoying one of England's loveliest traditions whilst cruising along the River Thames! Combined with an overnight stay in our great capital city, the visitor attraction possibilities are endless.
Klosters is well-known for being the winter playground of the British Royals - one of the cable cars is even named after Prince Charles, and both Prince William and Prince Harry learnt to ski at this stylish yet tranquil resort. Picture the spectacular scenery that surround the chic resorts of St Moritz and Davos. One of the most breath taking railway journeys await aboard the Bernina Express, the red train which crosses the mighty and glistening Alpine landscapes.
See North Norfolk's timeless old towns and British traditions on a late summer holiday based near the history-steeped town of Norwich. Sitting on a cliff-top, Cromer enjoys vast sandy beaches and a traditional pier that have been enjoyed since the Victorian era. It is the award-winning end of the pier show which you can still experience today - the last of its kind in Europe. Take a seat for the 'Seaside Special' and sit back for a spectacle of traditional live variety at its best.Duration: 4 Days
This idyllic chain of islands are utterly unspoiled with fine white sandy beaches, turquoise sea, rugged moorland and abundant wildlife. When the sun shines, there is no more exquisite spot on earth. The Outer Hebrides were believed by the Vikings to be at the edge of the world. Folklore, history, tradition, breath-taking scenery, sometimes lashed by Atlantic storms, the islands have a far from modern life, forgotten air, but utterly unspoiled.
From its days as a small fishing village, Paignton has since grown to become one of the gems of the South, boasting plenty of attractions to keep you occupied. And it's not just the mild climate which draws thousands to the seaside resort year after year - there's a fantastic seafront which comprises of a promenade, Paignton Pier, and lots of great shops, plus delightful gardens and a harbour scene where pretty coloured yachts are dotted across the landscape.
Charming, seaside atmosphere abounds in Weymouth - a favourite coastal destination where you can take in views of the spectacular Jurassic Coastline. Walk along the esplanade, where its Georgian buildings make for a beautiful backdrop against the golden beaches, enjoy the scenic harbour, and browse its independent retailers and high street names.
Join the millions who see the unique and enduring appeal of Blackpool year after year and enjoy the nostalgia of this ever popular seaside resort. Highlights include the world-famous Blackpool Tower, an iconic building dominating the promenade. Once you step inside, you'll see the ornate beauty and glamour of the glittering Tower Ballroom, which promises to take you back in time.
Whitby, dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th century Whitby Abbey, this traditional maritime town with its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways that meander past picturesque houses down to the busy quayside and Blue Flag sand beach.
Spend a night in one of the world’s most prestigious hotels, right on the doorstep of spectacular Covent Garden and London’s Theatreland. Be tempted by Afternoon Tea served in the sophisticated Homage Grand Salon Restaurant, which has taken inspiration from the grand cafés of Europe. Image waldorf ©HiltonHotels
Make Christmas shopping a delight in Lille, where the vibrant old town transforms to a winter wonderland. As Christmas approaches, Lille sparkles as the Christmas Market takes over the Place Rihour, and the nearby Grand Place is dominated by a dazzling giant Christmas tree and ferris wheel.
Delightful cobbled lanes, quiet canals, spires and historic market squares - Bruges - 'The Venice of the North' is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns. Its Christmas Market has a fairytale setting, filling the air with a magical atmosphere and transforming the city centre into a festive delight. Twinkling fairy lights thread through chalets, and the traditional stalls bring together everything from food, drink and local treats, to handmade crafts and decorations. Image © Stad BruggeDuration: 3 Days
Rochester comes alive with the celebration of the works of the great novelist for the popular Dickensian Christmas Festival. Celebrating the life of Charles Dickens at his home and inspiration for many years, you can walk back in time along the High Street and feel the atmosphere of this extraordinary celebration.
For a truly magical time enjoy a festive visit to Chester Christmas Market, shopping and sightseeing in the city are partnered with the leisurely, festive atmosphere of the Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair. Image © VisitEngland Marketing Cheshire
Combine the classic favourite of John Rutter's best-selling Christmas Celebration with the magic of London this festive season. Performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is presented by the nation’s favourite choral composer.