Britain vacations - Cultural, eclectic and exciting
A small island with a rich and ancient history, the United Kingdom is a land of contrasts and culture
Discover rich history and an amalgamation of cultures
With the depth of its history and the contrasts of its different regions, Britain is an ideal destination for an escorted tour. With a tour guide throughout and local experts joining you at key times of your journey, you will discover the rich and ancient culture of this island.
Each region in England, Wales and Scotland boasts a diverse and unique character, but throughout the country you will see beautiful countryside and coastline, historic castles and mansions, ancient monuments and customs, not to mention a hospitable welcome and friendly hosts.
Why visit Britain?
- The starting point for most vacations to Britain is London – a city like no other with its long colourful history and regal pageantry. Of course there is modern London, with its world-class shops, theaters and restaurants. But it is the magnificent buildings such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, and the historic moments such as the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, that make this city unique. This is a lovely city to explore on foot, stroll the dignified streets of Whitehall and the Mall or wander through the picture-perfect parks of St James and Hyde Park. But you can also enjoy a bird’s eye view from a vantage point such as the London Eye (an enclosed 400 feet ferris wheel) or the top of the Shard (at 1,000 feet high, the tallest building in Europe).
- Just outside of London, is the charming town of Windsor, dominated by the castle – the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor and takes up official residence for a month over Easter. You will marvel at the magnificence of the State Apartments, furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection.
- Stonehenge – the famous prehistoric monument – was erected more than 4,500 years ago and is the only lintelled stone circle surviving in the world. The fascinating visitors centre presents the latest theories on how these colossal stones arrived in this location and explores the folklore and legends surrounding this mystical site.
- For a true taste of history visit the birthplace of William - Shakespeare Stratford-upon-Avon, where you will be able to discover the beautifully preserved cottages of his family, including the 16th century thatched cottage of his wife Anne Hathaway.
- York is a historic walled city, the traditional county town of Yorkshire, in the north of England. Here you can explore the medieval narrow streets and relax in one of the quaint tea-rooms, you can walk the restored city wall and chat over a pint in one of the traditional English pubs.
- Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is where you will find the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels – Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and was once the home of Mary Queen of Scots
- Scotland is a beautiful country, with its rugged hills and spectacular lakes (known in the region as Lochs or Glens). If you have time to travel to the very north to the Orkney Islands, you will be rewarded with stunning vistas of sea and land, abundant bird life and prehistoric villages.