England is an endless pageant of stunning landscapes, quaint villages, and vibrant cities teeming with fascinating historical and cultural sites. Even in as few as four or five days, you can see many of its most famous sights. However, plan for a two-week or more extended visit, and you can take in several of the country's distinct regions and cultural activities.
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Enjoy 10 event-filled days traveling around England's scenic south. In London, you'll visit Buckingham and Kensington Palace, followed by tours of Windsor Castle and Eton College. Then head on a road trip through fairytale Cotswolds villages and a stop at Bath's ancient Roman ruins. Throughout this refined adventure, you'll enjoy picnics at Oxford and take high tea at the Savoy Hotel and opulent Blenheim Palace.
Venture beyond London to the unspoiled countryside of England's west and north. Take a road trip around the storybook Cotswolds region, learn about Shakespeare in his hometown, and see Roman ruins and "Bridgerton" filming locations in Bath. That's just a warm-up because you'll tour the stunning coastline and historic castles of Wales and rediscover the magic of The Beatles on a city tour of Liverpool.
This 7-day escape to beautiful southern England combines road trip adventures with luxury activities. Enjoy the history and beauty of Oxford, Bath, and Stonehenge, plus stroll opulent manor gardens and indulge in healing waters at Britain's only natural thermal spa. What's more, you'll set off on a road trip through the unspoiled Cotswolds to see the magic of the English countryside and its charming medieval villages.
Get ready for a week of adventures as you tour fascinating historical sites in southern England. It begins in Bath, a marvel of a city dating to Roman times, and is featured in the hit TV series "Bridgerton." Then, after seeing birds of prey at a falconry center, head to medieval Oxford and tour some of the amazing locales filmed in the "Harry Potter" movies. Whether you're traveling solo or with the whole family, it's good fun.
Experience the highlights of London and Scotland over 10 days on an itinerary perfect for the whole family. Discover London's famous palaces, enjoy a "Harry Potter" tour, and see ancient archeological sites at Bath and Stonehenge. Take an overnight train to Scotland, walk the historic streets of Edinburgh, visit countryside locales seen in the "Outlander" TV series, and even ride the "Hogwarts Express" amid Highland scenery.
Get ready for 10 action-packed days in two of Europe's most romantic capital cities: London and Paris. You'll experience the major sights on walking tours, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to the River Seine and the Louvre. You'll even ascend to the Eiffel Tower's top floor and marvel at views that stretch out to the horizon. The best thing about this itinerary is that it includes scheduled tours while also giving you ample time to explore these historic cities on your own.
In 10 days, you can experience the highlights of England while also embarking on off-the-beaten-path adventures. Travel from the southern coast to the glassy lakes of the far north, and in between, head off on countryside hikes and visit ancient Roman ruins. And if walking tours of historic cities like London and Oxford still leave you wanting more, then add a jaunt to Paris into the mix.
This 10-day adventure combines city tours with hikes along England’s southwest coast. It begins in London with a pub tour, after which you’ll transfer to Cornwall to begin the great trek. Starting in the seaside resort of Bude, you’ll hike south along the water as you enjoy views of rugged clifftops, sandy bays, ancient ruins, and charming villages. It ends back in London with a deep dive into the city’s rich legacy while touring historic neighborhoods.
Take the family on a magical 10-day adventure around England's capital. It includes all the highlights, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. And the thread that ties the whole journey together is an imaginative tale of a boy wizard. This trip includes many "Harry Potter"-themed activities, such as musical productions, soundstage tours, and visiting actual filming locations.
From mysterious Stonehenge to the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool to the historic campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, this two-week trip around England takes you to a wide range of classic sights. You'll get off the beaten path, too—the itinerary features a day trip to the gorgeous Isles of Scilly, horseback riding on the beach in Cornwall, hiking in the Cotswolds, and time to relax in the medieval Welsh village of Conwy. With a mix of outdoor activities and cultural sightseeing, this lively 14-day journey has something for everyone.
From clifftop castles to the busy streets of London, this 10-day road trip takes you to some of England's top highlights. Stops along the journey include the mysterious ruins of Stonehenge, historic Glastonbury, the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, the hometowns of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, and the gorgeous Welsh coastline, home to various castles. You'll finish up the adventure in London with a rooftop film screening and elegant tea service at the Savoy Hotel.
If you're a Shakespeare lover, a Jane Austen enthusiast, or a Harry Potter fan, this weeklong tour around England is perfect for you! Focused on culture and literary history, the 7-day itinerary starts by following in Austen's footsteps—and later, seeing the filming locations for Bridgerton—in Bath. Then you'll tour Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon and see the landmarks around Oxford University that inspired J.K. Rowling. As an added bonus, this trip features ample outdoor time, from hiking in the Cotswolds to boating in Oxford to visiting one of the country's finest gardens.
This weeklong adventure around England and Scotland is terrific for families—and travelers young at heart! Start in London with a ride on the Hop-on, Hop-off Bus, and an interactive "Harry Potter" tour. Then you'll visit Kensington Palace, the Roman Baths, and mysterious Stonehenge before catching the Caledonian Sleeper train to Scotland. On the other side of the border, sample street food and local specialties on a food tour, then ride a Jeep around Cairngorms National Park on a wildlife tour. Finish the itinerary with an unforgettable train ride—best known to Harry Potter fans as the Hogwarts Express—and a boat cruise across the famous Loch Ness.
Kick off the itinerary with a ride around town on the Hop-on, Hop-off Bus, which stops at popular attractions like Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, and the London Eye. Then you'll day-trip to Windsor Castle, moving on to Kensington Palace on day three. After a luxurious Afternoon Tea at the Savoy Hotel, learn about Black history in Brixton on a walking tour. Wrap up the trip with a visit to Hampton Court Palace, a tour of the British Museum, and a relaxed rooftop film screening with a local crowd at sunset.
Lace-up your walking shoes and hike one of the most spectacular sections of the UK’s long-distance South West Coast Path on this adventurous 9-day self-guided itinerary. Starting on Cornwall’s south coast, you’ll trek east between the historic maritime centers of Falmouth and Plymouth, through a landscape of picturesque fishing villages, beautiful estuaries, and sandy beaches. Pass gorse-covered granite headlands, cut through wooded valleys, and skirt rocky coves. In between, discover bustling harbors and sleepy hamlets such as St Mawes with its Tudor castle, charming, unspoiled Portloe, and the elegant Georgian port of Charlestown.
Explore the heart of England from the famous "dreaming spires" of Oxford to the Roman baths in Bath, passing by some of the most quintessentially English villages of the Cotswolds. After visiting Oxford, head north via Blenheim Palace and the Cherwell Valley to the home of Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon. Following an excursion to Warwick Castle, start winding your way through the Cotswolds Hills, passing through a host of pretty villages built from honey-colored limestone. Then explore the elegant city of Bath where you can enjoy the grandeur of its Georgian architecture.
This tour covers the key London experiences, as well as popular day tours to Kent, The White Cliffs of Dover, and Windsor Castle. Explore this bustling city with a private guide and tick off all the major sites, including Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, and more. Watch the changing of the guard, stroll through Hyde Park, and discover the foodie scenes at Camden and Borough Markets.
This six-day adventure follows a spectacular section of England's famed South West Coast Path. Starting in the seaside resort of Bude, you’ll hike south along Cornwall's Atlantic coast. Enjoy rugged clifftops, sandy bays, ancient ruins, and whitewashed fishing villages before ending your journey in the medieval port of Padstow.
This self-guided 8-day hiking holiday explores the beautiful countryside of the Wiltshire/Dorset border in southern England. Start your journey in the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, following ancient Wessex paths through the region’s famous chalk hills and valleys. Pass neolithic monuments, idyllic country villages, and grand country houses before ending at the Saxon hill town of Shaftesbury.
This self-guided 8-day itinerary lets you walk Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic Coast at your own pace. Start in Lyme Regis and travel east along England's south coast, taking in dramatic chalk cliffs, shingle beaches, prehistoric earthworks, and charming thatched villages before ending in historic Lulworth.
Embark on a 10-day self-drive tour through the rolling hills of the English countryside. Amid its verdant forests and wild moors, you'll discover vast treasures in the form of medieval villages and ruggedly beautiful coastline. This adventure includes stops at some of the gems of England, like Canterbury, the castles of South Downs, Devon, the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, and Oxfordshire.
English Heritage Tour: Cambridge, Norfolk, the Peak District, Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire & Windsor - 9 Days
Discover quintessential England's rolling hills of this patchwork countryside and its historic houses, enchanting gardens, and rich traditions. This nine-day itinerary through the middle of England takes you to the iconic university city of Cambridge, through majestic Fenlands, and allows you to linger like a local in tiny counties and quaint country pubs. Fall in love with the fairytale-worthy limestone villages and thatched-roof inns of the Cotswolds and watch Shakespeare come to life in Stratford-upon-Avon, the bard's birthplace. Complete your journey in the charming Chilterns, exploring the historic and intriguing Buckinghamshire and Thames river valley.
On this unique multi-city “Shakespeare in Love” tour, you will explore the towns and cities that shaped William Shakespeare's career, including London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the romantic Cotswolds. Tour the English countryside and cities he called home and gain insight into the Bard's 16th-century world. You will tour the Globe Theatre, explore Shakespeare's hometown, as well as visit movie locations for the film based on the young playwright.
There's nothing like attending a live soccer match in one of the UK's hallowed stadiums. The atmosphere is electric as the passionate crowds make every game an unforgettable experience. This English Premier League (EPL) soccer vacation puts you right in the action in two of the UK's top sporting cities, and as a kicker, we'll even throw in a stadium tour.
England's most beautiful attribute might just be its famous countryside. It exists everywhere outside the cities: great expanses of rolling green hills, many of them home to grazing sheep dotting the horizon like fluffy white cotton balls. On this 9-day itinerary, you'll visit some of the old towns, palaces, and fishing villages found in this bucolic paradise, making for one unforgettable British vacation.
On this British adventure, you'll experience two distinct and wildly different parts of England. Start with a visit to cosmopolitan London, a great global metropolis and a true model of diversity. Then, you're off to the rugged coast and rural beauty of Cornwall, in the southwest region, which is regarded as one of the most scenic counties in England.
On this week-long itinerary, you'll immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of London, visiting Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, and much more. Then venture out into England's fertile green countryside, which boasts some of the most scenic landscapes in all of Europe. It's the perfect mix of city and country life, allowing you to enjoy culture and excitement as well as rest and relaxation.
Explore iconic medieval castles in England's Northeast region. Visit ruins and modern-day palaces, discover the area's military history, and spend quiet afternoons strolling in countryside villages. Start your trip in industrial Newcastle, then continue to Alnwick Castle to see the backdrop for the Harry Potter films. End on the wild Northumberland coast to see isolated 16th-century Lindisfarne castle and sample fresh-caught lobster.
Explore northeast England's diverse history and culture as you travel from medieval towns to remote coastal trails. Visit industrial Newcastle, discover Roman history along Hadrian's Wall and see medieval Tynemouth Castle. Continue your trip to see the impressive Durham Cathedral, 16th-century Lindisfarne, and the wild seascape of the Farne Islands.