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London's Buckingham Palace in Westminster
Map of Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days
Luxury London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Tour - 10 Days

Featuring the United Kingdom's London and Edinburgh as well as the Republic of Ireland's Dublin, this 10-day luxury tour offers the perfect mix of history, culture, and rugged country scenery. You'll experience a broad range of tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace.

Catch a sunset over historic Edinburgh
Map of Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of London & Edinburgh - 10 Days

London and Edinburgh are among the most cosmopolitan cities in the UK, offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Begin this 10-day luxury tour in London with day trips to Blenheim Palace and Bath before visiting Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman ruins, historic castles, and legendary lochs.

Castle ruins
Map of Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days
Highlights of Britain's East Coast - 12 Days

Explore the ancient history and modern culture of northeast England. Visit medieval York, discover Roman ruins, and sample hearty English pub food in Tynemouth. See the impressive Durham Cathedral, 16th-century Lindisfarne, and the wild seascape of the Farne Islands. End your trip in Edinburgh—home to the Scottish monarchy, world-class whiskey, and the café where J.K. Rowling penned the first Harry Potter novel.

Twilight over London's River Thames
Map of Road Trip Through England & Scotland: From London to Loch Lomond  - 14 Days
Road Trip Through England & Scotland: From London to Loch Lomond - 14 Days

Discover more about England and Scotland's food scenes, history, and natural attractions on this 14-day, self-drive trip. Start with some London sightseeing, then head to the beautiful city of Bath and the surrounding villages of the Cotswolds. Fly north to Scotland to explore its handsome capital of Edinburgh, then it's time to take in the beautiful scenery of the Scottish countryside in and around Pitlochry, Inverness, Oban, and Loch Lomond.

Explore Dublin's cultural quarter, the Temple Bar district
Map of Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days
Luxury London and Dublin Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day luxury itinerary covers the cultural highlights of the United Kingdom's London and the Republic of Ireland's Dublin. Begin your tour in England's capital, with day trips to Blenheim and Bath before you catch a flight to the Emerald Isle's charming Dublin. Enjoy the convenience of private tours and knowledgeable guides as you visit ancient Roman baths, historic palaces, and colorful neighborhoods.

Buckingham Palace
Map of Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days
Palaces, Castles & Cathedrals of the United Kingdom - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary is perfect for anyone with a love of UK heritage. On this trip, you'll visit some of the grandest palaces and churches in the nation, which cumulatively represent many millennia of history and culture. It's a fascinating architecture tour that allows you to see a number of places where key historical figures ruled and reigned, from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle.

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Discover Scotland's Isle of Skye and its otherworldly Fairy Pools
Map of 2 Weeks in the United Kingdom - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in the United Kingdom - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in the United Kingdom, you can embark on a self-drive tour and tick off the must-see sights of England and Scotland or split your trip between England and Wales to discover fairytale-like countrysides and enjoy time in Baths, Oxford, and London. Those who prefer quaint villages can embark on a nature and culture tour from London to Edinburgh, while more relaxed travelers will love a trip focused on discovering the traditions, cuisine, and history of England and Scotland.

Unspoiled Welsh landscapes in the Brecon Beacons
Map of England & Wales Road Trip: History, Culture & the Great Outdoors - 14 Days
England & Wales Road Trip: History, Culture & the Great Outdoors - 14 Days

Drive from southern to northern England, taking in Welsh highlights en route, on this scenic two-week road trip through the United Kingdom. You'll start off getting to know London with a food tour and river cruise before heading to the university city of Oxford to go punting. Discover some of England's prettiest spots in the Cotswolds and handsome Bath, cross the border into Wales to see its coast, castles, and rugged national parks, and end your tour in the energetic northern city of Manchester.

Explore England's Yorkshire's and Northumberland's history with a walk among the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey
Map of 5 Days in the United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in the United Kingdom - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

In five days, you can get a good taste of the United Kingdom—if you move quickly. First-timers keen to pair London with the tranquility of the Cotswolds will enjoy the Classic tour. The mix of culinary and historical experiences on the Wales & England itinerary is perfect for foodies and those looking for variety. Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor adventures on the Scotland road trip, while history buffs and families will appreciate the castle tours and wildlife excursion on the Yorkshire & Northumberland itinerary.

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I am your English-born, UK and French expert for all activity holidays in off-the-beaten track destinations in UK and France. I have lived, worked and traveled extensively in both the UK and...

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I grew up in the UK and developed a real passion for the great outdoors, which inspired me to work in travel. As a child, I spent my holidays in the UK with my parents and my brother. My dad used...

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Trip Reviews for United Kingdom

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I recently finished The Trip of A Lifetime!
United Kingdom | Sep 12 - Oct 13, 2023

Wynnie
Wynnie K.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023
I recently finished The Trip of A Lifetime. It could not have gone any better!
It began with an Orientation Call from Jonathan . He explained how traveling and planning with KIMKIM works, asked questions regarding things I did and didn’t want to do, other personalization goals and budget.
I soon heard from my personal agent, Jane. We had great text conversations. Jane was patient with my endless questions and concerns; I was traveling alone for the first time, my first time international,...
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I recently finished The Trip of A Lifetime. It could not have gone any better!
It began with an Orientation Call from Jonathan . He explained how traveling and planning with KIMKIM works, asked questions regarding things I did and didn’t want to do, other personalization goals and budget.
I soon heard from my personal agent, Jane. We had great text conversations. Jane was patient with my endless questions and concerns; I was traveling alone for the first time, my first time international, and my first plane ride in nearly 20 years.
I proudly labeled myself as the anti-tourist, lol. I didn’t want to go near any trite locations that many tourists flock to just because everyone else does.
I wanted Ancient History, I wanted Ancient Religions, I wanted Archeology. Don’t send me to churches, don’t send me to rote performances. I wanted my own desires, not be a stereotype American Tourist.

Jane went to work straight away.

I had one location and specific dates that were mandatory: The British National Dressage Championship, September 14-17. I didn’t care when I went to nor left the UK. Everything built around that event.

Jane would send me ideas, questions, clarifications and I would send her ideas, questions, locations that looked to hold/meet my desires.
Jane was quick to learn me and my tastes, I’m an “odd bird”, lol, and very much an anti-tourist with different goals and expectations.
We clicked very well and spent six months planning my trip.

This was a TRUE bucket list trip.
I have an incurable blood cancer. It is dormant, yet it can become active at any time. This was my one and only time to physically navigate such a trip. I had been tested and scanned and was given the ok by my doctor to make this trip.

I had given Jane a rundown of my medical conditions and the limitations they impose on my strength, stamina, functions, etc..
She seamlessly worked assistance and help into every movement, hotel, travel and train.

The end result was a magnificent trip! Eleven cities in 30 days. Plus two days, one each way, of long distance travel.
I was supported, pampered and celebrated everywhere I went.
Jane, and her co-worker Flore were with me daily while I was actively traveling. We texted at least twice a day and I reported in daily to keep Jane and Flore apprised of my health(cancer).
They were on top of everything behind the scenes as well - there was a particular chain of hotels that my body found uncomfortable. Jane found an alternative option and we made the change. Flore discovered there was going to be a Train Strike that was going to impact my plans, so they found out more, made plan changes, asked me if I wanted to go with the pivot and we pivoted. Seamlessly. The whole trip was that simple; they handled every little detail and it put NO stress on me.
Jane, and Flore, also went above and beyond!
In one city I got digestively sick. I let Jane know I was cancelling an outing bc I was just too sick to leave the hotel. She checked in with me a number of times. There was once when I didn’t reply back in my normally swift manner, so Jane called the Reception/front desk and ask them to come to my room and check on me. Awww.
I wanted Ancient History - I got Roman, Celt, Pict, and more. I wanted Ancient Religion - Jane found a very Ancient Druid Worship site that dated back to 4,000 bc.
Yes. You read that correctly. That site was approximately 6,023 years only when I experienced it. It doesn’t get much older than that!
More Ancient History: I got to spend one night in a Castle, turned boutique hotel, built in 1380 ad.
Ancient archeology - one location had an active archeological dig site going on!
I even got to experience an archeological find I had seen discovered on The tv show called Time Team. All I knew of the day was I would be having a Private Guided Tour of an Ancient Roman city.
It was in the car ride over that the guides and I realized the destination was That One. I was fan-girling the entire drive over and the hours we were there. Other than a group of school children, I had the whole location to myself. BLISS. One of the guides even carried my phone and took candids as I walked along with the other guide. It turned out, as we said our goodbyes at my hotel, that they really enjoyed the day as well. They loved that I was so engaged, knew so many (few, really ) things, and wanted to learn so very much more.
And just how did it come about that I had such a glorious day? Jane. Jane found it - based on her knowledge of the UK and her knowledge about me.
I saw so many exciting things and places in 30 days, this day still shines brighter than the rest.
So
If you are of a mind to travel, KIMKIM is the only way to go.
Jane, and Flore, took my ideas and wants and needs, plugged in my sizable budget (see True Bucket List) and aligned them together for a breathtakingly beautiful and fantasmagorical experience.
I’d share more pictures here, yet I’ve 2,000 photos to search through - each a memory to delight in over and over.
Point being - I was listened to and made plans with a True Professional Travel Planner.
If I get to travel again, no matter the destination, I will always and only plan via KIMKIM.

Activity Reviews
Stonehenge, Cotswold villages, Avebury stone circles & Film Locations (from Bath)
Stonehenge, Cotswold villages, Avebury stone circles & Film Locations (from Bath)
Bath

This was a small group tour (maybe a dozen people) The driver was fantastic, personable, knowledgable and fun.

Quality of Experience
The Avery stone circle.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
He was kind to me - I am extra slow due to a bad knee. His narration was fun and geared well to his audience.
Transport
Smooth driving. Clean bus. Well appointed seating.
Tickets to Cardiff Castle
Tickets to Cardiff Castle
Cardiff

My only regret was my inability to climb 170 steps (each way up to and down from) to actually get to the ancient Keep. There is no alternative to the stairs.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer
Private transfer
Cardiff

I can’t say enough about having a caring and professional driver!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
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Private transfer from {{start_location}}{{end_location}}
Shrewsbury

I like the pampered feel of someone else getting me to my destination - no stress and the driver is always personable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer to your destination
Private transfer to your destination
United Kingdom

It is so nice to relax and enjoy the ride and the conversation with your knowledgable and professional driver!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Vindolanda
Vindolanda
Hexham

My childlike wonder was alight. Seeing the last day of the active archeological site for the season was so cool. My geek flag flew high!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer
Private transfer
Hexham

I enjoyed both the luxury of being cared for as well as the personal interaction with a local person.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer in town
Private transfer in town
United Kingdom

It’s always nice to have transport that has had their assignment given in advance.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Three hour Tour around the Canal and Loch - Loch Ness with Urquhart Castle included
Three hour Tour around the Canal and Loch - Loch Ness with Urquhart Castle included
Inverness

Well, when this close to Loch Ness, you really must go for your trip to be complete, eh? It was a nice, though cold, ride over calm waters and properly narrated by the Captain. Once there, the Castle Ruin is lackluster. Though fully paved, the walkway is nothing BUT steep. I skipped walking the (very small) ruin and instead began the LONG STEEP walkway to the face/shop. I enjoyed the variety and bought some very functional cashmere socks and a very warm hat, both served me well during the remaining weeks of my trip. HOWEVER There is an EVEN STEEPER AND LONGER ascent to climb up to the parking lot and our tour bus. It was beyond exhausting, even for the Healthy people in our group. Yet, I’d have regretted not going - you only get one chance to be there.

Quality of Experience
Better walking path - handrails. Warning the it’s not so much a Castle Ruin as it is a glob of stones.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private transfer to your accommodation. Then check-in or bag-drop
Private transfer to your accommodation. Then check-in or bag-drop
Stoke on trent

My Travel Planner, Jane, made plans for this amenity at every location and stop for all 30 days of my trip. I have a medical need that this planning assisted.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
London Globe Theatre Performance
London Globe Theatre Performance
London

It was so fun! The play, by William Shakespeare , is titled “As You Like It”. Upon knowing this I researched it and watched a few different movie versions. This allowed me to enjoy what was happening without wondering what the plot was; this turned out to be ideal.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
London Globe Theatre Tour
London Globe Theatre Tour
London

To be in a small group of 8 gave lots of time to really hear and understand, ask questions and still absorb the ambiance.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Jane Davey
Jane
Jane Davey
Local specialist in United Kingdom | Replied on Dec 22, 2023

Thank you Winnie for taking the time to review your awesome trip to the UK. We had so much fun planning, researching and executing this trip of a lifetime for you.
It was great fun getting to know you and take this journey with you.
All the best for the festive season and the new year.
We hope to see you again.
All the best…Jane, Flore & The Team

Thank you Jane for an amazing trip to Scotlan...
United Kingdom | Sep 18 - Sep 23, 2023

Ann
Ann A.
Layton, UT | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2023

Thank you Jane for an amazing trip to Scotland. We had a few days and Jane made every one of them special. Her detailed planning and communication was perfect. We felt that "Jane knew us like a friend" as she picked the perfect hotels, activities and food recommendations. We would definitely recommend KimKim for people who are ok executing their own plans with the help of a great planner like Jane.

Local specialist: Jane Davey
Jane
Jane Davey
Local specialist in United Kingdom | Replied on Oct 03, 2023

Thank you for your feedback and for letting myself and the team work with you all. We loved your adventures and look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best from 'The Team'.

This is great way to travel in an unfamiliar ...
United Kingdom | Jul 1 - Jul 12, 2023

L
Larry B.
San Luis Obispo, CA | Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

This is great way to travel in an unfamiliar location, streamlining travel and transfers and using local agents to select lodging and activities

Local specialist: Jane Davey
Jane
Jane Davey
Local specialist in United Kingdom | Replied on Jul 20, 2023

Hi Larry

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip.

I love your photos and is so wonderful to see the places that you have visited.

It was our pleasure to work with you and your family and we hope to see you again soon.

All the best..Jane, Flore and kimkim team