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Routescape creates exceptional journeys across Great Britain, Ireland and France.

These isles are truly inspiring filled with hidden treasures and remarkable backroads to be discovered. We strive to provide an unmatched tailored service delivering an authentic luxury travel experience with a true sense of place.

Our approach is all about you – our travel specialists offer expert advice with knowledgeable insights to tailor a unique journey to remember. Whether you are looking to experience a culinary adventure along our extraordinary coastline, escape to a remote island landscape or learn more about our long history, then our team of travel professionals can arrange everything for you.

What makes us different is that we implicitly understand the food scene across these isles. Our passion means that we can look after every detail of your journey from hotels, guides, and transfers to restaurants, special activities, and events. Our handpicked collection of luxury hotels and inns are set in the most scenic locations offering unrivalled levels of food and service in the region.

Routescape is part of the following groups: Ireland Travel Agents, United Kingdom Travel Agents, Scotland Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

Caerphilly Castle
Best of Wales & Scotland: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Edinburgh, Inverness & More - 10 Days

Explore the best of Wales and Scotland on this 10-day adventure through nature, castles, coasts, and capital cities. Begin in Cardiff and head into the Brecon Beacons to see the stunning mountains, followed by two days exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast. Then, explore spectacular Snowdonia and the Cambrian Coast before crossing into Scotland. Next, go sightseeing in Edinburgh, tour the highlights of the Highlands, and visit the lochs and native wildlife.

Hiking in the Highlands of Scotland
Hiking the Scottish Highlands - 7 Days

Live a hiker's dream with a one-week adventure in Cairngorms National Park—the largest protected area in the UK. Throughout this excursion into the unspoiled Scottish wilds, you'll traverse the very same paths as Highlanders have through the ages. Beyond discovering hidden trails and hiking to viewpoints offering unforgettable panoramic views, you'll enjoy the country's other highlights. These include tours of Edinburgh, boat rides on Loch Ness, a trip to Trossachs National Park, and more.

Pembroke Castle
Welsh History & Culture: Cardiff, Narberth & Snowdonia - 7 Days

History buffs will love this weeklong tour of Wales! The itinerary takes you to Pembrokeshire and Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, a Welshman who became the King of England in 1509. Learn about Tudor history and the complex relationship between Wales and England as you tour the region and its many castles, museums, and monuments, including those relocated to the grounds of the famed St. Fagans National Museum. There's time for outdoor adventure, too — the journey includes hiking along scenic coastal paths and the option to mountain bike or canoe in beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Three Choirs Vineyard in Wales
Outdoor Adventures & Gourmet Experiences in Wales - 9 Days

If you love wild landscapes and handcrafted spirits, this 9-day tour of Wales is for you. Offering a mix of outdoor adventures and gourmet experiences, the itinerary begins in the picturesque Welsh Borders. Sample beer at a historic brewery before moving on to the medieval castles and mountain scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Dine on foraged foods and freshly caught fish and follow the rugged west coast to Pembrokeshire, a jewel by the sea. End with a scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons, toasting your venture with a visit to a whiskey distillery.

Rolling hills of Wales
Highlights of Wales and Southern England - 18 Days

On this comprehensive 18-day trip you'll experience the best of Wales and Southern England. Visit many delightful little towns, coastal promenades, medieval castles and churches, and many other historic sites that encapsulate many visitors' most romantic ideas of Great Britain. Get active with river-side and coastal walks, and relax in the ancient hot spring baths at Bath. This tour is the ultimate introduction to southern England and Wales, ideal for first-time visitors to the country. 

Poppies carpet the English countryside
Explore Historic Southern England - 10 days

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.

Recent Trip Reviews for Routescape

Ann

Our trip was lovely · England - Jun 17 - Jun 26, 2022

Traveler: Ann T. - Local specialist: Alex Rawson

We had the pleasure of booking our trip with KimKim/Alex for our recent 10 day trip to England. She was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped organize our trip in such a short notice. Everything was so easy, from pickups to tours to last day drop off at the airport. read more

We had the pleasure of booking our trip with KimKim/Alex for our recent 10 day trip to England. She was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped organize our trip in such a short notice. Everything was so easy, from pickups to tours to last day drop off at the airport.

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Georgian House Hotel

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Park Plaza London Riverbank

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Broadway to Bath, via Cotswold Villages

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Warner Bros Studio Tour with Coach Transfer

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Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus

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Westminster Abbey

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Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After ou... · Scotland - Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2022

Traveler: Lindsey F. - Local specialist: Owen Davies

Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend... read more

Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend them both for anyone wishing for a guided tour of the area! Stuart took us to Blackness Castle, where part of Outlander was filmed and Ian went off of his way to take us to Skye Skyns. It was the best!
Driving through Edinburgh was a bit rough just due to the unbelievable amount of people and traffic, but eventually we got the hang of it!
Owen was wonderful during this entire process and really planned a trip tailored to us! He even had a Scottish history book sent to our hotel! It was a wonderful heartfelt surprise!
I will absolutely use Owen and KimKim for all trips we plan in the future!

Diane

Loved everything about our trip. Kim Kim Alex... · Wales - May 23 - May 31, 2022

Traveler: Diane H. - Local specialist: Kate Bloomer

Loved everything about our trip. Kim Kim Alex and the whole team did an outstanding job. Can't say enough good things about Alex. I give them 10 thumbs up..a perfect 10.

Excellent Resource · Wales - May 23 - May 31, 2022

Traveler: Ruth Ann H. - Local specialist: Kate Bloomer

Both Kate and her successor, Alex, went out of their way to create a trip that met our interests. They supported us through the entire process, from planning, to on-the-ground in country, and to the eventual return home.

Part 1 - Ireland · Ireland - Apr 10 - May 3, 2022

Traveler: Larry B. - Local specialist: Owen Davies

The trip that Owen and his team set up was amazing. The places we stayed, the things we saw, the food we ate was all well selected and incredible. Days traveled weren’t to long and we had time to explore the sites, towns and anything we spotted along the way.

Judy

Kim-Kim evaluation · United Kingdom - Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2021

Traveler: Judy B. - Local specialist: Alex Rawson

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are... read more

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are unavailable on weekends and outside of regular weekdays working hours. I will be traveling over three weekends and trouble seems to always strike after 5.

They have a language barrier. I have lots of experience with English as a Second Language folks but I am struggling. I fear I am going to be on my own in Europe in three countries for almost a month with no safety net or the kind of backup and preparatory support Kate provided.

They are in Slovenia. I am going to France, Germany, and Prague. I only speak English and my arrogant American (I try not to be that way! Ask Kate.) ways expect service for the money I invest. I recognize their background in a different culture and hope that my years of teaching cross cultural awareness pay off when I travel. However, if their future business aspirations include service to Americans, they need to soften their touch a bit and plan ahead using their knowledge to benefit travelers who will benefit from that.

For example, they have not mentioned COVID. We will need tests before flying to Europe. More critically, we will need PCR tests in Prague before flying to Bordeaux where we will board a riverboat cruise which they are aware we are booked on. I have no confidence that they have even thought of that. Who knows.. It may not be required by then. However, the cruise line has already asked us to upload vaccine records and forewarned us about the COVID test requirement prior to boarding.

Highlights of Wales, Cotswolds, Cornwall and Devon.. · Wales - Oct 9 - Oct 24, 2019

Traveler: Jill L. - Local specialist: Louise Lewis

We had an amazing few weeks driving through Wales and England. Louise planned a lovely trip based on our wish to see beautiful coastal walks and pretty villages. We loved Wales which has escaped a lot of the tourist hype. Mountains, villages and beautiful coast. Louise chose lovely hotels with excellent food. We also enjoyed time in The Cotswolds, Bath and Cornwall. Stand out hotels were Tyddyn Llan and Caes Faen in Wales, the Grove of Narbeth in Pembrokeshire, Dormy House in the Cotswolds,... read more

We had an amazing few weeks driving through Wales and England. Louise planned a lovely trip based on our wish to see beautiful coastal walks and pretty villages. We loved Wales which has escaped a lot of the tourist hype. Mountains, villages and beautiful coast. Louise chose lovely hotels with excellent food. We also enjoyed time in The Cotswolds, Bath and Cornwall. Stand out hotels were Tyddyn Llan and Caes Faen in Wales, the Grove of Narbeth in Pembrokeshire, Dormy House in the Cotswolds, Lucknam Park in Bath and Gidleigh Park in Devon. The service was outstanding, accomodation beautiful and food amazing
The only place we found disappointing was a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. It has become over commercialised and was packed with bus loads of tourists. All the other places we visited were lovely.
Louise also managed to sort out a small problem with the pick up location of our rental car very quickly. Communication with her was easy via Kimkim when we were at home in NZ and directly when we needed help in the UK. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Louise.

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Louise Lewis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jill,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your kind words, it was lovely to read your comments.
Many Thanks and Happy Travels!
Louise

Steven Lee

England Countryside and Garden Tour · England - Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2019

Traveler: Steven Lee J. - Local specialist: Louise Lewis

Without a doubt, the best trip planning experience I’ve ever had. I will never try to plan another overseas trip without kimkim! Louise was absolutely amazing in her creative itineraries, quick responses and knowledge of the area.

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Louise Lewis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your kind words Steven, I look forward to planning your next trip and will aim to organise some great weather again too!