United Kingdom Tours & Itineraries

Explore 16 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to United Kingdom.

Discover the United Kingdom with our planned itineraries showcasing England and Scotland's rich histories, beautiful landscapes, and bustling cities. For those with a short time that want to see some highlights, consider a 5-day trip like this London, Oxford, and Bath itinerary, where you'll discover London's royal history, Bath's Georgian elegance, and the beauty of the Cotswolds. If Northern England's gorgeous rolling hills and historical sites pique your interest, something similar to this 6-day historical highlights trip might be for you, as you can explore York's grand Minster Cathedral, the haunting Whitby Abbey, and the rugged coastline's castles. For those with two weeks, opt for a more comprehensive experience, similar to this road trip through England and Scotland from London to Loch Lomond, where you'll enjoy London's best-loved sights, Edinburgh's culinary scene, and natural wonders like Loch Ness and the Isle of Mull. 

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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.

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.

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.

The charming green countryside of the Lake District
Map of English Countryside by Rail & Road  - 10 Days
English Countryside by Rail & Road - 10 Days

Experience the best of England's natural wonders and historic highlights on an epic self-drive tour around the country. Over 10 event-filled days, you'll visit the most beautiful regions in northern and southern England, including the Lake District and Dorset County. Even better, you'll have the freedom to explore on your terms as you pick and choose which villages, sights, and landmarks to stop at along the way.

Wander York's atmospheric alleyway, known as The Shambles
Map of Highlights of England & Scotland - 14 Days
Highlights of England & Scotland - 14 Days

Discover some of England and Scotland's most fascinating cities and towns on this two-week, self-drive tour. Your trip starts in the university city of Oxford, where you'll peek into its libraries. Then, in northern England, take a historical tour of York. Over the border in Scotland, delve into Edinburgh's food scene and play golf in St Andrews before returning to England to explore the Lake District. A musical visit to Liverpool will be Beatles themed, and you'll end your tour relaxing in Bath's thermal waters.

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.

Picturesque stone houses of Arlington Row in the Cotswolds
Map of Historic England & the Highlights of Scotland - 10 Days
Historic England & the Highlights of Scotland - 10 Days

See ancient England and rugged Scotland over 10 action-packed days. Travel back through the ages by visiting Roman baths and Neolithic ruins in southern England and the Cotswolds region. Then work your way north, stop and visit Shakespeare's hometown, tour famous football stadiums, and discover the rich culture of Glasgow. Finally, travel through Scotland's Highlands region and go road tripping around its most heralded island, the Isle of Skye.

Westminster Skyline
Map of Grand Tour of Great Britain: London, Edinburgh, Bath, & Oxford - 20 Days
Grand Tour of Great Britain: London, Edinburgh, Bath, & Oxford - 20 Days

This epic trip explores the best of the British Isles. Begin your adventure in the thrill of London, then head north to Scotland via the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.  Tour old-world relics and sip cocktails in underground drinking dens in Edinburgh before hopping across the border to Lake District National Park.  Journey into Wales through Snowdonia, and relish a dramatically scenic drive to the Cotswolds. Visits to Bath and Oxfordshire complete your Great Britain grand tour.

Big Ben overlooks the Thames and Westminster Bridge
Map of Classic England: London, Oxford & Bath - 5 Days
Classic England: London, Oxford & Bath - 5 Days

This whistlestop tour of London and the southwest takes in the capital city's historical highlights as you tour the Tower of London, visit the remarkable St. Paul's Cathedral, and pay your respects at Westminster Abbey. Sharpen your tastebuds at Borough Market and stop for tea before discovering Regency elegance in Bath. A tour of HRH King Charles' Highgrove Gardens, the charming Cotswolds, and the "dreaming spires" of Oxford complete this short but perfectly-formed trip.

Whitby Abbey
Map of Historical Highlights of Yorkshire & Northumberland - 6 Days
Historical Highlights of Yorkshire & Northumberland - 6 Days

Uncover the jewels of England's northeast coast as you travel through the land of Romans, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons on this six-day, self-drive itinerary. See the infamous York Minster Cathedral and the moors and dales that have inspired writers from Emily Brontë to Herman Melville. Unearth history through the ages as you walk in the footsteps of kings through the magnificent castles and abbeys of Yorkshire and Northumberland, discovering the wild beauty of these regions along the way.

A castle along Wales' Gower Coast
Map of Wales & England: Coastal Culture, Cuisine & Castles - 5 Days
Wales & England: Coastal Culture, Cuisine & Castles - 5 Days

This quick-yet-eventful trip takes you from the south to the north coast of Wales, with a delicious ending in England. Start with a culinary and cultural tour in Cardiff and stop in quaint Hay-on-Wye before discovering the stunning Brecon Beacons. Take a wildlife tour of the Gower Coast, a ghost walk in Tenby, visit Caldey Island, and get to know Italian-inspired Portmeirion. Next, tour the famed Caernarfon Castle, take the Llangollen Railway, and land in Manchester, England, for two craft beer and food tour experiences.

Enjoy refined English traditions with a spot of tea
Map of UK Food Tour - 9 Days
UK Food Tour - 9 Days

This nine-day food-related tour takes you to Edinburgh, London, Cardiff, and Cornwall and combines cultural and historical highlights with local dishes and fine cuisine. Enjoy national favorites like fish and chips, as well as lesser-known eats including Welsh laverbread, Cornish pasties, and Scottish haggis. Along the way, you will explore the Scottish Highlands, visit royal palaces, and tour ancient castles.

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.

Scotland's Urquhart Castle overlooks the legendary Loch Ness
Map of Nature, Art, Food & History in the United Kingdom - 14 Days
Nature, Art, Food & History in the United Kingdom - 14 Days

Explore Scotland and England by road on this 14-day, self-drive tour. You'll start in Glasgow with an introduction to its food scene before driving east to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Then you'll discover castles, lochs, mountains, and more in Inverness and Fort William. Over the border in England, take to the water in the Lake District, learn about The Beatles and The Titanic in Liverpool, and finish your trip in England's capital, London, on an evening e-scooter adventure.