The Lake District is thought to be one of the most picturesque regions within the UK. During our visit we have included many exciting excursions, including entrance to Beatrix Potter World, and a cruise on Lake Windermere. We will also visit Keswick in the Northern Lakes, and the village of Coniston.
Journey to Giverny to visit the beautiful gardens of Claude Monet, where you can admire some of the most iconic sights in the whole of France. Our tour also includes Chateau de Vendeuvre, a stunning castle in Normandy, which will be hosting its annual tulip festival.
Aboard MV Esmeralda, our Dutch Bulbfields Cruise includes visits to Enkhuizen one of the largest Marina's in the Netherlands, Hoorn, birthplace of explore Willem Shouten and the capital city of Amsterdam. We have also included entrance to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens.
Holiday like a royal at Bodelwyddan Castle! Enjoy Warner's unique combination of live entertainment, inclusive activities and Ambassador accommodation in the romantic setting of an extraordinary Victorian castle, all whilst touring the delights of north Wales and Chester.
There are more castles per acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere in the UK. Expect towering turrets, thick stone walls and dramatic settings. Then hop on a railway fit for a Queen! Royal Deeside Railway has served the Royals travelling to Balmoral which you’ll also enjoy a visit to.
Scattered in the Atlantic Ocean 28 miles from Land's End, the Isles of Scilly were once the haunt of pirates. Staying on the island of St Mary's, take the opportunity to discover these delightful islands known for their abundance of beautiful flowers, wildlife and gentle climate.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 Discover the history of Manchester and its grand canal, one of Britain's major waterways. Also, walk where Roman Legionnaires marched, Viking raiders attacked, and Norman invaders conquered in the ancient walled city of Chester.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 Highlights of this popular tour include a horse-drawn canal boat journey along the beautiful, clear waters of the Llangollen Canal to the aptly named Horseshoe Falls, a trip on the Llangollen heritage railway and a visit to mighty Chirk Castle.
The sheer beauty the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and on this holiday, we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday. One of our excursions is taken in mini buses which reach the parts where others cannot go!
The highlight of our twin centre Switzerland and Italy tour is a scenic trip on the Gotthard Panorama Express (formerly known as the Wilhelm Tell Express) incorporating a lake steamer and train journey. The tour includes Switzerland with its dramatic mountains and Lake Maggiore with its Italian Mediterranean feel.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 This special Yorkshire tour takes in the varied foods and crafts of the county, as well as the varied scenery and lifestyles of the Dales. You will be enchanted by the picturesque countryside and amazed at the rugged landscapes which hone the character of Yorkshire towns and villages.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 With the climate to sustain a jungle garden, Cornwall is blessed with beautiful gardens containing exotic flowers and plants, offering spectacular views and landscapes. Visit some of the most alluring gardens in the area, as well as a journey on the Bodmin Railway and a brewery visit.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 Explore the breath-taking Northern Ireland coastline and take in stunning scenery on our tour which includes a beautiful train journey, the fascinating city of Derry, the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and elegant Glenarm Castle.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 Based in the ever-popular seaside resort of Llandudno, this tour takes advantage of its proximity to the diverse and majestic Snowdonia National Park, where we have included exciting trips on a lake railway and the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway. With so much to see and do in the area, our itinerary includes some of the most popular attractions.
Now 10% off when you use code: SPRING10 Devon is delightful in so many ways. Stay in Sidmouth, a beautiful coastal town with a regency feel and beautiful beaches. At the Donkey Sanctuary there are scenic walks and hundreds of friendly rescued donkeys are waiting to meet you.
The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We stay in Carmarthen for our tour, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.
This scenery packed cruise allows you to experience two of Germany's most famous rivers. Marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery with fairy-tale castles, half-timbered houses and a multitude of vineyards. We stop at towns and villages along the way to explore the area in more depth.
Scotland's dramatic landscapes and vistas are best explored by rail. Sit back, relax and be enamoured by the views aboard the Kyle of Lochalsh, one of the world's great railway routes. Ride on the fastest mountain railway in the country in the Cairngorms
Explore the heritage and wonderful coastline of Anglesey on your guided tour and the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. You’ll also find plenty to see and do in the popular village of Llanberis or the wonderful medieval walled town of Caernarfon.
Learn how this small Scottish village became the most romantic place in Scotland. You'll be transported back in time to when the village blacksmith married runaway couples. You'll explore this legacy as well as the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle and Bowhill House and discover where an army of women produced munitions for WW1.
It's easy to see why some of England's most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk's picturesque villages and unspoilt coastline. Enjoy a slower pace of life as you stroll through pastel-coloured towns, along unspoilt beaches and watch the world go by on a cruise along the River Deben.
Explore Cumbria by coach and rail! There's no better way to see one of the UK's most beautiful regions than gliding through the wonderful countryside and coastline scenery on the best and most famous railway lines in the country.
Cornwall has long been famous for its climate, glorious beaches and spectacular scenery, as well as pasties and pirates! Based in the old harbour port of Penzance, our tour includes visits to St. Ives, Falmouth, the beautiful Isles of Scilly and the Tolgus Tin Streaming Mill - you would be Scilly to miss it!
Newly names UNESCO City of Design, Dundee makes for a great up-and-coming city break. A branch of London's Victoria & Albert Museum is set up to open in the summer of 2018 to add to the already fascinating range of visitor attractions on offer. The city of Dundee is spread out on the picturesque strip of the Firth of Tay a stone's throw from the seaside escapade of Broughty Ferry with its castle.
The stunning, quintessential English Riviera boasts miles of stunning coastlines, picturesque villages, palm trees, piers, dramatic cliffs and its own mild microclimate, making it one of the top places to holiday in the UK - join us on a tour of its many unique attractions.
Journey on one of the most scenic railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and magnificent views as it carves its way through the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley and the North Pennines. Combined with a visit to Southport's sandy beach and Gretna's famous attractions, this tour promises to impress.
Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. A charming and nostalgic holiday with visits to Dickens' town of Bury St Edmunds, the delightful East Anglian countryside and, as a nice contrast, the 'Essex Sunshine Coast'.
Get a taste of the continent with the weather to match, all where you’re already fluent in the language! Enjoy Guernsey’s glorious coastline with sandy beaches, clear waters and delightful coves. See the sights aboard your guided coach tour and from your carriage ride around the sleepy isle of Sark.
Enjoy a hidden medieval gem in the heart of Wells, England's smallest Cathedral city, where you may be lucky enough to meet the bell ringing swans! You'll also visit the ever-popular Georgian city of Bath, and elegant Stourhead House and Gardens.
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! Combine two popular seaside resorts this summer. Discover the history of Hastings, famed for its battle in 1066 and lively Brighton, with its many attractions from the Victorian promenade to the i360, a giant viewing pod which glides gently to 450ft for views for miles. Top it off with a tasting at vineyard in the Sussex countryside.
Learn about life at one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, home to a complete industrial community. Also discover another of Cheshire’s fascinating curiosities, an underground bunker which would have been the centre of government had nuclear war broke out.
Jersey, 48 square miles of beautiful island, set in the bay of St Michael just fourteen miles from the French coast. A unique combination of continental atmosphere without the worry of language problems. A blend of secluded coves, small fishing harbours, beautiful beaches and towering cliffs, Jersey has a host of attractions for your enjoyment with the bonus of excellent weather.
Aubourn Hall Gardens is only open for a few occasions each year, and you’ll be guided around these stunning grounds by the Head Gardener. Discover contemporary sculpture and tranquil walks around Burghley House and listen to the Captain’s commentary as you cruise along Rutland Water to admire the water birds and countryside views.
The small town of Vianden has a picturesque location on the banks of the River Our, set amidst magnificent Luxembourg scenery, close to the border with Germany. Vianden houses many great buildings including a feudal manor, a former Trinitarian church and cloister and a rural art museum. Alternative itinerary: Verdun and Battle of the Bulge, available on request.
The Leeds Castle Classical Concert is one of the most magnificent and memorable summer evenings in the Kent events calendar. Be entertained by field cannons, fireworks and rousing classical music at this hugely popular event, now in its 41st year.
Shropshire must surely be one of England's hidden gems lying on the border with Wales and set on a backcloth of patchwork fields, wooded valleys, picturesque rivers and rolling hills leading in to the Welsh Marches. Unspoilt countryside, lovely medieval towns and a remarkable heritage are all there to be enjoyed. From a country house hotel base, 'step back in time' and catch a glimpse of England and Wales in times gone by.
Tour the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for many Grimm Brothers’ fairytales, where picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses dot the landscape and cuckoo clocks keep an eye on the time. Sail by the famous Rhine Falls and discover Mainau Island’s botanical treasures.
Cornwall has such a lot to offer, from fishing villages, manor houses and gardens to rainforests, shipwrecks and Cornish cyder…our suggested itinerary below includes them all, and a visit to the county town of Truro! Explore from our base at the popular seaside resort of Newquay.
Relax in one of Britain’s first seaside resorts, where large Victorian houses in leafy avenues lead to amazing gardens, grand promenade and wonderful beaches. Also visit the only place in the country to see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum.
Combine visits to one of the most prestigious aeronautical and automotive museums in the world which has a variety of old and well-preserved aircraft, with a visit to the exquisite country house, Woburn Abbey where you’ll hear tales of its 400 year history.
Enjoy and action packed itinerary with a variety of things to see and do. Meet the residents of Dudley Zoo, enjoy a boat trip on the Dudley Canals, learn of life during the industrial revolution at the Black Country Living Museum, visit the Iron bridge Gorge Museums with ten key attractions, and RAF Cosford, then step into tropical glasshouses at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Enjoy charming walks, including through the village of Worston featured in the film ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, but watch out for Witches as you visit one of the most haunted locations in Britain! You’ll also follow in the footsteps of J R Tolkien in Ribble Valley when he was inspired to write ‘The Lord of the Rings.’
The highlight of our Edinburgh tour is the Military Tattoo, set against the inspiring backdrop of the Scottish capital’s ancient castle. Also visit the Former Royal Yacht Britannia, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.
For this tour we are based not far from Chester, with three contrasting days out. A visit to scenic Dee Valley and Llangollen - A day in historic Chester itself, and a day out to the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool for a boat trip on the River Mersey.
Kent has played a significant role in Britain's maritime history and has been on the frontline of England's shores for centuries. Our tour includes a visit to Dover Castle and its evocative Wartime Tunnels, the Battle of Britain Memorial atop the famous White Cliffs, a steam train ride, a brewery tour and a visit to Canterbury Cathedral.
Amid the glorious Cheshire countryside, Alvaston Hall is the perfect place to relax and re-energise. Experience award-winning restaurants, 'Britain in Bloom' gold medal gardens, a wide range of Warners activities and a different show every night with music, laughter and dancing.
One of Britain's best loved TV programmes, BBC Countryfile Live is hosting its extremely popular event at the beautiful Castle Howard in Yorkshire for 2019. This huge and exciting event offers so much to see and do in one great day out and promises to be even bigger this year as the programme celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The beauty of the Durham Dales offers a nice contrast with historic Durham, stunning scenery, historic towns and more. The region has lots to offer no matter what time of year you visit. On this holiday we visit the amazing Beamish Open Air Museum
Welcome to Disneyland Paris! Get to know this destination for all the family: it's much more than a Theme Park. The Disney magic comes to life at Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney Village and the eight magical themed hotels. Over 50 attractions offer exciting adventures and experiences for everyone. Meet your favourite Disney characters, be amazed by colourful parades and breath-taking shows and enjoy the huge choice of more than 50 restaurants: the perfect family break!
All aboard the 128-year-old Achensee Cog Railway! Smell the coal powered engine as it chugs towards the shores of Lake Achensee, past flower-filled meadows and forset before your cruise on the lake. Ride through the traditional Tyrolean streets of Innsbruck by horse and carriage and marvel at Europe's highest waterfall, Krimmi Waterfalls.
With its golden beaches, busy fishing harbour and old Victorian town, Scarborough is often referred to as “The Queen of the Yorkshire Coast”. The surrounding area has a splendid variety of magnificent scenery with quaint Yorkshire towns and villages, rugged moorland and stunning coastlines, making it one of the most enthralling places to visit.
Journey on some of the most charming little railways of the Rhine Valley as well as relaxing cruises along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, all of which offer beautiful panoramic views. It’s the most relaxing way to enjoy the warm weather and spectacular scenery.
The fishing port of Concarneau is a popular summer resort with a quaint walled town and a beautiful bay which will be your base for the tour. Pass numerous castles and manor houses on a delightful river cruise and soak up the old town atmosphere in Quimper with its gothic cathedral and 14th century houses.
Take in many of Italy’s most popular highlights in this spectacular adventure. From chic Milan, to Lake Como, Florence and Rome and the lesser known Bari, Ostuni and Vasto, and the home of Parma ham! Indulge in delicious Italian food and wine and immerse yourself in culture.
The stunning vistas, green hills and colourful, quaint villages make Yorkshire a consistently firm favourite. Explore the diversity of the UK's biggest county and experience some real gems including a nostalgic scenic railway journey, a stately home with award winning gardens and the breath-taking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.
Discover enchanting islands, dramatic landscapes and stunning scenery on this two-centred tour incorporating the wonderful islands of Arran, Mull and Iona. The Isle of Arran casts its magical spell over the most unsuspecting visitor, whilst Mull has wonderful wildlife and pristine beaches, and idyllic Iona is one of the most sacred places to visit in the Inner Hebrides.
Step back in time to soak up the remarkable history and heritage of the Severn Valley. Relive times gone by with a nostalgic steam-hauled train journey on one of the most famous heritage railways in the UK, discover one of Britain's finest Regency mansions and relax on a scenic river cruise.
Discover the story of life in the North East durring the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s at the Beamish Museum, see the North Pennunes stunning and unspoilt scenery ans walk across the Millenium 'Winking Eye' bridge into Newcastle's famous Quayside Market, before a cruise on the Tyne and a ride on the worlds oldest existing railway.
The lush Lake District is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site! We celebrate this amazing accolade with our new packaged tour, which includes scenic lake cruises, nostalgic train journeys and stunning country houses, all set within the spectacular scenery of one of the world's most impressive national parks!
Our great twin-centre, wine-themed packaged tour features the rich, rolling vineyards of the Rioja region and Portugal’s famous port wine estates. As well as wine tasting, this charming tour also includes a great blend of colourful Spanish fishing villages and beautiful Portuguese sandy beaches.
Let the Loire Valley awaken your senses as Chartres, the capital of light and perfume, comes to life with an explosion of colour and light. Through the dramatic composition of old and new, behold as some of France's greatest classical buildings are sensationally lit up as part of the Chartres Lumiere's 16th year.
The Savoie region, including many of the alps highest peaks, offers some of France's most stunning scenery. It includes the Rhone-Alps and its capital, Chambery, is close to many popular lakes and spa towns. Our Chateau Hotel is in the little spa town of Challes Les Eaux. It is a wonderful destination from which to explore the region.
Wrap up warm as we head to Klosters in Switzerland, known for being the winter playground of the British Royals. One of the cable cars is even named after Prince Charles and both Prince William and Harry learnt to ski at this stylish yet tranquil resort. Visit the chic Alpine resorts of St. Moritz and Davos and marvel at the mountainous landscape from aboard the Arosa Bahn railway
Dance the day away at the world-famous ballroom or enjoy the experience while relaxing with an afternoon tea. By night you can soak up six miles of dazzling illuminations with over 10 million bulbs. The spectacular display first lit up the seaside town of Blackpool in 1879, a year before Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb.
Discover some of the top attractions that put Lincolnshire on the map! Spend a fascinating day dedicated to the members of Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War II. Then you may recognise Lincoln Castle from several popular TV series during your visit. Lincoln Cathedral and a costumed, guided tour of medieval Gainsborough Old Hall round off the tour.
Visit privately owned military museums, bunkers along the Atlantic Wall and hear wartime stories from expert guides that reveal what life was like when the Channel Islands fell under Nazi occupation during World War II. Their story is fascinating to say the least; visitors who come to enjoy present day island life are often left intrigued by the lasting remnants, vivid artefacts and wartime memoirs still evident today.
Italy is known for great food and wine. Go on a tasty journey to the hidden treasures in and around Lake Garda, from a fantastic tasting at a 500-year-old wine estate, to an authentic eatery for an outstanding blow out lunch. Plus, you'll find a curious surprise along the way at the chapel of San Martino della Battaglia.
The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower Peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We stay in Carmarthen for our tour, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.
Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians - many of whom are West End performers - the 3-hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It's a fast-moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols. ©Thursf
Sometimes called the Venice of the North because of the picturesque criss-crossing canals on which you can enjoy fascinating and romantic boat rides, Bruges has a character all its own. Although it has all the facilities of a modern city - smart shops, restaurants, bars and hotels - these are all found behind the centuries-old facades and weathered gables of the historic buildings at the city's heart. ©Toerisme Brugge
Welcome back to 1945! You have been evacuated to North Wales, but don't worry - the natives are friendly. You are warmly welcomed by the locals and treated to tea and homemade scones on arrival. You are issued with your very own ration book containing coupons for use during your stay.