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United Kingdom

Historic sites and charming traditions

Tailor-made holidays in the UK

Introduction

The United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Experience the sheer beauty of our island home, taking in historic cities, dramatic coastlines and magnificent national parks on everything from luxury rail journeys to luxurious cruises. There's so much history in the UK, echoed in landmarks including the ancient monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury, Hadrian's Wall and the 1,000 year old Tower of London. It's time to explore the hidden corners of our homeland.

Luxury Rail Journeys

Belmond's Royal Scotsman on a bridge in the Scottish highlands
Belmond's Royal Scotsman

The prospect of a rail journey in the UK is appealing for many reasons, including lowering your carbon footprint and making the journey as hassle-free as possible. Belmond's Royal Scotsman is an obvious choice, speeding through the stunning Scottish countryside in spectacular style. Passing dramatic highlands and glittering lochs, you'll enjoy white-gloved service onboard during your journey, with included fine dining and free-flowing drinks. It's a unique way to see the UK, away from the crowds.

Spectacular Self-Drives

Road curves along the coast at The Ring of Kerry, Ireland
The Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Northern Ireland was made for self-drives; its coastal roads hugging dramatic cliffs; its interior a patchwork of emerald green. One of the most scenic routes spans the wild Causeway Coast, via the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway, looping inward to the verdant valleys of the Glens of Antrim, back around to Londonderry and on to Belfast. And, with convenient ferry connections between Belfast and Liverpool, it's the perfect way to see Northern Ireland's natural beauty without the stress of travelling by air.

Scenic Cruises

Hebridean Princess sailing around Scotland
Hebridean Princess, Scotland

The UK's busiest ports are frequented by the world's best cruise lines, offering sailings to Europe and beyond from right on our doorstep. Discover the volcanic peaks and glacial fjords of Iceland, or the sun-soaked coastal cities of the Mediterranean. Journey in style to Paris, or wander the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and In Norway, pair breathtaking scenery with hip Danish architecture. And, you can explore the UK itself by cruise too, sailing the Inner and Outer Hebrides on the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie

 

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Special offers in the United Kingdom

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Taste of the Highlands

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £2,980 pp

Special
offer

1 Free night at Balmoral Hotel & onboard spa treatment – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 July 2021

Travel straight into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, visiting enchanting sites of natural beauty and making the most of the thrilling outdoor activities.

Loch Ness, Scotland

UK Explorer on Celebrity Silhouette

8-day ocean cruise from £1,195 pp

Special
cruise offer

Reduced solo traveller rates, free parking & suite upgrades
Book by: 31 July 2021

Sail the UK in style this summer as you board the luxurious Celebrity Silhouette for a weeklong exploration of our home nations’ glorious coastlines.

Top itineraries in the United Kingdom

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Discover Scotland: Highland Wildlife & Majestic Mountains

10-day no-fly holiday from £1,095 pp incl. flights

A superb introduction to the Scottish Highlands, this no-fly holiday includes train travel from London aboard the Caledonian Sleeper as well as car hire and stays in Inverness, Cairngorms National Park and Fort William.

Giant's Causeway

No-fly Northern Ireland: Highlights by road

9-day tailor-made no-fly self-drive from £0 pp

Skip the airport with this no-fly self-drive holiday to some of Northern Ireland's most beautiful locations. And, as you make your way through lush glens and along windswept coast roads, you'll pause to stay in historic properties along the way.

Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

Highlights of Northern Ireland Road Trip

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £780 pp incl. flights

Driving the spectacular Causeway Coast, this super-scenic route takes in the natural wonders of the Giant's Causeway and Glens of Antrim between the historic delights of Belfast and Londonderry, staying in the likes of castles and country houses along the way.

Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel

On the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie

8-day cruise from £6,340 pp

Explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides and Scotland's remote west coast on this cruise which charts the legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie. It's the perfect blend of Scottish heritage and off-the-beaten-track beauty.

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Top places to stay in the United Kingdom

Ballygally Castle

Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Northern Ireland

Historic hotel

An ancient castle with modern facilities, good food, friendly staff, open fires, sea views and a resident ghost, Ballygally Castle makes a cosy base for exploring the north coast

Gibraltar

Sunborn Yacht Hotel, Gibraltar

Contemporary hotel

Moored in the vibrant Ocean Village Marina, this unique super luxurious purpose-build yacht offers an unrivalled, private experience and sensational gastronomy. Be pampered in the serene Infinity Spa or learn to sail in the sheltered bay and temperate seas.

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire

2-night luxury holiday from £1,265 pp

Oxfordshire heritage meets French flair, Lush gardens are an abundance of colour in summer, while the honey-hued manor is warmed by open fires through winter. It is truly a house for all seasons.

Cromlix Hotel

Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane

Historic hotel

Past a set of wrought-iron gates, a narrow leafy driveway flanked with beech trees winds though the forest grounds before reaching the Cromlix's handsome country manor just outside Dunblane

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Where to go in the United Kingdom

Rock of Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a curious corner of the United Kingdom, looming off the coast of Spain. Resolutely British, the Rock as it's known, is an amazing amalgam of influences and cultural associations, with residents speaking both English and Spanish. Speak to our Gibraltar specialists today.

When to go to the United Kingdom

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