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Tailor-made holidays in the UK

Introduction

The United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Travel here is not only more eco-friendly than heading abroad, there's also plenty to see and do, from luxury rail journeys to scenic self-drives. There's so much history in the UK, echoed in landmarks like 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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Top itineraries in the United Kingdom

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Taste of the Highlands

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,260 pp

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

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 £950 pp

Reduce your carbon footprint and skip the airport queues 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.

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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

When to go to the United Kingdom

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