Scotland is a land of outstanding beauty. 'Will ye no come back again?' asks the traditional folksong? And it would be hard to say 'no' having experienced the heather coloured highlands, the breathtaking lochs, the rugged beauty of the mountains, the rich history marked by fortresses and castles, the quaintness of hidden coastal towns and fishing villages, the lovely, and often unexpected gardens, the golf courses, the tranquillity of the Western Isles and the unique Celtic culture of whisky, tartan, highland games and haggis!
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Gardens of Southern Scotland & Northern Ireland
"Whatever the season, you’ll find something beautiful to enjoy in Scotland’s gardens. Fresh spring buds, summer blooms, autumnal leaves and wintry scenes are all waiting to delight. See what some of the best gardens in Scotland have to offer, including grand castle estates, tranquil city oases and country havens." - Visit Scotland
There are many spectacular big houses and remarkable gardens in Northern Ireland. Appreciate the grandeur of bygone eras by visiting some of the historic stately homes and gorgeous cottages, sweeping estate and tiny country spaces. As they say, all the rain is good for something!
Royal Britain, from Edinburgh to London
Pomp, pageantry and centuries of royal tradition. Steeped in history and full of finery, art, unique objects and incredible craftsmanship, the royal family's houses across the UK are truly magnificent. Buckingham Palace. Windsor Castle. Hampton Court Palace. Sandringham. Holyrood. So many treaures to uncover across the British Isles. Royal events include all manner of ancient customs and festivities, from the ceremonial locking of the Tower of London to the glamour of the annual Royal Ascot horse races and the Trooping of the Colour. It is all here in Britain and waiting for you to discover!
Visit the UK locations that have shaped the lives of the British Royals, from Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch, to Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their children, Prince Harry and Prince William. Explore the world of the Young Royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton and, soon to be married, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From William and Kate's meeting in the university town of St. Andrews, to living together in Anglesey, Wales, to life near the royal residence of Sandringham: sample 'their Britain' for yourself. Come and celebrate Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding!
Highlights of Scotland: Scottish Literary Trail...coincides with Edinburgh Festivals
Scotland is a land rich in its distinctive national literature. This tour is a sampling of the best of what this wonderful country has to offer, from the stunning Highlands to Dumfries & Galloway to the Scottish Borders, visiting iconic places plus oft overlooked gems off the beaten track, using the ample literary heritage as a 'road map.'
There are innumerable places to visit associated with great authors and their works - writers’ homes, birthplaces, graves, locations vividly described in novels and poems. These stunning landscapes, inspiration for such great works of literature, are here waiting for you to discover for yourself!
Outlander Trail 4 Day Tour
Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. You’ll visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th century. Wander through ancient battlefields. And visit some of Scotland’s most hidden-away castles. What’s more is that you share this unique experience with Outlander fans from around the world.
So discuss your favourite scenes from the show, enjoy Scotland’s gorgeous landscapes, and follow the epic journey of the time-travelling love affair.
Outlander Adventure Day Trip
There are moments that make your heart pound, scenes that leave you on the edge of your seat, and kisses that cause you to blush. But no matter how thrilling Outlander is, we think the real-life sites are even more emotive.
This is because visiting the locations lets you step back in time and wander through unchanged, ancient villages. It gives you the chance to gaze up in awe at the mighty walls of a 600-year-old castle. And it allows you to venture through the real battlefields of the Jacobite uprising. On this tour, your guide takes you through a fantastic array of Outlander sights while telling you all about the history that inspired the famous show. So, take this time-travelling adventure and discover that the real locations and history are as exciting as the show itself.
Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Trip
You can admit it. When you read Harry Potter you dreamed of becoming a wizard. And who wouldn’t? Casting spells, reading magical books, and flying on broomsticks would be incredible.
And although this dream may never happen, on this tour we can give you the next best thing. We take you to the setting for Hogwarts at Alnwick Castle. It’s a grand castle that’s as magical as it is historically fascinating.
If you’re not into Harry Potter, you’ll still discover gorgeous historic towns, fascinating tales, and beautiful views on this exceptional tour of the borders of Scotland and England.