This bonny Great Britain and Ireland tour will take you on a whirlwind of sightseeing, history and culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland and Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent because you’re going to the birthplace of rock and roll’s original Fab Four – The Beatles! Wonder at the beauty of the Lake District, stroll Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, and then grab some binoculars to search for the mysterious Loch Ness Monster. Add to that drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone and visiting castles and cathedrals in Ireland and you’ve got an all-encompassing awesome experience!
Britain is packed with historic monuments, royal palaces and some of the world’s top museums. Visit the house where Shakespeare was born, climb cathedral spires or uncover the Tower of London’s dark history
Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle and is believed to have been constructed around 3100BC. No one knows exactly what purpose it served, but it is thought to have been a centre of pagan worship. The site is managed by English Heritage. The stone circle cannot be accessed during normal opening hours, although they occasionally hold visits in the early morning and late evening.
Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognisable landmarks and also one of the most famous bridges in the world. Spanning the Thames, just next to the Tower of London, it was built in 1894 after 50 architects and designers entered a competition to design a new bridge for London. Visitors can view London from the high-level walkways and access the Victorian Engine Rooms. You can also access the bridge lift schedule which shows times and dates when the bridge will rise for large vessels.
The UK is dotted with a huge amount of exceptional country houses and castles, but one of the most beautiful is Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire since 1549. As well as housing one of Europe's finest private art collections, the stately home also has a magical 101 acre garden, a farmyard and adventure playground. It's free to visit the surrounding grounds. The 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice was filmed at Chatsworth, as was The Duchess. It is believed that Jane Austen based Pemberley on this stunning estate.