August Tours

Durham & Kynren: An Epic Tale of England

Staying at the 4* Durham Marriott Royal County Hotel

 

3 DAYS | 5th August 2022

One of England’s most beautiful regions, the North East is a wonderful mix of stunning scenery, rich history and bustling cultural activity. On our way to Durham we visit the fascinating Jacobean family home and its fabulous grounds of Kiplin Hall. We also have the opportunity to visit the famous Beamish Museum showcasing the social and industrial history of the area between 1825 and 1913. Durham as a World Heritage Site is home to many monuments including a great Norman Cathedral overlooking the River Wear, as well as some of the best shopping the region has to offer. Another truly epic event is the spectacular Kynren Show, as it takes its audience through 2000 years of British history, myth and legend. Be captivated by incredible sets, stunts, horsemanship, worldclass pyrotechnics and a cast and crew of over 1500 volunteers!


The Isles of Scilly

Staying at The Bell Rock Hotel

 

8 DAYS | 10th August 2022

Just 28 miles off the southwest tip of Britain lies the small, beautiful archipelago of the Isles of y. A charismatic destination with unique charm and warmth there is mile after mile of white sandy beaches, acres of natural landscape to explore, and a rich and fascinating history. The skies seem bigger here, the horizons further away, and the landscape broader. It all feels quite intimate and old fashioned, it is as if you’ve stumbled upon an idyllic film set from a bygone era. Let the concerns of everyday life drift away on the falling tide. This is the stuff that holiday memories are made of: beautiful surroundings, a gentler pace of life, quiet conversation and nature’s soundtrack.


Torquay & the English Riviera

Staying at the Best Western Livermead Cliff

 

8 DAYS | 10th August 2022

The jewel of the English Riviera, Torquay is a sophisticated holiday resort with a truly international flavour. The palm trees and colourful flower beds, with the glistening yachts in the busy harbour, give Torquay its unique atmosphere. The resort boasts a host of amenities with smart shops, places of interest and all types of entertainment.


The Edinburgh Tattoo / Royal Yacht & The Kelpies

Staying at The Doubletree by Hilton Westerwood Golf and Spa Resort

 

3 DAYS | 12th August 2022

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo held every August is the world’s most famous military spectacle, an unforgettable blend of music, colour, pomp and pageantry. Steep rocks form the dramatic backdrop to the Tattoo’s castle setting and when subtle lighting picks out the lone piper playing a lament from the ramparts, few in the audience fail to be moved by the atmosphere. This event has all the ingredients for a truly memorable evening and is one not to be missed.


Prince Charles’ Gardens at Highgrove

Hotel TBC

 

2 DAYS | Summer 2022

We are pleased to offer a short break to Gloucestershire and to Highgrove. Since 1980 when The Prince of Wales first arrived at Highgrove His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house. With the help and advice of notable individuals and the dedicated assistance of the garden staff. What was once a somewhat bleak landscape is now one of the most creatively inspired gardens of today. A series of interlinked areas, each with their own character and purpose, weave magically around the garden, with the house always visible in the distance.


Exploring the Yorkshire Dales

Staying at the Best Western Burn Hall Hotel

 

5 DAYS | 21st August 2022

The Yorkshire Dales is a truly stunning part of the country with grand sweeping hills, charming market towns and picturesque villages galore. Join us as we delve into beautiful scenery accompanied by the signature warm welcome of ‘Gods own Country’, with visits to the village of Grassington as well as the Black Sheep Brewery in the pretty village of Masham. Thirsk is yet another lovely spot and the home of our tour highlight: the James Herriot Museum. James Herriot’s books about life as a young veterinary surgeon working in the farming community of North Yorkshire sold in their millions across the globe. Immortalised in both films and TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and ‘The Yorkshire Vet,’ this really is a fascinating insight into some of Yorkshire’s social history. We also venture to Whitby with its famous Abbey via the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, pay a visit to Ripley Castle as well as the pretty town of Hawes, and take a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. So why not join us on this lovely break away in one of the most beautiful and intriguing corners of England?


London – Free & Easy

Staying at the Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street

 

3 DAYS | 28th August 2022

Why not join us for a free and easy break in London? The Nation’s Capital speaks for itself, but don’t forget to pop in at the Royal Palaces and Parks, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, the British History Museum, The National Art Galleries, Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye…there are endless choices on offer! Together with a hotel stay in the heart of Kensington, who can resist a visit to one of the most famous cities in the world?!


London – A Right Royal Visit

Staying at the Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street

 

3 DAYS | 28th August 2022

Come with us as we pay a visit to one of the most iconic buildings in the world; Buckingham Palace is not only home to HRH Queen Elizabeth II herself but is also the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. Whether this is your first visit or your 100th, there are endless discoveries to be made at this uniquely significant institution. Our holiday also includes a trip to the famous Royal Albert Hall; celebrating its 150th Birthday last year it was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and named after her beloved husband Prince Albert, and is doubtless one of the most famous music and concert venues on the planet. With an additional free day at your disposal, why not head to the Tower of London, often forgotten as a 900 year old palace! Or why not try the Household Cavalry Museum? There are endless options for all interests.


Grand Tour of the Outer Hebrides

 

8 DAYS | 31st August 2022

The special and cultural history of the Outer Hebrides stretches back thousands of years, and is a wonderful blend of both Gaelic and Scandinavian heritages unique to Scotland and the British Isles. With the network of causeways and ferries, you can easily go from the bottom of the Outer Hebrides to the top. The coastlines are rugged and the seascapes are breath-taking, dramatic cliffs with the whitest surf ends its oceanic journey from America, and spotlessly clean deserted beaches with cream coloured sand are accompanied by sound of the gulls as they ride the air currents. Why not join us on this fantastic island-hopping adventure in the Outer Hebrides and experience the remote landscapes, slow pace of life and fascinating scenery for yourself.


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