UK & Ireland Tours
Immerse yourself in centuries of culture and history, iconic landmarks and picturesque towns, cities and countryside on a tour through the British Isles, including Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. From castles, cathedrals, highland steam trains, wild Irish coastlines, pretty villages and timeless legends and traditions, there is a lot to delight in on a tour of the UK and Ireland.
Top Selling UK & Ireland Tours
20 Days London to London
Operated By: Trafalgar
24 Days London to London
Operated By: Cosmos
8 Days London to London
Operated By: Trafalgar
9 Days Dublin to Dublin
Operated By: Cosmos
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7 Days Dublin to Dublin
Operated By: CIE Tours
Must do experiences and highlights on a tour of the UK and Ireland
The Ring Of Kerry
Find iron age forts, monasteries and castles, beautiful beaches and lakes, and mountain passes in Ireland’s bounty of natural beauty that is the Ring of Kerry.
Ride the Jacobite Steam Train
There is no finer train lovers’ journey than the Jacobite steam train through the Western Highlands of Scotland from Mallaig to Fort William.
Visit the Lake District
This picturesque region in Northern England inspired artists and writers with its quaint villages and 16 lakes, of which Lake Windermere is most famous.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Feel goosebumps as you watch the marching bands against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy the unique sounds of bagpipes and the thundering drums of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo performing on its home ground in August.
High Tea in London
Tea brewed in the finest china pot with matching cups and saucers, served with a tiered platter of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and cake on a linen tablecloth. An iconic London experience.
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Choose from 245 trips through Britain & Ireland with Global Journeys
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Guided Travel Styles
Take a memorable rail journey through England's rolling hills and past the vast moors and mysterious lochs of the Scottish Highlands.
Become enchanted with the castles and country roads of the UK and Ireland with a small group of no more than 24 fellow travellers.
Travel through the British Isles taking in a patchwork of quaint towns, old pubs, rolling hills, and iconic cities with your newfound friends.
Britain & Ireland Brochures
245 tours throughout England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales from 40 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their journeys through the British Isles
“Amazing Devon and Cornwall”
I arrived at the London Reception Centre to join the tour. I was warmly greeted by the staff and the Tour Director. A great start. A good number also joined there, which was excellent. My previous trips had started badly. A great group of people from several countries including singles travelling. The second two hotels we stayed in weren’t as good and the breakfasts were somewhat lacking. The Hilton in Bristol was wonderful. I had room service one night and it was excellent. All the included ...read more activities were well thought out and excellent. The optional activities were excellent too. The weather was wet and cold during the trip even though it was the beginning of summer. I recommend you take a good waterproof jacket. I was thankful I included my daughter’s at the last minute. The tour director, Maria Holzamer, made sure everyone was included and welcome and her commentary was knowledgeable. She and the coach driver went above and beyond to help one passenger who had mobility issues.
“Great trip all over Ireland covering all main attractions”
Best tour we have been on. Lovely group of fellow tourists all keen to see the main attractions. The tour was at a good pace with plenty of stops so not on the coach for longer than 2 hours at a time. Scenery was beautiful. Meals provided were better than previous tours with this company. Accomodation was better than anticipated and in town. The guide, Liz, was very informative but also very helpful with suggestions on where to eat and shop without being pushy. We really liked the variety of ...read more things to see and do. Our driver was also lovely, helpful and a laugh. He even bought us all lovely fresh strawberries & homemade biscuits. He also drove carefully & helped everyone down out of the coach that needed assistance.
The short tour was very well organised. The hotels on the whole were good. The Clayton Hotel Burligton Rd, Dublin was far from the centre of city. We enjoyed particularly the time in Galway, we had enough time to do our own exploring. We also enjoyed the optional tour in Killarney on Irish dancing and songs. Wished to have an extra hour in Blarney Castle, the Queenstown Story Exhibition, and Waterford. Most of all the Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry were the highlight of the trip. ...read more Southwest Ireland is stunning. We only went on 2 optional excursions, the one mentioned above and the walking tour of Galway.
“Holiday met our expectations”
We recently returned from our Britain and Ireland Discovery tour. It is the ideal trip if you are looking to get an introduction to touring Britain and Ireland with a view to return at a later date for more in-depth investigation. Booking the holiday with Global Journeys was stress free and we would definitely use their services again. Our tour director and main bus driver were good and we would certainly consider booking another trip with Insight tours. The highlight of our trip was visiting ...read more the Orkney Islands and we were very lucky with the weather conditions on this particular day - the sun shone most of the day? In relation to the pace of the trip it can be broken into 2 parts - the first half of the trip is very busy but once you reach Ireland the pace does calm down but overall the pace of the trip is manageable given the amount of places you get to visit. One further comment is that we would prefer that any gratuities are included in the overall cost of the trip.
Your guide to travelling through Britain & Ireland
31 May, 2019
Take Your Family on a Tour of Ireland
If a tour of Ireland is on your list, then why not gather up the whole family and set off on an adventure to the land of leprechauns and wild coasts. The alluring countryside of Ireland is a dream family holiday destination, full of myths and lore, a rich history, scenic wonders, and warm..
31 May, 2019
Solo Travels in Ireland with CIE Tours
Dreaming of travelling through Ireland, but don’t want to go it alone? Solo travel can be challenging, particularly when you’d much prefer to be the passenger taking in the spectacular scenery of the Emerald Isle than be the researcher, planner, navigator, and driver all at once. Welcoming..
31 May, 2019
Irish Warmth on the Taste of Ireland
Tara and Sheila both had their individual connections to Ireland. Tara had grown up a competing in Irish dancing contests and later studied Irish history and literature. Throughout her childhood, Sheila had spent her August holidays in Ireland every year to celebrate her grandmother’s birthday..