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

8 Days London to London
Operated By: Trafalgar
8 Days Glasgow to Edinburgh
Operated By: CIE Tours
24 Days London to London
Operated By: Globus
12 Days London to London
Operated By: Globus
14 Days Glasgow to Glasgow
Operated By: Globus
14 Days London to Straford-upon-Avon
Operated By: Collette
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Must do experiences and highlights on a tour of the UK and Ireland

The Ring Of Kerry
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
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
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
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
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 241 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

241 tours throughout England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales from 38 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys through the British Isles

“Scenic Ireland”
Shirley & Peter - VIC, Australia Jun 2019
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. more

“Ireland in a week”
Julie & Hugh - NSW, Australia May 2019
Everything on the tour was well organised. The timing was good but the guide was flexible too so that, for example, when the fog cleared at the Cliffs of Moher, we were still able to take the opportunity to see them. The itinerary covered a lot of territory but didn't feel rushed. I thought the selection of sites was very well chosen with good variety.

“Well organised tour with interesting side tours”
Jeff & Margaret - NSW, Australia May 2019
The tour was very good. Route taken very scenic and interesting. Hotels were generally good. The Mercure Edinburgh is in a great position but is in urgent need of an update. We liked the side excursions which were well organised and interesting. Our guide and driver were fantastic. We felt sad that they were excluded from eating with us particularly on the last night.

“Such a joy”
Mas - Australia May 2019
My interactions with Global Journeys were convenient and hassle free. Jemma was a pleasure to deal with, friendly and she took care of the entire booking. The Irish Wonders tour through Costsaver was such a joy: well organised, in-depth and included spectacular destinations and experiences. Hotels were clean and great quality. I would highly recommend this tour and I would also highly recommend booking through Global Journeys.

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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..