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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.

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UK Rail Journeys

Take a memorable rail journey through England's rolling hills and past the vast moors and mysterious lochs of the Scottish Highlands.

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UK Small Group Tours

Become enchanted with the castles and country roads of the UK and Ireland with a small group of no more than 24 fellow travellers.

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UK 18-30's Trips

Travel through the British Isles taking in a patchwork of quaint towns, old pubs, rolling hills, and iconic cities with your newfound friends.

Discover 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.

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

Ultimate Ireland   , Chicago, United States, Oct 2021
Our itinerary was just busy enough with enough time to explore on your own if you wanted to or rest if you wanted to. I especially liked exploring Belfast and Giants Causeway, Dublin, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Galway, and Ashford Castle. I loved hearing about the rich and sometimes complicated history of the areas.
More like CANtiki, amiright?   , United States, Sep 2021
The experiences that we're walking away with are really invaluable and will be treasured for a lifetime. We're feeling blessed to have been able to go and to share our trip with such wonderful guides and group mates. Cheers, and until next time!
Great Staycation   , United Kingdom, Sep 2021
This trip was an amazing staycation! It was my first trip with Contiki and I’ll definitely book another trip! The trip manager Anna was great and pointed out great local spots for free time! There’s lots to do on the trip hiking, archery, ace throwing, bushcraft and the optional water sports was cheap and really fun options of paddle boarding kayaking ...read more or canoeing. The town of Hawkshead is lovely and contains lots of little shops to wonder around, definitely visit the fish and chip shop.
Great guides and hotels   , United Kingdom, Aug 2021
I’d walked most of the walks already and enjoyed walking them again so would be interested in guided walks to different hills. No complaint about the itinerary which was very apt for the group. The hotel was fab - I’m at the point that I’m happy to pay a bit more for a nice hotel as I don’t get that much holiday time. Poor WiFi was only an issue bc ...read more I broke my laptop en route and couldn’t action a repair, but the owner told me they will have fibre soon. The guides were fun - the banter between them kept things light. Loved the dogs on the trip too. Was good to have two guides so the large group could be split to two different levels. Scarfell Pike is just a slog. Wouldnt do it again. Confidence building I think for everyone that Duane was a member of mountain rescue. First trip with Explore and I’d defo consider another trip. Thanks.

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Open Your Heart to the Emerald Isle (and save $400 pp with Collette*)

04 March, 2020

Open Your Heart to the Emerald Isle (and save $400 pp with Collette*)

Open your heart to Ireland’s warm and welcoming culture, stately castles, verdant landscapes, and friendly locals. It’s time to discover Ireland’s spectrum of beauty and charm. Idyllic countryside, vibrant people, complex history, and hearty cuisine abound in Ireland. Collette has been making...

Be My Guest: Trafalgar’s Original Local Travel Experience

28 February, 2020

Be My Guest: Trafalgar’s Original Local Travel Experience

In a world where travel is more accessible than ever before, Trafalgar believe that delving deeper into the heart of a destination and creating true local connections, trump the traditional ‘bucket list’ items. It’s the unique local travel experiences like their Be My Guest that create lasting...

Take Your Family on a Tour of 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...

Solo Travels in Ireland with CIE Tours

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...

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