Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland The sun setting over the Irish coast Irish locals fishing on the lake at Kylemore Abbey Glendalough, monastic site visited on some of our Ireland tours Traditional Irish music performed for visitors on a Tour of Ireland Sheep grazing on the Irish coastal clifftops

Tours of Britain

Tours and Vacations in Britain

See the Celtic Nations

My Ireland Tour offer tours of Ireland and tours of Northern Ireland with the option of an added tour of Scotland during your time in the celtic nations. We don't offer tours of England, Wales or Scotland which don't also feature an Irish component. If you would like to explore Britain after your stay with us in Ireland, this page will help you decide which attractions you might like to include in your adventure, and which British tour operators can take you there.

About Tours of Britain

See the Queen at Buckingham Palace, catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster, conquer Cardiff Castle, ride in a red double-decker bus, see a Shakespeare play, eat fish'n'chips. There is so much to see and do in Britain, it's hard to know where to begin.

The first thing to note is that you don't have to do them all in one trip. As with Ireland, there is plenty to keep you entertained for at least a couple of trips, so don't feel you have to spend your whole tour of the coach and changing hotels. While there are some really good tours out there which cover Scotland, England and Wales combined, there are also plenty of specialist regional tour operators, and some visitors prefer to visit and experience one country at a time. To keep things clear, and to help you decide what works best for you, we will treat each nation separately here.

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Accommodation

Whether you choose to tour Britain in one trip or to visit each nation separately, you can expect the same standards in accommodation, cuisine and service. You can choose to stay in hotels, B&Bs (guesthouses), farmstays, castles and manor houses, hostels or pretty much any other type of accommodation you can think of.

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Dining Out

Food in Great Britain is generally of quite a high standard and cultures are represented in modern British cuisine, especially in the larger cities. Dining out, you should expect to pay £10-25 (€13-30 or $15-40) for a main course dish in a typical high-street restaurant.

Choosing a Tour Operator

Just as with choosing an Irish tour operator, there is a great deal of choice for tours of Britain covering a range of specialisms according to the tastes, budget and regional interests of your group. First-time visitors to Britain may favour a vacation which covers the 'bucket list' of British tourist attractions, but many will prefer more specialist tours which focus on particular regions of Britain or the specific interests of your group. As well as local and regional vacations, look out for walking tours, garden tours, golf tours, cycling tours, genealogy tours and so on.

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Brighton Pier,Brighton, England Brighton Pier,Brighton, England

Attractions Of Britain

Popular Attractions in England

England is home to some of the world's most iconic tourist attractions and, if you forget to pack your camera on this trip, you may never forgive yourself. The seat of government for the British Empire over hundreds of years, London alone has enough to keep most groups distracted for several days. But visitors will be missing out if they limit themselves to the capital city, regarded by many English people to be almost a separate nation state of its own.

To whet you appetite and get your tour started (in no particular order) here is a Top Ten of must-see attractions in England.

Attractions to Consider

  • Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey & St Paul's Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Stratford (Shakespeare's home & birthplace)
  • The Lake District
  • Stonehenge
  • The Eden Project
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Brighton Pier
  • World Museum (Liverpool)

Popular Attractions in Scotland

Like Ireland, Scotland contributed greatly to the great migration to The New World, and many visitors from North America travel to Scotland to seek out their own heritage and family tree. Scotland is an immensely proud nation and has a growing sense of independent national identity. In 2014, Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, but the referendum was much more closely fought than the Members of Parliament in Westminster might have expected or hoped.

Home of kilts and the clans, home of golf and St Andrews, home of the Loch Ness Monster and the Scottish Highlands. There is so much to see and do in Scotland, whether you're bringing your walking boots, your golf bag or just a sense of adventure.

Attractions to Consider

  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Stirling Castle
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • Riverside Museum
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Edinburgh Bus Tours

Popular Attractions in Wales

Wales is known for its outstanding national beauty, and past visitors to Ireland will already feel at home amongst the rolling green hills, winding country roads and idyllic rural landscapes. English is spoken throughout Wales, but you may also hear and read the Welsh language on your travels, especially in North Wales. Like the Irish, the Welsh are known for their friendly, welcoming nature. Join them in the pub for a pint of Welsh ale and a chat about the latest international rugby match.

You might also ask the locals which tourist attractions they would recommend but there are strong regional differences at work in Wales and, depending on whether you're in the South or the North, you may get very different answers!

Attractions to Consider

  • St Fagans National History Museum
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • National Museum Wales
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Wales Millenium Centre
  • Margam Country Park
  • Brecon National Park
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Conwy Castle
  • Great Orme Tramway

Tour Operators in Britain

Scottish, English and Welsh Tours

Scotland

Reel Private Tours of Scotland

Reel Private Tours of Scotland

Specialists in small group tours of up to 8 people. Noticed need for larger groups. Genealogy Tours of Scotland also available.

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The Lake District

The Mountain Goat

The Mountain Goat

The Mountain Goat, specializes in tours of the Lake District, where you can witness some of England's most breathtaking landscapes.

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Private Tours, Scotland

VorScot Tours

VorScot Tours

Private, customized tours of Scotland throughout the year tailored to suit individuals, families small groups and groups of any size.

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Day Tours in S. Wales

Roam Wales

Roam Wales

Sightseeing adventures in South Wales. Most popular tours include Swansea and The Gower, The Mountains and The Mines...

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Private Tours UK

Private Tours UK

Private Tours UK

Luxury personal sightseeing tours with our own private tour guide. Includes trips to Ireland, France and almost anywhere in Europe.

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North Wales Tours

North Wales Tours

North Wales Tours

Catering for small groups looking for scenic tours of North Wales. With competitive prices there's no better way to see North Wales.

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Wales

See Wales

See Wales

Guided tours of Wales by Welsh guides. See the coastline, countryside and castles of this amazing county.

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Scotland

Serenity Scotland

Serenity Scotland

Specialising in private, small and guided tours of Scotland. Experience the music, culture and heritage of Scotland.

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Scotland

Borders Journeys, Scotland

Borders Journeys

Discover your Scottish roots. Providing ancestral and sightseeing tours of Scotland for private and small groups.

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Scotland

Guided Tours of Scotland

Guided Tours of Scotland

Explore the Highlands & Islands in the comfort of a luxury minivan. Day & multi-day, private tours for up to 8 people.

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Tours of Cotswold

Cotswold Walks, Cotswold, England

Cotswold Walks

Take a walking tour the walking capital of England, Cotswold. Tours can be arranged as guided or self-guided.

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British Tours

Adeo Travel

Adeo Travel

A British based company specialising in holidays and tours of England, Scotland and Wales for overseas visitors.

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Britain

Explore Britain

Explore Britain

Specialising in self-guided walking holidays and Inn to Inn walking tours of Britain and Ireland.

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Britain

Welcome2Britain

Welcome2Britain

Family owned sightseeing tour company. Specialising in unique and innovative Group tours for the past 15 years.

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Wales

Fun Tours Wales

Fun Tours Wales

Enjoy tours of Wales at a great price. Tours include North Wales Coach Tours, Cruise Ship tours and many more.

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York, England

YorkWalk, York, England

YorkWalk

Discover hidden York. Now in it's 25th year York Walk will should you ancient York like you've never seen it before.

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North England

Hadrians Wall

Curlew Guided Walking

Thier local knowledge ensures that Northern England's real history will be uncovered.

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Wales

Country Lane Tours, Wales

Country Lane Tours

Escorted tours for small groups and independent travellers. Unique itineraries, short breaks and shore excursions.

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My Ireland Travel Guide

Barrels at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City

Ireland's much-loved capital and the gateway to the Emerald Isle. A vibrant, modern and outward-facing city, most Ireland tours and vacations begin here. Read more...

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Temple Bar Quarter
  • The Book of Kells
  • Dublin Castle
About Dublin
Lighthouse in Hook Head

Wicklow & the East

This wild landscape of gorse and bracken is home to many of Ireland's most significant archaeological finds, as well its grandest estates. Read more...

  • Powerscourt Estate
  • Glendalough Settlement
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Battle of The Boyne
  • National Stud
About the East
The Cliffs of Moher

Galway & the West

Pack walking boots, a camera and a sense of adventure as you head west for Galway, County Clare and the Wild Atalantic Way. Heritage, tradition and Read more...

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Settlement
  • Clare Music Sessions
  • The Burren Landscape
About the West
Kilkenny Castle by the riverside

Kilkenny & South-East

The sunny South East. Ireland's warmest and driest region is also one of its most popular destinations with tourists and locals alike. Read more...

  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Lismore Castle
  • Tintern Abbey
  • St Canice's Cathedral
The South East
Sheep in Kerry, Ireland

Cork and Kerry

Wind-swept, welcoming and rugged, Ireland South West typifies what visitors expect Ireland to look like – vibrant, vivid and verdant. Read more...

  • Cork English Market
  • Blarney Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney Nat. Park
  • Skellig Michael
The South West
Trad Session in Donegal, Ireland

Donegal and Sligo

Less well-trodden than Dublin, Belfast or Killarney, this picturesque region invites you to get outdoors. Don't forget your camera! Read more...

  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Lakes and Loughs
  • Maghera Beach
  • Errigal Mountain
  • Glencolmcille Village
The North West
The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

Belfast & The North

In peace, Belfast and the North have staked their rightful claim as some of the Island of Ireland's most iconic and cultural regions. Read more...

  • The City of Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede
  • The City of Derry
Northern Ireland
Solo traveller admiring the coastal view in Ireland

Ireland Solo Travel

Whether you're looking to meet new people or just yearning get away from it all, Ireland is a great place to travel independently. Read more...

  • Experience the Culture
  • Find Your Inner Peace
  • Discover New Paths
  • Start a Course
  • Experience the Nightlife
Northern Ireland

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