The United Kingdom, also known as the UK, Great Britain or Britain, is a sovereign state made up of four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Exciting cities, historic places rich in heritage, stunning countryside and beautiful coastlines, make the UK one of the world’s most popular destinations with something for everyone – singles, couples or families. London might be one of the world’s greatest cities, but there are numerous others, including Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, that are worth visiting. Historic sites, such as Stonehenge, Handrian’s wall and more recent one, the birthplace of Titanic in Belfast, attract masses of tourists each year. Whatever you are looking for, there are so many things to do in UK countries and cities that you will never want to leave.
Britain has a rich and fascinating history dating back to around 6500BC. All over Britain you will find monuments marking its history – from Stonehenge to Buckingham Palace. Britain is also home to over 25 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 7 Heritage Cities, including Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York. Gilded royal palaces, fairytale ruins, formidable castles and ancient monuments - landmarks from times past tell their stories all over the UK. What is also great about UK is thousands of free museums, with the biggest number of them being packed in London. History, design, science… at Britain’s free museums you can indulge your passion without spending a penny.
Football, cricket, rugby, golf, polo, rowing, horse-racing… Name a sport and there’s a good chance Brits had something to do with it. This is also the reason, why many sports fans come to the UK. Choose among some of the tours, which offer an insight into some of the top football clubs, e.g. Manchester United, Liverpool FC etc. Take a tour of the Wembley Stadium, where you can see the changing room and raise a replica of FA Cup. London is also home to Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. If you are more into rugby, then a visit to World Rugby Museum at Twickenham is also a must. North of the border, you will find the iconic home of golf, St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland, which Tiger Woods calls “the ultimate”. If you want to combine glamour with sports, then visit to some of the annual sporting events connected with polo, rowing or horse-racing is a must. From England’s polo tournaments which take place in the summer, Henley Royal Regatta, the best known event in boat racing, to Royal Ascot, the horseracing event, where guests make extra effort in buying extravagant hats.
UK is a paradise for shopping. From the iconic Harrods, high-street shops, superb designer outlets, such as Bicester Village, vintage fashion markets to bustling food markets, museum and gallery shops where you can buy one-off gifts… You can be pretty sure that you will find something for your taste and budget. London’s markets are a must-see for their atmosphere alone, especially on Saturday, which is the market day. If you have ever wondered, where the royal family get their groceries or shop for clothes, then search for the shops that have been rewarded with a Royal Warrant – the mark of quality, excellence and recognition. There are currently around 850 Royal Warrant Holders, ranging from grocers, chemists and jewellers to plumbers, barbers and pest control services. But they all have one thing in common – they all provide the highest standard of service.
Although fish and chips and “bangers and mash” are not exactly the examples of culinary sophistication, Britain has much to offer in the culinary terms. Apart from fabulous cakes, afternoon teas, Christmas puddings and Cornish pasty, there is a huge variety of delicious sausages and over 700 different varieties of cheeses available, including the famous cheddar cheese. And we mentioned here only traditional British dishes, which constitute just part of the UK’s present cuisine. The fact is that Britain today is a real melting pot, which is most visible on the varied offer of ethnic cuisines found all over the country, with London definitely leading the way as the world’s most exciting dining city. Search for traditional pubs and have a pint of beer, visit a food market or dine at a high-end restaurant owned by the world’s most renowned chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver.
London is a thriving metropolis with iconic landmarks, rich history, world-class shopping, latest fashion trends, arts and food scene. Who does not know Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral or Tower Bridge? Apart from this, the city has as many as eight royal parks and more than 300 other museums and galleries (many of them offer free admission). Whatever your taste in art, you will find it in London. For the classics, the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery or Tate Britain is the right choice. If you prefer modern art, you will love Tate Modern or some of Britain’s best street art in the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo, as well as the streets of Shoreditch in East London. Moreover, theatre lovers will be thrilled the legendary West End boasting over 40 world-class theatres.
The fact that London encompasses more than 270 nationalities is visible especially in ethnically diverse cuisine. The city is home to 60 Michelin starred restaurants, fantastic street food scene and numerous short-term pop-up restaurants. So if you want to taste the world, London is the place to be.
London is also a dream destination for shopaholics, no matter your budget or taste. From high-end shops in Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regent Street, Knightsbridge, the boutiques of Westbourne Grove, Carnaby Street and Covent Garden to vintage boutiques in Portobello, Camden, Spitalfields and Brick Lane markets… Not to mention world-famous stores like Liberty, Selfridges and Harrods.
A beautiful coastline, charming villages and world-class cities make England the perfect holiday destination. Apart from being home to 21 of Britain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Hadrian's Wall in the North East, Stonehenge in the South West, Canterbury Cathedral in the South East and the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich in London, there are numerous other fantastic attractions, including the world-famous ones found in London, zoos, safari parks, picnic spots and beaches. Main towns are Liverpool, famous for The Beatles Story, Manchester with one of the world’s most popular football clubs, and of course London.
Northern Ireland is located in the northeast corner of Ireland. Stepped in history, culture and myth, this relatively small country includes a number of must-see attractions, from the Giant Causeway, the World Heritage Site on the Causeway Coast, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the historic walled city of Londonderry and nevertheless Belfast, packed with attractions to suit all ages and interests. Apart from Belfast Castle, a must-see spot is Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, which has recently been named the best visitor attraction in Europe. Located in Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship's construction, this state-of-the-art 6-floor building tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.
Scotland is a land of contrasts, with vibrant and exciting cities on the one hand and breathtaking lochs, mountains, coastlines and almost 800 islands on the other. A country with a diverse landscape has a rich and fascinating history and the Loch Ness Monster, which outshines all other lake monsters in the world. Its rich history is reflected in numerous historical sites, among them is also the majestic Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city’s Old Town, Orkney, the UNESCO World Heritage site, which consists of secluded islands with more archaeological ruins in one area than anywhere else in Europe, and nevertheless Scotland’s fantastic Whisky distilleries. As Scotland is also home to some of the best writers, painters, poets and musicians, it comes of no surprise, that numerous festivals take place here, with the most notable one being Edinburg International Festival.
Wales is a country steeped in history. With a wealth of natural resources, including extensive mountain ranges, it is a perfect destination for mountain biking, hiking and, you will not believe it, speedy zip lines (check the one in Bethesda, which features a 100-mile-per-hour zipline, and a sister attraction called Bounce Below, which offers multi-level trampoline fun inside an underground cavern). Dramatic rocky coastlines are perfect for surfing, paddle boarding and kite surfing, while calm rivers are ideal for kayaking. Echoes of the past fill every corner of the country, prehistoric treasure troves, medieval fortresses, abbeys and churches peacefully coexist with intriguing Victorian towns, industrial villages, modern shopping malls, Edwardian arcades and imposing stadiums and theatres. Wales also host a number of first class events, from the Ryder Cup and Rally GB, the NATO Summit to Wales’ top events and festivals: Green Man, Wakestock, The Good Life Experience and Festival Number 6.
When you think of football, one the first teams that is likely to come to your mind is Manchester United. Founded in 1878, Manchester United is one of the most popular sports clubs in the whole world and we are happy to announce that we are their official ticket-selling partner.
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On this mini coach tour, we take a journey into the county of Kent – known traditionally as “The Garden of England”. We’ll view the famous White Cliffs of Dover, explore Dover Castle and visit historic Canterbury.
A journey into Berkshire & Wiltshire to visit 3 popular sightseeing landmarks and their surrounding areas – Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral! Already the start of the day will be on high note by visiting the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world.
The Mysterious Britain Day trip visits the historic Stonehenge, Avebury and West Kennet Long Barrow in Wiltshire. This is the journey for the brave and those interested in the world beyond the one we live in.
Take our Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds Villages tour and experience some of the most famous tourist attractions in England, learn and experience the history of Oxford, Stratford and the Bard himself, Shakespeare, as you visit his birthplace.
A daily tour that takes you to see Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, as well as Bath, the city famous for its roman baths as well as the place where british writer Jane Austen lived in.
If you come to admire the greenery of the nature or to explore the remnants of the turbulent history of the nation or just to join the St. Patrick's festivities. Either way you'll be met with some of the friendliest people there are.
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