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Join us on a UK holiday

Discover or rediscover the natural beauty, history and fascinating heritage that sits right on your doorstep. From ocean-washed sands to rugged moorlands and gentle wooded hills, our UK holidays offer you the chance to admire and explore the landscapes that often pass us by.

There is much to charm and captivate you in this country you may already call home. Watch bottlenose dolphins swim, enjoy sights of abundant bird-life and discover the raw beauty of the UK. Relax on wonderful white-sand beaches, be mesmerised by enchanting lakes or eat fish and chips by the beach, a UK tour is just as idyllic as any place abroad.

Inland, UK tours encourage you to delve into the hustle and bustle of the UK’s historic and iconic cities. Enjoy historic Belfast or the delights of Scottish capital Edinburgh – don’t miss the unforgettable drama of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Discover Northern Ireland’s richly diverse terrain, from enchanting lakes to ancient marshes. Admire the wave-scarred cliffs that contrast sharply with fertile lands in the east, or hold your breath as you discover the raw beauty of the west. 

The British Isles truly make some of the country’s most scenic corners for a holiday in the UK. Take a calming seaside break to the sun-kissed Channel Isle, its scenic countryside and glorious coast, or perhaps take in the idyllic Isles of Scilly, a world away from the mainland. Unwind in the timeless Isle of Man or take in the Hebridean islands.

Feast your eyes on the sparkling lochs, soaring mountains, and heather-clad moors as you discover Scotland’s spectacular scenery; from the beautiful, mysterious Loch Ness to the rugged Shetland Islands, UK tours are a wonderful way to explore this stunning country. 

Bursting with a majestic history, vibrant cities, and beautiful countryside and beaches, a holiday in the UK will surprise and give you memories you’ll cherish for ever.

Belfast & the Titanic Experience
No single supplement
  • 4.52 (1087 reviews)
  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 2 excursions included
  • 3 meals included
  • Visit the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Belfast's major landmarks
  • The chance to join an optional tour of the Antrim Coast and visit the extraordinary Giant's Causeway
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from £447pp
  • was £525pp
  • 11 airports
  • 35 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Dec 2025
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Scottish Highland Railways
No single supplement
  • 4.14 (2628 reviews)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 excursions included
  • 8 meals included
  • Rail travel from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - a truly spectacular ride through the remote northern Highlands and alongside Loch Carron
  • Journey on the steam-hauled Strathspey Railway through unspoilt Highland scenery and alongside the River Spey
  • Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter films, on a train ride from Fort William to Mallaig
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £659pp
  • was £775pp
  • 9 airports
  • 43 dates available
  • Jul 2024 - Oct 2025
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Historic Railways of the Isle of Man
  • 4.47 (496 reviews)
  • Isle of Man, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 excursions included
  • 8 meals included
  • Journey on the narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway
  • Ride the Manx Electric Railway to historic Derby Castle Station
  • Take a trip on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £710pp
  • was £835pp
  • 6 airports
  • 18 dates available
  • Aug 2024 - Oct 2025
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Classic Scotland
  • 4.14 (2628 reviews)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 8 excursions included
  • 7 meals included
  • Experience the Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle and Crathie Kirk, their regular place of worship
  • Stroll around the beautiful Victorian village of Ballater, located near Cairngorms National Park
  • Travel on the heritage Strathspey Railway to the resort town of Aviemore, a reminder of the golden days of steam
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £732pp
  • was £915pp
  • 4 airports
  • 4 dates available
  • Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
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Galway, Connemara & Ireland's Stunning West
  • 4.41 (442 reviews)
  • Ireland, British Isles
  • 7 excursions included
  • 10 meals included
  • Visit vibrant, colourful Galway City
  • Drive along part of the Wild Atlantic Way, one of Ireland’s most scenic roads, and tour Connemara
  • See the towering Cliffs of Moher and the lunar-like landscape of the Burren
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from £816pp
  • was £1019pp
  • 4 airports
  • 14 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Oct 2025
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The Royal Caledonian
  • 4.14 (2628 reviews)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 14 excursions included
  • 9 meals included
  • Journey on the Caledonian Sleeper Train from London to the heart of the Scottish Highlands
  • Explore the small market town of Nairn, with its unspoilt beaches
  • Visit Inverness, a cultural capital, and the moving Culloden Battlefield
Popular
    • Train Travel Included
  • 7 days from £1000pp
  • was £1249pp
  • 1 train station
  • 8 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Oct 2025
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Christmas in the Scottish Highlands
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 2 excursions included
  • 9 meals included
  • Spend four nights in the heart of the Scottish Highlands
  • Cruise across Loch Ness and visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
  • Enjoy a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings at your hotel
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £1022pp
  • was £1135pp
  • 8 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 23 December 2024
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Best of the Scottish Highlands
No single supplement
  • 4.23 (107 reviews)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 5 excursions included
  • 12 meals included
  • Spot wildlife on a cruise on the Moray Firth
  • Set off on a tour of the beautiful Black Isle
  • Enjoy a ride on the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 7 days from £1048pp
  • was £1309pp
  • 6 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Oct 2025
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Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 days
  • 4.1 (304 reviews)
  • Scotland, British Isles, United Kingdom
  • 5 excursions included
  • 10 meals included
  • Enjoy a tour of the enchanting Isle of Skye
  • Travel around the Isle of Harris
  • Explore the beautiful Isle of Lewis
Popular
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from £1100pp
  • was £1375pp
  • 5 airports
  • 2 dates available
  • Oct 2024
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Belfast & the Titanic Experience - 5 days
  • 4.52 (1087 reviews)
  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 excursions included
  • 4 meals included
  • Visit the spectacular Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • Entrance to the infamous Crumlin Road Gaol with included Matron’s High Tea
  • Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Belfast's major landmarks
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £506pp
  • was £595pp
  • 12 airports
  • 36 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Dec 2025
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Jersey - Sun-Kissed Channel Isle
  • 4.34 (213 reviews)
  • Jersey, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 3 excursions included
  • 5 meals included
  • A guided tour of the island
  • Stay in St Helier, Jersey’s charming capital
  • Learn about the German Occupation at Jersey War Tunnels
    • Flights Included
  • 6 days from £646pp
  • was £759pp
  • 12 airports
  • 20 dates available
  • Aug 2024 - Oct 2025
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The Edinburgh Tattoo
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • 2 excursions included
  • 4 meals included
  • Enjoy a reserved seat to observe the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Set off on a short orientation tour of Edinburgh followed by free time to wander around at your leisure
  • Experience a short orientation tour of Glasgow with some time for self-exploration
    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from £741pp
  • was £779pp
  • 8 airports
  • 1 date available
  • 09 August 2024
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  • 4 excursions included
  • 11 meals included
  • Call at Chatsworth House, decked in extravagant Christmas décor
  • Set off on a walking tour of the charming thermal spa town of Buxton
  • Stroll around pretty Bakewell, the home of the famous pudding
    • Tour Only
  • 6 days from £756pp
  • was £840pp
  • 1 date available
  • 22 December 2024
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Highlights of the Scottish Highlands – Exclusively Solos
Exclusively solos
No single supplement
  • Scotland, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • 4 excursions included
  • 9 meals included
  • Stay in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and enjoy welcome drinks and dinner
  • Take in the breathtaking vista of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Embark on a two-hour cruise across the mystical waters of Loch Ness
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £1025pp
  • was £1205pp
  • 6 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Sep 2024 - Oct 2025
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Things to see in the UK

There’s an exhilarating range of things to see in the United Kingdom. In fact, travellers of all walks of life will discover sights to astound, inform, and capture the imagination.



UK by region

Spanning just 94,530 square miles across four territories, the United Kingdom isn’t the largest of all holiday destinations. But these beautiful lands manage to pack such a staggering diversity of landscapes, from lofty, rocky mountain ranges in the north - think Scotland’s Cairngorms and Wales’ Snowdonia - to the rolling green hills and farmland in the South of England. Of course, there’s the not-so-natural-delights, including the historic villages of the Cotswolds and the bustling cities of Manchester and London.

UK tour highlights

Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of the UK

Things to do in the UK

The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s most striking historic landmarks, from prehistoric structures and scars of divisions now past, to centuries old sites of church, state and leisure.



Food and drink in the UK

While you may be familiar with curry, fish and chips, pie, a Sunday roast and full breakfast, there are plenty of other UK foods to try while you’re away from home.

While in Scotland, be sure to try haggis, or a simple bowl of Coddle while in Dublin. Taste the true flavour of Scotland and enjoy a glass of Scotch whisky. In Wales, opt for Welsh version of cheese on toast – the Welsh rarebit. Make sure you get a taste of ‘the black stuff’ should you visit Dublin.

Many of these foods, you may already love, so perhaps choose to visit a Christmas market in the UK, where you’re bound to come across a slew of your festive favourites, from rich and fruity mince pies and spicy gingerbread, to turkey and stuffing, crepes and toffee apples – this is not a pastime for those strictly sticking to their Slim-Fast plan.

Thanks to the mass cultural influence in British cuisine, you can truly discover new foods while UK holiday or you can simply savour your all-time favourites during your break. There is plenty more to British culinary delights than tea and biscuits.

UK tours for solo travellers

Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.

UK FAQs

First holiday in the UK? Here are a few questions you might have.

  • The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (for more on Northern Ireland, please see Ireland).

  • Different parts of the UK have different weather. Temperatures tend to be hotter in the south, in England, and colder in the north of England and Scotland. Wales and Ireland tend to get more rain. In the summer, temperatures can get as high as 32°C, although the average is around 20°C. In winter, the average temperature drops to around 5°C, with Scotland often colder. Snow is common in Scotland during winter, and also in the north of England. Generally speaking, the seasons in the UK are fairly mild compared to many other countries, adding to its popularity as a year-round destination. 

  • London is the largest city in the UK and the seat of the UK Government, and the capital of the UK. It is also the capital city of England. The capital city of Wales is Cardiff, whilst Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland.

  • With a host of historic cities and plenty of natural attractions, the UK has many highlights. London’s top sites include Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Elsewhere in England, the prehistoric rock formation at Stonehenge is a popular tourist attraction, whilst Bath, Bristol, Liverpool and Oxford are popular tourist destinations. Wales is known for its natural beauty, most notably Mount Snowdon, which is the UK’s second-highest peak, and its eponymous national park. Scotland is also famous for the great outdoors, including the Highlands, which include Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, and Loch Ness, the supposed home of the Loch Ness Monster. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are also very popular, with the former boasting a historic castle and an annual comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. For Northern Ireland’s top things to see, please see the Ireland page. 

  • The United Kingdom uses the pound (officially the pound sterling). The pound’s symbol is £, and it is informally known as a ‘quid’.

  • Traditional dishes in the UK include fish and chips, the full English breakfast, roast dinner, shepherd's pie and haggis in Scotland. That being said, however, in all major cities and most towns, international restaurants, especially Indian, Chinese, Thai and Turkish, are plentiful. 

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