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Join us on a short break in the UK

The UK boasts a stunning range of easy-to-reach slices of paradise. If you’ve got a few days, you’ve got all the time in the world!

You could search the world over for the perfect place, and yet there’s nothing quite like the comforting delights of being home. Or at least, close to home. If you are excited to explore more of the world, but perhaps venturing far out, or taking a plane, isn’t something your heart is set on - or your time and budget constraints! - there’s always the pleasure of taking a short break. Right here in the UK.

Spending a precious holiday in your home country does not need to be basic or uninspired. In fact, this small island we call home boasts such a magnificent, historic, and cultural range of sights and activities just waiting to be explored. Perhaps it’s summer, and you fancy a classic trip to the seaside. Or maybe it’s winter, and you fancy cosying up by a waterside pub. You could spend a good few days exploring Dorset and the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, including the beauty spots of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, or perhaps you can journey over to Wales to explore the isle of Anglesey. 

Often find yourself settling into the couch with a historical documentary? Well, it’s time to live it. Take your passion for eras gone by into the field on a UK short holiday, and explore the rich tapestry of conflict, rule, trading, construction, and culture that makes up the UK. For that, we would recommend a stint in Kent, where you can discover a whole range of English Heritage sites, including Dover and Leeds castles, plus you can travel back in time at the Cinque Ports of Hythe and Rye or take an orientation walk of Canterbury, the birthplace of Christianity in England.

Perhaps a UK short break for you means immersing yourself in rugged natural surroundings. In that case, head up to the highlands. Scotland isn’t too far off, but it might as well be another world with its dramatic, glacially-carved peaks of the Hebrides and the dramatic valley passes of Glencoe. Wherever you choose to spend your short and sweet trip, just remember that the world doesn’t need to be your oyster, it can sometimes be your own backyard.

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
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    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from £464pp
  • was £515pp
  • 11 airports
  • 27 dates available
  • Feb 2024 - Dec 2024
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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
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    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £693pp
  • was £769pp
  • 7 airports
  • 12 dates available
  • Mar 2024 - Oct 2024
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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
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    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £743pp
  • was £825pp
  • 7 airports
  • 29 dates available
  • Mar 2024 - Nov 2024
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The Edinburgh Tattoo
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  • 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
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    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from £795pp
  • 8 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • Aug 2024
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Classic Scotland (Royal Caledonian by Air)
  • 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
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    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from £864pp
  • was £909pp
  • 7 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Apr 2024 - Oct 2024
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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
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    • Train Travel Included
  • 7 days from £1225pp
  • was £1289pp
  • 1 train station
  • 6 dates available
  • May 2024 - Oct 2024
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Things to see on a UK Short Break

Spend a few days rejuvenating amidst the green of the Scottish Highlands or the sapphire-toned beaches of Pembrokeshire.

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