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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.

Liverpool - Beatles & Merseybeat - 3 nights
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, England
  • 3 meals included
  • Make your own way to Liverpool, and spend three nights in one of the UK’s most cultural cities
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles as you uncover their fascinating history
  • Journey on the Mersey Ferry and visit to Port Sunlight
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    • Tour Only
  • 4 days from: £279pp
  • Was: £310pp
  • 3 dates available
  • Jul 2022 - Sep 2022
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Belfast & the Titanic Experience
  • 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
Best seller
    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from: £392pp
  • Was: £489pp
  • 15 airports
  • 57 dates available
  • Jun 2022 - Dec 2023
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Scenic North Wales and Chester
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Wales
  • 3 excursions included
  • 6 meals included
  • Make your own way to Chester, and spend five days exploring north Wales from your four-star hotel
  • Enjoy a fascinating full-day excursion to Anglesey and mainland Wales, taking in two UNESCO-listed castles and Plas Newydd, home of the Marquess of Anglesey
  • Relaxing two-hour canal cruise on the UNESCO-listed Llangollen Canal across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the largest in the UK
Best seller
    • Tour Only
  • 5 days from: £486pp
  • Was: £540pp
  • 15 dates available
  • Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
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Scottish Highland Railways
  • 4.14 (2628 reviews)
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, 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
Best seller
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from: £576pp
  • Was: £639pp
  • 9 airports
  • 64 dates available
  • Jun 2022 - Oct 2023
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Historic Railways of the Isle of Man
  • 4.47 (496 reviews)
  • 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
Best seller
    • Flights Included
  • 5 days from: £668pp
  • Was: £834pp
  • 8 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Jun 2022 - Oct 2022
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Loch Lomond & the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • 4.12 (320 reviews)
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • 4 excursions included
  • 5 meals included
  • A reserved seat to see the Edinburgh Tattoo
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Loch Lomond, Queen of the Scottish Lakes
  • A tour of the beautiful Trossachs
Best seller
    • Flights Included
  • 4 days from: £689pp
  • 8 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • Aug 2022
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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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