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At Great British Trips we're very aware that there are simply loads of great places to visit in the UK, and plenty more we've left out! When planning your dream itinerary it's hard to know where to start. For that reason we have created an 'Ready Made Tours' section to inspire you and save time.

The list below is by no means exhaustive, there are plenty of other great places to visit in the same catagories but it is simply a guide to get you started. If you spot a tour that already looks perfect you can select and add it to your itinerary In the usual way. Alternatively you can use a 'Ready Made Tour' as part of a longer tour or of course, you can tailor it to exactly what you want! Just let us know what you're thinking and we will put together precisely what you would like.

The tours below are suitable for individuals, families and groups of all shapes and sizes. All can be tailored to be longer, shorter, include other destinations and attractions or have alternative transport according to your needs.

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Regional Itineraries

South East England Explorer Tour
CanterburyThe South East of England offers a huge range of attractions which include beautiful beaches, pre-historic landmarks, breathtaking castles and cathedrals and of course the UK capital city – London. The South East truly has something to offer everyone and this fun 7 day tour takes in the best that the area has to offer. Highlights include Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, Stonehenge and the vibrant metropolitan seaside resort of Brighton.
7 Days / 6 Nights
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Wonderful Wales Tour
SnowdoniaThis 8 day tour of Wales is a fantastic opportunity to see the best that Wales has to offer. It begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Cardiff and takes you on a journey through history, stunning natural beauty and includes an incredible steam train journey through the mountain region of Snowdonia. The tour includes Welsh castles such as the incredible Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful National Park of the Brecon Beacons.
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Wales by rail
SnowdoniaThis 8 day tour is similar to the 'Wonderful Wales' tour but allows rail enthusiasts or those who do not wish to drive the chance to see a whole different side to Wales. As well as using rail travel as the main form of transport, this tour makes the most of the old steam railways that weave between the stunning landscapes of this beautiful region. A great tour for all the family to enjoy.
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Heart of England Tour
SnowdoniaCentral England has so much to offer that this 10 day tour is simply not long enough! Taking in sights that range from the English Cotswolds to Shakespeare's Stratford and the historic city of Oxford, this tour is packed with beauty and history. Lovers of nature will appreciate the ancient beauty that has remained untouched as civilisations and have come and gone.
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Historic Northern Ireland Tour
SnowdoniaNorthern Ireland is an area packed with outstanding natural beauty and history. The north coast is home to the UNESCO world heritage Giant's Causeway while further south you can visit the beautiful Mourne Mountains which is said to have inspired CS Lewis's Narnia books. The tour includes the cultural city of Belfast which has recently opened a new Titanic experience on the site the doomed ship was built.
7 Days / 6 Nights
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South West England Discovery Tour
SnowdoniaThis diverse 7 day tour will provide a week you will never forget in one of the most beautiful and fascinating corners of the globe. The sites included in this tour range from the prehistoric Stonehenge, to the Jurrasic coastline to the quaint fishing villages and surf beaches of Cornwall. A little bit for everyone to enjoy, this fast paced self-drive tour will be a week you can never forget.
7 Days / 6 Nights
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North West England Discovery Tour
SnowdoniaThe north west of England contains two of Britains most interesting and historic and vibrant cities - Manchester and Liverpool. This tour allows you to visit both of these cities alongside England's most dramatic scenery - the Lake District National Park. The Lakes are a stunning region of mountains and lakes in which you can cruise, walk or simply enjoy the quaint English tea rooms and shops.
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Natural North Tour
GlencnoNorthern Britain is a place of stunning scenery and perfect for a relaxing or an adventure sports style holiday. This 2 week break takes in the mountain regions of the English Lakes and the Scottish Highlands and allows time to walk, climb, cruise or ski at the right time of year. This tour is perfect for lovers of the great outdoors who wish to get away from it all and spend a little time getting reenergised amongst the most dramatic scenery Britain has to offer.
14 Days / 13 Nights
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Long weekend in London
GlencnoLondon is an incredible city. If you're looking for a special weekend with a loved one, a London break could be just the ticket. This tour incorporates all of the London highlights, a pass to over 60 of London's top attractions, transport and top centrally located accommodation. With time built in to relax, shop and choose your own attractions, this tour is not to be missed.
4 Days / 3 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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Highland Highlights Tour
GlencnoThis short 5 day tour of Scotland is ideal for individuals and incentive groups looking for something a little different. It includes a boat ride on Loch Ness, great views of Britain’s tallest mountains, castle visits, a woollen mill tour and of course plenty of visits to Whisky Distilleries! There’s chance to extend the tour slightly and spend a few extra days visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow and take in some golf at courses such as St Andrews world famous golf course.
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5 Days / 4 Nights
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Best of England Tour
ChatsworthThis fast paced tour doesn’t allow for time to sit around in pubs but does allow your group to see just about everything their friends will ask them about upon return home! The tour includes everywhere from Portsmouth to Oxford to Stonehenge to Bath to Liverpool, York, Manchester and much much more! Ideal for those who have limited time and want to take in as much as they possibly can, this 8 day tour can be extended to include some time to visit London as well.
7-9 Days/6-8 Night
North West England Discovery Tour
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Wales by Rails and Castles Tour
ChatsworthThis enjoyable 8 days tour takes in the best of Wales. Starting or ending in Cardiff and travelling all the way up to Conwy on the north coast, this wonderful tour takes in some of Wales' best Castles and provides opportunity to enjoy some of the best Steam Railways in the world through the Welsh Valley's and the mountain's of Snowdonia.
8 Days / 7 Night
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Wales Food Lovers Tour
ChatsworthFor food lovers and amateur chefs, this tour is an absolute essential. The 8 days in Wales includes 2 and half full days of cookery training by top chefs, several incredible meals and plenty of spare days to explore the countryside and towns at your leisure. It also includes a vineyard tour for wine lovers!
8 Days / 7 Night
North West England Discovery Tour
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Themed Itineraries

Downton Abbey UK Tour
GlencnoFor fans of the International hit series Downton Abbey there can be no better trip to the UK than by combining some of the most famous filming sites for the hit TV series with a grand tour of the UK. Many of the filming locations used in the series are close to some of Britain’s most popular cities, towns and villages with tourist and for a true taste of England that even the dragged along less-than-super-fans will enjoy, take a look at our self-drive tour which includes many interior and exteriors as well as Downton Abbey and Downton Village.
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8 Days / 7 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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VIP Football Package Tour
GlencnoFor a fantastic Football lovers 3 nights break, why not take in Manchester or Liverpool this season with a tour that includes a VIP ticket to a home game at Manchester United or Liverpool.
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3 Days / 2 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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Magna Carta Trail Tour
GlencnoIn 2015 the Magna Carta will be 800 years old, making modern day democracy 800 years old! This historic document is arguably the greatest and most valuable asset Great Britain has ever produced. Take our Magna Carta Trail 2015 Tour as a fantastic themed tour of England, visiting some of the best destinations England has to offer whilst discovering the intriguing story of the Magna Carta itself.
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12 Days / 11 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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Families and Fun Tour
GlencnoWhilst 'families is a fairly broad catagory, this trip has a greater focus on families with older children and teenagers although younger children would enjoy it too. We have included a few items for the adults as well! The tour covers England and Wales and takes in Britain's most popular seaside resorts and theme parks.
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14 Days / 13 Nights
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Families and Sun Tour
This itinerary is slightly more appropriate for younger children and has a beach and seaside focus. It goes to the Cornwall area which in itself is stunning but it also has lots of days out and small theme parks appropriate for younger children. Having said that, it would still be very much enjoyed by all the family.
18 Days / 17 Nights
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Love and Romance Tour
NorthumberlandDesigned specifically for couples who want to see some of Britain’s more romantic spots, this laid back itinerary allows for plenty of free time to relax and enjoy the scenery and beauty of Britain without being interrupted or rushed around. The 10 day tour is based in Scotland and the north and gives travellers a chance to visit incredible cities such as York and Edinburgh as well as relax on a Lake District cruise.
10 Days / 9 Nights
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Castles and Stately Homes Tour
Blenheim PalaceBritain is quite simply packed with historic castles and palaces. This 10 day tour takes in the best of these beginning in London as Kensington, Eltham and Hampton Court Palaces and moving out of London to the largest inhabited castles in the world Windsor and Arundel. A tour of Blenheim – one of our finest palaces is also included as well as visits to ‘classic’ moated castles such as Leeds and Bodiam.
10 Days / 9 Nights
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English Gardens Tour
Blenheim PalaceThe first of our England’s Gardens tour takes in the most stunning and beautiful gardens in England. Focussing on the South East of England, destinations include Britain’s most visited paid gardens – Kew and Wisley Gardens as well as a sculpture garden and the city of Canterbury. This packed 12 day tour is a horticulturists dream and a chance to relax and enjoy some truly beautiful gardens.
12 Days / 11 Nights
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Steam Railways Tour
Blenheim PalaceOur incredible Steam Railways tour will take passengers on a unique journey throughout Britain and Wales and allow them to experience the UK in a way that can only be done by steam travel. Tour highlights include the Ffestiniog – the oldest railway in the world and the Jacobite Express in Scotland which is best known as the ‘Hogwarts Express’ route in the Harry Potter movies. There’s also plenty of time to visit historic sites, cities and railway museums.
14 Days / 13 Nights
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Football Fanatics Tour
Blenheim PalaceThis 6 day tour is all about the beautiful game and a must for football lovers across the globe. The tour includes tours of all of Britain’s top Premiership team grounds and Museums as well as England’s Wembley Stadium itself. The new National Football Museum is also included as well as some free time to enjoy the sights of Liverpool, Manchester and London.
6 Days / 5 Nights
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Kent Homes and Gardens
Leeds CastleThe second of our garden tours, this Kent based tour is a short 4 day tour and a perfect ‘add on’ to other destinations. This tour is focussed on the House and Garden’s of Kent which is known as the Garden County of England. It takes in some simply stunning natural and landscaped lesser-known garden gems as well as the incredible Leeds Castle landscapes.
4 Days / 3 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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Literary Britain Tour
StratfordThis tour has been created for special interest groups and takes in all the British sites which hold special interest for literary lovers. It takes in the homes and museums of our poets such as Welsh Dylan Thomas, Scottish Robert Burns and childrens writers such as Beatrix Potter and Charles Dickens. Not to be forgotten are the novelists and playrights such as Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters. This 13 day tour is simply a book lovers dream.
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13 Days / 4 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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London Incentive Tour for Groups
Blenheim PalaceThis 4 day tour is ideal for incentive travel groups who want to visit London. It takes in all the major sites and tourist spots and will leave the guests feeling like they’ve really had chance to see London properly. The tour can include a fun all inclusive Medieval Banquet for your group to let their hair down, a cruise or dinner cruise on the River Thames and a West End show. For those looking for a truly special incentive tour at a great price, this is just perfect.
4 Days / 3 Nights
North West England Discovery Tour
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