A single sovereign state comprising the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom packs a wealth of history, culture and scenery into a surface area only slightly larger than the state of Minnesota. Taylored Tours has gathered ideas for how you can visit and combine the UK’s highlights. Whether you wish to travel with a group, hire a private chauffeur, or drive yourself, we’ll help make your trip to the Unite Kingdom memorable. Get started by completing our Travel Interest Survey.
One of the most rewarding aspects of a trip to the UK can be exploring its countries’ cultural quirks, their varying landscapes, and the stormy history connecting them. We can recommend experiences such as watching one of the Bard’s plays at the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe in London, salmon fishing with a ghillie in the Cairngorms, and hiking through the Highlands. You might find yourself standing on the basalt columns of Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, or heading to England’s languid Cotswolds, where villages of honeysuckle-bedecked cottages resist the hand of time.
Best time to visit?
The United Kingdom can be visited at any time of year, as its climate is relatively temperate and, in general, doesn’t experience extremes during either summer or winter. Overall, spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit, when it’s usually warm and dry. At these times you’ll see beautiful spring flowers or the leaves changing hue in autumn, and avoid the much busier summer period. Winter (December to February) can also be an enjoyable time to visit. Although some attractions close in mountainous areas and in the north, where there’s likely to be snow, the main cities remain fully open and will be quieter for sightseeing. The highest temperatures are experienced in the summer, but these rarely rise above 30°C (86°F).
Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. Visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th century, wander through ancient battlefields, and visit some of Scotland’s most hidden-away castles.
See the ancient past come to life, explore Stonehenge, wander isolated moors, relax on stunning beaches, and discover one of the most memorable parts of England.
Enjoy pre-booked hotels in ideal locations to reach golf courses, tee times for 3 rounds of golf at St. Andrews Jubilee Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, and Kingsbarns Golf Links, and an automatic car rental with super collision insurance.