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Imagine a slow meandering journey past castles, quaint riverside villages and across Loch Ness on an elegant hotel barge. Or perhaps a rail journey aboard Belmond Royal Scotsman through the heart of the Scottish Highlands past landscapes of towering, pine-clad mountains reflected in mirror-still lochs.


• finest inland cruising scenery in the world
• Scottish highlands
• Highclere Castle
• Hampton Court Palace


Britain can be visited all year round but most the most popular months are April – October.

Currency Pound sterling

Language English

Why we love it Britain has so much variety! Few countries pack so much into a small space. Landscapes that range from the sand dunes of South Wales to the snowfields of the Cairngorms, from the lush, quilted farmland of Kent to the naked limestone scarps of the Yorkshire Dales.  We also love journeying through history, with over 2,000 years of history to be immersed in.

Weather Britain can be visited all year round but most the most popular months are April – October.

Social customs and quirks  Sports are a major part of British culture, with football and cricket the national games. The four nations which make up Britain each have their own distinctive cultures, folk tales, legends and a strong sense of nationalism and identity towards their own definitive heritage.

Festivals and events The trendy south coast resort town of Brighton holds its annual arts festival every May, with parades, fireworks, street performances, theater, music, literature, and the visual arts on display. The innovative Artists’ Open House sees craftsmen open their homes to visitors for the viewing and purchase of their work.

For a lively event in the UK, head to Belfast for St Patrick’s Day on March 14 with plenty of green clothes, giant parades and hitting the pubs in search of Ireland’s traditional black stout, Guinness. Northern Irish bands perform while community groups gather for traditional dress, floats and fireworks.

Health* There are no compulsory health requirements for a visit to Britain.


Notes *Please be aware that Health information is subject to change at any time and you should always double check these requirements at the time of booking and before travel.

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Belmond Royal Scotsman
Price from$9,462 SELECT

Europe 5 Days / 4 Nights Roundtrip Edinburgh
A luxurious rail journey through the Scottish Highlands

A journey on Belmond Royal Scotsman takes you straight to the heart of the Highlands, through landscapes of towering, pine-clad mountains reflected in mirror-still...

Classic England
Price from$5,855 SELECT

Europe 7 Days / 6 Nights
Luxury all inclusive hotel barge aboard Magna Carta

Enjoy the classic English sights of Royal Berkshire, historic Buckinghamshire and beautiful Oxfordshire from the luxury of the Magna Carta barge hotel. Magna...

Barging the Scottish Highlands

Europe 7 Days / 6 Nights Roundtrip Inverness
Luxury all inclusive hotel barge aboard the Scottish Highlander

For a magical barge cruise, Scotland is hard to surpass. We cruise sedately through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful...

Downton Abbey Cruise
Price from$5,855 SELECT

Europe 7 Days / 6 Nights
Aboard the Magna Carta

The 8 passenger Magna Carta is one of the finest, most luxurious vessels cruising the British Isles. The ambiance created by combining a traditional...

Spirit of Scotland

Spirit of Scotland

Price from$5,378 SELECT

7 Days / 6 Nights

Special launch offer! Book before 31 March and receive 10& off!

Spirit of Scotland is an elegant hotel barge with extensive public areas inside and out that are perfect from which to admire the spectacular...

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

London to Venice

Step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and you step back into a more gracious, elegant age. Your personal steward, instantly available to attend your every...