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Discover our United Kingdom tours

Join a small group tour to the United Kingdom and discover an unparalleled history in its ancient cities, majestic castles and inspiring gardens. Explore on foot along dramatic coastal paths and National Park trails, and through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a walking trip, or take to two wheels  to traverse the country coast-to-coast, taking in sites along Hadrian's Wall. 

Our experienced tour leaders will show you all of the well-known sites, as well as the hidden gems you wouldn’t expect. The tours have been designed so you can make the most of the days, coming back to the same base each night or moving just once, depending on the trip.  The locations are all easily accessible by train or hire car from the key cities and airports, so it's not long before you are in some of the most breathtaking parts of the country.
 
Considering a small group trip in the UK but new to Explore? We’ve answered some of your most-asked questions about our small group tours. 

Our most popular trips in the United Kingdom

Walk the Lake District

United Kingdom Walking and Trekking Trip code WLD
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7 Days From CA$2010 without flights

Walk the South Downs Short Break

United Kingdom Walking and Trekking Trip code WSD
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4 Days From CA$910 without flights

Snowdonia Walking Short Break

United Kingdom Walking and Trekking Trip code WSW
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5 Days From CA$1060 without flights

Walk Northumberland

United Kingdom Walking and Trekking Trip code WNU
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6 Days From CA$1260 without flights

Cycle Hadrian's Wall - Coast to Coast

United Kingdom Cycling Trip code CHW
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5 Days From CA$1000 without flights

Northumberland Coast and Castles

United Kingdom Discovery Trip code NTH
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6 Days From CA$1410 without flights

Cycling Coast to Coast

United Kingdom Cycling Trip code C2C
4 Days From CA$720 without flights

What to expect from the adventure travel experts

There's a reason why 96% of customers say they would book an adventure holiday with us again.
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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

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Expert local guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.
 

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Small groups & private trips

Group tours average just 12 people & various private trip options are available too.

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We do the right thing

How we operate sets us apart; our flexible booking policy, loyalty scheme & sustainable approach.

Highlights of the United Kingdom


Cornwall
Discover the sandy beaches and steep, wildflower-covered cliffs of the South West Coast Path. Explore quaint fishing villages and hidden coves, and try hot Cornish pasties, scones with clotted cream and crumbly Cornish yarg. Our Cornish walking holiday (coming soon) is a perfect way to explore coastal Cornwall.
Walking in the Lake District
Lake District
This rolling national park, a World Heritage Site, is home to over 200 fells, pikes and dales means it’s a mecca for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. A walking holiday in the Lake District is the perfect way to explore, from the iconic Scafell Pike to lesser-known hill trails and lake-side routes. The otherworldly beauty of the Lake District inspired Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth and Ruskin, as well as countless artists. 

Snowdonia
This Welsh national park is characterised by dramatic jagged mountains, hidden tarns and wildflowers, and is perfect for a walking holiday. Snowdon itself is, of course, a huge draw and we walk up the quietest and best route, but there are countless other beautiful walks in this area to be discovered, such as the Glyders and Cnicht mountain, the Matterhorn of Wales.  

Northumberland
This area in the north east of England is a lesser-visited pocket of the UK with so much to offer. Discover countless imposing castles and explore the winding roman architecture of Hadrian’s Wall, which flanks the north of the county, on a cultural Northumberland holiday. Cycle the breadth of the county on a coast-to-coast cycling trip, or explore on foot and visit the place that David Attenborough called ‘nature’s paradise’ - the Farne Islands, where clusters of puffins cling to the rocks.

Scottish Isles
Discover another side to the UK and cruise the wild Scottish islands to discover abundant seabird, puffin and arctic tern. Hop from island to island to uncover ancient relics, towering monoliths and Iron Age dwellings steeped in historical significance.  Photograph and wonder at wildlife like fulmars, kittiwakes, guillemots, gannets, dolphins and whales.

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