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Coach Holidays, Trips & Tours in the UK

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Language: English with recognised regional languages such as Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time Zone: GMT
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There are very few places in the world that are able to cram in so much beautiful scenery, history and culture as the glorious United Kingdom. You needn't travel far if you're looking for somewhere new and the best thing is, it's all on your doorstep!

From our UK coach holidays page discover the rugged shorelines and endless parklands available to explore in England's South West. Delve into the beauty of South East England where there's an abundance of traditional seaside resorts, historic castles and stunning English gardens to visit. Do not leave the South East without taking a city break to London on your UK coach tour.

Travel to England's North West to the wonderful Lake District or to The Highlands of Scotland both of which provide stunning, if not challenging, wilderness to explore on foot. Step over the border into Scotland famed for its imposing peaks, romantic lochs and fascinating cities. Trace the history of the Scots with visits to Stirling or travel back 5,000 years as you visit prehistoric settlements and burial tombs of The Orkney Isles.

Spend some time in Wales and you won't be disappointed as it is home to some of the most attractive coastlines in the whole of the United Kingdom. Cardigan Bay is a popular sandy spot so is Rhossili Bay in the Gower Peninsula which was voted the third best beach in Europe! You'll find hillsides strewn with sheep, plenty of national parks to roam and quaint villages laced with deep traditions and folklore.

Tobermory (1)Cross over the Irish Sea and venture into Northern Ireland that's full of mountains, glens, heritage sites and some of the most bracing coastlines in Britain. Visit the capital, Belfast where you'll find the Titanic Belfast Museum and other cultural attractions. Brave the elements in search of Giant's along the famous Causeway and join in the Craic with the locals.

Family coach tours are becoming more popular with short breaks to Alton Towers, Harry Potter Studio tours or visits to Cadbury's world. 

Weekend breaks by coach are a great way to get a taste of a UK destination or experience an event. Short coach holiday breaks don't just have to revolve around summer, the UK offers a great range of Christmas Markets and events right on your doorstep with local departure points. 

To find you next short break simply choose your departure town, search by destination as to where you would like to go and see the amazing range of coach holidays available. If you are unsure of where your nearest departure point or departure region is don't hesitate to contact us. 

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Things to do

Believe it or not but the UK is vast in terms of what is available to see and do whilst staying here. Some things to think about may include:

When exploring the UK on coach trips, there are plenty of places to visit from The Cotswolds to traditional seaside resorts such as Blackpool and of course the endless vibrant cities of London, York and Liverpool. Explore beautiful gardens in The Eden Project or discover filming locations used in popular TV shows such as 'Downton Abbey' and 'Emmerdale'.

It maybe tiny in comparison to its English neighbour but it packs a mighty punch with no less than 600 castles to visit from Caldicot to Dolbardarn. There's the beautiful Italianate village of Portmeirion and not forgetting the great little trains of Wales where you can travel to the summit of Snowdon without having to climb on foot!

The highlight of most coach breaks to Scotland is of course the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is held in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle every August. This is certainly a military spectacle that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. For scenic views, head into The Highlands or visit the Isle of Skye, The Orkneys or Bute. Edinburgh is also fabulous for shopping, sightseeing and 'Hogmanay' on New Years Eve.

Northern Ireland
Vibrant nightlife can be found in Belfast with its vast range of bars, clubs and restaurants on hand to suit all tastes. See the Parliament Buildings of Stormont, Enniskillen Castle Museums, go angling in Lough Erne, climb Cave Hill, enjoy a pint in the Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast and experience Northern Ireland's history with a visit to the Ulster Museum. 

To help you have an enjoyable holiday in the UK & Ireland, please take a look at these useful tips and advice provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

Health and Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is recommended by all our tour operators and for some operators it is a condition of booking. When choosing a travel insurance please ensure it fully covers all your personal requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses, and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. As a British citizen you will obviously be entitled to free emergency health care on the NHS.

If you are visiting England from outside the United Kingdom and fall ill or are involved in an accident and are from an EU country or Switzerland, you can use a valid EHIC issued by your home country to access healthcare. Please note this is not an alternative to travel insurance.  Comprehensive travel insurance is advised for nationalities planning on visiting the UK.

For the latest information and travel advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), please click here

If you need to contact the emergency services whilst in the UK simply dial 999 or 112 to ask for an ambulance.

The United Kingdom is a safe place to visit, however, as with all countries please exercise common sense. Petty crime can occur so take your usual precautions such as not leaving luggage unattended, beware of pickpockets in tourist areas and leave valuables in the hotel safe.

Local Laws and Customs 
Queuing is a British Institution - jump a queue at your own risk!

If you are visiting from outside of the United Kingdom, it is wise to check customs requirements before you travel. If you are planning to bring alcohol, tobacco or souvenirs into the country, you need to be familiar with the UK's custom laws. If you go over your allowances, you may have to pay tax or duty. It is worth checking the HM Revenues and Customs website before you travel.

UK Entry Requirements 
When travelling between the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you may need to show a Border Force officer a document confirming your identity. In most cases an official form of identification such as a driver's license or an armed forces identity card will be ok. However, some airlines will insist you show a passport so please check before you travel.

If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein you can enter the UK with one of the following identity documents: a passport, an Irish passport card or a national identity card issued by an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, if you’re eligible to use one. The identity document should be valid for the whole of your stay.

If you’re from outside the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you must have a valid passport to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay. You may also need a visa, depending on which country you’re from. Please check here if a visa is required before you travel.