Guided Tours to England Explore England with a Guided Tour: See Iconic Landmarks and Hidden Gems

Take a trip through England

Palaces, castles and churches. Rolling hills and shimmering lakes. Fish and chips. A stiff upper lip. Uncover historic England with On The Go Tours.

Our England tours take in all the main highlights of the country. From the windswept coastlines and pretty villages of Devon and Cornwall to Neolithic Stonehenge, the burial place of centuries-old kings at Winchester and Hadrian's Wall.

Our small group England tours include a great mix of included sightseeing and free time to explore your way. So you won't miss any of the highlights, but can also put your own stamp on your trip! Escorted by an expert local guide, you can discover England like a local.

And if you want to see more of the United Kingdom, then we also offer tours combining England with Scotland and Wales, and separate tours in Northern Ireland (and the Republic) for those wanting to discover the Emerald Isle.

Every tourist to England is guaranteed to be enthralled, whether they are drawn to the mystical allure of Stonehenge, the literary heritage of Stratford-upon-Avon, or the medieval magnificence of York. Travelling across England is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will never be forgotten, perfect for adventurers, foodies, bookworms, and history buffs.

About our England tours

With our carefully planned excursions, you can explore England like never before and see the finest of its rich history and varied landscapes. Our extensive itineraries cover every angle, from the rocky beauty of the Lake District to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Starting in energetic London, our excursions visit well-known cities like Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as quaint rural villages. Our trips are designed to showcase the unmatched beauty and culture of England, with alternatives to accommodate every taste.

Short group tours: England in a week or less

With our escorted group tours, you can take an amazing trip around England that will immerse you in the heart of this alluring country. Our tours offer the ideal mix of guided sightseeing and free time for exploration, whether you are visiting famous cities like Winchester or discovering beautiful countryside gems in the Lake District and Cornwall. Savour delectable meals, including classic English fare, and relax during your stays at either a comfortable B&B or choose to upgrade to a 3-star hotel!

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Start your tour in London

Big Ben across the Thames
Big Ben across the Thames

Landing in London to begin your tour across England, explore the city that was founded by the Romans.

Beginning in the bustling capital, these tours often include visits to renowned landmarks such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum. From London, guided tours typically venture into the picturesque English countryside, with stops at historic sites like Stonehenge, and the Roman baths in Bath. Why not explore the capital before your tour starts?

Wandering around London, you'll be able to visit a large number of iconic landmarks. If you come into the capital by train, get off at Waterloo and you'll see the London Eye, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. Continuing on, you'll discover Westminster Abbey, a stunning Gothic church steeped in over a thousand years of history. This site has witnessed numerous royal weddings, coronations, and burials, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of British monarchs.

Travelling down Birdcage walk, you'll find yourself standing in front of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch. If you’re lucky, you might witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, a colorful display of British pageantry.

A trip to London wouldn't be complete without taking in the National Gallery and Nelson's Column at Trafalgar Square, a centre of culture. The busy square has a lively mix of public events and street entertainers, making it an ideal location for photos.

If you proceed, you may find yourself meandering through Covent Garden, which is renowned for the Royal Opera House, a bustling market, and street performers. This is the ideal place for a stroll, where you can take in the vibrant environment and maybe stop by one of the many eateries for a bite to eat. Whether your interests lie in history, culture, or just the energetic city life, beginning a guided tour in London guarantees a thorough and captivating experience that highlights the finest that this remarkable city has to offer.

Our tours that start in London

Beginning in London, guided tours of England offer the perfect fusion of urban discovery and rustic appeal, satisfying a broad range of interests and giving an in-depth look at the nation's rich history. Starting in London, visitors are frequently given a thorough overview of the most famous locations in the city. The historic Tower of London, where visitors may admire the Crown Jewels and hear tales of intrigue from the Middle Ages, is a common stop on an itinerary. The official house of the British queen, Buckingham Palace, provides an insight into royal life, particularly during the Changing of the Guard event. Then you are off to explore the rest of England.

Frequently asked questions

What is the pace of these England trips like?

Our England tours are quite fast-moving. You will see lots of different places but we often visit two or three destinations (including major cities) in a day, stopping for a few hours at a time in places like Stratford-upon-Avon, St Ives and Winchester. There is plenty of free time in which to sightsee independently, as well as included guided sightseeing.

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Highlights of England

From the glittering capital of London to the historic market villages of the Cotswolds, ancient Stonehenge and the rolling hills of the Peak District, these are the highlights of our England trips.

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