England Tours & Trips

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.

England Group Tours

Our England group tours uncover the best of the country from north to south. Whether it's walking along a section of Hadrian's Wall, exploring the former capital of Winchester, admiring Lake Windermere or uncovering the scenic coastlines of Devon, Cornwall, and the Isle of Wight. Choose from guesthouse accommodation or a hotel upgrade, and enjoy a great mix of included sightseeing with your expert guide, and free time to explore at leisure. The maximum group size on these tours is just 16, for an intimate group adventure!

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Heart of England Express

2 days | FROM £370

Take in the heart of southern England on this 2-day group tour from London. Visit the market town of Windsor...

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Southwest England Express

3 days | FROM £582

This 3-day express tour of southern England departs from London and visits the legendary UNESCO-listed site of...

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Isle of Wight Discovery

3 days | FROM £565

Take in the natural and historic highlights of the sunny Isle of Wight on this 3-day escorted group tour from...

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Shakespeare, Snowdonia & Yorkshire

5 days | FROM £948

Take in the Heart of England and North Wales on this 5-day escorted group tour from London. See the birthplace...

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Stonehenge, Devon & Cornwall

5 days | FROM £1,016

From London, take in the best of England's far west and south. Marvel at UNESCO-listed Stonehenge and explore...

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Welsh Wanderer

5 days | FROM £880

Discover the mountain peaks and windswept coastline of Wales on this 5-day group tour from London. Explore the...

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York, Windermere & Hadrian's Wall

5 days | FROM £965

Uncover the best of northern England on this 5-day escorted tour from Edinburgh. Visit fortified...

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Southern England & Stonehenge

7 days | FROM £1,619

Uncover the best of Southern England in a week on this group tour from London. Explore the Isle of Wight,...

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London to Edinburgh

8 days | FROM £1,772

Journey from the capital of England to the capital of Scotland on this 8-day escorted group tour from London...

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Frequently asked questions about our England tours

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.

What sort of accommodation will I stay in on these England package trips?

All of our England tours include simple but comfortable and welcoming accommodation in guesthouses, on a bed and breakfast basis. These are typically small, family run houses and the group may be split between several accommodation options. They usually offer complimentary Wi-Fi connection but not always. They tend to be on the outskirts of town, perhaps a 20 minute walk from the main attractions. Many of the guesthouses we use offer shared bathroom facilities.

For a small supplement on our England itineraries, we can upgrade you to 3-star hotel accommodation. You can see the prices for this upgrade on each of our online tour pages. The hotels are typically in a more central location and offer private, ensuite bathroom facilities.

When is the best time to visit England?

Although England is a year-round destination, the best time to visit is generally the summer months from June - August, which offers the best weather. These months tend to be when the region is at its busiest though, so you may wish to consider visiting during the shoulder seasons. Spring lasts from March - May and autumn is from September - November. Winters in England are milder than more northerly countries, but are characterized by short days and lots of rainfall (just occasional snow!). Winter can be a good time for a city break in London, Liverpool or Manchester, but for cultural touring, we recommend spring, summer or autumn!

What transport do you use on your England package trips?

In England we travel in 16-seater Mercedes minibuses with comfortable seating, air-conditioning and large windows. There are no toilets on board but regular comfort breaks are made throughout the trip. We also make use of ferries where applicable, and all ferry tickets are included in the cost of your tour.

How big are the groups on your England trips?

In England, the maximum group size is 16. On a sold out tour this means that the minibus will be full, but each guest will have plenty of room. If travelling outside of peak seasons, then group sizes may be smaller.

Will I be escorted by a tour guide in England?

Yes. All of our tours are escorted by a local driver-guide who will keep you entertained with stories and history about the UK. At some attractions you will also enjoy the services of expert local guides. Please note that on some of our longer tours, your guide may change halfway through the trip, as will some members of the group who are only participating in a section of the tour.

Is England and the UK a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2023 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, the UK scores an A- rating for LGBTQ+ traveller safety, ranking 10th out of 203 countries.

Same sex marriage is legal, and there are worker protections in place for people of all sexual orientations. 76 - 100% of consulted citizens consider the UK a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. There are no legal punishments for same sex relations and most trips for LGBTQ+ travellers to the UK are trouble-free.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travellers to the country.

Can I drink the tap water?

Yes, the tap water across England is safe for human consumption. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle on your England tour. This will save you money and is good for the environment, helping you to reduce your plastic footprint.

The Best of England

From the glittering capital of London to the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon (home of William Shakespeare) and the rolling hills of the Peak District, these are the highlights of our England trips.

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London

The vibrant capital of England is the start and end point for many of our UK trips, a captivating blend of history and modernity. From iconic landmarks like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace to the eclectic energy of Soho and Covent Garden, the city offers a dynamic tapestry of culture, arts, and culinary delights. Explore world-class museums, stroll along the Thames, and witness the historical and contemporary coexisting seamlessly.
Osborne House - Isle of wight - UK

Isle of Wight

Exploring the Isle of Wight unveils a tapestry of wonders, from Queen Victoria's summer home at Osborne house to the historic Quarr Abbey. As well as charting the island's history, visitors can enjoy the panoramic coastal vistas at sites such as The Needles, a geological marvel sculpted by nature. Picturesque villages like Shanklin offer a glimpse into traditional English life, while sandy beaches and verdant woodlands beckon adventurers.
York Minster - York - UK

York

Exploring York is a journey through time, with highlights like the imposing York Minster, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The city's medieval walls offer a stroll through history, while the Shambles, a narrow cobbled street, exudes old-world charm and history buffs can delve into the city's past at the Jorvik Viking Centre. With its blend of ancient landmarks, quaint streets, and cultural treasures, York invites visitors to step into a world of captivating stories and timeless beauty.
Winchester Cathedral

Winchester

Winchester, once a medieval capital, is steeped in history and regal allure. It serves as a poignant burial place for kings, echoing with the legacy of rulers past. The majestic Winchester Cathedral stands as a testament to the city's spiritual significance, while the Great Hall houses the legendary Round Table of Arthurian legend. Wander through the charming streets lined with timber-framed houses, or explore the ancient ruins of Wolvesey Castle.
Peak District - UK

Peak District

The Peak District is dominated by towering limestone cliffs and picturesque valleys, a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor adventures. There are hiking opportunities aplenty and quaint villages to explore, nestled amidst rolling hills. Chatsworth House, with its grandeur and stunning gardens, offers a glimpse into aristocratic life, whilst for a great view, head up to enjoy the panoramic vistas from Mam Tor.
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Stratford-upon-Avon

Birthplace of legendary playwright William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of England's main tourist attractions. Visitors can wander the cobbled streets and explore the Bard's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. There are countless cosy pubs, a beautiful riverside walk and a Ferris wheel for summer visitors to enjoy too.

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