Customized UK Tours
What would be a SELECT SOJOURNING SOLUTION in the UK & Ireland?
England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have an astounding variety and richness of landscape, heritage and culture. From rugged Welsh Snowdonia, England’s gently rolling Cotswolds and their thatched villages, the majestic Scottish Highlands lochs and glens to the Emerald Isle’s loughs and bays, what vistas to behold!
Inhabited for thousands of years, by the Ancient Britons, then the Celts, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings and Normans, each has left their mark giving us a rich culture.
Areas of outstanding natural beauty, ancient monuments like Stonehenge, historic buildings (roman villas, palaces, castles, cathedrals, country houses (and gardens), imposing Victorian buildings, birthplaces of the industrial revolution (working water mills, steam railways, canals, potteries etc) etc; the possibilities are endless, the choice is yours!
There are great contrasting cities such as Georgian Bath, the dreaming spires of Oxford, the Scottish capital, Edinburgh dominated by its castle, Dublin on the banks of the River Liffey, to name but a few.
Then there is London. The saying goes ’tired of London tired of life’. You may have already been to London or happy to see it ‘under your own steam’. If so, London might be your starting and/ or finishing point for your tour with me. Alternatively, you may wish to incorporate London into the customized tour itinerary. I would be happy to show you the sights with ample opportunity for shows and shopping.
A sojourn is also about being entertained. There are plays and shows in London and other cities with live music (classical, rock and folk) et cetera as well as ballet and opera for aficionados. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs at Stratford on Avon throughout the year. The Edinburgh Tattoo takes place in August as does the Edinburgh Festival. In summer there are also outdoor dramatic productions, often in the grounds of stately homes and other captivating locations.
For those who watch the English Premier League, I can also arrange tours which take you to see your favourite team play such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. You could have a stadium tour of Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge or Anfield.
For more on EPL soccer, see my bespoke soccer tours page
You can also see sports such as soccer, rugby, Gaelic football (akin to gridiron), cricket (akin to baseball) and hurling (akin to hockey) if you wish.
When is the best time of year to visit the UK or Ireland?
The British Isles have a temperate climate which means no extremes of heat, cold and humidity so you can visit any time of year. Rain is a possibility but usually just in the form of showers so an umbrella and or waterproof will often suffice