European summer might be winding down, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the United Kingdom

Whether you want to discover ancient English history on a walk along Hadrian’s Wall, marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Cornish Coast or wander off the tourist trail on an adventure around Scotland's Orkney Islands, our UK tours departing in September have a little something for everyone. 

Top 10 UK tours in September 2024

Departing Days From USD
2 Sep 2024
Highlights of Scotland
8 3805
3 Sep 2024
Scotland's Orkney Islands
5 2180
5 Sep 2024
Best of Britain
12 4255
5 Sep 2024
Best of England, Wales and Scotland
19 8150
8 Sep 2024
Scotland's Shetland Islands
6 2140
15 Sep 2024
Walk Hadrian's Wall Highlights
7 1970
18 Sep 2024
Highlights of South-West England
9 3845
18 Sep 2024
Best of England and Wales
20 7820
18 Sep 2024
Best of the United Kingdom
27 11620
20 Sep 2024
Premium Scotland
8 6105
29 Sep 2024
Classic Walks of Scotland
6 1675

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

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The UK is small and compact with good transport links to Europe and the rest of the world. Driving gives you more freedom to explore at your own pace, but it can be expensive with the cost of renting a car and buying fuel. The next best option is public transportation – it’s also a more eco-friendly way to get around. Major towns and cities are well connected with buses and trains, but travel can be limited in more remote areas so make sure you plan in advance.

You can check train routes, times and ticket prices for your destination with the National Rail. Local bus services operate in cities, towns and most villages, but if you’re traveling long-distance you could also take a coach with companies including National Express, Stagecoach and easyBus. They may offer travel passes for multiple journeys which is ideal if you’re traveling to several destinations in England or Britain. 

One of the great things about the UK is that you’re never too far from historical ruins and ancient sites where you can delve into the past. If you want to explore medieval fortresses and castles, Wales takes top place. Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world – 600 to be precise! Scotland, England and Northern Ireland are close runners-up with some spectacular ruins and castles that are still in use today. Some of the castles we visit on our UK tours include Eilean Donan, Caernarfon Castle, Dunluce Castle and Corfe Castle.

The UK isn’t usually a top choice when searching for a beach vacation, but you might be surprised at how gorgeous some of the UK’s beaches are. From vast sweeping sands and craggy headlands to secluded bays with calm turquoise waters, there are plenty of beaches to enjoy warm summer days or go for a crisp coastal walk. Wales has a stunning coastline and pristine beaches, especially those along the Pembrokeshire Coast, such as North Tenby, Barafundle Bay and Rhossili Bay (which was voted among the most beautiful beaches in the world). Scotland boasts clear blue waters and secluded beaches on the Isle of Harris and Skye. Down in England, you’ve got magnificent beaches along the Jurassic Coast, Cornish Coast and Sussex.  

UK weather has a bit of a reputation for being unpredictable, and it's true. It rains, a lot. So it’s never a bad idea to pack an umbrella and a rain jacket at the bottom of your backpack for those unexpected showers. That being said, it hardly ever experiences hot or cold extremes. Winter tends to be cold, wet and windy, summer is mild and (sometimes) sunny, and spring and autumn are often a bit all over the place. The weather in late spring and early autumn can be lovely and mild with plenty of daylight to make the most of the days. But one thing’s for sure – people in the UK sure know how to make the most of the sunshine when it makes an appearance.

 

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