England is brimming with historic charm with over 5,000 years of history to uncover!

So many vacation opportunities abound it’s nearly impossible to decide which part of the country to visit. Thankfully, my vacation planning services can help you narrow down the options! My desire is that you have the best trip to England possible.

When we work together, I will assist you discover the best places to visit in England. Looking for well-known British cities? Let’s arrange your trip around London, Oxford, and Cambridge. Do you prefer the English countryside with its picturesque villages and towns? Consider visiting the Cotswolds, Bakewell, Grasmere, Lynton, Lynmouth, Norfolk, Rye or Shaftesbury. Maybe you’re looking for a beach vacation? England  offers some lovely beaches that are just perfect for relaxing! In fact, England boasts one of Europe’s longest coastlines: the picturesque coastal path encircles the entire country (a feature exclusive to England). Perhaps cruising is your vacation of choice, canal boats and houseboats are available for charter.

There is way more to uncover in England than most Americans realize and it’s an excellent choice for those interested in a European vacation to a place in which English is the primary language.

No matter where or when you’re traveling, I look forward to tailoring your trip to England!

Ideas on how to have a smashingly good vacation in England!

  • An exclusive London tour  tasting fine cheeses, seafood, and pastries as well as a visit to London’s oldest tea shop!
  • Delight in a chocolate tour of Mayfair beginning with a rich hot chocolate ; you will visit London’s famous chocolatiers with samples of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites.
  • Visit the oldest hat shop in the world  in operation since 1676!
  • Visit York and partake in a tea and cheese tasting;  you will learn the differences between white, green, black, oolong and Pu’er teas.
  • Enjoy a literary tour and visit the villages of Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, Jane Austin, Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkein, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, and The Brontë sisters.
  • Enjoy a piece of railway history aboard Ravenglass & Eskale Railway—one of the oldest and longest narrow-gauge railways in England.
  • Stay in a magnificent Tudor castle that once housed Henry VIII.
  • Linger among the charm and medieval history  in Norfolk with its Norman cathedral set on 44 wooded acres; why not bring  a picnic or walk by the Wensum River?
  • Visit Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery housed in a building dating to 1067!
  • Take a seal spotting cruise in Blakeney Nature Reserve.
  • Houseboat rentals (no license or experience needed)
  • RV rentals for self-drive vacations
  • Chauffeured tours
  • Rail vacations
  • Manor homes & apartment rentals
  • Sail aboard a Cunard cruise
  • Explore Bath with its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.
  • Discover the quaint  village of Lacock, the backdrop of films such as Harry Potter, Moll Flanders, and Pride and Prejudice.
  • Hike in Dartmoor National Park and see the wild ponies that roam.
  • Explore the back roads of Cornwall sampling regional foods such as Cornish cream tea, clotted cream ice cream, and fresh crab!
  • Walk among fisherman’s cottages in the delightful old town of St Ives.
  • Tour Pendennis Castle in the historic town of Falmouth or take a ferry ride to St. Mawes Castle.
  • Visit a tea plantation
  • View the original Magna Carta
  • Explore Oxford University, one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities.
  • Take a hat-making class and learn the art with a well-known milliner.
  • Watch the sunset from a sailboat along Brighton’s coast.
  • Listen to the soothing sounds of jazz aboard a Thames river cruise.
  • Climb Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain.
  • Brush up on your history and tour the Churchill War Rooms.
  • Adventure travel: hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, horseback riding, etc.
  • Golf vacations
  • Family vacations
  • and so much more!

Sample Trip Ideas

*The following are  ideas for trips to England that I’ve arranged in the past. If you like a vacation itinerary presented below, great! Otherwise, I can design an itinerary based solely on your own vision, which is of course  my area of expertise.

This delightful trip to England is sure to please!  The English Lake district is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions of the entire UK and this trip will certainly prove this to  be true.

With this itinerary you will visit two of the main English Lake District villages: Windermere and Grasmere.

Trip to England – Lake District Highlights:

– A tour of Beatrix Potter’s house and Rydal Mount, the former home of William Wordsworth.
– Visit Muncaster Castle and Garden  with afternoon tea in the castle; the afternoon tea  features a selection of sandwiches, cakes,  scones and  British tea of course.
– Enjoy an historic ride on a narrow-gauge steam railway
– Visit Grasmere’s famous gingerbread shop for a tasting
– An alpaca walk among the beautiful grounds of Lingholm Estate, or if you feel rather adventurous, you can even take them for a swim in the lake! Now that will certainly make your trip unique, no?

This is a wonderful vacation to England with plenty of opportunity for customization!

In recent years England has made a name for itself on the culinary map! For those seeking gourmet food  experiences, you will not be disappointed.  This trip to England ushers you into the modern and traditional British food scene. You’ll enjoy tours of  English food markets and lesson in both chocolate making and the art of pairing tea with cheese.

Trip to England –  Food Tour Highlights:

– A tour of one of London’s oldest areas—the Docklands. You’ll discover historic pubs formerly visited by sailors and pirates and enjoy tastings.
– Tour one of London’s oldest food markets in Southwark where you’ll enjoy  an exclusive tasting of food and wine
– A chocolate tour of Mayfair where you’ll sample Queen Elizabeth’s favorites
– Embark on a train ride from London to York where you’ll tour a famous cheese shop. During your tour you’ll learn about and taste 8 different teas paired with cheese (a unique experience!)
– Rail  to Harrogate with a tour of their oldest pub. While in Harrogate you’ll taste the famous Harrogate toffee.
– Enjoy artisan ice cream, savor British-style tapas, and so much more. This is truly a special trip to England!

England’s beautiful coastal region is abounding in history, folklore and charming seaside villages! Discover the land of King Arthur, Norman cathedrals, Neolithic monuments, Roman towns, and beautiful beaches on this southwestern English vacation!

Trip to England – The Rugged Southwest Highlights:

– A tour of London  featuring typical English food specialties.
– Time to wander among the historic shops of St. James, which date from the 1660’s!
– Afternoon tea and scones
– Visit the oldest and highly impressive abbeys in ancient Glastonbury. These abbeys date from the 7th– century and are a site to behold.
– Discover prehistoric iron age dwellings
– Explore Tintagel Castle said to be the birthplace of King Arthur!  Learn about its impressive 5th— 7th century history during your tour.
– Enjoy numerous historic pursuits in the Roman city of Exeter.
– Wander among underground passages
– Tour the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the famous 12th-century Norman Cathedral
– Travel to the medieval fishing village of Boscastle
– Discover the  many treasures in the Cornish coastal town of Falmouth
– Visit the clifftop village of Mousehole and the impressive theater literally chiseled out of the cliffs!
– Linger at the picturesque National Trust beach at Porthcurno and so much more. This trip to England certainly won’t disappoint!

Travel to some of the United Kingdom’s classic cities in both England and Scotland during this iconic trip! You will marvel at the architectural highlights and history of these famous cities while discovering  lesser-known gems within them.

Trip to England and Scotland itinerary highlights:

– A London tour focusing on either London’s famous street food  scene or a seafood walking tour (why not both?)
– Travel to Stonehenge and learn about this 3,500-year-old architectural marvel
– Tour Oxford, Stratford and Warwick Castle
– Explore Yorkshire Dales National Park, Jervaulx Abbey and waterfalls
– Depart England for your trip to Scotland! The  trip includes first class rail to Edinburgh where you will uncover the historic gems of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
– Tour Edinburgh Vaults, the 18th-century chambers found beneath the city
– Immerse yourself in the 1,000+ years of history at Edinburgh Castle
– Enjoy a history tour of Edinburgh’s old town
– Visit lesser-known neighborhoods where you can witness local life and more! This is a great introduction to some of the UK’s best cities.

Discover London and  the South of England on this special self-drive itinerary! Chauffeured options are available for all itineraries.

Trip to England – Royal London with Bath & Windsor Highlights:

-Well-located, authentically English accommodations
-Compact automatic rental car    (manual upgrade available)
-Full English breakfasts each morning
-Iconic Black Cab historic landmarks tour of London
-2 Hour visit to the Thermae Royal Healing Baths
-Historic legends and food tour in Bath
-Entrance to the 11th Century Royal Residence: Windsor Castle!
-Wander  the Medieval cathedral city of Salisbury
-Traditional afternoon tea with a delightful assortment of finger sandwiches and treats.
-and so much more!

This itinerary is completely customizable. Let’s get planning!

From festive light displays to ice skating, cozy pubs and Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, London is packed with fun and excitement for the Christmas season!

Christmas in London Highlights:

– Round-trip economy airfare to London (JFK or other)
– Round-trip airport transfers
– 5-nights (4)-Star boutique hotel
– Afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey
– Magical Christmas Lights Tour
– Watch classic films at “Cinema in the Snow.”
– Breakfast daily

This package is completely customizable! The exact package above varies in prices by date and departure airport.  Interested?   Let me know!

Wander among the beautiful gardens of England on this specially crafted tour to the Cotswolds and beyond!

Trip to England – Gardens of England Highlights:

-11 days/10 nights in London, the Cotswolds, Lake District and York.
-Private tours of two gardens belonging to the Royal Horticultural Society! Tour Wisley, a garden that features over 30,000 plant varieties as well as the 58-acre Harlow Carr garden in York.
-Entrance to Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Lowther Castle and Kensington Palace.
-An Ullswater lake cruise and more!

This itinerary is completely customizable. Let’s get planning!

This fun and engaging vacation brings you to the best in Britain from London to the Scottish Highlands!

The Best of Britain: England & Scotland Highlights:

-Nine days/eight nights in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Scotland’s Highlands
-A private Beatles walking tour in Liverpool
-Secrets of the Royal Mile walking tour in Edinburgh
-Small group tours to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands!
-Rail travel between cities
-Private arrival and departure transfers in London

This itinerary is completely customizable. Let’s get planning!

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