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  • From London: Oxford and Cotswolds Villages Day Trip

    1. From London: Oxford and Cotswolds Villages Day Trip

    Depart London and travel by luxury Mercedes mini-coach to spend the morning exploring the beautiful university city of Oxford. Wander amongst the listed buildings and colleges, and climb one of the vantage points to get breathtaking views of the dreaming spires. Marvel at masterpieces of art and antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, and then head towards the quaint villages of the Cotswolds to see tiny cottages built from traditional stone. Visit the village of Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and experience the small market town with enormous character and depth. Stop at an additional Cotswold village. Then, make the short journey to Bibury and take the opportunity to stroll to the famous Arlington Row.

    What a fabulous day! The Cotswolds are absolutely charming. The perfect cure to 9 days in the City. Oxford was beautiful with so much history. Our guide, Samuel (Jesus ), was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He kept our group running on time throughout the day. Not an easy task with 14 tourist. He also had great recommendations of places to go and things to eat. He recommended milk tea and scones, and even gave very detailed instructions on the proper way to eat a scone, so that we didn’t embarrass ourselves ( or our guide) .

  • Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

    2. Oxford: Afternoon Tea Sightseeing River Cruise

    Traveling down the University Regatta course, the boat passes Christ Church Meadows, the University College Boat Houses, and other landmarks on your way to Iffley lock. This is often a busy and vibrant section of the river where training rowing crews, punts, and pleasure boats jostle for river space in an wonderful display of Oxford at play. Passing through the lock at Iffley is an experience in itself. The river scenery and fascinating buildings combine to form a picture perfect location. Beyond Iffley you will travel in to the tranquil water meadows that surround Oxford and there are abundant opportunities to spot wildlife amongst the green banks and overhanging willows. The boat turns for home at Rose Island, a favourite destination of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell on their river journeys. Aboard the boat an indulgent afternoon tea is provided by the renowned riverside restaurant,...

    Excellent river cruise and a very indulgent afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Lake District: Ten Lakes Full-Day Tour

    3. Lake District: Ten Lakes Full-Day Tour

    The Lake District is renowned for being the most beautiful corner of England and this full-day tour introduces you to just that; magnificent scenery of mountains, valleys and lakes from the south to the north. From within the circle, you will get picture-perfect views of some of the Lake District’s highest peaks. You will travel over the famous Kirkstone and Honister passes whilst enjoying some spectacular mountain scenery. From beautiful valleys to waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages, there will be plenty of stops for admiring the views and taking photographs.  Your lunch stop will be in the market town of Keswick, where you can try a typical pub lunch, or seek out a charming restaurant. You will also get the chance to stretch your legs at either the magnificent lake of Derwent water or Ullswater, where you can see the Lake District the tranquility of the Lake.

    Bad weather but not the guides fault. Gave a good history of the areas we went to and did his utmost best to give us plenty of time to visit as many locations as possible

  • From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

    4. From Manchester: Lake District, Windermere, and Lancaster

    Depart from Manchester in the morning and head straight for the lovely Lake District. Stop first at Bowness, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere. Take some free time to stroll along the lake, opt for a scenic cruise, or wander around the town and admire the sublime views.  Travel around the southern tip of Windermere toward Coniston Water. Take in views of this lake before arriving in the picturesque village of Hawkshead. This is where poet William Wordsworth attended grammar school.  After exploring the quaint village, take the narrow country roads north towards Grasmere, a place Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath found." Enjoy spectacular views of Ullswater Lake as you continue on back roads to the southern shore, and then onwards out of the Lake District to Lancaster.  A contrast to the already-visited villages, this town boasts majestic medieval archit...

    We went to Lake District tour with Dyron the guide man. The route was fantastic and every stop was unique. Dyron was very friendly and let us know all the important information and let us feel the vibes of the district in a creative way with wonderful music.

  • From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

    5. From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

    The tour leaves Manchester in the morning and heads straight for the border of Wales. Conwy is the first stop of the day, one of most picture-perfect harbor towns in the world. Here you can see a castle perched by the sea, the world's smallest house, and lots of cute restaurants serving up the best fish and chips. Venture along the winding, scenic roads of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving in Betws-Y-Coed. This quaint town is known as the gateway to Snowdonia and is famous for its alpine trees and cosy cafes. Chester is your next stop. This is one of England’s most historic towns and there is plenty to do here. It's advised to go straight to the ancient cathedral and learn about its remarkable past.

    Lovely day-trip to Conwy, Snowdonia, and Chester. Wish we had more time to roam around each stop, but it was great overall. DARREN's been excellent throughout the tour, highly recommended!

  • Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

    6. Manchester: Haunted Manchester City Exploration Game & Tour

    You are invited to discover the haunted places of Manchester with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Manchester, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for ...

    Awesome concept, not very historical story but leads you straight to the historical sights and plaques to read about them instead. Overall lots of fun and plenty of pleasantly curious looks as you read the story out loud in the middle of town walking along. The town hall clues obscured due to building works till 2024 but trial and error can get you through!

  • Liverpool: Haunted Liverpool City Exploration Game & Tour

    7. Liverpool: Haunted Liverpool City Exploration Game & Tour

    You are invited to discover the haunted place of Liverpool with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Liverpool, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire...

    Had a fantastic time,everytime a clue lead us to a pub we had a quick half Only downside was the final clue, by the time we got there the place was busy with groups drinking and smoking weed. We since found out the pub opposite (Doctor Duncans) is a fab place and lots of history. Somewhere like this would be a lot safer to finish as it was quite intimidating where we finished.

  • London: Haunted Exploration Game and Tour

    8. London: Haunted Exploration Game and Tour

    There are few places in the world more mysterious and full of strange events than London. Prepare to enter the land of the inexplicable to discover its frightening stories on this haunted exploration game. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. After you buy the quest, receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length ...

    We loved the game. The last one it was hard to solve but fortunatley there were hints.

  • Hadrian's Wall & Roman Britain 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    9. Hadrian's Wall & Roman Britain 1-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    On this 1-day tour from Edinburgh you travel south on the old Roman Dere Street that linked the supply ports on the south of England with the ancient city of York, and north past Hadrian’s Wall to the Roman settlements in Central Scotland. Your first stop on this tour will be in the border town of Jedburgh, a historic burgh that lies only 12 miles north of the Scotland-England border. Here you have time to take a short walk through the narrow streets that lead to the remains of the Augustinian Abbey, which has been a great symbol of power during its 900 year history. Continuing south you make a brief stop at scenic Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the border between the 2 countries for the past 700 years. The tour continues through the magnificent forests of Northumberland Na...

    Fantastic tour, Bruce our driver was funny, whitty and polite as well as helpful. We enjoyed Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, plenty to see if you are interested in Roman history, well worth the money. We well recommend Rabbies tours.

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    10. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

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What people are saying about England

Oxford was a nice town but the time was not enough to explore the whole town, will definitely want to go again but next time maybe go for a full day at least. View from St Mary's chapel was superb. Cotswold trip was really nice, John the guide walked us around Bibury and told us interesting stories about some of the houses there. The mini coach was comfortable except for the seat belt, which made your side a bit sore. John the guide cum driver had a good sense of humour.

The whole trip was enjoyable. Tim was extremely informative on his history about the Lakes. It was nice that there were only myself and my husband and another couple. The places we visited were breathtakingly beautiful and even better because the weather was favourable. Would recommend to anyone who were wavering about booking.

We went to Lake District tour with Dyron the guide man. The route was fantastic and every stop was unique. Dyron was very friendly and let us know all the important information and let us feel the vibes of the district in a creative way with wonderful music.

Very organised, nice and informative guide. Covered the best spots in Lake District. Accommodarion was excellent and the tour was very enjoyable.

Mark of Mountain Goat is an excellent and canny driver! Very experienced and fun to be with! Highly recommend him! xx