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General Information about United Kingdom Vacations:
The United Kingdom, consisting of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, has always been a popular favourite travel destination for North American tourists who wish to explore their roots of European culture and history. United Kingdom vacation package tours are the best way to experience this historically and culturally rich region of Europe, and vacation packages are offered to suit a broad spectrum of tastes. For the history enthusiast, United Kingdom vacation packages provide the opportunity to explore thousands of years of European history, including prehistoric monuments such as Stonehenge, countless historic castles and many other significant points of interest. The art historian may wish to take advantage of United Kingdom vacation packages that provide access to the homelands of renowned literary legends such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dickens, and so many more contributors to the wonderful canon of European literature. Selecting from an array of United Kingdom vacation packages, Western arts enthusiasts have the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds that gave birth to so many great visual and musical artists, from the early pioneers in the classical arts to the legendary Beatles and more. From London to Liverpool, Glasgow to Birmingham, there is so much to be discovered on a United Kingdom package holiday tour.
Tourists of all ages are well-suited to vacation package travel in the United Kingdom. The travel options – packaged tours, guided tours, short and long durations, various destinations, luxury hotel versus charming bed and breakfast accommodation – are almost limitless, and one of our qualified travel agents can assist with finding the right package holiday to perfectly suit any particular need. For the many descendants of the United Kingdom now living in North America, the opportunity to explore their family and cultural roots is the real attraction, and United Kingdom vacation packages are designed for the true explorer on the go. The United Kingdom is so culturally rich and diverse, offering such a wide selection of attractions, that a vacation package tour is often the best way to maximize on the United Kingdom travel experience. From quaint pubs to lively dance clubs, and monuments to museums, there is just so much to see and do throughout the United Kingdom. Enjoy exciting theme parks, beautiful parks and gardens, extraordinary castles, art galleries, historical buildings, world-class shopping that ranges from upscale high street to cobble stoned alley boutiques, and so much more.
United Kingdom vacation packages offer something for everyone. For the avid golfer, there's no better place to be to experience both the history of golf, and some of the greatest courses anywhere. As well, package holidays in the United Kingdom provide active travellers with the opportunity to enjoy many other activities, from the extreme to the serene. Dining throughout the United Kingdom is wonderfully varied, from traditional pub fare to exquisite international cuisine, and everything in between. Larger immigrant populations in some parts of the United Kingdom have vastly enriched the offering of culture and cuisine – yes, bangers and mash, but so much more! From Big Ben to bagpipes, from medieval to ultra-modern, United Kingdom vacation packages offer something for everyone.
Highlights of a United Kingdom Vacation Package
United Kingdom vacation packages have so much to offer for culture and history enthusiasts of all ages. In the United Kingdom, there are numerous points of interest and wonderful culture waiting to be discovered, and some must-see attractions worth mentioning. There are so many extraordinary castles to explore throughout the United Kingdom, and Bodiam Castle, located in East Sussex, is one not to be missed – a late medieval moated castle. The Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway is another great castle that should not be missed for its distinctive pink colour and beautiful gardens. As a testament to the fact that British people do love good food, the gourmet Borough Market should not be missed. For the pre-history buff, Avebury in Wiltshire features stone circles, avenues and barrows that pre-date Stonehenge, the more widely-known monument. Nature lovers will appreciate the New Forest in Hampshire – a 1000-year-old forest of exquisite beauty where deer and ponies may be seen wandering.
Many epic sights are sure to delight the imagination, including Glastonbury Tor in Somerset – a mystical hill believed to have been the well-known Isle of Avalon of Arthurian legend. In contrast to its many modern urban centres, the United Kingdom has countless picturesque towns and villages to be enjoyed, including Lyme Regis in West Dorset seaside town known for its fossil-rich beaches and cliffs. Rosslyn Chapel, near Edinburgh, is one of many great churches to be seen on a United Kingdom package holiday. This fifteenth-century church is well-known for its association with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, and the Da Vinci Code. For festival lovers, consider a United Kingdom vacation package in August when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival, offers four weeks of festive fun. For a great experience of Glasgow, a Cruise or walk Along the River Clyde should not be missed.