The UK may be small in stature, but it makes up for it in abundance by packing itself full of buzzing cities, historic treasures, mesmerising culture and beautiful countryside.
The options for a holiday or honeymoon in the UK are endless and dazzlingly diverse, from the world-class metropolis that is London to pretty Cotswolds villages and the rolling highlands of Scotland - with numerous hotspots in between. And that’s not all - the UK isn’t far from numerous inviting destinations across Europe, such as Paris, Venice and Barcelona, making it ideal for a European city-hopping adventure.
Here are our favourite UK and Europe holidays, from a classic English honeymoon to a memorable trip on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Classic England Honeymoon
For a perfect English honeymoon, take in colourful London, historic Bath and the impossibly beautiful Cotswolds, with the opportunity to stay in some of our favourite hotels along the way - such as Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat‘Saisons, which isn’t far from the dreaming spires of Oxford and the regal Blenheim Palace (above), where Winston Churchill was born.
This luxury holiday in Scotland takes in majestic Highland castles where you can live like a laird, as well as mighty mountains and deep lochs where, if you’re lucky, you might spot the famous yet elusive Loch Ness monster - especially after a drop or two of whisky, Scotland’s national drink...
Ultimate UK Holiday
Take in the big hitters of both England and Scotland on this two-week self-drive holiday around the UK, as you travel from London to Edinburgh, via the natural wonderlands of the Lake District and the Peak District and some blissful serenity on the Isles of Mull and Islay.
While you’re in the UK, the rest of Europe beckons - take in buzzing London, glamorous Paris and colourful Barcelona on this city-hopping holiday, or visit the capital cities of England, Scotland and France on a trip to London, Edinburgh and Paris. For an extra-special occasion, we recommend travelling to enchanting Venice on the elegant Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a luxurious holiday that celebrates the golden age of train travel in style.