England has a wealth of history from the Royal Family with all it's fantastic pomp and ceremony to the Famous 4 "The Beatles", country estates and Castles. Any city tours in England will keep you busy with tremendous amounts of sightseeing opportunities. With many cities to visit like London, Manchester and Liverpool you can spend an enjoyable and exciting holiday in England. Private escorted tours to famous places in England's Capital London, like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament will keep you busy as there is so much to see and do.
There is more to England than London with grand city tours in Liverpool and Manchester also visits to stately manors and country estates in beautiful areas in The Lake District and delightful Derbyshire. Holidays in England are super because you can split your time between lovely beaches to stunning sightseeing with plenty of activities for all the family. Many of the tours in England cater specifically for children like The Harry Potter Wizarding World, Lego Land and Thorpe Park. Read More...
Private Escorted Tours to Famous Places in England's Capital London, Like Buckingham Palace
Home to the Royal Family Buckingham Palace private guided tours is one of the top tours in England. The palace was built by the Duke of Buckingham in the mid-1700's and has since been renovated, and sections were added in the early 1800's and 1900's. The Royal Standard (Flag) flies at full mast when the Sovereign is in residence, and there are special Guards on duty twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.
The central balcony is famous as this is where the Royal family will appear on many of the top occasions and celebrations. Guided tours of the palace will show you some stunningly preserved antiques with rooms and vestibules that will take your breath away with there unique and stunning beauty.
Top 10 Things to Do in England
London is one of the world's top and most visited tourist destinations. There are so many private cultural tours in London city that many tourists outstay their intended visits to Britain's capital. Guided London Tours will take you to famous destinations like Windsor, Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Picadilly Circus, Covent Garden and many more hot spots around this vibrant and unique city.
Cambridge Town and University
Constructed in the 13th Century, the University of Cambridge is the second oldest English-speaking university in England the University of Oxford being the first. This location is the hub of all public research for the United Kingdom and has beautiful views around over 30 colleges that surround the university. Over 18,000 students attend the University every single year take the opportunity to visit the site.
One of the oldest artefacts or remains that you will find in England comes in the shape of Hadrian's wall which was first built in 122 AD and was originally a defence construction for Roman Britain. A large portion of the wall remained thanks to good construction when it was first built along with significant help and protection from John Clayton in the 1800s. Sightseeing tour a must.
York is home to one of the largest cathedrals not only in England but Northern Europe and is, therefore, one of the most famous sights in the country. The cathedral boasts classic gothic architecture and a chapter house as well as medieval stained glass. Furthermore, York Minster also boasts the ‘Five Sisters Window’ which is over 50 feet tall and was first made in the 14th Century.
One of the most iconic landmarks not only in England but the whole world. The date of construction is largely unknown although specialists believe that it was probably around 2400 to 2200 BC. Pictures simply do not do this sight justice and even now, research continues around the area. As recently as 2008, historians made the breakthrough of discovering the stones may have been a burial ground.
The first location is in the city of Bath, the Roman baths remain and make for a great trip. The Roman Temple, Roman Bath House, and the Sacred Spring can all be accessed on street level with the 19th-century baths slightly below the modern street level. This truly is a fantastic sight and was even voted as one of the modern seven natural wonders of the Western world.
Liverpool boasts many city Tours, but the most popular are, without doubt, The Beatles Tour where you will be taken to the studio where the famous four recorded some of their most fantastic albums from Strawberry Fields to Penny Lane. The city hosts many cultural and heritage site and is a beautiful place to visit and also the home of one of the most famous football teams in the world.
The Lake District
Located in Cumbria and with many available custom tours, The Lake District is a must-see on all visits to the UK. Famously named after the glacial lakes this district of the UK is just stunning and visually breathtaking. Famous for being the home to some of the UK's most iconic writers and artists like Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth, Ruskin Turner and Constable the region is reflected in many of their famous works.
The beautiful quaint town of Windsor is located in the suburb of Berkshire in London and lies on the south bank of the lovely River Thames. Private escorted tours of Windsor with its cobblestone lanes, timber houses and winding alleyways will make you feel like you are in a Harry Potter novel. This medieval town is, of course, popular for Windsor Castle home to the Royal Family and many sightseeing opportunities.
This historic castle was first built way back in the 11th Century and was first used as an attempt to instil fear into other nations and project the power of King Norman. Furthermore, as it sits on top of a hill, it offers tremendous views across Durham’s Peninsula as well as the cathedral opposite. This site is only open to the public via a guided tour due to the hundreds of students who use it as a working building.
Travel Tips for England
Best Time To Visit
You can visit England at any time throughout the year, the airfares usually remain the same price, and the weather while cold in the winter time is tolerable. Try to book your private sightseeing England tours in advance, as the cities are bustling throughout the year and tickets for many of the attractions book out very quickly. Plan ahead and have your itinerary ready as there is a lot to see and do in England.
The options for accommodation in England are extensive and varied depending on how close to the big cities you are staying. If you are touring in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Liverpool, there will be some larger hotels available but expensive so try and book ahead as much as you possibly can. Many sightseeing tours are pre-booked so do the same, and you won't be disappointed as they all book out very quickly.
Know Before Visiting
When you land, and in whichever city you are staying in transport shouldn't be a problem because England has an extensive railway service for longer journeys as well as buses and taxis if you need a short drive to your hotel. The closer you get to the city, the more options you will have, but even in the countryside, you will be able to catch a taxi or bus service to your accommodation.
Visiting England in the springtime when the temperatures are lovely and mild, and the parks are lush green and blooming is perfect. However spring through to the summer is also peak tourist season, and hotels prices reflect this! Always carry an umbrella regardless of when you go and expect the odd rain shower and be prepared for the changeable weather.