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Explore the quirks and beauty of Great Britain

Tick off your UK travel bucketlist this year. Whether you want to hop on a Contiki tour and enjoy the comfort of pre-arranged travel with other 18-35 year olds, or you'd rather plan your own roadtrip adventure, with a few day trips, activities or packages - we have everything from half-day tours to packages and multi-city trips. Basically, everything you need.

Contiki trips in the UK


Contiki tours

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England & Scotland

Hit the highlights of England & Scotland for a full dose of sightseeing, history & culture. Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile & look for 'Nessie' on a boat cruise across Loch Ness. 

Great Britain and Ireland

This trip is a whirlwind of sightseeing, history & culture as you hit the highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland. Practice your Liverpudlian accent in the home of rock & roll's original Fab Four - The Beatles! Stroll Edinburgh's Royal Mile, then grab some binoculars to search for the Loch Ness monster. Add in drinking Guinness, kissing the Blarney Stone, castles, cathedrals & you've got one  awesome experience!


Scotland is famous for its whisky, haggis, bagpipes, an elusive lake monster and men who wear kilts! Taste, try, buy and search for all of the above on this 6 day getaway to Scotland. You'll travel from Edinburgh to the Highlands and back to Glasgow, see Britain's highest mountain, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and visit the famed Loch Ness, home of the creature they affectionately call Nessie.

Busabout tours and packages

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Compass Buster

The Ultimate Scotland bucket-list trip! Think all the castles, crazy history and awesome scenery. Go from Pub to mountain, from beach to monster and everything in between! This is the most complete tour of Scotland. Includes your legendary local Haggis guide and all transport including ferries
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Highland Fling

A spectacular adventure through the Scottish Highlands and magical Isle of Skye.Hike in the great wilderness, monster hunt for Loch Ness, Ride the "Hogwarts Express: and hear Scotland's fascinating history. Includes your legendary local Haggis guide and all transport including ferries.


The world has New Year, Scotland has Hogmanay! Edinburgh is a city that knows how to party and Hogmanay is widely regarded as one of the most happening places to be on NYE. Get ready for midnight when the clock strikes twelve, you’ve never seen anything like it!

Package includes 4 nights accommodation, transfer to the Loony Dook, Street Party ticket and Highland day trip.

UK package tours

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Liverpool Package

Stay in the heart of Liverpool at the beatiful Britannia Adelphi and get entry into the Beatles Experience included as part of your stay.*Price is based on Per person Twin Share.

Snowdonia Package

Travel through Wales and stay in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park at the Royal Victoria Hotel. Enjoy the nearby scenery by taking a 3 hour gorge tour where you will get to plunge into deep pools, squeeze through boulders and shoot down natural flumes.

Bristol Package

Stay 3 nights in the Centre of Bristol and while in town take a 4 hour hot air balloon flight where you will enjoy fantastic aerial views of the nearby region. *Price is based on Per person Twin Share

Jurassic Coast Package

Stay 3 nights in the coastal town of Poole and receive a pass to travel to the amazing Jurassic Coast by boat before continuing on one of the Swanage Railway heritage Steam trains. *Price is based on Per person Twin/Double Share.

Self drives in the UK

Scotland Self Drive

This 8 night Self-Drive will truly show you what Scotland can offer. You will get to see some of Scotland’s most beautiful areas such as Edinburgh, Skye, Glencoe and so much more..Included in this package is BB hotel, Self drive kit and 1 way ferry crossing for 1 car.

England and Wales Self Drive

This 13 night self drive around England and Wales will show you some of the amazing places they have to offe. Get to see some of the amazing destinations such as The Lake District, Snowdonia, Bournemouth and so much more. Included in this package is BB hotel and a Self drive kit.
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South by Southwest Self Drive

Discover the South of England on this 12 day self-drive and get to know some of  England’s most loved areas - Brighton, Devon, Jurassic Coast, Newquay and so much more.
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Northern Navigator Self Drive

Start and finish this 9 day self-drive in Manchester and explore some of the Northern England’s highlights such as Leeds, York, Newcastle and Liverpool.

England mini day trips

Stonehenge - Simply Stonehenge Tour

Departing from central London, you`ll head by luxury coach past rolling meadows and quaint countryside, straight to Stonehenge for an extended visit! Upon arrival, all will be handed trusty audio guides for intriguing tips about this mysterious stone formation as you wander around its arches!

London City pass

First time in London? Purchase a 1,2,3 or 6 day pass and get FREE entrance into more than 50 top attractions, museums and historical buildings. Take advantage of tours, cruises and walks. With special discounts at restaurants, West End theatres, and other services, the London Sightseeing Pass guarantees you`ll never be short of things to see and do!

The London Eye and River Cruise

This cool duo offers first a flight on the London Eye followed by a river cruise which leaves just from the base of the Eye. 20 minutes on the London Eye and then 40 minutes cruising The Thames with fact and stories flowing from the captain...this is a great morning or afternoon for any weekend.

Lake District | Ghyll Scrambling Water Adventure

Ghyll Scrambling is hard to describe and impossible to forget! As the Lake Districts most popular outdoor activity, you are guaranteed laughs and adventure. Experienced instructors will be on hand throughout your Ghyll Scramble to ensure that you and your small group will get the most out of this amazing activity, and leave with memories of an amazing experience and possibly a small souvenir bruise!

Cotswold | Electric Bike Tour

This 6-hour guided electric bike tour takes advantage of the quietest country roads of this beautiful region. You have a choice of seven carefully created circuits each of which give a subtly different flavour of the Cotswolds. Delight in the rich tapestry of charming villages and ever-changing rural landscapes, learning about the history, flora and fauna of the area from your expert local guide as you breeze along on your powerful e-bike to discover the hidden gems of England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Manchester | Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Join this Manchester United tour at Old Trafford and immerse yourself in the life and times of one of the most famous football clubs in England. In this 75-minute tour, you'll explore historical exhibits and state-of-the-art interactive experiences in the museum, before your local guide leads you through the club’s dressing rooms, the players' tunnel to the pitch, and into the manager’s dugout. It's an experience not to be missed.

Scotland day trips

Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour in Edinburgh

Join our Afternoon Underground Ghost Tour and hear about the rich history and stories of Scotland's past as told by one of our deceased Ghost guides.
Half day
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and off at more than 20 conveniently located stops around the city.
1 or 2 day tickets 
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Loch Ness Hunter Day Trip

Monsters, mountains and myths - seek out the real Scotland on this Highland Fling to lovely Loch Ness. On the marathon drive all the way from Edinburgh, you`ll pass the Stirling Castle, skirt the Trossachs before crossing the wilds of Rannoch Moor and onto dramatic Glencoe, before stopping in the village of Fort Augustus by the shores of mysterious Loch Ness.


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Wales day trips

Doctor Who Cardiff Castle and City Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2.5 hour guided walking tour of the 'Doctor Who' filming locations in Cardiff Castle and Cardiff city centre featured in the show since 2005.
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City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-on Hop-off Tour

The best way to see Cardiff! Join us for a 50-minute City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour, including Cardiff Castle, Techniquest and Millennium Stadium. This is a hop-on hop-off service, which allows you to use this tour as a convenient way to access all major highlights in Cardiff..

Snowdonia | 3 Hour Gorge Walking Adventure

Gorge walking is fast becoming the UK's most popular adventure activity. An adrenaline fueled combination of plunging into deep pools, squeezing through boulders and shooting down natural flumes it is not hard to understand why. This all takes place against the backdrop of our stunning local gorge in Llangollen, north-east Wales.

Northern Ireland day trips

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with 48-Hour Pass

With this 48-hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus, you can see the Wall Murals in Falls Road and Crumlin Road, and the Botanic Gardens, City Hall, Albert Clock plus much more. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Belfast.

Titanic Visitor Experience Including SS Nomadic

Visit Titanic Belfast with an entrance ticket and explore the famous Titanic Visitor Experience at leisure! As the world’s largest ‘Titanic’ exhibition, the famous attraction documents everything about the ship, from her construction to her voyage and legacy. 

Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge 'Game of Thrones'

Visit the The Eighth Wonder of the World and much more on this tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. You'll have plenty of time to see the sights and explore the area at each stop. Explore on your own time with extra photo stops to make your day a truly memorable one.