City life is in fashion and is booming at the moment, making London one of the most exciting, cosmopolitan cities on the planet. Few other cities offer such a vast combination of history, art, cutting-edge fashion, cuisine and pulsating nightlife. However long you are planning to stay in and around London, it won’t be long enough to explore its many sites. Whether you find yourself strolling past regal Buckingham Palace, rubbing shoulders with your favourite stars at Madame Tussauds or picking your way through a multitude of bargains along one of London’s many street markets, the city never disappoints.
Britain by Rail or car hire
Head out of London into the famous English countryside by train or rental car. Explore quaint villages, meander along country lanes with green rolling hills overlooking the sea and stop at welcoming pubs for lunch and a pint of locally made beer. Tour through grand country houses and visit some of the historic English gardens.
Link your travel arrangements to the Thompsons ‘Discover Bed & Breakfast’ and ‘Discover Hotel Pass’ packages to ensure you have comfortable and well-priced accommodation at the end of each day of pleasant touring. The Venice Simplon- Orient-Express is the ultimate in luxury rail travel.
Nothing can beat boating for sheer relaxation on the serene waterways of the UK. Take a leisurely cruise with family or friends down these age-old canal routes. Stop at quaint villages to stock up on local history and delicacies or have fun in a pub followed by superb regional cuisine. This is a great fun holiday and best of all – no experience required!.
Scotland - Edinburgh
Scotland is a relatively small country but houses innumerable treasures, both natural and man-made,
just waiting to be explored. From the sophisticated cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow filled with historic sights and famous museums to the remote highlands with their fortified castles and mystical lochs, there are so many diverse experiences awaiting you. Visit one of the famous whisky distilleries and be sure to try some traditional dishes including Angus beef, shortbread and even Haggis. Most of all you will love the warm welcome from the Scots.