It’s easy to forget the wealth of cultural and historic heritage that is on our own doorsteps. Abbeys and cathedrals, dramatic moorlands and rugged coastlines, fishing villages, and quintessential English Gardens are just some of the attributes worth celebrating.
Enjoy relaxation, tranquility and blissful days as we escape to the country in this summer getaway. Discover the history and heritage that surrounds Barnstaple and Bideford, travel by steam on the West Somerset Railway and discover what makes Devon so irresistable.
Steeped in history & culture, Yorkshire is a beautiful area to tour. Travel through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, ride across 73 miles of railway on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway and enjoy quaint market towns in this mid-summer getaway.
The rich intricacies of Gothic architecture, Kings College Chapel seen from across the River Cam and punts ferrying from Silver Bridge Street to Magdalene Bridge, all confirm that there’s something special about Cambridge. We visit Europe’s largest man-made lake in Britain’s smallest county, the winding thoroughfares and the, ‘Ship of the Fen’, at Ely and also The Queen’s private retreat at Sandringham on this memorable tour.
Home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, Durham celebrates its past and the people who played their part weaving a rich tapestry of heritage that’s waiting to be discovered. Set within surrounding countryside of moors, hills, valleys and meandering rivers that have since been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Ireland has a certain charm about it - it always has. Enjoy the journey as we pass through the amazing Wild Atlantic Way, gazing across coast and cliff edge.Venture along the south coast discovering medieval strongholds and pristinely presented gardens surrounded by luscious greens and a curious array of wildlife, and each day holds a leisurely adventure.
Once a kingdom in its own right, Snowdonia features a landscape like no other in England and Wales. Wild and rugged mountains range from Candair Idris (Giant Idris’s Chair) in the south to Eryri (Abode of Eagles) in the north. An area of scenic natural beauty, lofty peaks, verdant valleys and cascading waterfalls, surrounded by fertile flatlands and a gorgeous coast, it’s a great escape from summer crowds.
Discover Scotland in style as steam delivers the locomotive experience of a lifetime from the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. In 1837, few railway lines had been opened in Scotland and these mainly transported raw materials between Edinburgh, Dundee, and Glasgow. By the turn of the 20th Century, Scotland’s rail network neared completion, linking major towns and small villages throughout the Highlands. Now you can relax as the rhythm of the railway whistles through stunning landscapes....
Excursions to a victorian country house and a boat trip on the river Fowey await as travels to South East Cornwall lead to the working fishing ports of Looe. Calm blue waters and golden sandy beaches combine to give this harbour-town it's charm and tranquility
Christmas comes early to Great Yarmouth this year in a pre-seasonal spectacular where the sleigh’s loaded with the glamour, glitz, razzle and dazzle of show business. The Wurlitzer’s cranked up, the carousel’s turning, and the stage’s set for making merry.
There are few better places to enjoy the last dash of autumn than Sidmouth and fewer places that capture changing times better than Plymouth with its fascinating history and tales of trade that have been responsible for a fair few pickles around the world....
Exceeding expectations equals the perfect gift and according to clients, this SwanTour delivers more than Santa’s sack load of presents. From first class service to excellent entertainment, we’re delighted to offer once again, the perfect Christmas holiday.