UK Tours

Christmas Escape to Cheshire
5 Days From Only £495.00

When does the turkey need to be in the oven? When does the veg need peeling? When are the guests arriving? Will there be enough to go around? Who’ll be doing the washing up? None of this concerns you on a break away this Christmas.

2 departures on 23/12/2018 and 23/12/2019
Make Merry in Torquay this Christmas
5 Days From Only £745.00

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.

2 departures on 23/12/2018 and 23/12/2019
Celebrate Traditional Values - Reunion Tour
4 Days From Only £315.00

‘Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?’ Not if you’re part of the SwanTour family! The New Year has arrived, and Robbie Burns’ words are still echoing as we head to Eastbourne for an annual reunion.

Sidmouth's Timeless Charm
5 Days From Only £525.00

What makes Sidmouth so special? Is it the beautiful views across the English Channel that helps to heighten the experience, or the town's beautiful pathways that lead to quaint cafes and hidden eateries? The answer is waiting to be discovered.

All-Inclusive Lakeland Treat
5 Days From Only £365.00

Glacial ribbon lakes, rugged mountains, picturesque villages and a good chance of snow-capped peaks are some outstanding aspects Little Switzerland has to offer. And there’s no need for passports on a date to the Lake District.

Compelling Colours of Cornwall
5 Days From Only £525.00

A combination of Sandy Beaches, huddled cliffs, sheltered coves, ports and harbours stitch together the patchwork quilt of Cornwall; Coastal frills surrounding an intricate latticework of countryside hedgerows, wild inspirational scenery, rustic villages and gorgeous gardens.

Seasonal Sidmouth Sensations
5 Days From Only £545.00

Brighten up those bleak April days with a luxurious four-star mid-spring getaway to Sidmouth where you can spoil yourself at the spa, absorb spectacular scenery and sea-views, and indulge in elegant dining experiences.

Grand Tour of Portsmouth
5 Days From Only £555.00

Join us on a grand tour that encompasses the well rounded maritime city of Porstmouth. We'll enjoy high tea up the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, an excursion to The Isle of Wight with a trip to the Royal Residence and much more.

North-Eastern Discoveries
6 Days From Only £585.00

According to legend, the monks of Lindisfarne discovered Durham after following a cow that led them to a site high on a hill. This was to be the resting place of St Cuthbert and it wasn’t long before the sound of masons’ hammers and chisels rang out over the countryside. Towers of stone rose in the sky, forming a fine Romanesque cathedral that became a beacon for religious pilgrimage.

Great Highland Railways

Discover Scotland in style as steam delivers the locomotive experience of a lifetime. Relax as the rhythm of the railway whistles through the highlands, coursing carriages along 3 premier routes through picturesque surroundings and unspoilt countryside. Enjoy the romance of Victorian travel, the triumph of engineering and feats of endurance that moved mountains to make such journeys possible.

Duration: 6 Days
The Triumphant Trio
5 Days From Only £475.00

A European Capital of Culture, Liverpool's world famous exports include ocean liners, football and The Beatles. Once wealthier than London, the streets are paved with grand civic buildings, reflecting the heritage of an international powerhouse.

North Yorkshire's Grand Adventure
5 Days From Only £445.00

Impressive Architecture and pristine landscapes await on this tour that travels north to the quaint county of North Yorkshire. Nostalgia is never too far away as we travel by steam locomotive beside the awe-inspiring Bolton Abbey.

Mouth-Watering Melton Mowbray & Burghley
5 Days From Only £415.00

A taste-bud tingling selection of savoury treats and sweet sights are heading your way as we travel to Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, visiting beautiful gardens, country estates and sampling the region's finest wares.

Sparkling Sidmouth
5 Days From Only £575.00

Sidmouth is the jewel in Devonshire's crown. Rugged shoreline meets Regency history, and rolling green countryside beckons beyond. Cream teas, botanical gardens, heritage trams and retail therapy, this tour has it all.

The Iconic Isles - Bute, Mull and Iona
7 Days From Only £775.00

Rich culture and gorgeous food paired with spectacular, rugged views on offer as we venture to the culture-rich, awe-inspiring Scotland. We’ll be exploring on and off the mainland as we visit the small isles of Bute, Mull and Iona which all feature individual viewpoints fit for royalty! We’re sure once you’re back on to the mainland you’ll be planning which island to move onto to call your own, as each of them are equally as gorgeous.

Kent's Subtle Charm & Hidden Secrets
5 Days From Only £515.00

Surrounded by delight, class and beauty, Kent has a lot to offer. Visit castles, cathedrals and towns and venture into an underground hospital, operating back in WWII. All this with the added bonus of a visit to a brewery and a charming steam train ride.

Healing Waters of Wales
5 Days From Only £445.00

Revitalise the senses, from the sea at Aberystwyth to the healing waters of Llandrindod Wells on this tour that travels through the Elan Valley and includes a canal boat cruise through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

Romantic Castles & Royal Pavilions
5 Days From Only £470.00

The prime Edwardian seaside resort of Eastbourne features traditional aspects of the Great British Summer Holiday: delightful seafront gardens, a promenade, extensive beaches, bandstands and a cheerfully painted pier from the dance hall days.

Elevating Aspects of Anglesey
6 Days From Only £645.00

Separated from the North Wales mainland by the Menai Straits, the Isle of Anglesey is surrounded by a coastline declared an Area of Outstanding Beauty. This might explain why Druids, Vikings, Saxons, Normans and the English gravitated here over the centuries and why, in 1295, King Edward I erected the magnificent Beaumaris Castle with grand views presiding over the land. Considered technically perfect, this state-of-the-art construction is an example of medieval practicality and aesthetic beauty

Glittering Isle of Wight
6 Days From Only £585.00

Set like a diamond off the South Coast of mainland Britain, the Isle of Wight glitters with great days out and places to visit. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert established their, ‘Palace by the Sea’, at Osborne House, which boasts grand displays of opulent extravagance. Having a Royal Residence attracted many fashionable Victorians and their influences can be seen on a circular coach tour that travels the Isle’s sixty-mile circumference, a journey that overspills with unspoilt scenery.

Jersey: Royals & Riches
5 Days From Only £560.00

One hundred miles from the South of England and only fifteen miles from the coast of Normandy, France, lies the Bailiwick of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, where cows, potatoes and cream aren’t its only famous exports.

Countryside Escapes to Devon
5 Days From Only £540.00

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.

Runaway to Scotland:Heritage & Lochs
6 Days From Only £575.00

Scotland is spectacular. Surrounded by rugged scenery and beautifully still lochs.Enjoy a visit to Gretna Green, well known for its runaway weddings and experience the beautiful Clyde Valley, rich with culture and great Scottish sceneries. Delve into the history of Sir Walter Scott, browsing through his ancestral home at Abbotsford House before we, ‘Look back, and smile on perils past’, to continue our adventure towards the Queen of Scottish Lochs...

Horticulture & Heritage in Devon
5 Days From Only £535.00

There's nothing better to do on a warm summer's day than to sit back and enjoy the smell of freshly bloomed flowers; pair this with a beautiful excursion to the North Devon Coast which arrives at the stunning Arlington Court and you'll have a holiday set to please.

Yorkshire Railways & Steam Trains
5 Days From Only £485.00

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.

Lancashire: By Canal, By Rail
5 Days From Only £485.00

Relaxation; it’s everywhere. Is it steam that helps you unwind? Meandering down a canal maybe? Or relaxing in a spa? Lancashire has it all, oh and did we forget to mention its plentiful history and culture waiting to be discovered?

The Loveliest Spot for Lakeland Memories
5 Days From Only £555.00

Breathe deeper in magical Lakeland! Lakes, fells, countryside and stunning Cumbrian scenery, with time to pause and make your own discoveries in pretty Lake District towns along the way.

Cathedrals,Crowns & Countryside
6 Days From Only £515.00

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.

The Bede, Bishops & Beautiful Dales
6 Days From Only £555.00

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.

West Midlands Medley
5 Days From Only £515.00

There's something magical about the past. Delve into immense histories as we experience a tour that takes in grand mansions, steam powered locomotives and an assortment of museum exhibitions.

Historic Houses of Derbyshire
5 Days From Only £475.00

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House has something to offer everyone, including contemporary and classic art, gorgeous grounds, a farmyard and familiar scenes from Pride and Prejudice, involving a certain Mr Darcey...

The Eloquence Of Ireland
7 Days From Only £695.00

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.

The Wealth of Wales
5 Days From Only £495.00

Wales is a magnificent place to enjoy, with it's rich culture and impressive views: Discover the beautifully rugged Brecon Beacons National Park, the insightful Royal Mint Visitors Centre and everything in-between on this gripping tour to Wales.

The Golden Hills of Suffolk
5 Days From Only £615.00

Welcome to Aldeburgh where fishermen still sell their catch of the day, including herring, prawns, mackerel and cod, freshly smoked and ready to eat from little huts on the pebble beach.

Wonders of Wales
7 Days From Only £695.00

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.

Scotland, Skye & Highland Steam
7 Days From Only £625.00

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....

Shimmering Shores of Looe
4 Days From Only £345.00

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

Sidmouth Sensations: Inspiration, Artwork & Abbeys
5 Days From Only £495.00

Sidmouth is the perfect location for a late autumn getaway, with the early evening sunsets proving to be unrivalled. Experience stately homes, explore picturesque gardens

Savouring the Sights in Southampton
5 Days From Only £475.00

Southampton is South Englands maritime hub and proves to be the perfect destination for exploration. Combine that with dining experiences in the Marco Pierre White Restaraunt and you've got the perfect recipe for the perfect SwanTours getaway.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular
4 Days From Only £455.00

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.

Sidmouth Sensations & Pickles in Plymouth
5 Days From Only £480.00

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....

Swan Tours Annual Get-Together
4 Days From Only £315.00

Rekindle friendships both new and old, and as the SwanTour family grows there is no better way than to enjoy a holiday to the quaint harbour town of Looe that is filled with laughter, excursions and stories of the year past.

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