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Self-Drive & Tour

17 tours from £495pp

Designed to suit your travel preferences, our Self-Drive & Tour holidays feature flexible travel so you can make your own way to your chosen destination. Once there, enjoy a remarkable programme of fully escorted excursions with included travel by coach, along with hand-picked accommodation boasting excellent facilities and fantastic locations. Your friendly Tour Manager will be with you every step of the way, and in the company of your group, you can discover the UK's wonderful sights on a great British staycation.

Introducing a collection of make-your-own-way UK breaks

Castle Howard

Introducing a collection of make-your-own-way UK breaks

Featuring:

  • Flexible travel
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Fully escorted excursions with included coach travel

Enjoy a tour of Sandringham House and admire the opulent interiors and remarkable collections, chug along the beautiful Torbay coastline on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, or discover Castle Howard – one of Britain’s finest historic properties – with its stunning landscaped gardens and parkland. From the mountain highs of Snowdon to the majestic beauty of the Lake District, immerse yourself in the best of our nation.

Flexible travel

Whether you prefer to drive, travel by train, or even fly, our Self-Drive & Tour holidays give you the freedom and flexibility to make your own way there at your convenience, with all the benefits of an escorted touring holiday by coach. Selected tours also have included flights.

Hand-picked accommodation

From historic hotels with a wealth of character and charm to countryside retreats located in idyllic surroundings, look forward to a comfortable stay with our specially selected accommodation. You can expect a range of first-class features and facilities, such as stylish restaurants and lounges, swimming pools with wellness facilities, and beautiful gardens.

Fully escorted excursions

Each holiday has a full programme of excursions with included travel by coach, taking in the best of your local surroundings and ensuring you get the most out of your break. Enjoy charming railways journeys, heritage tours, castle visits and more, along with enchanting festive experiences on our seasonal escapes.

How do our Self-Drive & Tour holidays work?

  • When it’s time for your holiday to begin, make your own way to your holiday accommodation at your pace and convenience.
  • Meet your fellow passengers and Tour Manager at your holiday accommodation and settle in.
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in the company of your group – your driver or Tour Manager will always be on hand! From start to finish, everything is taken care of for you, with included coach travel for each excursion while you’re there.
  • When it’s time to depart, check out of your holiday accommodation and make your own way home at your pace and convenience.
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Luxury Steam Rail, Chatsworth & Yorkshire Yuletide

Indulge yourself in the luxury travel of a bygone era, with this truly fabulous, one-off festive steam train White Rose to York journey.

  • 3 nights hotel with 2 English breakfasts
  • 2 evening meals with a drink included
  • Return journey from East Midlands Parkway or Derby to York in Pullman Class seating
  • Cooked breakfast and a 4-course dinner on board the train
  • Entrance fees and coaching for excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Book ahead with peace of mind Guaranteed Departures until the end of September
Peak District Scenic Railways & Chatsworth House

Discover the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales with journeys on heritage railway lines and a visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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The Great River Thames & Windsor Castle

From our base in Oxfordshire, this relaxing break includes no less than three cruises, as well as visits to Windsor Castle and Stonor Park!

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 2 lunches, 1 afternoon tea and 4 evening meals
  • Coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Historic Homes of Kent & Heritage Railways

Enjoy journeys on the Kent & East Sussex and Bluebell railways, and discover the historic homes of Kent, including Chartwell and Hever Castle.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Heritage Railways of the Cotswolds & Avon Valley

Experience the best of Britain’s West Country with nostalgic rail journeys through the area’s scenic landscapes and visits to unique attractions.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Discover the best of Yorkshire with three nostalgic rail journeys, an idyllic canal cruise, and visits to Ripley Castle, Ripon and Haworth.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Yorkshire Yuletide, RHS Glow & the Festive Flyer

Join us on this delightful Yuletide break, with visits to Harewood House, RHS Glow, and the Festive Flyer. It's sure to be full of festive fun!

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Coaching for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Festive Chatsworth, Peak Rail & Peter Pan

Make your festive period one to remember as we experience the magic of Christmas at Chatsworth House, watch the Peter Pan Pantomime, and more.

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach travel on excursions

Availability:

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Cheltenham Festival 2025 – The Gold Cup

The countdown has begun! Join us for the pinnacle of the jump-racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival 2025, with two days of racing included.

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Tickets for the Best Mate Enclosure on St Patrick's Thursday
  • Tickets for Tattersalls Enclosure on Gold Cup Day
  • Coach transfers to and from the Racecourse
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

Staying at the charming Llandudno Bay Hotel, explore the delights of Wales with journeys on four railways and a visit to Portmeirion.

  • 4 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

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Railway Tracks & Walking in the Peak District

Recognised as one of the UK’s most stunning areas of natural beauty, the Peak District offers the perfect setting for beautiful, scenic walks.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals and 3 packed lunches
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of two qualified walking guides and an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

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Unwind in lovely Norfolk with three railway journeys, a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, and visits to Oxburgh Hall and Sandringham Estate.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Railway Tracks & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

With a fantastic combination of memorable rail journeys and scenic countryside walks, this tour showcases the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals and 3 packed lunches
  • Services of two experienced local walking guides and a Tour Manager
  • Included coach travel on excursions

Availability:

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Experience the Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle, explore Stratford-upon-Avon and spend a day at Cheltenham Races on this New Year break.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Staying in the delightful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, enjoy an exploration of Warwick Castle and a ride along the Severn Valley Railway.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals, a traditional Christmas lunch and a light supper
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Travel onboard no less than five different railways on this tour along the beautiful Somerset and Devon coasts.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

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Enjoy a journey through time as we combine visits to some of Yorkshire’s great historic homes with a spectacular steam train journey.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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