Discover Britain & Ireland

We tailor driver-guided tours of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

Discover the Tours

Tour England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland at your own pace, in style and experience and see what you want.

We are here to make it all happen and provide expert itinerary advice. Nobody knows how to tour Britain and Ireland as we do.

We want to make sure you do not miss those unique places and lesser-known gems that are off-the-tourist-trail. 

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Discover our featured tour experiences

The Royal London tour
7 hours duration including lunch stop
Discover our custom private Royal London tour; See Westminster Abbey, Guard change at Buckingham Palace, The War Rooms, walking tour and flight on the London Eye.
The classic tour of Wales
7 night driver-guided tour
The classic tour of Wales is a private tour with a driver-guide. See the highlights of Wales, including castles, gardens, and enjoy the sublime landscapes. This is a flexible and customisable tour.
The classic tour of London
8 hours duration including lunch stop
Discover our custom private Classic tour of London; See The Tower of London, Guard change at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and enjoy a stroll around borough market.
Scotland adventure
12 night driver-guided tour
Tour Scotland with a driver-guide and see the castles, taste the whisky, hike, see wildlife, sail, and get active in the Highlands and Islands. Enjoy private guided tours of Edinburgh, learn bush craft, go wild swimming, 4X4 driving and more.
UNESCO Greenwich tour and Thames River cruise
7 hours duration including lunch stop
Discover our custom private Greenwich and River Cruise tour; The Cutty Sark, UNESCO sites, The Painted Hall, London's Docklands, Big Ben, and enjoy a stroll around Greenwich market.
VIP private tour of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
5 hours duration
Discover our custom VIP private tour of Parliament and Westminster Abbey; Access Parliament before the public and visit with an expert guide. Plus the Abbey with a specialist guide.
England and Wales
7 night driver-guided tour
You will experience two countries with contrasting landscapes, two languages, two cultures, and the English and Welsh legendary sporting rivalry, which manifest its self in rugby. Your driver-guide will tell the stories of victories of England and Wales.
VIP private tour of the Crown Jewels and Tower of London
5 hours duration
Discover our custom VIP private tour of the Crown Jewels and the Tower of London; Access the Tower of London before the public and see the Crown Jewels with an expert guide.
Classic Tour of England
7 night driver-guided tour
Discover our custom Classic Tour of England, a private driver-guided vacation. See the famous sights, such as Stonehenge, Oxford, Liverpool, Cotswolds, and get off-the-beaten-path.

Let us make your vacation to Britain and Ireland dynamic, exciting, and enlightening.

Speak to our expert team today, tell us all about you and we can create a tailor-made tour of the UK and Ireland matching your interests and personal travel style.

Our Service

To make travel a joyful experience, one must have a cluster of services and resources to hand. We have an abundance of talented people to pull all our assets together to create for you a proper British tour, a Luxury Vacation of the United Kingdom. Please see below.

Private tour guides

Your driver-guide will have a wide range of knowledge, the background history of towns, entertaining local stories and cultural tales to enthral and delight. Your driver-guide is there to help with luggage, book restaurants, handle tickets and generally be a personal concierge. Where specialist knowledge is required, or restrictions apply at castles, stately homes and museums your driver-guide will advise on the day.

We can also book additional tour guides for VIP and private tours of stately homes, museums and places of historical interest, such as UNESCO world heritage sites. 

Self-drive vacations

A totally different experience from just booking a car for a period of time. You will have a stress-free well-thought-out handover, genuine expert advice, and be provided a detailed hand-highlighted road map.

In addition, we take the time to plan your itinerary with various options, post codes, drive-times, hotel bookings, restaurant booking and provide general concierge services throughout your vacation. We will have a professional guide meet you on your first day of driving to go over maps, mark out routes, and offer tips of the trade.

Note: We provide high-end vehicles including Range Rover, Land Rover, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Lexus. 

Chauffeur-driven service

We provide friendly and professional drivers, who have experience touring the country and skills to negotiate city centres.

It is a pleasure to be driven by a prepared, safe and skilful chauffeur. Helping with doors, luggage and showing concern for your comfort and safety, that’s what it means to be a professional chauffeur. 

We sanitise, vacuum and prepare our vehicles before every job. Services provided can extend to corporate wait and return, as directed by passenger, chauffeur-driven day tours from London and extended chauffeur-driven tours of the entire UK. 

VIP experiences

Private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, go behind the scenes of a West End show or a jaw-dropping flash-mob surprise.

Your vacation to Britain will be a special event, a milestone birthday, mark your 50th, 60th or 70th with a series of moments of fun for you and your loved ones. While on honeymoon take the Belmont boat (Pic below-left) for a cruise down the Thames from Cliveden House (PICTURED BELOW).

We are here to add those VIP touches that will make your Luxury Vacation extra special without the enormous price tag.

Hotels to match your style

Part of what makes your vacation unique is where you stay. We have the knowledge to match accommodation preferences with your budget. 

There are an incredible variety of places to stay in Britain and Ireland. Stay in castle style hotels, historic manor house hotels, and homely guest houses all on a single tour of Britain and Ireland. 

Stay in a private castle, gatehouse, folly, fort, lighthouse or historic country cottage this is often the way the British enjoy Britain. Be surrounded by glorious countryside but walking distance to a genuine village pub and be intrigued by living, but for a short time somewhere special.  

Thank you all for your nice comments

Our clients return year after year simply because they know we care about their vacation; we want to Make-it-Special, every time. We craft our private tailor-made tours carefully, offer individual access, and make sure our value far exceeds the price. We would like to thank our clients who have taken the time to write and wish us well and appreciate us. Many thanks - The Luxury Vacations UK team.

My family from the US came over for my birthday celebrations in March and arranged a 2-day private tour with Andrew and Graham. In a nutshell, it was amazing. It was just before lock-down when things were starting to close and have limited access, but Andrew managed to change the schedule accordingly to ensure that still we got the most out of the tour.

He and Graham were great company and by the end of the 2 days' we had all bonded! My cousin uses a wheelchair and they seemlessly assisted him in and out of the vehicle.

We had a great time and saw so much in a short time. Andrew's extensive knowledge on each destination was captivating and his passion for the subjects he talked about was evident.

Highly recommend - you will have an amazing time! Thank you again :)

Trip Advisor fives stars

Lisa F Private tour of Royal London

We came in for a week to visit family and did a private and personalized tour of the London area with Luxury Vacations UK. Everything went fabulous! We had two tour guides, Andrew and Graham, and traveled in style in a very comfortable 15 seat Mercedes minibus for two full days. They even had a professional SLR camera and took some nice group photos for us. Their friendly nature and deep personal knowledge of British history made the experience of visiting some of the castles and churches only that much better.

There were some special needs for one of us and they took care of getting a scooter rented and available for us the whole time we were there. if you are planning to visit the UK, and want to do it "right" then I highly recommend their services. Thanks again Luxury Vacations UK!

Trip Advisor five stars

Michael M The only way to see London! - Private tour of Royal London

We used their services for a week when we visited London in May of 2019. They were very professional, on time in picking us up at our hotel, and the van was impeccable. Also, they bought the tickets for the attractions we visited which was so helpful for a party of 18.

We were delighted with the tour guides and driver who were wonderful to us. Especially Andrew, who upon learning of our granddaughter's birthday, bought her a book about birds which she loves.

I would highly recommend them and would certainly use them again.

Mary A. 

Trip Advisor five stars

 

Barnard P Luxury tour of London

Luxury vacations tour of Wales and England
Our group of four ladies had a fabulous five day private tour with Luxury Vacations. After a one day tour in London, our private guide Chris Abbott joined us for the remainder of our trip. Chris was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, easy going, fun and flexible. Chris was even able to put up with four loud, laughing ladies for four days—quite a gentleman.

The staff at Luxury Vacations were polite and made it easy to plan our trip. They worked with us to plan a trip that catered to our specifications. Our accommodations were picturesque and high end.

Trip Advisor five stars

Vivian T Luxury Vacations tour of England and Wales

England and Wales 5 days
I was one of the four ladies traveling with Vivian T. I totally agree with her review about Luxury Vacations UK's itinerary for our trip and accommodations. Chris Abbott was truly a knowledgeable, friendly, and personable guide and driver. I would definitely use this company with Chris as guide for our trip to Ireland in the near future. Gary G.

Trip Advisor five stars

Gary G US visitors - England and Wales 5 days

My family from the US came over for my birthday celebrations in March and arranged a 2-day private tour with Andrew and Graham. In a nutshell, it was amazing. It was just before lock-down when things were starting to close and have limited access, but Andrew managed to change the schedule accordingly to ensure that still we got the most out of the tour.

He and Graham were great company and by the end of the 2 days' we had all bonded! My cousin uses a wheelchair and they seemlessly assisted him in and out of the vehicle.

We had a great time and saw so much in a short time. Andrew's extensive knowledge on each destination was captivating and his passion for the subjects he talked about was evident.

Highly recommend - you will have an amazing time! Thank you again :)

Trip Advisor fives stars

Lisa F Private tour of Royal London

We came in for a week to visit family and did a private and personalized tour of the London area with Luxury Vacations UK. Everything went fabulous! We had two tour guides, Andrew and Graham, and traveled in style in a very comfortable 15 seat Mercedes minibus for two full days. They even had a professional SLR camera and took some nice group photos for us. Their friendly nature and deep personal knowledge of British history made the experience of visiting some of the castles and churches only that much better.

There were some special needs for one of us and they took care of getting a scooter rented and available for us the whole time we were there. if you are planning to visit the UK, and want to do it "right" then I highly recommend their services. Thanks again Luxury Vacations UK!

Trip Advisor five stars

Michael M The only way to see London! - Private tour of Royal London

We used their services for a week when we visited London in May of 2019. They were very professional, on time in picking us up at our hotel, and the van was impeccable. Also, they bought the tickets for the attractions we visited which was so helpful for a party of 18.

We were delighted with the tour guides and driver who were wonderful to us. Especially Andrew, who upon learning of our granddaughter's birthday, bought her a book about birds which she loves.

I would highly recommend them and would certainly use them again.

Mary A. 

Trip Advisor five stars

 

Barnard P Luxury tour of London

Luxury vacations tour of Wales and England
Our group of four ladies had a fabulous five day private tour with Luxury Vacations. After a one day tour in London, our private guide Chris Abbott joined us for the remainder of our trip. Chris was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, easy going, fun and flexible. Chris was even able to put up with four loud, laughing ladies for four days—quite a gentleman.

The staff at Luxury Vacations were polite and made it easy to plan our trip. They worked with us to plan a trip that catered to our specifications. Our accommodations were picturesque and high end.

Trip Advisor five stars

Vivian T Luxury Vacations tour of England and Wales

England and Wales 5 days
I was one of the four ladies traveling with Vivian T. I totally agree with her review about Luxury Vacations UK's itinerary for our trip and accommodations. Chris Abbott was truly a knowledgeable, friendly, and personable guide and driver. I would definitely use this company with Chris as guide for our trip to Ireland in the near future. Gary G.

Trip Advisor five stars

Gary G US visitors - England and Wales 5 days