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Small group tours of Britain

Escorted touring with a difference! On adeo Travel Britain small group tours you’ll enjoy an intimate and authentic visitor experience with a guaranteed group-size of no more than 18 passengers.

Small-group touring is an increasingly popular way to experience Britain; discover destinations across England, Scotland and Wales whilst travelling aboard a luxury mini-coach, with a small group of like-minded people and in the amicable company of a knowledgeable and professional driver-guide or tour director.

With our hand-picked local providers, adeo Travel can offer a range of unique small-group itineraries which venture behind the tourist façade. Far from skimming the tourist highlights, we’ll take you to the heart of the regions of Britain and beyond the traditional tourist honey-traps guaranteeing you’ll visit interesting and unique attractions and engage in authentic local experiences. Not forgetting plenty of free-time to explore or relax at your leisure.

Your inclusive transportation is provided in a luxury 18 seater mini-coach enabling your experienced, professional driver to avoid the boring highways and get off the beaten track taking you to locations that traditional touring coaches simply can’t reach.

And of course, your overnight accommodation should reflect the country in which you’re staying! With a limited group-size your Britain small-group tours offer stays in quainter, more traditional lodgings which are generally privately owned and often family-run (not to mention the occasional manor-house, castle or feature hotel). With many included evening dinners, you’ll dine as you should on holiday in intimate settings and with enticing menus.

  Key features
  • A range of unique itineraries to choose from
  • The services of an accompanying driver-guide or separate tour director
  • All overnight accommodation in charming hotels
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning and inclusive evening dining on selected itineraries
  • A comprehensive sightseeing and experience programme
  • Expert advice from your adeo Travel Britain Expert during the planning of your trip
  • Full travel documents pack including suggested sightseeing
  • outline Britain map
  • travel vouchers and our local hints and tips.
      Tour benefits
    • Travel the road less well-trodden to get behind the tourist façade of Britain
    • Your luxury mini-coach can get off the beaten track to areas larger coaches can’t reach
    • Gain local insight of Britain’s history and heritage from your guiding companion
    • Enjoy authentic local experiences and cuisine for a true taste of Britain
    • Experience Britain’s hospitality in quaint and characterful hotels
    • Hassle-free planning with your own dedicated expert.

      Britain Small Group Tours

      Our selection of small group tours of Britain
      Tours of Cornwall - St Michaels Mount

      A Cornwall small group tour - join us on an intimate five-day tour of Cornwall and the Cotswolds; from London we'll pass through the English countryside to visit some of Britain's most renowned destinations along with lesser-known gems. From Bath and Stonehenge we’ll journey along the beautiful coastlines of Cornwall and meander through the quintessential rolling hills of the Cotswolds on this tour of spectacular scenery, winding country lanes, unique history and authentic local flavours…

      England Tours - St Ives Cornwall

      A small group tour of Cornwall – this tour takes you through the beautiful West Country of England, a region which has it all, from history and architecture, to breath-taking scenery and fine food. See wild ponies in the Dartmoor National Park, visit Doc Martin’s Port Isaac and explore a maritime past in Falmouth. Enjoy regional specialties including Cornish Pasties, cream teas and a meal at Rick Stein’s renowned ‘The Seafood Restaurant’.

      England Tours - Lake District

      A Northern England Tour – this small group tour focuses on England’s rustic north including Yorkshire and the Lake District. From London pass through the heart of Britain to some of England’s most scenic landscapes including the moors and dales of Yorkshire and the mountains and waterways of the English Lake District.  Besides spectacular scenery you’ll visit historic cathedral cities, walk amidst ancient stone circles, discover England’s literary legends and see castles and stately manors…

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      Tours of Wales - Brecon Beacons

      A Small Group Wales Tour - join us on a six-day journey of discovery as we explore the history, heritage and natural beauty of the small but fascinating nation of Wales. During this small group tour of Wales from London you'll experience a host of magnificent landscapes and vistas including the rolling green hills of the Wye Valley, the barren moorlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the striking mountains of Snowdonia and wild seascapes of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Along the way you'll spot ancient castle ruins, hear local legends and see the contrasting "cities" of tiny village of St Davids and the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff. The Best of Wales is a magical tour of an enchanting nation.

      England Tours - St Ives Cornwall

      A Cornwall small group tour – join us on an intimate five-day tour of Cornwall and the Cotswolds; from London we’ll pass through the English countryside to visit some of Britain’s most renowned destinations along with lesser-known gems. From Bath and Stonehenge we’ll journey along the beautiful coastlines of Cornwall and meander through the quintessential rolling hills of the Cotswolds on this tour of spectacular scenery, winding country lanes, unique history and authentic local flavours…

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      Tours of North Wales - Caernarfon Castle

      A Wales small group tour – Wales is a land of myth and mystery, dramatic landscapes and a rich Celtic heritage just waiting to be discovered. On this journey your explore all aspects and regions of this small but fascinating nation.  The Wonders of Wales takes us to the nation’s major sites, through some of Britain’s most beguiling countryside, along dramatic coastlines and introduces us to Welsh history, language and culture old and new!

      Scotlands Tours - Isle of Skye

      A Mull Small Group Tour - Spend five days exploring Scotland's magical Inner Hebridean Islands including the enchanting Isle of Mull and the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye. We’ll also visit the tiny spiritual retreat of the Isle of Iona and Iona Abbey.  Highlights along the way include the Loch Lomond National Park, Oban town and the beautiful West Coast of Scotland not to mention Scotland’s dramatic Highland scenery.

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      Tours of London - Tower Bridge

      A Small Group Tour of Britain - This Tour takes you from London to Edinburgh providing the full British history and culture experience along the way. Experience the natural beauty of the Cotswolds, Wales’ stunning Snowdonia National Park and the Lake District in between visiting cultural highlights such as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Beatles’ Liverpool and medieval York. Your tour ends in the Scottish capital after a journey through the rolling landscapes of the lowlands.

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      Scotlands Tours - Isle of Skye

      A Scottish small group tour – Enjoy this comprehensive tour of Scotland, a captivating land of contrasts which is both aesthetically beautiful and historically fascinating. From Edinburgh to the remote islands of Skye and Mull, enjoy dramatic coastlines, towering mountains, shimmering lochs and heather covered highlands all richly peppered with castles, abbeys and ancient sites which tell the tale of Scotland’s intriguing and often turbulent history.

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      Tours of England - Bath

      A Cotswolds Small Group Tour - Heart of England takes you on a journey through one of Britain’s most iconic and traditional regions, encompassing Oxford, Stratford-upon Avon, Bath and the Cotswolds. On your five day trip we’ll experience Oxford’s dreaming Spires, visit enchanting film locations, explore honey-coloured Cotswold villages, ancient abbeys and stately homes not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

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      Tour the North of England - Durham

      A Britain Small Group Tour - Travel from Edinburgh to London through England's enchanting Eastern regions where the Celts, Romans, Angles and Vikings all left their marks. On this Eastern England small group tour we'll discover rich and contrasting history and culture as we explore the cathedral cities of Durham and York, drive through the stunning and remote landscapes of the Yorkshire Moors and the Peak District and wind our way through the colleges and cobbled streets of Cambridge. On route we'll encounter hidden villages, stately homes and Royal Palaces.

        New for 2021  
      Tours of Wales - Brecon Beacons

      A small group tour of Wales – Discover beguiling natural landscapes and an utterly unique heritage on this journey through enchanting Wales. Departing the cosmopolitan capital of Cardiff, we’ll explore the dramatic coastlines of Pembrokeshire, the barren moorlands of the Brecon Beacons and the towering mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. Along the way we’ll encounter colossal castles, walled medieval towns, secluded villages and ancient abbey ruins. Wales is an undiscovered gem that will leave you enchanted by its natural beauty and ancient Celtic heritage.

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      Cliffs of Moher, Ireland cover

      An Ireland Small Group Tour - Experience the island of Ireland from North to South on a journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, tradition and culture - a culture like no other! From the legendary seascape at Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to take you to the heart of this captivating country.

      Tours of Scotland - Ben Nevis

      Scottish Islands Small Tour - Get away from it all with this magnificent adventure to Scotland's remote and wild Outer Hebridean Islands. Discover the magnificent natural beauty and wildlife of the isles of Lewis and Harris – on route you’ll pass through untouched landscapes, along craggy coasts and deserted white sandy beaches. Ancient history pervades here with pre-historic stone circles, neolithic sites and Viking heritage all around. Your tour will also include the dramatic Scottish Highlands and the ever-popular Isle of Skye.

        New for 2021  
      Scotlands Tours - Isle of Skye

      A small group tour of Scotland – Secrets of Scotland takes you on an epic journey through Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. We’ll discover the history, heritage and natural beauty of this enchanting nation as we pass from historic Stirling in to the remote wilderness of the Scottish Highlands; along the way we’ll spot unique wildlife, ancient castle ruins, shimmering lochs and deep glens. With highlights including Royal Deeside, Inverness, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and Glencoe you’ll come away having uncovered the many secrets of Scotland.

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      Gardens Tours England

      An English Gardens Tour – This small-group journey allows you to enjoy the undoubted highlight of the British gardening year, the Chelsea Flower Show, exhibiting award-winning gardens and resplendent flower displays. With this event as its centrepiece, this tour explores the charming county of Kent, known as the “Garden of England” and celebrates some of the most iconic, creative and inspirational historic houses and gardens in England.

      Scotland Tours - Eilean Donan

      An Orkney Small Group Tour - Escape to Scotland’s northern extremes on a tour to treasure for a lifetime. Departing from Edinburgh, in five days you'll head North to explore the remote and rugged landscapes and coasts of the one of Europe’s last wildernesses; the northern Scottish Highlands. Your journey will take you along stretches of the famous NC500 driving route, will immerse you in magical, rugged landscapes and take you to the plentiful prehistoric sites and landmarks of the Orkney Islands. Other highlights include the majestic vistas of Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Loch Ness and the Cairngorm National Park.

        New for 2021  
      Tours of Cornwall - St Michaels Mount

      A small group tour of Cornwall – Treasures of Cornwall takes you on a leisurely journey through England’s enchanting West Country. This region is home to a unique Celtic heritage and beguiling landscapes; we’ll travel from the elegant Georgian city of Bath through the rolling hills of Somerset and across the barren moors of Devon to the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall. Along the way we’ll visit ancient stone-circles, taste local specialities, unearth Arthurian Legends, discover cliff-side castles, hear smugglers tales and explore rambling fishing villages. Cornwall’s many treasures are just waiting to be discovered.

      Tours of Wales - Brecon Beacons

      A Small Group Wales Tour - join us on a six-day journey of discovery as we explore the history, heritage and natural beauty of the small but fascinating nation of Wales. During this small group tour of Wales from London you'll experience a host of magnificent landscapes and vistas including the rolling green hills of the Wye Valley, the barren moorlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the striking mountains of Snowdonia and wild seascapes of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Along the way you'll spot ancient castle ruins, hear local legends and see the contrasting "cities" of tiny village of St Davids' and the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff. The Best of Wales is a magical tour of an enchanting nation.

        New for 2021  
      Britain Tours - Lake District

      A small group tour of England – England’s Rustic Charm is a leisurely tour exploring the highlights of central and Northern England. Departing the elegant city of Bath you’ll enjoy a journey through the rolling hills and honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds to the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of the English Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Along the way we’ll visit the dreaming spires of Oxford, the Tudor streets of Stratford-upon-Avon and spend two nights in the medieval city of York. A leisurely journey that will no doubt leave your enchanted by England’s traditional charm.

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      England Tours - Hever Castle

      An England Small Group Tour – Explore quintessential England on this six-day journey through the beautiful counties of the South East. Discover a wealth of historic and cultural attractions from Canterbury Cathedral and Dover’s White Cliffs to harbour town Whitstable, the “pearl of Kent”. On route sample award-winning English beers, wander some of England’s finest gardens and explore grandiose medieval castles and Royal Palaces.

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