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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
      England Tours - St Ives Cornwall

      A Devon Small Group Tour – Spend five days exploring the south west peninsula of England, a region of untouched natural beauty and steeped in myth and mystery. The counties of Devon and Cornwall are home to Celtic Kingdoms, Arthurian legend and tales of pirates. On your journey of discovery see dramatic coastlines, wild moorlands and a host of beautiful fishing villages and harbour towns. Spend two nights in charming Exeter and two nights in the beautiful coastal town of Falmouth.

      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.

      Scotlands Tours - Isle of Skye

      A Scotch Whisky Tour - Home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries, a warm Scottish welcome awaits you in Speyside and its renowned Whisky Trail. This three-day trip allows you to sit back and let us do the driving whilst you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland and of course sample a dram or two! Along the way we enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorms, Speyside and Royal Deeside regions of Scotland.

      Tours of Scotland Inverness

      Enjoy an enchanting journey through some of Europe's most dramatic natural landscapes on this Orkney small group tour of the awe-inspiring northern Highlands and remote Isle of Orkney. Steeped in Viking history, the region is scattered with prehistoric sites dating back more than 5000 years; experience the tomb of Maes Howe, the excavations at Skara Brae and the mystical standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar.

      Tours of North Wales - Caernarfon Castle

      A land of myth and mystery, beguiling landscapes and a rich Celtic heritage, the Wonders of Wales explores all aspects of this small but fascinating nation.  This week-long journey through the Welsh Principality takes us to the nation's major sites and to learn about Welsh history, language, culture, and industry, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the United Kingdom.

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      England Tours - Lake District

      York and the Lake District – this Northern England small group tour focusses on England’s rustic Northern region. From London pass through the heart of Britain to some of England’s most scenic landscapes including the hills 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 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…

      Tour the North of England - Durham

      Travel from Edinburgh to London through England's historic 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.

      Scotland Tours Loch Awe

      A Highlands Small Group Tour - Spend five days exploring Scotland at its breath-taking best; touring the remote northern Highlands and the Isle of Skye you'll experience the mountain landscapes of Assynt and the Cuillins as well as the contrasting coastal scenery of the Highlands. From dramatic cliffs to deserted white sandy bays, tehre's something for everyone.  Other highlights include the ancient pine forests of the Cairngorm National Park and Inverness capital of the Highlands.

      London Tours - Imperial War Museum

      Embark on a journey back in time on the Battle of Britain tour which takes you through regions of central and Southern England steeped in history. This is your chance to witness some of the most intriguing aviation and war museums Britain has to offer not to mention some truly unique experiences; walk in the footsteps of fallen heroes and take flight over Cambridge in a fully restored Dragon Rapide aircraft.

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      Tours of Wales - Brecon Beacons

      A small group tour of Wales - join us on a five-day journey of discovery as we explore the history, heritage and natural beauty of this little nation. During this small group tour to Wales you'll absorb stunning scenery in the mountains of Snowdonia and along the coastlines of Pembrokeshire, visit ancient castle ruins, hear local legends and see the contrasting cities of tiny St Davids and the cosmopolitan capital of Cardiff.

      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.

      England Tours - Hever Castle

      Explore quintessential England on this five-day tour 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, ride an historic steam train and explore grandiose medieval castles, Royal Palaces and their spectacular gardens and grounds.

      Scottish Islands Tour - Orkney

      Orkney Tour from Inverness - A perfect tour to explore the remote archipelago of Orkney.  Journey through the untamed Northern Highlands and cross the chilly Waters of the North Sea to reach Orkney, home to a treasure trove of natural landscapes and heritage sites. Unearth some of the best-preserved historic and prehistoric sites in Europe including Viking villages, Norman Cathedrals,  ancient stone-circles and a settlement remains which pre-date the pyramids of Egypt!

      Tours of Wales - Tenby

      A small group tour of Wales – Spend five days in North and West Wales with your driver-guide and two days independently exploring Cardiff, before returning to London by rail. Your tour takes you over the border Marches and through the Mountains of North Wales, along the Welsh coast and Cardigan Bay to the beautiful seascapes and coastlines of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Your tour ends in Cardiff where you then have two free days to explore the Welsh Capital at your own leisure.

      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.

      Tours of England - Hampton Court

      Sweeping through a land rich in history and tradition, the Royal Tour of Britain takes in bustling cities and picturesque villages, rolling green hills and rugged coastlines. As the name suggests this tour is specifically designed to visit many Royal sites and connections across the UK including opulent palaces, Royal residences and grandiose castles. From the gates of Balmoral to Buckingham Palace explore the historic streets of Edinburgh to the excitement of London, one breath-taking step at a time.

      Scotlands Tours - Isle of Skye

      Skye Small Group Tour – A brief three-day tour through Scotland's dramatic Highlands to the romantic Isle of Skye.  Explore this fascinating island from the towering Cuillin Mountains to the remote Trotternish Peninsula and the lush West Coast.  Other highlights include the island’s main town of Portree town as well as the Glencoe Valley, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and the five Sisters of Kintail which can be seen on route to and from this magical island.

      Tours of Cornwall - St Michaels Mount

      This Cornwall small group tour takes you through the beautiful West Country of England, this region 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 specialities including Cornish Pasties, cream teas and a meal at Rick Stein's renowned 'The Seafood Restaurant'.

      Gardens Tours England

      This English Gardens small group tour allows you to enjoy the undoubted highlight of the British gardening year, the Chelsea Flower Show. This extraordinary event boasts award-winning gardens and resplendent flower displays. With this renowned show as its centrepiece, this week-long tour explores London and the charming county of Kent, known as the "Garden of England", along the way we'll celebrate some of the most iconic, creative and inspirational historic houses and gardens in England.

      Coach Tours of Scotland

      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.

      Tours of London - Tower Bridge

      This Britain Small Group Tour takes you from London to Edinburgh providing the full British history and culture experience along the way. See Oxford and the Cotswolds, shop at Chester's Rows, wind through Wales' stunning Snowdonia National Park, enjoy medieval York and explore Wordsworth's Lake District before finally visiting mysterious chapels and stately homes in the Scottish Lowlands.

      Tours of England - Bath

      Heart of England is a Cotswolds small group tour of one of Britain's most iconic and traditional regions, encompassing Oxford, Stratford-upon Avon, Bath and the Cotswolds. On your five day journey 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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