Tastes of Rick’s Ireland, Scotland and England Tours

Four fascinating ways to experience the best of the British Isles

Meaningful history, storybook villages, easy conversations, and the warm welcome of music-filled pubs — travel through London, England, Scotland and Ireland has a charm that can't be duplicated anywhere else in Europe. But where does one start? Here's a sampling of videos and words to get you on the right path to making your jolly good travel dreams a reality.

 

Best of London in 7 Days

London has just what you need for a quick escape: direct flights; the best live theater scene on the planet; an inviting pub on every corner; and the simple pleasure of conversing with Europeans with (almost) no language barrier. During your week in London, your Rick Steves guide will lead you on a magical history tour through The Tower, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, Churchill's War Rooms and plenty of priceless art — and even take you on a train trip to Windsor Castle. Learn more...

Best of England in 14 Days

England offers a delightful mix of big-city thrills and thatch-happy village charm. Your Rick Steves guide will welcome you in the elegant Georgian town of Bath. From there you'll tally-ho to King Arthur's Glastonbury, flower-boxed Cotswold villages, opulent Blenheim Palace, inventive Ironbridge Gorge, Welsh Conwy and Caernarfon Castle. You'll also be treated to the spectacular scenery of the Lake District, historic Hadrian's Wall, and medieval York — ending with the must-see sights of energetic London. Learn more...


Best of Scotland in 10 Days

On this bonnie journey that starts and ends in royal Edinburgh, your Rick Steves guide will immerse you in the rich culture and history of Scotland. You'll walk the Royal Mile; study the fairways at St. Andrews; shake paws with a sheep dog; try a wee dram at a whisky distillery; explore the Highlands; ponder Lochs Ness, Garry and Lomond; wander over the Isle of Iona; and time-travel about the craggy castles of Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart. Learn more...

Best of Ireland in 14 Days

Rick Steves' Best of Ireland tour kicks off with the best of Dublin, followed by Ireland's must-see historical sites, charming towns, music-filled pubs and seaside getaways — including Kinsale, the Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Galway, Connemara, Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, and the compelling city of Belfast. All along the way, Rick's guides will share their stories to draw you in to the Emerald Isle, and the friendliness of the people will surely steal your heart. Learn more...