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Start with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace—then get ready to go beyond. Amble through quirky Cotswalds villages, wind down the rugged Jurassic Coast, and follow the tangy trail of malt vinegar and sizzling oil to a chip shop. England is a world apart that’s still close to home.

Explore England essentials

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Highlights of Southern England: London, Bath & Oxford
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What to know before you go

POPULATION

England boasts 57 million residents—and yes, almost everyone loves their daily cuppa. (More than 165 million cups of tea are brewed there daily!)

CAPITAL

London’s iconic cityscape may need little introduction, but did you know that underneath its bustling streets, there are several hidden rivers and the remains of a first-century Roman amphitheater?

CULTURAL QUICK TAKE

The English are known for politeness and etiquette, as well as their stiff upper lip—made famous by their World War II motto of “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

WHAT TO GO FOR

Historic landmarks, literary connections, storybook villages, and cultural diversity. Plus, a shared language makes getting around and mingling with locals easier.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON TOUR
On our tours of England, you’ll indulge in Jane Austen’s Regency-era world while sipping tea in Bath, see royal treasures glimmer inside Windsor Castle, and fall under Stonehenge’s spell.

Highlights of
Southern England

Follow the undulating plains and
cobbled lanes of London, Bath,
and Oxford. End your trip with a
one-of-a-kind experience:
A night on the grounds of
Ashridge House, the storied
estate that was once a royal
residence of King Henry VIII and
Princess Elizabeth I.

Explore the 11-day itinerary
STAY LIKE A LOCAL

London:
The City Experience

Get acquainted with London at
your own pace, with time to
stop and smell the flowers at
Kensington Gardens and find
your favorite curry spot. In
between, join local guides for
hand-selected experiences that
peek behind the (royal) curtain.

The ultimate England Travel Guide

It may be just across the pond, but England is proof that you don’t have to travel far to experience a whole new world. Check out our England Travel Guide for essential packing tips, must-visit landmarks, and best times to go.

Plan your trip to England

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Follow Jane Austen’s
path in Bath

Visiting the Jane Austen Centre doesn’t require much Persuasion. Explore the ornate Georgian townhouse and learn about Regency-era customs on our Highlights of Southern England tour.


Ruminate on the
ruins of Stonehenge

Historians and scientists still ponder the purpose of the mysterious ring of 25-ton stones. Stand in the shadow of this UNESCO-recognized site and propose your own theories on our London: The City Experience tour.


Stroll the grounds
of Windsor Castle

The British royal family’s preferred retreat for the past 900 years is the world’s largest and longest-inhabited castle. Get an inside look at its regal treasures on our Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland tour.


Swoon over Sir Walter Scott’s poetry

Let the wild romance of the Scottish Borders region sweep you off your feet. Join literature lovers for a quest to Abbotsford House, the home of the Ivanhoe author, on our Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland tour.

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Take off on your big adventure—
but why stop there? Every trip you book
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use to keep expanding your horizons.

What travelers say about their trips to England

Highlights of England, Scotland and Ireland
3/13/24 by 1st-time traveler Nancy
The tour was awesome. The destinations in each country were well thought out and provided an excellent glimpse of the history of these countries. Our tour guide was exceptional throughout the tour and our group unanimously knighted our tour guide Sir Alex!
Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland
Excellence across the pond
3/15/24 by 2nd-time traveler Daryl
During our trip to London and Scotland, I had an excellent time. I discovered so many different things about European history and I was able to enjoy different cuisines. The food choices by itself was well worth the trip. Not to mention the ability to do the tour with excellent individuals that shared the same common values in discovering European history. This tour was money well spent.
London: The City Experience
Great Britain
10/6/23 by 4th-time traveler Paula
Excellent tour. We did all the optional tours and really felt that we covered a lot of ground. Our tour director Mike was very kind, patient, and organized. The local guides were very informative. The members of our tour group were very pleasant and considerate of the group. We have always been happy with our tours with Go Ahead and this one was no different.
Grand Tour of Great Britain
London's best tour
03/19/22 by 1st-time traveler Shelly
they gave the perfect balance of exploring on your own and leading the way. everyone was so friendly and kind. Loved it
London: The City Experience
London and Edinburgh 2021
12/18/21 by 1st-time traveler Michelle
Wonderful first-time experience after planning and postponing through EF for several years...due to the pandemic. Thankful to finally get to go. Our tour leader, Kay, was over-the-top fantastic!
London: The City Experience

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London, Paris & Rome
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