On our guided tours of England, you’ll uncover the mysteries of Stonehenge, see the countryside that inspired poets in the Cotswolds, and catch the Changing of the Guard in London.
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What our travelers say about their trips to England
Great for Solo Traveler
By 5-time traveler Rachael on 8/22/2018
This is my 5th GoAhead trip and my first time traveling solo. I have been to London before and loved it, so decided to go back for more. As always, GoAhead makes travel super easy. I didn’t have to worry about anything. The hotel was especially nice and located in a convenient area.
Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland October 2018
By 2-time traveler Diana on 11/6/2018
What a fantastic tour this was. And a beautiful time of year to visit the UK and Ireland - the fall colors were gorgeous. Our Tour Director, Steel W, kept us entertained, informed, and happy. We saw sites in Liverpool where the Beatles lived as well as taking a ghost tour in Edinburgh.
Great tour! All the stops and local guides were top notch. Your director Nick was wonderful, entertaining, educational and took good care of everyone. All hotels were excellent and in city centers so could walk to shops, restaurants and attractions.
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England travel tips
When to visit England
Despite being farther north than much of North America, England has a temperate climate—which means tours of England are enjoyable most any time of year. But when is the best time to visit England? Spring and fall offer pleasant weather and fewer crowds at the most popular sites, making the off-season a perfect time to visit England. Winter, too, offers plenty of charm—despite the cold temps—with Christmas markets happening in London and around the country.
No matter what time of year you plan your trip to England, expect some rain—but don’t let it keep you from enjoying this beautiful destination! Just have your Wellies with you (that’s British for “rainboots”).
Where to go in England
There are plenty of places to see in England, and because the country is relatively small it’s easy to do in one trip. On our escorted tours of England, you can choose to live like a local for a week on a London City Stay or see it all on a Grand Tour of Great Britain—or something in-between.
Here are just a few of the destinations you can explore on our tours of England:
Westminster Abbey in London
Liverpool, the home of the Beatles
The historic city of York
Bath, a UNESCO-listed city
But this is just the start! Our tours go to many of the best places to visit in England. One of our expert Tour Consultants can help you choose the escorted tour of England that’s perfect for you.
Dining tips for England
Traditional British cuisine has ancient roots—meat and game pies, vegetable stews, and hearty breads were on tables all the way back to the Middle Ages! Influences from former British colonies can also be found in local dishes; authentic Indian, African, and Asian food is especially popular in cities like London. But, no matter where you visit in England, you’ll find a local pub where you can stop for a pint and enjoy an iconic English dish like fish and chips.
On all of our England tour packages, you’ll enjoy meals that are authentic to the region and have free time to try new dishes on your own, too! Ask your Tour Director for recommendations—they’re experts who can guide you to the best of England’s culinary scene.
Packing tips for England
When packing for any of our tours of England, remember to be prepared for many different types of weather! At any time of year, expect occasional rain showers. Boots, an umbrella, and a rain jacket are good to have handy in every season. Layers are also always a good idea, as evenings in England tend to be cooler—even in summer—and the Brits tend to open a window rather than turn on the A/C, too.
Once you’ve reserved one of our England vacation packages, you’ll receive a detailed packing list for your specific trip. Plus, you can download the Go Ahead Tour Companion app so you’ll have everything you need to prepare right in your pocket.