Take the Cobblestone Less Traveled
You may fancy seeing the smashing sights in Britain, but don’t think us cheeky in saying we can show you the undiscovered places that tell the true stories of its green hills and seaside cliffs. Rather than stand in line at the usual sites, it’s your time to tour Britain’s less-traveled carriageways. Join your Tour Director and step into the Great Britain only Globus and Cosmos can show you.
The Best British Destinations beyond London to Discover
Cotswolds – Set out and explore the legendary Cotswolds’ dramatic hills and sweeping meadows dotted with stately castles, honey-colored villages, and charming thatched-roof cottages.
Glenfinnan – All aboard to witness the spectacular scenery of the Scottish highland village of Glenfinnan. Have your cameras ready for the mountain-lined shore of Loch Shiel and the famous viaduct that carried the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films.
Stratford-upon-Avon – William Shakespeare may be one of the most quoted English authors of all time, but travelers may be speechless standing in the Tudor-style birthplace and surprisingly modest grave site on the banks of the River Avon.
Bath – First enjoyed by the Romans, then the dandies of 18th-century London, the curative mineral waters of Bath- and its spending Georgian architecture- remain a respite for today’s traveler.
Isle of Wight – Picture yourself a royal as you ferry from England’s south coast to the yachter’s playground of Isle of Wight. At Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home, you can tour her private apartments and frolic on her former bathing beach.
Southampton – Set sail from Southampton! This famous port city was the departing point for famous voyages, including the Mayflower and the Titanic. Its dreamy shores also inspired the setting of many of Jane Austen’s romance novels.
Oxford – Home to the famed university, Oxford has given rise to many elite scholars, including Albert Einstein, David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch. And, like any great college town, Oxford is home to many quintessential pubs. This is a destination where the present is shaped by the past, and where work and play collide.
Rather than stand in line at the usual sites, it’s your time to tour Britain’s less-traveled carriageways. Say, “Cheerio,” to typical tours for a better, brilliant way to see true life in England, Scotland, and Wales. Pack your favorite jumpers, trainers, and trousers for an off-the-cobblestone vacation.