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6 Reasons to try a small group tour in the UK (even if you're a Brit)

Thinking of booking a small group UK tour but not sure what it entails? Here are some of the main reasons a small group adventure with Explore is a great way to discover the best sights in the United Kingdom.


Uncover hidden gems

Think you know the UK? Think again. The most popular highlights of our UK small group tours are usually the unexpected views, historical monuments, and cultural experiences that crop up during the trip. Guidebooks and travel websites will give you information about well-trodden routes and well-known tourist attractions, but if you want to get off the beaten track, join a tour with Explore. From sampling delicious English sparkling wine in the South Downs to ascending Mount Snowdon via a scenic trek away from the main tourist trail, we'll show you the hidden treasures of the UK. 

Join like-minded adventurers

Whether you're travelling solo, with a partner, or with friends, you'll be part of a group of approximately twelve people on our small group UK trips. Take the opportunity to make new friends, share stories, and explore all of the UK's nooks and crannies with like-minded travellers. This style of trip is especially attractive to solo travellers who want some independence but also enjoy the company of others when exploring new places. 

Follow an expert guide

On all of our UK small group tours, you'll be escorted by a passionate guide with in-depth knowledge of the route and the surrounding area. From showing you around the ancient bastions of Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland to guiding you up the face of Scafell Pike in the Lake District, your group leader will be there every step of the way. Listen to their fascinating stories, ask them questions and embrace a bit of socially-distanced interaction with your fellow travellers as they pull the group together for a fun-filled and unforgettable adventure.

Avoid travel stress

Avoid the stress of organising a staycation and let us do all of the hard work. All you need to do is book a place on one of our small group tours in the UK, pack a bag and turn up at the starting point ready for a fun-filled adventure. Our expert travel team will look after all of the planning and logistics from the day-to-day itineraries and transport between locations to booking accommodation and even cycle hire if required. 

Travel safely

Explore tour leaders have all of the necessary training and knowledge to ensure your UK tour is as safe as possible. We always adhere to the latest government COVID-19 guidelines and adapt to any changes that may occur during your trip. This may mean changing the route slightly, smaller group sizes, adjusting transportation plans or finding new places to visit, but we always aim to minimise the impact on your adventure. Simply relax and enjoy your journey with the peace of mind that we'll take care of you. Please take a look at our Travel with Confidence Policy for more information. 

Book with confidence

If you book a UK small group tour with Explore, our flexible booking policy guarantees peace of mind. You can amend your booking up to 10 days before the start date, so if you want to change your booking to another holiday, we'll be happy to change it for you. Or, if you wish to postpone your trip, we'll issue a credit note that you can use at a later date. Please take a look at our Book with Confidence Promise for more information.


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