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Unique Tours of Britain operates exclusive, chauffeur-driven tours right across the United Kingdom (UK) including tours of England, tours of Wales, tours of Scotland and tours of Ireland. All tours of Britain are by luxury BMW or mini-bus, staying in luxury private period homes and/or luxury 3/4* hotels. We specialise in unique historical tours of Great Britain, literary tours and unusual themed tours.

Each tour of Britain is expertly guided by myself, Michael Osborne BA Hons (London) History as your exclusive personal chauffeur and tour guide. Unique Tours of Britain is a specialist in customised tailor-made tours that are bespoke to your chosen and preferred tour itinerary. Tour packages can range from one-day sightseeing tours to multi-day tours!

Featured Tour:
Smugglers and Sea-Dogs Tour
This swashbuckling and salty tour goes in search of smugglers and sea dogs to pretty fishing villages, steep cobbled streets and mediaeval inns where tales abound of daring moonlit exploits and battles between the customs men and the "gentlemen of the night" or "owlers" as smugglers were more commonly called.

Tours include:
Thomas Hardy Tour
Come with us then in search of Thomas Hardy, the author of such timeless masterpieces of the English language: Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Far From The Madding Crowd and Under The Greenwood Tree to name but a few of his many classics.

Wales Heritage Tour
Wales,Land of Mountain,Sea and Song and so much more.All Inclusive,Tailor-Made Tours of Wales whether historical,literary,cultural, artistic,musical or industrial on a variety of themed tours,tailored to your interests, by luxury car or minibus with expert guides and historians.

Highlands and Isles of Scotland Tour
A cruise around the Inner Hebrides Isles of Muck; Eigg; Canna and fascinating Kinloch Castle on Rhum. Then two superb days on the Isle of Skye; Dunvegan Castle; Portree; Plockton; Eilean Donan Castle; Invergarry; Loch Ness; Urquart Castle; Inverness. The Battlefield of Culloden; Pitlochry; Ashintully Castle: Edinburgh and Sir Walter Scott Border Country.

Industrial Heritage Tour
This exclusive tour is very much for the connoisseur of Britain's Industrial Heritage The tour covers steam, wind and water power, mining, mills, ships and engineering.

Izaak Walton Tour
Izaak Walton, the author of The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation was born in Stafford in 1593. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of his birth, Unique Tours of Britain visits many locations associated with his long life.

Ghosts, Witches and Legends
We visit England's most haunted village in Kent, a Tudor mansion that boasts fourteen ghosts and hear devilish tales of ghosts and strange happenings in ancient, half-timbered inns.

Royalty And Religion Tour
This memorable regal and spiritual tour visits locations associated with Queen Elizabeth I, Henry V, Henry VIII, Richard II, Queen Victoria, Edward VI and VII, George VI, Jamestown, Virginia, the Wesleys and Methodism, Quakers and William Penn and early Christianity and Paganism.

Crimes, Curiosities and Eccentrics Tour
The truly eccentric English live on in this very unusual tour which visits pyramids, obelisks, follies and strange monuments dedicated to their eternal memory.

Smugglers and Sea-Dogs Tour
This swashbuckling and salty tour goes in search of smugglers and sea dogs to pretty fishing villages, steep cobbled streets and mediaeval inns where tales abound of daring moonlit exploits and battles between the customs men and the "gentlemen of the night" or "owlers" as smugglers were more commonly called.

Classic Literature Tour
You will indulge your literary, musical, architectural and aesthetic tastes as we visit locations strongly associated with the following well known authors: Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Milton, Kipling, Keats, Shelley, Lewis Carroll, Coleridge, Dickens, A.A.Milne. Pepys, Jane Austen, Van Dyke, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Grinling Gibbons, Capability Brown, J.M.W. Turner, Gilbert White, Thomas Gray, J.K. Jerome, Henry James, Kenneth Grahame, George Orwell, John Galsworthy and H.G. Wells.

Historic Houses, Castles and Gardens Tour
This beautiful tour includes on its itinerary Rudyard Kipling's mansion home at Batemans and Penshurst Place, birthplace of Sir Philip Sidney, courtier and favourite of Elizabeth I.

Castles, Manors and Pubs Tour
Indulge your aesthetic pleasures in locations strictly for the romantically inclined. Historic and moated castles like Leeds, Bodiam, Arundel, Bolebroke and Hever, Great houses like Parham, Penshurst, Petworth, Uppark, Knole, Chartwell and Ightham Mote built for great Englishmen.

Grand Tour of Wales
Wales rivals Scotland for its scenic splendour of brooding mountains, lakes, scenic valleys and forgotten villages where only the Welsh language is spoken and legends are told of ghosts, witches, poets and saints

Grand Tour of Scotland
The following locations are included in this Grand Tour of Scotland and Lochs: Robert Burns' country, Loch Lomond, Fort William, Invergarry, A Whisky Distillery, Loch Ness, the Battlefield of Culloden, Inverness, Balmoral, Edinburgh and Sir Walter Scott border country.

American Connection Tour
This fascinating tour visits locations associated with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, The Pilgrim Fathers, Neil Armstrong, Pocahontas, Abraham Lincoln, William Penn, John Harvard, John Wesley, Henry James, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Latrobe (the architect of The White House), Jamestown, Virginia, The American War of Independence and U.S. Army and Air Force servicemen who were stationed in England during World War II.

Steam Trains Tour
Indulge your passion and nostalgia for the sights, sounds and smells of Steam Locomotives and pray take your seat for two different train rides each day in Victorian railway carriages through wonderfully scenic England and Wales.

English Village Pubs Tour
Unique Tours of Britain has researched that most enduring symbol of English Country Life;The Village Pub.On this specialized tour there are historical pubs,haunted pubs,river,sea and canal-side pubs;pubs with literary,sporting and industrial associations;pubs with famous visitors like Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and John Constable and pubs in simply fantastic,scenic, wild and remote locations. Let us investigate the derivations and origins of pub names and partake of wholesome,home-cooked food and real ale in idyllic country settings.

God's Own Country Tour
A truly sumptuous feast of stunning and spectacular scenery of lakes, dales, fells, moors, waterfalls, ruined abbeys, picturesque villages and Great Houses in The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales & Moors and The Derbyshire Peak District. This tour includes: Windermere; Coniston; Ullswater; Grasmere; Wensleydale; Whitby; Robin Hood's Bay; Scarborough; YORK; Steam Railways; Ruined Castles and Abbeys; Castle Howard; Bakewell; Buxton & Chatsworth.

  • London
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Chester
  • York
  • The Cotswolds:Salisbury
  • Aberystwyth
  • Dylan Thomas' Swansea
  • Cardiff
  • Llangollen
  • Snowdonia
  • Caernarfon

  • Edinburgh and The Highlands
  • The Isles of Skye and Mull
  • St.Andrews and Loch Lomond
  • Loch Ness and The Trossachs
  • The Hebrides and Iona.

  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • The Lakes of Killarney
  • Limerick
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Cork and Blarney Castle
  • Waterford and Wexford
  • The Giant's Causeway