UK & Ireland

History, architecture, art, culture, charming villages,world-class sports, buzzing nightlife, stunning countryside. The UK has it all.

With a fascinating blend of history, architecture, artwork, ancient artifacts, charming villages, friendly locals, world-stage sports, buzzing nightlife, abundant shopping and stunning countryside – a holiday in the United Kingdom and Ireland offers something for everyone. Major airlines such as Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines all fly into London, with many of them flying into Dublin and other major cities in the UK.

Sit back and let someone else do the driving on a coach tour around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Because it’s reasonably compact, you can cover a lot of ground in a reasonably short amount of time, all while getting to know your fellow travellers. For a more unique way of experiencing the UK and Ireland, try a relaxing Canal Boat Holiday through one of the many picturesque waterways. Increasingly popular, canal boat cruises are modern, fully-equipped versions of the cargo vessels that once used the extensive river system to transport goods between the towns. The fastest way to slow down; unpack once as you cross aqueducts, pass under bridges and sail through rivers systems and locks at a leisurely four miles per hour.

A Britrail plus Ireland pass offers a way to travel around the countryside as most of the locals do, using the highly efficient railway system. Hire a car or motorhome and drive around the UK and Ireland for a truly memorable experience. With so many charming villages and scenic spots to stop and admire along the way, car hire is a great way to explore the country at your own pace and stay in one of many charming pubs, guesthouses and B&B’s for a fully immersive experience.

With the advent of low-cost carriers, flying between the UK and Ireland can be affordable and timesaving way to get around. From London, spend the weekend in Dublin seeing the Book of Kells, drinking some Guinness and enjoying some craic before flying up to Edinburgh. Take in the beautiful city’s sites for a few days, enjoy a comedy show or sample some haggis before flying back to London in time for an evening show on the West End.

Try a hiking holiday through England’s Lake District or the Highlands in Scotland; enjoy a pampering weekend in Bath at a spa resort; take a spooky Jack the Ripper Tour in London or see a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Stratford-Upon-Avon – the choice is yours. As far as enchanting, experience-filled holiday destinations go, the UK and Ireland are difficult to beat for ease, accessibility, diversity, history and culture – all available within a broad range of holiday budgets.

Whatever you want to do on your UK & Ireland holiday, Business and Leisure Travel in conjunction with our wide range of suppliers and operators can put together the ideal travel itinerary for your plans.