Weekend and short break sightseeing tours from London

Short 2 to 12-day breaks to Paris, English regions, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from London, guided or semi-independent

Glenfinnan viaduct Scotland
Take a short break from London to Scotland

Short breaks from London

On this page we bring to your attention some very good value for money short sightseeing breaks from London, with 2, 3 or up to 7-day durations operating both over the weekend and during the week.

Choose your own itinerary and tour round Great Britain and Ireland. You can choose how far you travel from London including southern destinations such as Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford or Oxford, or longer breaks to the northern regions including the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall, Liverpool and York. You can even head further afield to Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Short breaks to Paris and Scotland are by fast train with tour buses based in the destination city for sightseeing. All short breaks operate throughout the year and offer you the flexibility and choice to be as independent or organised in your sightseeing as you require.

If you are very limited on time, the fast trains allow you to do a day tour from London to Paris, or a day tour from London to Edinburgh.

At Easter and Christmas/New Year, special longer duration versions of the 3-day tours are commonly made available.

GB & Ireland short breaks   Paris short breaks   Scotland short breaks  

Great Britain and Ireland 2-12-day breaks

Lake District
Explore the Lake District as part of a 6-day GB tour

There are plenty of popular destinations to take your pick from in the UK including some of the most well-known sites in the south of England (StonehengeBathStratfordOxford...).

In addition with a longer break you can also make it up to some of the spectacular scenery in the north of England, such as the Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall, and the fascinating cities of Liverpool and York.

You can even cross the border over to Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland or visit beautiful Ireland and Wales.

The 6-12 day Trafalgar breaks below offer a variety of comfortable hotels with one evening including a traditional supper hosted a local family which guests often remark is a highlight.

There are so many options for these tailor-made tours so you can really make the most of your short break.

Rabbies multi day tours offer quality small group tours with a professional guide, transport by air-conditioned 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach to a variety of spectacular world-class destinations.

You can also take a private break. A popular choice is Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds and Oxford, with driver/guide and the freedom to book your own accommodation in the stunning Cotswolds. This private tour will leave and return from either Southampton or London hotels or airports. There is much flexibility on a private tour.

Short breaks around Britain and Ireland - 6-12 days (Trafalgar Tours)

Short breaks in England only - 2-5 days (Rabbies)

2-day private tour to Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford

Paris 2 to 3-day short breaks from London

Eiffel tower, Paris
Take a mini break to Paris from London

Paris is just 2 hours 15 minutes away from London using the high-speed Eurostar trains that travel city centre to city centre.

The Eurostar trains do make it possible to make a day tour to Paris from London.

But like London, you really need several days to get a real experience of what this great city of Paris offers.

And we offer more than eight short breaks to Paris, from budget to luxury, guided and independent.

Budget 3-day weekend breaks to Paris - full details

Overnight and 3-day short breaks to Paris - full details

Scotland short breaks by rail from London

Urquhart Castle, Scotland
Visit Urquhart Castle, on a multi day tour to Scotland

Like Paris, Edinburgh is connected to London by fast train. Using Edinburgh as a base you can explore the rest of Scotland even sampling the best of the Highlands of Scotland.

And again, like Paris the trains do make it possible to make a day tour to Edinburgh from London

Overnight tours are available if yo just want to concentrate on Edinburgh.

If you want to venture outside Edinburgh with a day in the Scottish Highlands then you will need an extra day.

Overnight tour to Edinburgh - full details

Budget 3-day weekend breaks to Scotland - full details

3-day mid-week break to Scotland - full details



Stonehenge Morning Half Day Tour - from £65
Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £70
Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - from £99
Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - from £92
Windsor, Stonehenge & Salisbury - from £85
Windsor & Bath Day Tour - from £85
Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - from £156.60
Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - from £88
Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - from £116
Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Jane Austen Centre) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - from £118
Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - from £85
Stonehenge & Avebury - from £114
Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - from £79
Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - from £128
Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - from £156.60
Bath, Cotswolds, Stonehenge & Avebury (Small Group) - from £156.60


Beatles Liverpool Day Tour - £198
Day Trip to Paris - from £259
Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £225


2-day Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath & Oxford - from £349
3-day Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & SW - from £275
5-day Peak District, Wales & Yorkshire- from £425
2-day private Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford - from £650
Budget 3 days in Paris - from £289 (not currently available)
Luxury 2 & 3 days in Paris - from £399 (not currently available)
2-day Edinburgh - from £312
3-day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £379 (not currently available)
3-day Edinburgh & Scotland Anytime - from £999
6-12-day tours of Great Britain and Ireland - from £1425

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