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Manchester & the Lake District Microgap

A microgap is all about experiences. It’s about living and breathing a place. With the Lake District just north of the vibrant city of Manchester, there’s no better place to embark on a short break that allows visitors to soak up the city buzz, and blow out the cobwebs all in one trip.
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Rail itineraries – Heritage Cities 5 day trip

This 5 day railway itinerary takes you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the country’s historical highlights, from the spectacular Norman relics of Lincoln to the Viking heritage of York and all the way north to the medieval gems of Edinburgh.

Yorkshire 4 Day Foodie Experience

This itinerary starts in the beautiful city of York. Founded by the Romans, it has one of the best-preserved medieval city walls and is dominated by its stunning gothic cathedral – York Minster.

Taste of the Lakes – 3 day itinerary

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, a designated UNESCO world heritage site and the focus of the itinerary. The area combines some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain with a rich food culture. Many of the famous Cumbrian food and drink products are still made in traditional ways – so of these are: Morecombe Bay shrimp, Cumberland sausage, salt marsh lamb, sticky toffee pudding, Kendal mint cake, Grasmere gingerbread, damsons, rum butter.

Bristol, Somerset & The Cotswolds – 3 day itinerary

Bristol is a bustling maritime city, where the historic rubs shoulders with the contemporary. But travel a little outside the city, for example to the North or the South and visitors are greeted with some of England’s finest countryside, quaint villages and a real flavour of this picturesque corner of England.

England’s Royal Residences – Day Trips

The Royal family is a crucial part of England’s rich past and present. And who wouldn’t want to take a look around where this family lives – or has lived - to see what it’s like living in a real palace or castle?

Rail itineraries – York day trip

York is an ancient city which has known everything from Roman rule to life as a Viking capital. Later, it was medieval England’s bastion against attacks from the Scots. The mark of this colourful history is to be found all around you in this city in its great wealth of historic buildings.

Bath and Bristol Microgap

A short break involves visiting a place. A microgap is about being immersed in a destination. And what better way to dive straight in than in the rich mineral waters of one of Britain’s cities?

The North Wales Way – 4 day itinerary

The North Wales Way follows an old trading route for 75 miles (120km) along the northern coast into Anglesey. It’s the trio of huge castles that immediately grab your attention: Beaumaris, Caernarfon and the walled citadel of Conwy. Together with Harlech, this cluster of immense 13th-century fortresses forms a UNESCO World Heritage site. This itinerary also features experiences demonstrating the wonderful and fresh produce North Wales has to offer, including a fishing trip, a vineyard tour and more.

The Cambrian Way, Wales – 4 day itinerary

The Cambrian Way is a complete north-south journey along the mountainous spine of Wales, running for 185 miles (300km) from coast to coast. It winds through two National Parks – Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons – and the big green spaces of the Cambrian Mountains in between. At the north end you’ll find the Victorian splendour of Llandudno. At the south is Cardiff, our capital city.

The Coastal Way, Wales – 4 day itinerary

The Coastal Way runs the entire length of Cardigan Bay. It’s a 180-mile (290km) route that travels between Wales’ dramatic coastline on one side and its stunning mountains on the other. This landscape lends itself to fantastic opportunities for coastal and woodland foraging with expert local guides, and there are also local wines, liqueurs and craft ales to sample.

Rail itineraries – Warwick day trip

Famously the home county of William Shakespeare, Warwickshire is crammed with historic sites, castles and the beautifully green rolling fields and forests of the English countryside.

Manchester, Chester & the Lakes – 3 Day Rail Itinerary – OLD

Think of Manchester and many think of football. But just north of this vibrant city, sits the enchanting countryside of The Lake District. And, 40 miles to the south, the historic city streets of Chester. Whilst these three destinations are close in distance, and can easily be combined as part of a visit to the North of England, the contrast between them has to be seen to be believed.

Taste of London Microgap

A short break explores a city. A microgap feels it, tastes it, and sees it from a whole new perspective. Take a buzzing city. A melting pot of cultures and cuisines. And some of the best aerial views in the world. Welcome to a London microgap – a taste of London, and a taste for heights.

London Craft Beer – 4 day itinerary

London’s craft beer scene is booming, with a whole host of taprooms and brewery tours now open to the public across the capital. This itinerary includes behind-the-scenes tours of some of the best microbreweries, and offers the chance to meet the brewers who are changing the way Londoners drink.