Monday, 16 April 2012

Travel to Britain for Beginners

This summer, millions of tourists will be flying to various parts of Europe to discover the architectural and historical treasures, scenery, cuisine, and culture. Without a doubt, many visitors will be making a stop In Britain to take in the iconic sites and famed countryside. For many it will be the first time in the U.K. and with so much to see and do, the best way to see it all is with an escorted tour. With numerous tours being offered from simple day and city excursions to longer 3 week full tours, there is an Itinerary suited to every type of traveler and budget. Regardless of how long you decide to stay or what your interests are, if it's your first time in Britain you'll certainly want to put some of these on your itinerary.

Great Britain

The City of London and its attractions, shopping, theater and nightlife is a destination in which visitors can spend as little as a day to experience the highlights yet stay for weeks and still not soak in all this city of royalty has to offer. The London Eye is now the top attraction in London and it is no wonder as the view of the city is spectacular atop the World's tallest observation wheel.
History buffs can find themselves busy in Britain hopping from mansions, castles and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral. The stories behind these walls are as impressive as the incredible architecture and these historical gems are deserving of their place as national treasures as should be on the list of "must sees" for any first time visitor.

A trip to Britain is not complete without a stop at one or more of their 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and numerous cultural icons such as the birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon, Westminster Abbey, Hadrian's Wall, Bath and Stonehenge. Beatles fans will enjoy retracing the steps of the Fab Four in Liverpool from their childhood homes to the bars they played in their early days and to where John and Paul first met.

A trip to the countryside for a winery tour is usually reserved for a side-trip to France however, with over 400 commercial wineries across the country, opportunities are plenty to stop in for a tour and sample the local flavors. Of course, nothing beats a visit to a one of the numerous local pubs for some unbeatable British Pub Grub and to savor a few pints.

Heading up into Scotland with the majestic green Scottish Highlands is a visual delight as plenty of Castles dot the countryside each with their own unique stories and tales of defeat and victory. A stop in Edinburgh is a must to visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Built between 1124 and 1153, it has been attacked 13 times and holds treasures of Scotland's Royalty. While in Edinburgh, make sure to check out the world-famous Military Tattoo held every August. North of Edinburgh, golfers can challenge themselves at the birthplace of the game St. Andrews. Further north holds yet more spectacular scenery among the Lochs and highlands of Scotland. Even if you don't get a glimpse of The Loch Ness Monster, the views will not disappoint.

Travel to Britain can be extremely busy as there is something to discover at every turn and as a region with such a rich history, it would be impossible to take it all in just on a vacation. Taking an Escorted Tour not only provides first class transportation, accommodation and most meals, but gives better insight into Britain with expert tour guides. Local guides make sure you hit all the hotspots while at the same time, introducing experiences and places that you otherwise would probably not even have known existed. For a first timer's trip to Britain, a tour is the best way to see all that is Britain in one package.

To discover Britain for the first time, consider an escorted tour through Globus Tours.

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