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South East England Hidden gems

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From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

1. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Join a small group tour to South Downs National Park and see the white cliffs of the coast from London. You will visit the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head, and more on a guided tour.  Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. You will reach the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, or tea. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters. Your Guide will take you on a walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs and stunning scenery.

From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

2. From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

Take a day trip from London to marvel at the Stonehenge Inner Circle on an exclusive private tour of the ancient site outside of the usual opening times. After, head to Windsor and choose to either take a guided walking tour of the town or visit Windsor Castle. Depart early in the morning from central London and make your way to Stonehenge. Once there, enjoy exploring this ancient site without the crowds as most regular visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stones. Enter the stone circle itself, and stand beside the magnificent stones towering above you. Soak up the peace and quiet as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best. Following the visit to Stonehenge, make your way to the beautiful town of Windsor, where you will either take a walking tour or enter Windsor Castle. On the walking tour, admire the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as Queen Charlotte Street, the shortest street in Britain. See Windsor Castle from the outside, and learn about the history, culture, and heritage of this Royal Borough. Alternatively, choose to visit Windsor Castle itself, home to British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. Admire this royal residence up close before returning to London. The itinerary is reversed depending on what time you start the tour.

London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

3. London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

Begin with a pickup from your central London hotel and a drive through London and out into the Oxfordshire countryside. Your first stop will be in Oxfordshire, where you will visit the villages that became the village of Downton. Have photographs outside Matthew Crawley’s house, and see the Hospital, the village church, and the two village pubs. Discuss the filming with the locals and visit inside a village home used in the filming (owner being in of course). Have time to buy Downton souvenirs before moving on. Visit several other villages, plus a farm, which will be a secret to surprise you on the day. Leaving the villages behind you, start to head cross country to Highclere Castle. On the way to the castle, take an authentic countryside pause, stopping for lunch at an old English pub. Arrive at Highclere Castle after lunch, where your tour continues. Your expert guide will explain all there is about the castle’s history as well as the Downton locations you will see before you enter the rooms. Later in the afternoon why not have a cream tea, before returning to London.

From London: Peppa Pig World Entrance Ticket and Transfer

4. From London: Peppa Pig World Entrance Ticket and Transfer

Depart from London and travel by bus to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park. Explore a variety of big rides, small rides, play areas, entertainment, and an astonishing collection of exotic birds and animals, all set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland. Enjoy 9 fabulous rides including The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride, Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa’s Little Train, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, and a ride in a "cloud" around Windy Castle! Visit the large indoor play area, Georges Spaceship Playzone, and superb animated-themed attractions including a chance to visit Peppa and her family in their house!  See the Park’s own little corner of Africa and discover the amazing animals and birds of the savanna. See meerkats, porcupines, lizards, mongooses, and other animals of all shapes and sizes to delight and entertain. Visit The House of Magic, and see a brand new 4D Film for 2020 at the Paultons Show Street Cinema. Jump into the on-screen action while experiencing the cinema’s 4D effects including specially designed moving chairs, water sprays, blasts of air, leg ticklers, and even bubbles! Get your adrenaline fix on the breathtaking ride, EDGE. Swoop and spin through the air reaching a height of 15 metres on a giant disc that travels along a 90-metre track featuring a "camelback" hill to create an amazing floating sensation. EDGE was the first ride of its type in the UK and perfectly complements the Park’s other thrilling rides including The Cobra and Magma. Kids can enjoy the Water Kingdom with a variety of water jets, giant tipping buckets, sprays, fountains, and super soakers. This huge 8,500 foot kids’ splash park features more than 20 different ways of getting wet and has a seated patio area nearby so parents can relax whilst watching the fun. Visit Tornado Springs, a storm-ravaged, Midwest desert town. Step back in time as you explore 1950s America, covering 4 acres and featuring over 8 fun rides and attractions alongside a diner and garage-themed shop. New for 2022, grab your seat aboard Farmyard Flyer; a crazy aeroplane-themed family coaster flying into Tornado Springs at Paultons Park.

From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

5. From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque beach or grab an ice cream. Visit Laugharne, and stand in awe before this village’s towering castle. Carry on towards Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill, nestled within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Roam across the ramparts and experience stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Make your way to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories, before returning to Aberystwyth later on that evening. Day 3: Harlech Castle and Chester Watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you make your way to Harlech Castle, one of the most popular castles to see in the whole of the UK. Take the chance to witness the sea views and learn about its war-torn history. Stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before journeying to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. Head to the cathedral, rebuilt in the Gothic style from 1250 onward. Arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

London: Secret Societies & Occult Adventure with a VIP guide

6. London: Secret Societies & Occult Adventure with a VIP guide

Meet your guide at St James’s Palace, one of the oldest royal palaces in London. From here, your guide will take you to one of the first places in London devoted to the study of magical arts. Afterwards, see where the 19th century secret society named the Suicide Circle was based. Walk along Pall Mall to the oldest occult bookshop in London. Discover stories about the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn and its members. Continue to the Charring Cross Hotel, where the French occultist Eliphas Levi allegedly performed an act of necromancy. Follow your guide to Cleopatra's Needle on Victoria Embankment, a stone obelisk surrounded by dark legends. Learn how it was brought to London and why some Londoners are still obsessed with Egyptian mythology. Continue to the Freemasons quarter, passing the building where the Ordo Templi Orientis secret society is based. The most influential member was English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. Walk past another occult society before arriving at the British Museum. Learn how pagans and members of secret societies pay tributes to idols in the museum. Discover the history of the occult on this walking tour of London.

London: Iconic Theatres Walking Tour

7. London: Iconic Theatres Walking Tour

The legendary walking-tour of London theatres - featuring the best stories from over 400 years of the English stage. The greatest anecdotes, biggest hits and most infamous disasters! Involving an all-star cast including William Shakespeare, Laurence Olivier, Julie Andrews, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis..and many more! Discover the history behind the most legendary theatres in London - including The Duke of York's, Noel Coward, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Her Majesty's Theatre, Harold Pinter Theatre, Prince of Wales, Lyric, Apollo, Gielgud, Sondheim, Palace, Ambassadors, St Martin's, The Arts, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Fortune, Lyceum, National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe..plus a final top-secret theatre location! If you'd like to know more, head to londontheatrewalk.com

London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

8. London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

On this 3-hour tour, hear all about the birth of the greatest rock band of all time: The Rolling Stones. From their early hang-outs on King's Road in Chelsea and the flat they shared, this tour takes you down to the band’s spiritual home in Richmond via venues and locations that all Rolling Stones fans will want to experience. Pass by the Chelsea Drugstore, immortalized in the hit “You Can't Always Get What You Want” and visit the celebrated Half Moon pub in Putney, where the Stones often played. Then, continue to Olympic Studios where The Stones recorded six albums between 1966 and 1972 before heading to the original Crawdaddy Club locations, stopping at The Bull's Head pub along the way, another one of West London's famous music venues. Visit the spot where the band first met The Beatles and signed Decca Records. After Eel Pie Island, stop at the Richmond Athletics Association grounds.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 72 reviews

The ride was exactly as described and gave me a nice day. It was very impressive to experience the nature of southern England in December. I was traveling with a nice little group and the guide gave us a lot of information about the country and the villages. We spent the lunch break in a small rustic country inn on a farm. There is also a small farm shop where you can buy organic goods and plants.

The weather was not perfect but the guide, Adam was great trying to best plan for the day considering the weather conditions and provide lots of historical background making the trip fun. Also the mini bus was a top quality making the ride very comfy. Definitely recommend and I'll be back in a summer time.

It’s one of the most amazing and intense trip I had in UK. Adam is the best! He makes sure that all guests will make the most memorable time despite the weather. If given a chance, I would love to do this tour again on a different season. All the places we visited are beautiful and captivating! ❤️❤️❤️

Everything was perfect. We were super lucky with the weather and our tour guide was fantastic. Truly amazing day.

Absolutely amazing! Exceeded my already high expectations!