Last Minute Bank Holiday Breaks for those Wanting to Explore Close to Home

Last Minute Bank Holiday Breaks for those Wanting to Explore Close to Home

With the August Bank Holiday just around the corner, Rabbie’s has the perfect solution for a last-minute getaway to explore some of the country’s hidden gems. From small Cotswold communities to the misty isle and rejuvenating Lake District, Rabbie’s has tours departing over the long weekend to suit every type of traveller.

The award-winning small-group tour operator has several departures across the UK over the bank holiday weekend. With its guaranteed departure policy – those that book are sure to have a great time. Travel in top of the range mini-coaches while hearing stories from an insightful driver guide.

Every adventure promises a scenic journey beyond the guidebooks. With the following itineraries departing this bank holiday weekend.

Rabbie's Bank Holiday tours of the Cotswolds

Explore quintessential Cotswold villages: This one-day Oxford & Traditional Cotswold Villages tour from London introduces guests to smaller, less-frequented communities. Travel through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty en route to your first stop, Oxford, before continuing on to the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds‘ – Burford. The small market town boasts enormous character and depth, with its main street lined with quaint properties.

Take in the local charm and meet with hospitable locals, and if you’re thirsty, try a traditional English ‘Afternoon Tea’. Make the short journey to Bibury, dubbed the prettiest village in England by William Morris, to stroll its charming streets and fairy-tale-like Arlington Row before embarking on the comfortable journey back to London. Prices for the one-day tour start from £85 per person departing Monday 30 August 2021.

Rabbie's on a tour in Wales

Wander the lands of myths and legends on the ‘Misty Isle’: A tour to the Isle of Skye guarantees awe-inspiring views and natural wonders. This three-day tour from Edinburgh makes the quaint and cultural town of Portree its base for two nights. From here, explore the geographical wonders of Trotternish Ridge, the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Visit the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle, taking in its sweeping views and impressive structures – where the wine cellar is still very much in use to this day.

This tour also takes guests to the gorgeous Eilean Donan Castle, nestled on an island where three lochs meet Loch Ness and the pine-clad region of Perthshire. Prices for the three-day tour start from £215 per person departing Saturday 28 August 2021.

The beautiful hill in the Lake District on a bright sunny dayRejuvenate your senses in the Lake District: Let the soaring mountains refresh your mind, the lakes calm your worries, and the quaint houses and lanes make you yearn for a long-forgotten age with Rabbie’s one-day Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District tour. Learn the tales from Windermere, England’s largest lake, before admiring Wordsworth’s cosy Dove Cottage.

Take a leisurely cruise from Bowness before travelling around the southern tip of Windermere towards Coniston Water. Thanks to the small size of your coach, you’ll travel through narrow country lanes en-route to Grasmere for a taste of the legendary gingerbread or soak up the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.

In stark contrast to the villages of the Lake District, stop by the majestic medieval town of Lancaster and admire its spectacular caste that dominates the surrounding district. This one-day tour from Manchester starts from £52 per person departing Monday 30 August 2021.

Rabbie’s operates sustainability-focused, eco domestic travel options, ensuring that the places we love are there for future generations to enjoy and advocates ‘taking only photos and leaving only footprints’. Rabbie’s tours provide worry-free journeys so guests can enjoy a sustainable staycation without concerns.

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