The Best Affordable Budget Tours to the UK

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Get ready for an incredible adventure to the UK without breaking the bank with these fantastic budget tours. We've carefully analyzed a wide range of tours from highly reviewed companies, ensuring that you get the best value for your money. From affordable prices and positive guest ratings to excellent service, exciting destinations, and engaging activities, these handpicked tours prove that you can have a remarkable travel experience on a budget. So pack your bags and get ready to explore the UK on a fantastic organized tour without compromising on fun and adventure.


The Top 3:

  • 4 Days, $399.17

  • 5 Days, $475.20

  • 3 Days, $302.86

What are budget and low-cost tours like in the UK?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 8 trip options analyzed
  • $89 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 5 days in length
  • 4.7 of 5 average rating
  • 28 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of budget tours in the UK, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 28 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 3 days, with tours ranging from 2 to 5 days long. With our thorough analysis of 8 budget tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that the UK has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 8 Best Budget Tours in the UK
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by MacBackpackers



4 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 10 Destinations 27 People at Most Ages 18 to 40 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic journey has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. This trip visits 10 destinations, including Portree, Uig, Fort William, and Glencoe along the way. Your adventure starts and ends in Edinburgh. Lasting 4 days, the maximum group size is 27 people, and it's good for guests age 18 to 40. Organized by MacBackpackers, this is a great deal because it's only $100 per day.

  • Historical
$399
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by MacBackpackers



5 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 15 Destinations 27 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. Experience a trip that takes you to 15 remarkable destinations, including Dunkeld, Culloden, Loch Ness, and Inverness. Edinburgh will be the beginning and end of your trip. Spanning across 5 days, the journey accommodates 27 individuals, and is suitable for guests age 18 to 39. Offered by MacBackpackers, this remarkable journey is priced at just $95 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Historical
$475
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by MacBackpackers



3 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 15 Destinations 27 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by MacBackpackers has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating. On this 3-day voyage you can unwind while also making new memories. Explore 15 incredible locations on this trip, including Pitlochry, Cairngorms National Park, Culloden, and Loch Ness. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Edinburgh. With a group size of 27 people, it's suitable for guests age 18 to 39. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $101 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
$303
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by MacBackpackers



3 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 9 Destinations 27 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this trip that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.8 out of 5 rating. Discover a journey that spans 9 destinations, with notable stops in Loch Ness, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, and Portree. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Edinburgh. Spanning across 3 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 27 participants, and it's great for guests age 18 to 39. Brought to you by the renowned MacBackpackers, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $101 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Coach / Bus
$303
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget tours.
by Timberbush Tours



2 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 11 Destinations 19 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

This 2-day trip is ideal for guests age 5 and older. And priced at only $76 per day, it's a great value, too. This terrific trip also highights local culture and family-friendly activities. This trip takes you on an adventure to 11 destinations, including Aviemore, Dalwhinnie, Glasgow, and Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Edinburgh kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. It's offered by Timberbush Tours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$152
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget tours.
by Timberbush Tours



3 Days Start/End in Glasgow 12 Destinations 33 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $89 per day, this terrific 3-day trip is ideal for guests age 5 and older. With 12 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Fort Augustus, Laggan, Pitlochry, and Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and more. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Glasgow. Organized by the reputable Timberbush Tours, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Historical
  • Family
$266
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget tours.
by Timberbush Tours



2 Days Start/End in Glasgow 7 Destinations 32 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. With a duration of 2 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 32 people, and is good for guests age 5 and older. Along the way, this journey encompasses 7 destinations, including Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Stirling, and Glencoe. Glasgow will be both the start and end of your journey. This fantastic option, organized by Timberbush Tours, presents an unbeatable value at just $76 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$152
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget tours.
by Timberbush Tours



2 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 7 Destinations 32 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 2 days, this journey has a maximum size of 32 individuals. Welcoming guests age 5 and older, it is organized by Timberbush Tours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This itinerary covers 7 captivating destinations, with stops in Loch Ness, Glasgow, Stirling, and Glencoe, among others. Your adventure starts and ends in Edinburgh. With an emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $76 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$152
TourRadar

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How much do budget tours cost in the UK?

Average Daily Price Budget Tours
$89

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for budget tours when planning a visit to the UK. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of budget tours in the UK based on data from 8 options is an affordable $89 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in the UK.

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