The Best Historical Tours in the UK

Journey Through Time: Unforgettable Historical Tours

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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure through time and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and culture of the UK. In order to find the absolute best historical tours to the UK, we've carefully analyzed each tour based on key criteria such as price, comfort, guest ratings, service, and activities to ensure an unforgettable journey. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of art and architecture, or a curious traveler seeking new experiences, these top-rated organized tours provide the perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. Great for museums & attractions, food, nightlife, and music, the UK is a terrific destination. So, let's find that perfect tour for your next trip below.


The Top 3:

  • 3 Days, $272.43

  • 5 Days, $486.49

  • 4 Days, $408.65

What are the historical tour options in the UK?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 28 trip options analyzed
  • $268 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 9 days in length
  • 4.66 of 5 average rating
  • 27 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of historical 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 4.66 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 27 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 6 days, with tours ranging from 2 to 9 days long. For physical activity, you'll find tours classified as easy, moderate, and relaxing, with most of them being easy. And for transportation, you can choose between coach / bus and train & rail, with most of them being coach / bus. With our thorough analysis of 28 historical 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 10 Best Historical Tours in the UK
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical 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

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage that has garnered a 4.6 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 3 days, this jouney will have 33 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests age 5 and older. Expertly organized by Timberbush Tours, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $91 per day.

  • Historical
  • Family
$272
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • 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

This memorable trip is offered by MacBackpackers which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $97 per day. Discover a journey that spans 15 destinations, with notable stops in Torridon, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, and Portree. Your adventure starts and ends in Edinburgh. The maximum group size is 27 people, welcoming guests age 18 to 39.

  • Historical
$486
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • 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

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 4 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 27 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests age 18 to 40. This trip takes you on an adventure to 10 destinations, including Loch Ness, Kyleakin, Portree, and Uig. Edinburgh will be the beginning and end of your trip. Brought to you by MacBackpackers, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $102 per day.

  • Historical
$409
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • 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

With this option you can experience an unparalleled voyage for 3 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 27 participants at most. With 9 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Fort William, Glencoe, Dunkeld, and Loch Ness, and more. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Edinburgh. MacBackpackers, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests guests age 18 to 39. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $103 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Historical
$310
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • 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 fantastic trip has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Along the way, this journey encompasses 15 destinations, including Storr Mountains, Kilt Rock, Uig, and Kyleakin. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Edinburgh. Lasting 3 days, the maximum group size is 27 people, and it's good for guests age 18 to 39. Organized by MacBackpackers, this is a great deal because it's only $103 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Historical
$310
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Globus



7 Days Glasgow to Edinburgh 8 Destinations 46 People at Most Ages 8 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. This itinerary covers 8 captivating destinations, with stops in Inverness, Pitlochry, St Andrews, and Stirling, among others. Begin your trip in Glasgow and complete it with a memorable finale in Edinburgh. Spanning across 7 days, the trip accommodates 46 individuals, and is suitable for guests age 8 to 80. Offered by Globus, this remarkable trip is priced at just $168 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$1,179
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Globus



6 Days Edinburgh to Glasgow 9 Destinations 46 People at Most Ages 5 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Globus has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 6-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 9 destinations, featuring Pitlochry, Culloden, Inverness, and Fort William. Your journey starts off in Edinburgh and finishes in Glasgow. With a group size of 46 people, it's suitable for guests age 5 to 80. This terrific trip also highights local culture and family-friendly activities. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $175 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$1,049
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by Highland Experience Tours



2 Days Start/End in Edinburgh 8 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 3 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.5 out of 5 rating. Uncover the beauty of 8 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Falkland, Doune, Glencoe, and Loch Ness. Edinburgh will be both the start and end of your journey. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. Spanning across 2 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 16 participants, and it's great for guests age 3 and older. Brought to you by the renowned Highland Experience Tours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $162 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$324
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by Rabbie's Tours



5 Days Start/End in London 15 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This 5-day journey is ideal for guests age 5 and older. And priced at only $215 per day, it's a great value, too. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Traverse through 15 enchanting destinations, with St Ives, Bodmin, Winchester, and Stonehenge among the must-see stops along the route. Your adventure starts and ends in London. It's offered by Rabbie's Tours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$1,075
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for historical tours.
by Highland Experience Tours



3 Days Start/End in Inverness 9 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 3 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $221 per day, this terrific 3-day trip is ideal for guests age 3 and older. This trip visits 9 destinations, including Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Eoropaidh, and Ullapool along the way. Inverness will be the beginning and end of your trip. Organized by the reputable Highland Experience Tours, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Family
$662
TourRadar

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How much do historical tours in the UK cost?

Average Daily Price Historical Tours
$268

After analyzing 28 historical tours in the UK, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $268 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for historical tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in the UK.

And for more information on United Kingdom, see United Kingdom Travel Costs and United Kingdom Hotel Costs.


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