UK trips to book in 2023
The UK offers remarkable destinations in abundance, but how to make use of your cherished time away? From sailing through the Scottish islands and Highlands to touring some of the country's finest stately homes or a once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting late Queen Elizabeth II’s final resting place, Tripsmiths serves up a plethora of outstanding trips to some of the country’s most incredible sites and experiences. Here’s our roundup of our best expert-led UK trips to book in 2023.
Explore the Peak District’s grandest homes and hunt for antiques with Paul Martin

You will explore five of the Peak District's finest country houses before retiring to your room at one of the oldest hotels in Britain. Paul Martin of the beloved Great Auction Showdown TV series, will provide tips and valuable antiques insight before accompanying you on a trip to browse Bolsover Antiques Centre, as well as joining them at Chatsworth House.

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Visit Norfolk and Sandringham with Lucy Worsley

One for slow-paced travel advocates and history-buffs alike, you will enjoy journeying through Norfolk's glorious scenery, famed for its wide skies, serene rivers and gorgeous coastline, it's no wonder the Royal Family head here to unwind. You'll be joined by acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley, who will give a fascinating talk about 'Sandringham and the Modern Monarchy' before joining you on a visit to the Royal Family's country retreat, and there's also plenty of time to enjoy all Norfolk has to offer.

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Explore Britain's finest palaces with royal expert Robert Hardman

Royal enthusiasts can expect insightful knowledge from Robert Hardman, respected Royal reporter and biographer, whilst exploring the lavish homes and dramatic lives of the Royal Family. You will delight in exploring the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle, during a private tour, as well as delving behind the rope at Hampton Court, and visiting late Queen Elizabeth II's resting place.

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Explore Scotland's islands by luxury yacht with Carol Kirkwood

You will set sail on this full-board small ship experience as it journeys through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the company of proud Scotswoman and weather presenter, Carol Kirkwood, who will be hosting a private talk and Q&A session. Amongst other quintessentially Scottish sites, you will set your eyes upon the glistening waters of Loch Ness and enjoy a tipple at the most remote pub in the British Isles, The Old Forge.

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