Scotland & England Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $5,599 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Scotland & England Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Jun-Aug

Castles & Countryside from Edinburgh to Yorkshire Dales

Get ready for exciting adventures in the borderlands of Scotland and England. Hike the most scenic sections of Hadrian’s Wall and discover its fascinating history. Experience the vibrant cycling culture of the Yorkshire Dales. From medieval castles and abbeys to inviting pools at our country estate hotels, come have fun with us in the United Kingdom!

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Walk/Hike
Bike

Highlights

  • Journey with your family through two counties by bike and on foot, experiencing rich history and stunning vistas of moors and river valleys
  • Cruise to the Farne Islands, a National Nature Reserve, and see a seal colony and thousands of seabirds
  • Listen to ancient folk music from a leading bagpipe musician and learn about this handcrafted instrument
  • Ride through the Yorkshire Dales, a cyclist’s paradise and the 2014 Grand Départ of the legendary Tour de France
Scotland and England Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Scotland & England

Start Edinburgh

End London

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your adventure in the World Heritage gateway city of Edinburgh • Marvel at ancient castles and fortifications, the result of Viking and Roman invasions • Cycle across the border between Scotland and England on peaceful country roads through rolling farmland • Discover Melrose Abbey and the charming town of Melrose, renowned for its ties to rugby • Unwind in a luxurious castle-hotel with a lovely spa and stunning views • Listen to a traditional musical demonstration by a local friend whose family has handcrafted bagpipes for generations • Experience a memorable dinner at a working farm, where we savor the fresh flavors of the land.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel
Kelso
Premiere Hotel

A luxurious country estate nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Scottish Borders, featuring elegant rooms with traditional décor and outstanding service. (spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

All aboard for an exciting day of sea life and castles! • Set out on a cruise to Farne Islands, a National Nature Reserve off of Northumberland’s coast and home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins and a large colony of grey seals • Enjoy classic fish and chips before walking a white sand beach • Take a private tour of the moody and dramatic Bamburgh Castle, a royal fortress and film location of Indiana Jones and Macbeth • Relax in our exquisite hotel and spa retreat.

Accommodations
Matfen Hall

(1 night)

Night 3

Matfen Hall
Northumberland
Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by 300 acres of unique parkland in the heart of Northumberland, this exquisite family-run inn is an atmospheric getaway dating back to the 17th century. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Journey into the Yorkshire Dales, the site of such classic tales as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights • Hike along Hadrian's Wall, passing dry-stone walls and fields of sheep • Cycle the river valleys and charming towns of Yorkshire Dales National Park, England’s mecca for cyclists • Continue through looming green dales into the Nidderdale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • Hop off the saddle and explore the quaint shops in the picturesque market town of Pateley Bridge • Sip celebratory afternoon tea • Learn about birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry from an expert • Ramble through fields and dales and explore a folly of a Druid’s Temple • Extend your vacation in Edinburgh or London, our fascinating gateway cities.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Swinton Park Country Club & Spa
Masham
Premiere Hotel

This historic award-winning castle-turned-hotel boasts ornate ceilings and priceless art, as well as locally sourced fare and indoor, outdoor and hydrotherapy pools. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel
Kelso

Premiere Hotel

A luxurious country estate nestled in the peaceful surroundings of the Scottish Borders, featuring elegant rooms with traditional décor and outstanding service. (spa)

Night 3

Matfen Hall
Northumberland

Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by 300 acres of unique parkland in the heart of Northumberland, this exquisite family-run inn is an atmospheric getaway dating back to the 17th century. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Swinton Park Country Club & Spa
Masham

Premiere Hotel

This historic award-winning castle-turned-hotel boasts ornate ceilings and priceless art, as well as locally sourced fare and indoor, outdoor and hydrotherapy pools. (pool, spa)

From $5,599 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $5,599 /person

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