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Viva Holidays and VisitBritain have launched the travel version of a ‘new year new you’ goal: help your clients Experience Things Differently in Britain in 2024. You can even win a trip to Great Britain, too!

Viva Holidays and VisitBritain have launched the travel version of a ‘new year new you’ goal: help your clients Experience Things Differently in Britain in 2024. You can even win a trip to Great Britain, too!

Everyone is familiar with Great Britain. Iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Stonehenge, and Buckingham Palace are known and loved by Australians. Whether a first-time visitor or an avid returnee, there is always more to explore and more to uncover, including new ways to Experience Things Differently in Britain in 2024!

Joining ancient heritage sites, world-class shopping, and natural wonders, Britain has brand new cultural hubs, world class sports, eco-friendly stays, and gastronomic adventures in 2024.  

Southbank, overlooking the London Eye, London, England ©VisitBritain / Jessica Lemaitre
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Southbank, overlooking the London Eye, London, England ©VisitBritain / Jessica Lemaitre

Here are just a few of the incredible new attractions to Experience Differently in Britain this year:

  • Exciting new interactive heritage experiences are opening across the country, including Blackpool’s Showtown and Concours on Savile Row, combining fine cars and fine tailoring. 
  • Reimagined and reopening: Perth Museum (30 March), Jewry Wall Museum (autumn), and Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms (from mid-July through to September). 
  • Two new Boxhall food, beer, and music halls are opening in Bristol and Liverpool Street in London in 2024, plus Boxpark in Liverpool. 
  • The National Gallery has an upcoming jam-packed programme of events celebrating its 200-year anniversary. 
  • Also clocking 200 years of serving sweet tooths, Cadbury World in Birmingham will be celebrating in style. 
  • The ‘Best Restaurant in England’, Moor Hall in Aughton, is opening luxury food-focused lodges in 2024, perfect for gourmands. 
  • Soccer lovers will want to time their Britain visit with the UEFA Champions League final, held on 1 June at Wembley Stadium. 
  • June is also an ideal month for wellness travellers, with the Feel Good Festival offering all the good vibes in the Lake District. 
  • While Timothee Chalamet won’t be in Bath, the new ‘Wonka’ movie filming locations are, and they’re all set for visitors this year. 

Britain with the small group journey experts

Viva Holidays are big fans of showing your clients the best of a destination, helping you stay up with the hottest trends, too.  

With their hand-selected small group tours, self-drive holidays, hotel city stays, and comfortable rail journeys, they’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.  

There’s nothing like touring a destination with those passionate about revealing the place beyond the standard attractions. Small group journeys get your clients beyond the well-known, adding local experiences and flavours to the country’s most famous landmarks.  

Check out our picks from Viva Holiday’s Great Britain small group journeys. 

Experience the Highlights of Britain

England, Wales & Scotland
Fireworks as seen from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland ©George Clerk/Getty Images
Fireworks as seen from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland ©George Clerk/Getty Images

This is a classic route with a modern twist thanks to Back-Roads’ passionate trip leaders and local guides’ commitment to sharing more.  

This 11-day tour is a chance to delve deep into Britain’s fascinating history and culture. Commencing in England, the tour follows in the footsteps of famous writers and poets, followed by Northern Wales and Scotland. Expect great sites, great company, and great feasts on this Highlights of Britain adventure.  

Highlights include:

  • Britain’s most spectacular natural landscapes, from the Cotswolds to Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales, and stunning Lake District
  • Learning why Oxford is so much more than its university on an orientation walk
  • Discovering charming York, including Europe’s best preserved medieval shopping streets
  • Feeling like English nobility on a self-guided tour of Castle Howard’s grandeur and opulence
  • Why did Beatlemania grasp the world so firmly? Learn more at The Beatles Story museum

From $5,129 per person twin share. Learn more here.

Corners of Cornwall

England
Girl looking over Pednvounder, Cornwall, England ©VisitBritain
Pednvounder, Cornwall, England ©VisitBritain

The perfect opportunity to go beyond the beaches and windswept moors, this 8-day Back-Roads itinerary tours Southwest England’s postcard-perfect Corners of Cornwall

Touring with the experts leaves no stone unturned – from heritage destinations like Wells to idyllic fishing villages to the most scenic photo stops and flavour-filled gastronomic fare that Cornwell has become famous for of late.  

Highlights include:

  • Discovering the charms of Wells, a tiny market town
  • Tapping into the mystery and history of Dartmoor National Park
  • Enjoying the picturesque, historic port towns of Port Isaac, Padstow, and Falmouth
  • Touring one of England’s prettiest towns, St Ives
  • Soaking up the wild and untamed Jurassic Coast
  • Visiting magnificent Salisbury Cathedral

From $4,375 per person twin share. Learn more.

Three Countries of Britain Tour

England, Wales & Scotland
Ascending Pen yr Ole Wen, Snowdonia (Eryri), Wales ©VisitBritain / Daniel Struthers
Ascending Pen yr Ole Wen, Snowdonia (Eryri), Wales ©VisitBritain / Daniel Struthers

What better way to understand Great Britain than by touring its three countries – and the highlights that make it such an attractive destination.

Touring with British Heritage Tours in a luxury motorcoach, this 9-day Three Countries of Britain journey includes ancient landmarks, jaw-dropping scenery, and architecture beyond imagination. Guests even learn to play the bagpipes!  

Here’s what’s included:

  • The mysteries of Stonehenge and Bath’s gorgeous Georgian architecture
  • Dramatic Snowdonia, a delectable Welsh meal, plus a sea salt refinery visit
  • A breathtaking cruise across Lake Windermere
  • Bagpipe lessons, a tour of Edinburgh Castle, plus a dram or two at a celebrated distillery
  • York’s real-life ‘Diagon Alley’, plus a 3-course dinner in one of York’s historic inns
  • A tour of one of England’s most famous university towns, Cambridge

From $4,839 per person twin share. Find out more here.

Skye, Inverness & Jacobite Steam Train

Scotland
Looking out to sea on the Isle of Skye, Scotland ©VisitBritain/Michael Block
Looking out to sea on the Isle of Skye, Scotland ©VisitBritain/Michael Block

Scotland’s Highlands await on this incredible 5-day Isle of Skye, Inverness and Jacobite Steam Train tour.

The spectacular landscape, rugged wilderness, and stories of Scotland’s most engaging myths and legends make this an unforgettable journey in the shoulder season. Whiskey is sampled, tours are explored, and charm is guaranteed on this engaging adventure to Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye and Inverness.

Highlights include:

  • 4 nights in 3-star accommodation with breakfast daily
  • Touring the Culloden Battlefield
  • Visiting Scotland’s bronze-age cemetery, Clava Cairns
  • A Jacobite steam train journey from Fort William to Mallaig
  • Whiskey distillery and tasting tour
  • An exciting ferry crossing from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Travel by climate-controlled midi-coach

From $2,449 per person twin share. Discover more.

Want to Experience Things Differently in Britain for yourself? 

Little Venice, London, England ©VisitBritain / Francesco Stile
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Little Venice, London, England ©VisitBritain / Francesco Stile

Viva Holidays has done it again, working in partnership with VisitBritain to send you and your plus one to experience the very best of Britain!  

Yes, really. 

The winner will receive two return economy class airfares with Singapore Airlines, plus a $5,000 Viva Holidays gift voucher to redeem on any Great Britain travel arrangements! How cool is that?

Every night of British accommodation booked with Viva Holidays will gain you a point, and every return Singapore Airlines Air Tickets booking will net you two more points. The greater your points tally, the higher your chances to win!  

Get the deets

To learn more about Viva Holiday and VisitBritain’s newest campaign, head here.  

To book and get those prize points rolling, head to Mango, Viva Holidays’ booking platform. For high-value Great Britain itineraries, reach out to specialists@vivaholidays.com.au

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