Category Archives: VisitEngland
Best Value Tours have launched a free travel concierge service for visitors to the UK
How do we get to Paris ?
Need help planning your trip ?
Not sure of the best European tour option ?
Not sure the best way to visit Scotland ?
Coach tour or train tour ?
Budget or luxury ?
We are here for you………….
Simply email us or fill out our simple online form and one of experienced U.K travel staff will reply with a competent swift reply.
OUR BIG PROMISES TO YOU ARE
CHOICE: The best possible choice of sightseeing tours, transport and attraction
ADVICE: Simple, impartial advise to help find whats best for you
PRICE: Prices that match or beat the operators
SUPPORT: Support before, during and after your experience, you have experienced our services
Award Winning Travel Team Our dedicated and experienced reservation team know more about the sightseeing tours we offer than anyone else and always on hand to help with any enquiries and help you plan your trip. We go the extra mile to ensure your booking process is smooth, and guarantee to respond to all enquires within 6 hours.
U.K Travel Experts
Our extensively and on-going trained , professional British travel staff will respond with best advice to any of your queries , concerns and requirements. They will help you with anything from planning your U.K. itinerary , to assisting you with the booking , helping you to save precious time and money. Nothing is too much trouble even if it’s just a question of the best clothes to bring or general information to get the most out of your booking
Expert destination knowledge
Our expert Tour Consultants have all travelled extensively throughout the U.K and Europe. We have the experience to make travel arrangements of the highest calibre.
Excellence comes as standard
Best Value Tours
What’s New in Britain for 2013
From special anniversaries to cutting edge exhibitions, enticing attractions to mouth-watering musicals, the hottest hotel openings and brand new events for your travel calendar, VisitBritain presents its guide to What’s New in 2013 across London, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
So – what’s new in Britain?
2013 is a year of GREAT anniversaries. The 200th birthday of the publication of Pride and Prejudice will celebrate Regency Bath and Austen’s Hampshire as much as the timeless tale of wit and romance between Darcy and Elizabeth; while the 60th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Britannia coincides with the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. It’s the perfect time to visit the Britannia – the only place you can sneak a peek into Her Majesty’s bedroom.
2013 is a year of GREAT events. The Year of Natural Scotland will celebrate all that’s exciting about the great outdoors making it the best time to explore the country’s rugged landscapes and beautiful scenery. Meanwhile the first UK City of Culture will be Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland, tipped as one of the top 10 places to visit in 2013 by Lonely Planet. Join in a year-long programme of world-class music, art, dance and sports events, and discover a vibrant new visitor destination.
2013 is a year of GREAT culture. On stage Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw (aka M and Q in Skyfall) star in new play Peter and Alice; Helen Mirren reprises her role as The Queen in The Audience; and the award-winning play War Horse tours the UK, starting in Devon, where the original book is set. The Welsh National Opera takes on Madame Butterfly, Berg’s Lulu and Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen while fans of musicals will be happy with Hairspray at the Wales Millennium Centre and Wicked, which tours the UK in Autumn.
For art lovers there’s Lichtenstein at Tate Modern in February, The Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber at Hampton Court Palace, Vikings! at the National Museum of Scotland, a retrospective on David Bowie at London’s V&A and lots more fantastic exhibitions throughout the year.
2013 is a GREAT year to bring the kids to Britain. With a new Children’s Literature Festival in Cardiff, the launch of the £3.6million Tiger Territory at London Zoo and the tastiest musical of the year, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – directed by the man behind Skyfall, Sam Mendes – there’s plenty to keep children entertained in 2013.
2013 is a year of GREAT attractions. From 1 February The View from Shard will be a new must-do for visitors to the capital, while iconic and ancient attraction Stonehenge will benefit from a dramatically improved visitor experience, opening in Autumn.
Plus, read about exciting hotel and accommodation news: the opening of the much-anticipated Shangri-La at The Shard, restored castles in Wales Ruthin and Glandyfi and a new Malmaison in Dundee opening next year ahead of the arrival of a new V&A in Dundee, due to open in 2015.
In addition to fantastic new openings, don’t forget Britain’s GREAT annual events. Download VisitBritain’s guide to 2013’s annual events calendar here.
Visiting the U.K in 2013 ?- Plan ahead and save money !
Best Value Tours
VisitEngland has announced the start of a new partnership project to deliver local destination marketing and thematic campaigns throughout the country.
The three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’, will generate £365 million in additional tourism spend and has been funded by £19.8 million from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) with contributions from VisitEngland and the private sector.
Aimed at inspiring Britons to take more holidays at home, the project will stimulate employment to grow jobs in the tourism sector by 9,100 over the three years.
The investment focuses on working directly with destinations and the private sector to create a number of dedicated marketing campaigns throughout the country that will focus on specific areas and themes.
Destination campaigns will start to roll out over the next six months while themed campaigns will begin running in early 2013 to stimulate Easter and summer holiday bookings for next year.
Themes will focus on what England is most loved for including: Heritage, Coastal, Countryside, and Culture including Sport and Literature.
Business Tourism is also to receive support from the Regional Growth Fund and will build on VisitEngland’s work with destinations to grow the value of international conferences, events and conventions.
James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive said: “The RGF money is a huge boost for tourism in England.
“This project enables our public and private sector partners to work together to stimulate tourism and ultimately grow jobs throughout the country with particular emphasis on some local areas.
“This is a great time to launch and we hope that by riding on the crest of a wave of a successful London 2012 Olympic Games we will harness the swell of national pride and inspire Brits to take the home advantage and holiday at home this year and beyond.”
Best Value Tours