Experience the UK & Ireland

Whether you're looking for cultural discoveries, a fun family escape, have a specific interest in food, art, architecture or the great outdoors, or are looking to plan a honeymoon or trip of a lifetime, the British Isles has so much to offer. As specialists in luxury tailor-made tours to the region, we can help you discover whatever it is you are looking for on your holiday to the UK & Ireland. To make it easier to plan your next great escape, we have put together a range of special interest trips. Everything we do at Ampersand is tailor-made, but let these itineraries inspire you, whether you are interested in scaling Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, touring the Scottish Highlands by train, not leaving your room on your honeymoon, or spending Christmas as a family at one of favourite country-house hotels.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Ampersand Favourites

To familiarise you with the Ampersand style, we have cherry-picked our favourite properties and itineraries, which have our utmost stamp of approval.

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Active Holidays

Whether you want to go trekking, sailing and horse riding in the Lake District or mountain-biking, fly-fishing and mountain biking in the Scottish...

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Honeymoons

In the run up to your wedding, planning your honeymoon can seem like just another thing on your endless to-do list. However, as...

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Family Holidays

As lives become busier and time more precious, family holidays have never been more popular. Experts in the field, we know that a...

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Trains

At Ampersand we believe that a train journey can be one of the best ways to see a country. Our range of train...

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Multi-Country Trips

Although relatively small on a world-wide scale, The UK and Ireland are comprised of several different countries – all in easy reach to...

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Spa &Wellness

Although we specialise in cultural tours of the UK and Ireland, we understand better than anyone that holidays are about relaxing and recharging...

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Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India

From our Instagram

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Travel down the #IrrawaddyRiver to #Mingun 🇲🇲
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Admire the pristine pagoda modelled after the mythical Buddhist Mt Meru & keep an eye out for the local saffron-robed monks
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If you’re after a romantic escape, look no further than #Alexa luxury yacht 🇮🇩
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Rise early to witness a spectacular sunrise over the terraced rice paddies in #Bali 🌿🌅
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And stay at the luxurious #COMOUmaUbud to experience #Ubud at its finest 🇮🇩
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Travel with us to spot elephants 🇿🇦🐘🐘🐘
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Has #ChineseNewYear inspired you to visit this fascinating country? It certainly has for us! 🇨🇳
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Explore #China on a tailor-made tour with us to delve into its rich culture, taste its world-renowned cuisine & stay at the exquisite #AmanSummerPalace
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We’re dreaming of #Amanoi’s deep blues today 🌊
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Sleek design, incredible views & spoiling amenities make it the ideal island getaway 🏝
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You’re bound to meet friendly locals like these in #Vietnam 🇻🇳
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Tour this wonderful country with us to immerse yourself in its energy, sweeping landscapes & fascinating history
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#Japan bursts with life especially when the neon-lights get switched on 🌃
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Spot #Geisha in #Kyoto at dusk & explore the nightlife in #Tokyo to experience its buzz 🇯🇵

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