UK - Active Experiences

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 Highlands, the UK & Ireland is the perfect backdrop to an action-fuelled adventure. If you love the great outdoors but are looking for something more relaxed on your holiday, staying at one of our luxurious country-house hotels will allow you to brush up on your tennis, enjoy private polo tuition or play a game of golf on one of the country’s top greens. Browse our active itineraries below for ideas on how to create your own bespoke adventure.

James Bond in London: The Ultimate 007 Experience

James Bond Martini London

6 days from £3,674 / $5,327

Sexy, glamorous and action packed, London is possibly the most exciting city in the world. This itinerary offers the ultimate 007 Bond...

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The Best of Scotland & Ireland: The Ultimate Luxury Vacation

Ashford Castle Cong Ireland Ampersand Travel 2

15 days from £7,365 / $11,784

This itinerary offers a perfectly balanced and varied taste of Scotland and Ireland. Stay in the finest hotels in the...

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Outdoors Lover's Paradise... A Luxury Tour of the UK's Lakes, Lochs and Brochs

Outdoor Lovers Paradise UK Itinerary 8

10 days from £2,670 / $4,272

Great Britain has a great deal to offer lovers of the outdoors and this tailor-made itinerary allows you to explore...

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Grand Tour of Scotland

Grand Tour Of Scotland UK Itinerary 3

11 days from £2,564 / $4,102

This 11 day itinerary takes you on a tour of Scotland's highlights visiting whisky distilleries, world-class golf courses, scenic glens,...

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Journey into The Scottish Highlands

Journey To Highlands UK Itinerary 12

11 days from £3,045 / $4,872

The Scottish Highlands are considered the last great wilderness of Europe and this 11 day tour takes you on a...

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Boutique Blighty... Luxury Tailor-made Tour of England

Boutique Blighty 10

12 days from £3,407 / $5,451

This 12 day tour allows you to enjoy England's highlights from the comfort of some of the country's best boutique...

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Learn to be an English Gentleman or Lady

Learn How To Be An English Gentleman UK Itinerary 17

6 days from £1,868 / $2,529

This 6 day town and country itinerary lets you experience the Connaught and the luxurious Coworth Park in Berkshire. Shop...

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Castles of Scotland... A Grand Historic Tour

Wedding Aldourie Castle

10 days from £8,665 / $13,864

This is the ultimate luxury tour of Scotland showcasing her most sensational experiences – from the vibrant culture of Edinburgh...

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I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
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
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
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
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

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Monks in #Myanmar (#Burma) 🇲🇲
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Buddhism runs strong through the country’s veins - not only are 90% of the Burmese Buddhist, but many children are monks in training and call ancient monasteries home 🧘🏽‍♂️
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Sunsets at the @gallefacehotel are the best welcome to #Colombo, especially when watching their flag ceremony from the iconic checkerboard terrace with a G&T in hand 🌅
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We also love the wonderful @maniumpathy_boutique_hotel, which is truly an oasis of tranquility within this city 🌿
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Atmospheric rural villages, mirror-still lakes and gracious locals sum up #Myanmar (#Burma) for us 🌅
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Happy #Holi to all of you! 🇮🇳✨
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‘Traditionally to welcome the coming of spring, this joyful festival is filled with colour, music, dancing and great energy’ @the_ampersander
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In #Japan, the lesser-known plum tree (‘ume’ #梅) blossoms in February - March 🌺
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Visit at this time to admire these special flowers and beat the crowds that swarm the country during cherry blossom peak season 🌸
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Cascading rice terraces greet you in #Ubud 🍃🍃🍃
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Balinese women make daily offerings of vibrant flowers and fruit to the gods 🍊🍐🍌🍎🌺💐
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Don’t miss out on #Teardrop’s new boutique hotels while touring #SriLanka 🇱🇰
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Each sleek property brings a fresh twist to the traditional hill country - from #NineSkies in #Ella to #CamelliaHills in #Dickoya, plus #Goatfell in #NuwaraEliya 🍃
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#Milaidhoo is magic at all hours - be it in broad daylight, at sunset or under a starry sky - as our General Manager @emilyjanegillman witnessed last week!🏝
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The ultimate beach destination, the #Maldives can easily top or tail a tailor-made Ampersand tour & makes for a perfect honeymoon 🇲🇻
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