Wow, Jan is hitting it out of the park with accommodations. We spent two lovely evenings at the Acorn Inn in Evershot, Dorset, known for its historic setting AND award-winning chef!
Mr & Mrs King, California, USA
We were not disappointed by our British travel planner, Jan Redler, we were greeted at passport check in, accompanied through baggage and delivered to our driver for a comfy ride to the countryside.
Mr & Mrs King, California, USA
“I have to congratulate [you] on the work and planning that had to go into the itinerary for this trip. The holiday was really enhanced by the expertise and attention to detail by our lovely tour manager Alison, our first class driver Mark and a great group of travelling companions.”
Mr S C, United Kingdom
I had a wonderful time in the UK, thank you. I'm so glad I went!
Jane Johnson, NY
Dai was AMAZING, today was definitely our favorite day so far. Dai was very easy going, funny and friendly - he introduced us to laver bread and shared so much information about the area.
Mr & Mrs Collins, USA
Dear Jan and Robin, we had a truly memorable tour of South Wales! Fiona took great care of us and showed us many hidden gems. She added much to our expected itinerary and was so accommodating in tailoring our trip to our interests. We want to thank you both so much for arranging everything so capably.
Mary Lane, OH
Dear Neil! Thank you for making our trip the best!
Mia and other members of the Green Guide tour group from Sweden
Thank you Neil Redler for some wonderful days and co-operation.
Christina Högardh-Ihr, The Green Guide, Sweden
Dear Robin, we greatly appreciate all of the time and resources you provided in order to arrange our travels in Croatia in July. We are sending along some local produce found in the Northern Sacramento Valley where we reside. Thank you again.
Barbara and Tom Burkett, Chico, CA
Hi, Jan. Your taxi to the airport was the best suggestion. Driver was a retired policeman... We chatted the whole way and it saved me the stress of trying taxi plus train or trains to get to Manchester. Never thought any tour would exceed WHW 2009, but the last two weeks have been the best experience ever! Cymru am Byth! Dymuniadau Gorau to you Jan.
Karen Conley, Quarryville, PA
We are very much enjoying Wales… We love the room. And the wine. Thank you! Also, given the temp of high 80s, it was perfect timing to get a room with air conditioning. Oh almost forgot. Our tour guide/driver for Snowdonia and more was Carl. He is terrific!
Mr & Mrs Weaver, USA
Every trip exceeds the one before with special moments, surprises and individualized care all within our budget!! Thanks Jan and staff for making each trip “the trip of a lifetime”!
Bonnie Bollwinkel, Monterey, CA
Thank you for all you did to ensure this was a pilgrimage, not just a trip. We love you!
Carol, Dirk and the mighty band of pilgrims, Los Altos, CA
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the UK and Ireland - visit historic cities, famous English castles, Welsh castles and majestic cathedrals, or admire ancient archaeological sites, world-class museums and sumptuous palaces.
Windsor Castle, England
The UK and Ireland's rich history has been enticing travellers from around the globe for centuries with many people travelling just to visit famous english castles. Thousands of years of stories are told through the rich tapestry of cities, castles and cathedrals going back as far as the Roman Empire and beyond. Stonehenge, for example, is a prehistoric site in south west England which dates back almost 5,000 years! And remember that Royal Oak members benefit from free admission to National Trust properties in the UK.
Wales alone has over 400 castles to be explored! Caernarfon Castle in North Wales, for example, is one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Britain, and formed part of King Edward 1's famous 'ring of steel' - a chain of castles built in the 13th Century to subdue the Welsh population.
Strata Florida (pictured below), which translates from Latin as Vale of Flowers, is the romantic ruin of a former Cistercian abbey, founded in 1164, near Tregaron in mid Wales. This is just one of many historic buildings in Wales that are calling out to be explored!
Scotland is recognised the world over for its many beautiful castles, from the impressive Eilean Donan, one of the most recognised castles in Scotland, to Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, home of the legendary monster. Balmoral Castle was the favourite Scottish residence of Queen Victoria and is a royal residence to this day and imposing Sterling Castle is perhaps one of the most important castles in Scottish history.
Ballindalloch Castle is one of the finest surviving examples of a Scottish Baronial Castle and tourists flock from around the globe to visit this 'Pearl of the North', located between Aberdeen and Inverness. Brodie Castle in Moray, North East Scotland, is a fabulous 16th century castle with Jacobite connections, which boasts a 71 acre estate containing landscaped gardens and the national daffodil collection.
Known to many as the ‘Father of the National Parks’ in the USA, John Muir was born in Scotland and spent the first 11 years of his childhood there. Why notfollow in the footsteps of John Muir on a tailor-made tour with Janet Redler Travel?
England is also famed for its castles and palaces, so what better way to explore over 1,000 years of history with a tour of its royal buildings? The beautiful Queen's House in Greenwich, London, famous as the first Classical style building in England, re-opened in 2016 after a major refurbishment and is well worth a visit. For fans of the TV series The Crown, our Royal Britain Tour brings ths history of Britain's monarchy to life.
Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire is one of England's largest historical sites and this vast medieval fortress, which endured a famous seige and later became an Elizabethan pleasure palace, has a fascinating history.
The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle
For those interested in maritime history and the story of the modern day system of time, there is nowhere better to explore than Greenwich in London. 'Maritime Greenwich' is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visitors to Greenwich can stand on the Prime Meridian Line and discover the remarkable history of Greenwich Mean Time.
Orford Castle in Suffolk boasts one of England's most remarkable keeps
Britain is well known for its wealth of Roman remains and artefacts, which date back to the beginning of the first millennium AD. From the well-preserved Roman baths of Aquae Sulis (now the city of Bath) to Hadrian’s Wall near the Scottish border, a tailor-made tour of Roman Britain with Janet Redler Travel & Tourism will take in the country's most significant Roman sites and treasures.
Oxford, pictured above, is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You’ll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax.
The Shambles, a medieval street in York
York in the north of England is one of England's greatest cities, which dates back to Roman times and was once a major Viking settlement. York has long been the second seat of the Church of England after Canterbury.
King Arthur is one of Britain’s greatest legendary figures, with his origins lost in the mists of time. The mythical king, who many think could have been a real person, is associated with numerous landmarks across the country. Enjoy a tailor-made tour exploring King Arthur's Britain with Janet Redler Travel & Tourism, discovering the sites and locations linked to Arthurian legend.
Or follow in the footsteps of one of Britain's more recent leaders, on one of our tailor-made Churchill Tours. Discover Britain in World War Two with visits to the most important sites associated with Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as well as the places which played a key role in the war. Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, pictured below, is one of England’s finest stately homes and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Battle Abbey in Sussex (pictured below) is built on the site of the Battle of Hastings, one of the defining moments of English history, which took place in 1066 and saw the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings of England, Harold II, defeated by the Norman Conqueror, William. The abbey, battlefield and visitor centre offer a fascinating insight into the dramatic events that took place there.
Discover the history of the UK and Ireland through its archives, collections and manuscripts on a tailor-made tour with Janet Redler Travel. The Book of Kells at Trinity College Dublin is one of the most famous manuscripts in the world, but there are many other historical documents which shed light on the fascinating history of these countries.
Ironbridge in Shropshire was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
Great Britain was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the UK and Ireland have been at the forefront of industrial development for over 200 years. At Janet Redler Travel, we can manufacture the perfect tailor-made tour for you or your group exploring theindustrial heritage of the British Isles.
Why not take alocation tour of your favourite TV and movie dramas filmed in Britain and Ireland? Step back in time, for example. to explore the lives of the English aristocracy and their servants in an Edwardian country house or view the spectacular scenery of Northern Ireland as seen in the well known series Game of Thrones®.
Or how about enjoying a tailor-made heritage tour to discover Ireland's ancient east? Ireland’s ancient east boasts the earliest evidence of human settlement in the country and an abundance of historical sites that enable visitors to trace the development of civilisation, society and religion in Ireland.
The human story of Britain and Ireland goes back thousands of years and there are dozens of ancient sites to visit and explore. From hill forts to henges and stone circles to burial chambers, a tour of ancient Britain and Ireland with Janet Redler Travel will unearth 5,000 years of history for you or your group.
There is so much to see on a luxury vacation to the UK and Ireland - browse our website or contact us directly to find out more about the range of luxury tours we offer, which can be tailor-made to meet your needs.