About us

British T.I.P.S. are experts in land travel in the United Kingdom and Europe. Founded in 1994, we have gone from strength to strength and have diversified into the USA, Middle East, Scandinavia, and Mediterranean.

Our team has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience, and are happy to assist in putting together the best holiday or corporate visit for you.

And if it isn’t on this website, that doesn’t mean we can’t book it. Give us a shout and we’ll do our best to help! Because British T.I.P.S. really is big enough to cope and small enough to care.
Email sales@britishtips.com or call 021 975 2047.


TOURS & SIGHTSEEING

Purchase your sightseeing tickets from us before you leave and be guaranteed entrance to your bucket list sights. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, most attractions are only allowing prebooked tickets so you may not even be able to purchase on the day. Whether it’s entry to an attraction or tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus, guided or private tours, boat trips or cruises, we can find it for you.

We also book entry to most major theme parks, including Disneyland® Paris, LEGOLAND®, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, PortaVentura, Parc Astérix, and more.

If you’re short on time, there is a host of day and half-day tours to take all over the world; if you have grander plans, we can offer that too. British T.I.P.S. uses only reputable, top-rated operators with a long history of making their clients happy. 

ACCOMMODATION

We offer a wide range of accommodation, from large chain hotels to boutique options, bijou Bed ‘n’ Breakfasts to grand castles and majestic manor houses, well-appointed apartments to Scottish camper vans and French self-steered boats. Our vast range covers major cities and the countryside  all over Europe and the UK.

SIGHTSEEING & THEATRE

Musicals, plays, operas, and other theatre is a ‘must do’ for visitors to London, Paris, Moscow, New York, etc. from classics like The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Mousetrap, The Lion King, and Mamma Mia to more modern options like Wicked, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Spamalot, and more.

SPECIAL EVENTS & INTERESTS

If there’s a special event, chances are, we’re the people who can book it for you! We are official agents for the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Tatton Park Flower Show, and Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rotterdam Jazz Festival, Keukenhof flower show, and more. 

We offer tickets to Premier League Football Matches, F1® Grand Prix, MotoGP™, and many other sporting events. Stadium tours can also be arranged.

Then there are whiskey tasting tours, the Swiss Chocolate Train, hot air balloons, and many more experiences can be booked through us.


CAR HIRE and PRIVATE TRANSFERS

Car hire offers a great-value way to see a country on your own terms, in your own time. We can also help you plan your self-drive trip. Competitive rates make exploring Britain and Ireland easy on the pocket. 

We can also arrange private transfers to hotels and attractions across the UK, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Far East.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT 

Visitor Oyster Cards for London

These are pre-loaded smartcards which allow you to use London transport on a pay-as-you-go basis. They replace the travelcards.

The visitor card does not require photo ID (unlike the card available to UK residents) and can be topped up as you go. It never expires so you can save it for your next trip.

Use it on: London Underground (Tube), bus, tram, Docklands Light Rail, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line cable car, Thames Clippers River Bus and most Rail services in London.


Britrail, Eurail, and the Eurostar

We book point-to-point (individual journeys) in England, Scotland, and Wales, selected Irish journeys, and multiple European countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. We also book rail passes, both flexible and consecutive for Britain and Europe.

Eurostar is the fast-train connecting the UK with France and Brussels via the channel tunnel, and we can option this to get the best rates for you.


 

National Express Coaches (buses)

National Express is a budget-friendly way to travel in the UK, plus coaches even service most of the main airports in the UK, including Heathrow and Gatwick. Pre-book your National Express Coach Trip to avoid wasting time queuing for your ticket – you just get on and go!


Ferries

Some of the islands off the UK and Europe are only accessible by ferry, such as Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Isle of Mann,  and the Shetlands. We will do our best to assist you in booking your ferries.

(Note that some ferries are not recommended during winter months, as the seas are stormy and routes may be cancelled at the last minute.)

 

(Please note: we do not issue visas and cannot assist with payments, appointments or applications. Please visit www.gov.uk for your UK visa needs. Thanks!)