British TIPS is a trusted South African tour operator and travel wholesaler founded in 1994, specialising in the UK and Europe. We offer an extensive range of products and services covering land travel and sightseeing, from budget to luxury, leisure to business, group to individual traveller.

We select our service providers with great care to ensure quality and reliability, and our well-travelled team of enthusiastic travel experts will always go out of their way to assist with your booking.

Tours and attractions

Whether it’s entry to an attraction or theme park, hop-on hop-off buses, guided or private tours, boat trips or cruises, we can find it for you. We assist with coach tours, from half-day to several weeks, as well as private, chauffeured, and self-drives.

Private transfers

Private transfer is a fantastic way to travel in comfort and safety between airports, hotels, train stations, attractions and even cities.

Public transport

Public transport systems in Europe and the UK are efficient, affordable, and an excellent way to get around. Our best sellers include London Visitor Oyster Cards, Paris Metro Cards, rail passes and point-to-point rail, as well as buses and ferries.


We offer a wide range of quality accommodation, from bijou BnBs to grand castles, majestic manor houses to self-catering apartments and even boats.
We cover major cities and the countryside all over Europe and the UK. Because our focus is on quality, we specialise in 4-star and above, but are happy to help with more budget-friendly options.

Theatre and concerts

Musicals, plays, operas, ballets, and other theatre are real memory-makers. From classics like The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and The Mousetrap, to comedies; from heart-warming musicals like The Lion King or Mamma Mia, to spellbinding choices like Wicked and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – there is something for everyone.

Special events, festivals, and sports

We book cultural shows like the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rotterdam Jazz Festival and many more. For more sports-minded people, we offer tickets to Premier League Football Matches, F1® Grand Prix, and MotoGP™. Tours in many UK and European sports stadiums can also be arranged.

VISAS: We do not issue or assist with visas, or provide any advice in this regard. For UK visas, please visit the UKVI website at For Irish visas, please visit the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website at Alternatively, contact your travel agent or a professional visa service as they will best be able to assist you (we highly recommend Visas Unlimited).