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

Purchase your sightseeing tickets from us before you leave! Whether it’s entry to an attraction or theme park, tickets for an open-topped bus, guided or private tours, boat trips or cruises, we can find it for you.
We can assist with coach tours, from half-day to several weeks, as well as private, chauffeured, and self-drive tours.
British TIPS uses only reputable, top-rated tour operators with a long history of making their clients happy.

Private transfers

Private transfers are soaring in popularity due to social distancing concerns. Private transfer is a fantastic way to travel in comfort and safety between airports, hotels, train stations, attractions and even cities – far from the crowds. They are also immensely popular with people emigrating with lots of luggage, and those travelling with children.
We use only trusted, reliable, quality suppliers with a proven safety track record.

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 in Britain, Ireland, Europe, the USA, and Japan, and point-to-point rail journeys. We book England’s National Express Coaches (buses), Ireland’s Bus Eirrean, and FlixBus throughout Europe, as well as ferries from/to the UK, and around Greece, Spain, and Italy.


We offer a wide range of quality accommodation, from bijou BnBs to grand castles, majestic manor houses to self-catering 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. Because our focus is on quality, we specialise in 4* and above (but, if your budget is tight, we can also find you something more affordable).

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 like Monty Python’s Spamalot, 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 in cities all around the world

Special events, festivals, and sports

We are official agents for the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Flower Show, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Rotterdam Jazz Festival, Keukenhof flower show, and many more. For more sports-minded people, we offer tickets to Premier League Football Matches, F1® Grand Prix, MotoGP™, and more. Stadium tours 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.