United Kingdom Travel Guide

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Introducing United Kingdom

This historic country is packed with the appeal for visitors from pulsing cities to stunning country side. This green and pleasant land is pioneer of parliamentary democracy. The United Kingdom is exhilarating and endlessly intriguing. It is unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Here, London remains the focal point due to its skyline, from its markets to its museums and its pubs to its palaces it’s a bonafied world city packed with diversities. As a country of course, the U.Ks urban centers are just one part of its allure. Britain is extremely beautiful, from Beatles to brave heart male voice- it stands as a country very much its own. Explore this stunning destination with our UK tour packages. 
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Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

The United Kingdom can be visited at any time of year, as its atmosphere is moderately mild and, as a rule, doesn't encounter limits amid either summer or winter. In general, spring (March to early June) and autumn time (September to November) are the best occasions to visit, when it's normally warm and dry. At these occasions you'll see lovely spring blossoms or the leaves changing shade in fall, and stay away from the a lot busier summer period. Winter (December to February) can likewise be an agreeable time to visit this destination with our International tour packages. 

Although a few attractions are in hilly zones and in the north, where there's probably going to be snow, the primary urban areas remain completely open and will be calmer for touring. The most noteworthy temperatures are knowledgeable about the late spring, yet these seldom transcend 30°C (86°F).

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History & Culture

The history of the U.k goes back before the Roman times and encompasses conflicts invasions, civil wars, and endless armed struggles with France over territory, a great colonial empire and the heritage of constitutional monarchy stretching over more than a millennium. British culture is changing rapidly now days due to a swathe of immigration from former colonial countries since the end of WWII. 

By the tenth century, England was brought together into one kingdom, while the Picts had joined the Irish pilgrims in the far north, framing Scotland. In 1066, England was conquered by William, Duke of Normandy, along these lines King William of England. Norman-French culture was presented and absorbed, and later English rulers finished the triumph of Wales. The Industrial Revolution forever changed the essence of Britain and guaranteed the nation's reality predominance in the nineteenth century with taking off monetary development. WWI brought about the passing of 2.5 million troopers and a tremendous national obligation, trailed by the Great Depression caused hardship and significant social agitation. At that point came WWII, in which the UK was rescued by the Marshall Act and Canadian advances.

The official state-authorized religion in the UK is the Church of England which is of the Christian Protestant confidence. However, there has been a significant decrease in the job of the Church in Britain since the last century, with not exactly a large portion of the populace going to Church administrations or putting stock in God. It is evaluated that 33% of the populace have no religious association. The individuals who member to the Christian religion outside of Protestantism and Catholicism acknowledge other Protestant sections: Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist. Be a part of the diversity with our U.K tour packages from Mumbai. 

While Christianity is the vast religion in the UK, minority religions incorporate Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism.

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Geography

The United Kingdom is situated in Western Europe toward the northwest of France and between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. Its capital and biggest city is London, yet other extensive urban communities are Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. 

The UK has an aggregate territory of 94,058 square miles (243,610 sq km). A significant part of the geology of the UK comprises of rough, undeveloped slopes and low mountains however there are level and tenderly moving fields in the eastern and southeastern regions of the nation. The most astounding point in the UK is Ben Nevis at 4,406 feet (1,343 m) and it is situated in the northern UK in Scotland. 

The atmosphere of the UK is viewed as mild regardless of its scope. Its atmosphere is directed by its sea area and the Gulf Stream. Anyways the UK is known for being extremely overcast and stormy all through a great part of the year. The western parts of the nation are wettest and furthermore rainy, while the eastern segments are drier and less breezy. London, situated in England in the south of the UK, has a normal January low temperature of 36˚F (2.4˚C) and a July normal temperature of 73˚F (23˚C).

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Things to Do in United Kingdom

Visiting Sherlock’s home is like visiting a fictional history. And after reading the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, with their vivid attention to detail, it’s hard to believe that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective never actually existed. His flat at 221B Bakers Street in London, is a core attraction in London and it surely draws everyone’s attention. The buildings address is the most famous one in fiction, it also consist of the messy room as quirky and complex as its resident, serves as study, drawing room, laboratory, library and office for Holmes and Watson. 
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Harry Potter is a sequence of dream novels written by author J.K Rowling. A story of a boy who lived singled out by Lord Voldemort at the birth to be his greatest rival.  So, what are you waiting for? Discover the secrets of the most bewitching book and film franchise. Immerse yourself in the meticulously designed sets of the movies and also get a chance to fly your own broomstick at Warner Bros Studio. End your tour with a Thames Boat Cruise and cross under the bridge that was destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and Half blood Prince”. 
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Are you looking for a real challenge? Then, Kayaking on the Thames is the perfect adventure for you and your group. However, if you are thinking of Kayaking in particular location then it is also a good option to make your visit worthwhile. But please note down that Kayaking differs from that of canoeing due to the shape of the boat. 
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The London underground rail network is a great way to travel to and from central London and will be integral part of the most people’s stay in the U.K capital. Greater London is served by 11 hose lines, along with the Docklands Light Railway. And an interrelated Local train. These trains generally run between 5am midnight i.e. from Monday to Saturday with reduced working hours on Sunday. The tube fare depends on how far you travel, time of the day and how you pay. 
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Mayor of London says- Oxford Street will be pedestrianised by 2020. Because all traffic includes buses and taxis will be banned from the shopping street. As, more than four million people visit Oxford Street each week.  Cars are already banned on the most of Oxford between 7:00 to 19:00 everyday apart from Sunday. But it is the far safer and more pleasant place to visit. 
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Twining Tea Shop is 300 year old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself. If you love history along with a good cup of tea then this is a place you shouldn’t miss. It is a place squeezed between two ample buildings. But the tale of twining tea goes back even more than 300 years and it actually starts with coffee. As the tea was new exotic, and public had to be educated about the benefits drinking it. So, the coffee houses published pamphlets explaining tea’s many merits. 
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The world’s first International Cereal cafes are the most prominent sight in London as they are obsessed with cereals. They sell over 100 different types of cereals from around the world. So if they can source it they can sell it.  To create the perfect bowl of cereals you can choose from 30 different varieties milk and 20 different toppings. It is a nostalgic café which displaying hundreds of pieces memorable from the 80s and 90s for you to feast your eyes on. 
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Fellow chocoholics far and wide will absolutely love these chocolate making experiences. They are very many hands on and enjoyable making them a great choice of individuals, couples and small groups. And you get to eat what you have made! Chocolate has made really popular thing for groups to do. They even offer luxury chocolate making workshops with cocktails. 
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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult

European Eureka

15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Sep
Included Cities
London (2N) - Paris (2N) - Brussels (2N) - Heppenheim An Der Bergstrasse (1N) - Engelberg
... London (2N) - Paris (2N) - Brussels (2N) - Heppenheim An Der Bergstrasse (1N) - Engelberg (2N) - Fribourg (1N) - Zurich (1N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Padova (1N) - Prato (1N) - Rome (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 303,290
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European Epic

18 Nights / 19 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jul
Included Cities
London (2N) - Amsterdam (1N) - Antwerpen (1N) - Paris (2N) - Heidelberg (1N) - Engelberg (
... London (2N) - Amsterdam (1N) - Antwerpen (1N) - Paris (2N) - Heidelberg (1N) - Engelberg (2N) - Bern (2N) - Zurich (1N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Padova (1N) - Rome (1N) - Florence (1N) - Nice (1N) - Milan (1N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 339,760
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Exotic Europe

15 Nights / 16 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N)
... London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N) - Vienna (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 315,100
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Elegant Europe

12 Nights / 13 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N
... Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N) - Innsbruck (1N) - Salzburg (1N) - Vienna (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 0
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Extravagant Europe

11 Nights / 12 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Oct
Included Cities
London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N)
... London (3N) - Paris (3N) - Lausanne (1N) - Interlaken (2N) - Zurich (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 0
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Happy Travellers

It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!
It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!

It Was A Demonstration Of True Flamingo Spirit!

I would like to share my experience of 'Eureka Europe' - Flamingo Travels! This travel story of mine happened at approx 3200 meters on Mt Titlis, Switzerland. By narrating this story I am trying to introduce you to the true Flamingo spirit! Our trip was indeed memorable because it was our honeymoon! Flamingo is the best in business because they know to touch hearts and being our honeymoon, they made sure that we get an extra night in Paris. We arrived a day early to Paris and got time to explore the city of love! We couldn't ask for more! After Paris and a few other wonderful destinations, we arrived in Switzerland. Our third day at Switzerland was planned for Mt Titles. Being a very beautiful place, Mt. Titlis experiences a heavy rush of tourist every day. Mr. Kiran Patel being our guide was very supportive of his approach and guiding us throughout the trip! Kiran Bhai instructed us really well about the situations in advance, so we all members were ready on time in the morning. We reached on the mountain earlier than other tours and we enjoyed the great weather and exciting snow activities without any rush. Our lunch was scheduled for 12:30 pm at the first base of Mt. Titlis, at the restaurant named as Trubsee. All members were supposed to reach there by the time. Now comes the tricky part! On the top of the mountain, there is a very popular PhotoStudio(www.phototitlis.ch) which dresses up the tourists in a traditional way and clicks a very beautiful photo for a souvenir. As it was our honeymoon, we thought to have a memorable photo for ourselves as well. It was already 11:30 so I told Kiran Bhai to leave for the lunch as we will come down ourselves after photo shoot to join everyone by the lunchtime. He agreed and all our tour members started leaving by 360° ropeway. But there was a trouble! It was almost 12:30 and we still were in a que. I called Kiran Bhai and make him aware of the situation. He told me to be calm and continue with the shoot as lunch is not yet started. It's about 12:50 and still, we were in a queue. Lunch was about to finish downstairs. There were other tourists in the queue with us. As the time passes by, many of their respective tour guides started internal arguments regarding time issues with the passengers. Their tour guides were blaming the passengers for being late and literally forcing them to leave the queue and skip the photo shoot, or else no one will be responsible if they miss the tour. It was surprising and strange for us. We were feeling fortunate as our tour guide was being very supportive. It was about 1:00 now, we were getting panic and thought of leaving the queue as it was a time to leave for a bus. I called Kiran Bhai again to start leaving or the ground as we will skip the lunch and join all directly on the bus. Now is the beautiful part. Kiran Bhai literally convinced us that it is absolutely fine that we would be late, as all other passengers were aware of the situation and they told Kiran Bhai that they would wait for us. It was so overwhelming for us! We finished shoot around 1:30 pm, one hour late! We rushed to the ropeway and reached Trubsee at 1:45. Everyone along with Kiran Bhai was happily waiting for us. They all made sure that we do not skip the delicious Pavbhaji of Trubsee. As we started having lunch, co-passengers started leaving for the ground. Mr. Kiran Bhai was waiting especially for us and he came down with us. We had a very good photo memory which we shared with everyone. It was family like feeling which words can't describe. We were truly blessed to have such family-like co-passengers and a guide! It was a demonstration of true Flamingo spirit!
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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   June
Region: Central Europe,East Europe   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: Group Tour     Read All
The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!
The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

It wasn’t meant to be but it turned out to be a solo trip to Norway, Paris and Bruges…and what a trip it was…Excellent. Flamingo Travels is so far my best tour operator yet.The itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented great travel for the cost. My booking was easy, the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Interim questions were handled promptly and thoroughly, including going out of their way to help me with some hard to get reservations. The organization of the tour and the accommodations were excellent. The transfers were perfect and done with a high class Mercedes vehicle. Everything worked like clockwork. However, it was the genius of the itinerary, coupled with  two professionals, Nirali and Hiren, that put this trip into the A plus category.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, relaxed, enjoyable holiday with fine cultural food - they will deliver!

The only trouble is "I want to go back for more"! A wonderful trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
Region: Central Europe   |   Tour Type: GIT   |   Theme: History     Read All

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