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Travelling in the UK

Why work when you can just play!
If your idea of an OE to the UK is doing all the fun stuff like exploring the wonders of England and the countrysides of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, we've got lots of great options for you.  From day trips to Stonehenge to Scottish Highland tours there are plenty of options to keep you a happy tourist for months!

Call us about your big UK OE
on 0800 474 400

UK rail pass


Travel on the rail networks of England, Scotland and Wales on any British Rail scheduled train (including the main airport trains) with a BritRail pass. Check out the pass options

Passes from $275
or call us on 0800 474 400

Accommodation in the UK

Hotels & hostels

From dorm beds to swanky inner-city hotels, we’ve got a huge range of accommodation in the UK to suit your needs and budget. Search online

Beds from $19
or call us on 0800 474 400

Our favourite day trips and tours around the UK

Experience Description Price from
(per person)
The Highlander  Dead - Day tour from Edinburgh  Run wild with William Wallace and raise a riot with Rob Roy on this whiskey fuelled jaunt into the heart of the Scottish Highlands... $60(student)
(all ages)  
Edinburgh hop-on hop-off sightseeing  As the capital of Scotland for 600 years, you'd expect Edinburgh to be crammed with sights and it doesn't disappoint. See all the major attractions from Arthur's Seat to the Royal Mile at your own pace with this excellent hop-on-hop-off tour around Scotland's Pride. $23(student)
(all ages)  
Jack the Ripper Murder tour - London day tour  Retrace the Ripper's blood-soaked steps and test your super-sleuth skills on this walking tour across London's sinister East End! $26
London Eye and River Cruise  Whirl around the world's largest 'Eye' (which stands at 135m tall) and you'll see just about all of London. After this you can come back down to earth and hop on board a river cruise - taking in some of the city's oddest facts and interesting stories. $68
Lochness, Glencoe and the Highlands  Looking for a Scottish livener!? This is it. Discover more mystery, myth and legend than Arthur Conan Doyle could shake a stick at. Plus some horrible history, albeit among the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands. $83(student)
(all ages) 
Greenwich, Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover  Make sure you bring your camera to capture these classic English sites. From getting up close to the white cliffs of Dover to the jaw-dropping splendour of Leeds Castle, this day tour takes you through a slice of classic English history. $144(student)
(all ages)
Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury  Lap up a full day's tour and visit the mysterious Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and the famous city of Bath with its Roman Baths (where you can even take a swig of the famed waters). $149(student)
(all ages) 
5 day Welsh Explorer  Starting in London, this is the ultimate Welsh adventure. Your trip includes visiting Caernafon Castle, hiking the Brecon Beacons and an overnight stay in a Welsh farmhouse. Don’t forget to also take in the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia National Park and perhaps learn some of the legends of King Arthur over a pint of Brains Beer.  

$469 (student)
(all ages) 

5 day Cornwall Crusader  Starting in London, this tour ventures into the best of Southwest England. You’ll visit the home of the ancient Roman bath houses (all the fashion with the British Aristocracy), before travelling through the dramatic Cheddar gorge. Spend some time in the UK’s surf capital then top it off with a visit to Glastonbury, where King Arthur is buried, before marvelling at the pre-historic site of Stonehenge.   $469(student)
(all ages)  
7 day Island Explorer   Starting in Edinburgh before heading north into the Scottish Highlands (Europe’s last great wilderness), this trip includes the top highlights of Scotland. You’ll get to sleep in a haunted castle, go monster hunting at mysterious Loch Ness, visit ancient battle fields, sample whisky by a peat fire, look for Hairy Coos on the Isle of Skye as well as watch the mist swirl around the peaks of Glencoe.   $689(student) 
(all ages)  

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Conditions: Prices correct as of 4 February 2010.  Prices subject to currency fluctuation and change without notice. Prices advertised are for cash sale only, payment by any other method may attract a non-cash administration fee. Accommodation price is based on per person, per night in a dorm share.  Ask your STA Travel adviser for up to the minute pricing.

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