Join us for an insightful tour that showcases the history, culture, and natural beauty of England, Scotland, and Wales. 

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 Houses of Parliament overlooking the Thames River  Edinburgh Castle  Victoria Street in Edinburgh's Old Town area  University of Edinburgh  Skyline of Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle and St. Giles Church  Landscape of England's Lake District, near Haworth  Lake Windermere, England's Lake District  Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Credit: Britain On View/David Angel  Caernarfon Castle  Bodnant Gardens, Wales  Bodnant Gardens, Wales  The Roman baths of Bath, England  Typical village in the Cotswolds  The neolithic site of Stonehenge   Flags along Oxford Street in London  St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit: Pawel Libera / London and Partners  The gates of Buckingham Palace, London

Highlights of Britain

Featuring England, Scotland, Wales

14 days from $6,071 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Join us for an insightful tour that showcases the history, culture, and natural beauty of England, Scotland, and Wales. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

"Smithsonian Journeys offers the best possible combination of exploration and education. Expert commentary and distinctive accommodations make the difference and give one great value!"

- Mousa and Kristin I.

Our Smithsonian Journeys experience exceeded expectations and prompted an immediate brochure search to select another Smithsonian tour. Definitely a "wow" vacation!

- Philip, P.

Highlights of Great Britain was my first overseas trip, and it was an excellent introduction to the delights of world travel! Smithsonian Journeys provided wonderful accommodations and an itinerary of interesting adventures each day.

- Catherine T.

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Experts

Jun 7 - 20, 2021 Departure
Rab Houston

Rab Houston

Professor Rab Houston was an undergraduate at St Andrews and, after six years in Cambridge as a research student and research fellow, came back as a lecturer in Modern History in 1983. He has held visiting professorships at the universities of Adelaide and Erasmus, Rotterdam as well as visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library and the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Between 2006 and 2009 he held a prestigious Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Rab has written ten books, co-authored one, and edited another four as well as authoring eighty articles and book chapters, most of them in the fields of early modern British and European literacy, British demography and urbanisation, Scottish society, and the history of mental abnormality.

Outside academia Rab is a keen scuba diver, often to be seen diving wrecks off the east coast of Scotland – or visiting warmer waters around the world. He enjoys yoga and Tai Chi, both active forms of meditation.

Jul 12 - 25, 2021 Departure
Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectured for many years at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has served as the speaker on trips worldwide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she was Visiting Professor in the graduate school of art history at European University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the graduate school of art history at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, on two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards in 2012 and 2018.

Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French and Chinese), as well as numerous scholarly articles and reviews published in Austria, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, and the U.S. She holds degrees/diploma from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University.

Aug 14 - 27, 2021 Departure
Carol Ann Lloyd

Carol Ann Lloyd

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker and author who specializes in Early Modern History, particularly the Tudors and Shakespeare. She has enjoyed speaking to Smithsonian audiences for eight years, offering programs about Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, the Wars of the Roses, Jane Austen, Mothers of the Monarchs, and Shakespeare. She also speaks nationally for Royal Oak Foundation, Agecroft Hall, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, TEDx, and numerous community venues. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and holds graduate degrees in Education from the University of Virginia and English from the University of Utah. The former Manager of Visitor Education of Folger Shakespeare Library, Carol Ann designs interactive Shakespeare programs for students and families. She also delivers corporate communication workshops for organizations in the Washington, DC area and is the author of Building Relationships, One Conversation at a Time: A Guide for Work and Home. Carol Ann is currently writing a book about the Tudors. She loves traveling to London and can’t wait to share the fascinating history of this wonderful city with Smithsonian Journeys travelers.

Sep 6 - 19, 2021 Departure
Miriam C. Davis

Miriam C. Davis

Miriam Davis is an expert in medieval history and archaeology. After graduating from Emory University, Miriam studied history and archaeology at the University of St Andrews on a Bobby Jones Scholarship. She went on to earn an MA in medieval archaeology from the University of York on a Fulbright grant, and a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Mississippi, Alabama, England, and Scotland. Currently, Miriam is a freelance writer. She has written for the popular press on archaeology, history, and travel and has lectured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and Israel. Her work has also been featured on The Travel Channel. As a history professor at Delta State University for 16 years, she taught a wide variety of courses, including ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, English history, and the history of Christianity. Miriam is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land and The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. She has served as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert for trips since 2011.