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Private Tours - Group Adventures - Your Way!

Bespoke UK Active Holidays with Friends and Family

With you we plan bespoke cycling holidays, private walking tours and group adventures to your requirements, from glamping to spa hotels, surfing and SUPping to wild swimming and hiking, we can fill you days with your favourite activities. We know the best cycle routes, walks and watering holes to make your trip exceptional. Add in incredible World Heritage Sites – including Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge – and some stunning hidden gems, we will create your perfect UK holiday. We can share with you the best timeless villages, dramatic coasts and dreamy landscapes of the Cotswolds, Cornwall, Devon and beyond.

Travel with your favourite people, as a couple or with a group of friends, and with you we’ll create your custom itinerary.

Creating Your Perfect Active Holiday in England

We can turn any tour we run into a private trip, or create a new trip from scratch to suit your group exactly – whether you want more time biking through valleys, hiking the coast, paddling down rivers, swimming in the ocean, tasting English wine or sampling local ales – there is a tour for everyone. Pick your accommodation style – Whether you want to stay in the best coastal hotels, cosiest country pubs, or spend your evenings around a firepit and sleeping in Shepherd’s huts – we have accommodation options to suit all! Our exceptionally curated tours with our magical mix of the best trails in England will immerse you in the best of the countryside and coast.

Return to Nature and Reconnect with Each Other

Discover the real England, traveling as a private group or couple to escape the crowds and reconnect with each other and nature. Explore England, in your own time, at your own pace, led by our exceptional guiding team.

Discover Our Signature Tours

Cornwall Swimming Holiday

6 Day - FORTNIGHTLY - Starting Sundays
Immerse yourself in the best of Cornwall and discover the joys of sea swimming, estuary swooshing, diving, paddling and gliding on our exploration of everything wild. We have created the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation, immersing guests in some of the most iconic swims in Cornwall.
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Devon Swimming Holiday

6 Day - FORTNIGHTLY - Starting Sundays
This tour is for the water babies, the swimmers and the dippers and is the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation, immersing guests in some of the most iconic swims in Devon, from Sharrah Pool in the heart of Dartmoor to Dartmoors rugged coast and the Bantham river 'swoosh'.
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stand up paddleboard trips adventure holidays

Cotswolds Adventure Holiday

6 Day - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Join our multi activity holiday and meet like-minded active people who embrace their weeks away and want to get stuck into some great activities.
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Walking the coast in England pretty cove

Cornwall Adventure Holiday

6 Day Active Holiday - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Get stuck into an active week away with a like-minded group, enjoying sea swimming, surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding), coastal cycling, clifftop walks and coasteering.
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Cotswolds Villages Walking

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, walking right up to the front steps of the spectacular and historic English locations we go to.
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Cotswolds Villages Cycling

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites.
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St Agnes Cornish Coast stunning footpath and tin mine

Cornwall Walking

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
On our guided Cornwall walking holiday, discover the UK’s longest and best loved National Trail. Explore the Cornish highlights of our incredible 630 miles of unbroken South West Coast Footpath, along beaches, over cliffs, crossing to incredible islands and staying in gorgeous seaside towns and villages.
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Cleeve Hill near Cheltenham walking the Cotswolds Way

Walk the Cotswolds Way

11 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Return to Nature and the English Countryside on an 11-day, 10-night tour tracing the full length of the rolling Cotswold hills.
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more

    LH1957
    1/16/2020

    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H
    10/09/2019

    star rating  Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more

    KatieD2684
    10/05/2019
  • star rating  I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more

    Emily B
    10/05/2019

    star rating  I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more

    Pookawinner
    10/02/2019

    star rating  My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more

    cap18i
    9/26/2019
  • star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Peyton M
    9/26/2019

    star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Emerson M
    9/26/2019

    star rating  We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more

    Bicyclemanics
    9/24/2019
  • star rating  What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more

    Anita W
    9/22/2019

    star rating  My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more

    dscledwards
    9/17/2019

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