This will be our 24th year of operation less, of course, the two lost “Covid” years. If the last 6 months of 2022 are any guide then 2023 should be a bumper year of travel to the UK, to Europe and around the world. Our advice – Book Early! The demand will be high to holiday, adventure, explore and discover.
One very special event in 2023 will be the 1st coronation of a British monarch in 70 years and we are offering a tour, or London packages, covering the Coronation of King Charles 3rd. Plus, of course, we continue to offer tours and packages throughout Britain, Ireland and continental Europe and, indeed, anywhere in the world! In particular, we have added Greece as one of our featured destinations both with Blue Roads Touring & independent packages.
Here is a summary of some of the travel ideas we are pleased to offer for 2023 and beyond.
Independent small group travel: 2023 may well be the year to put together a small group of your own, be it family or friends, either self-drive or with your own driver/guide. Our knowledgeable agents can help you design your very own itinerary or pick one of our many tour itineraries and let us customize it for your group.
Small-coach Touring: What has evolved over many years is the popularity of touring in a small, 16 to 18 seat mini-coach, as against the huge 48 seaters, and we have been leaders in offering the joys and benefits of small-coach touring.
Firstly, you can “experience the road less travelled” with Blue Roads Tours (formerly Back Roads Touring) who have been setting the standard for high-quality, mini-coach tours since the 1990s. DHTour has been with them from the beginning as they continue to expand throughout Britain and continental Europe. New for BRT in 2023 is Greece
We have a great selection of Bed ‘n Breakfast touring suggestions throughout the U.K. and Ireland, also in mini, 16 seat coaches, ranging from 1 night stays to 2 or 3 weeks and longer! Also, back for 2023 are the wonderful series of small coach, B ‘n B tours with connecting itineraries and staying in 3-4 star hotels, through Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Stay Awhile – Discover More: Mini-coach touring, but with a difference – our Discover More tours. The difference is that you stay, for 3, 4 or 7 nights, at one of 16 wonderful Country House hotel locations throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The country house becomes your base while visiting the surrounding areas, again in a 16-seater mini-coach with a local guide. From these same country house hotels we also offer Walking tours and visits to some of Britain’s finest Gardens. British heritage at its best!
Battlefield Tours: After a 2 year hiatus we are delighted to again be offering a series of Battlefield tours for 2023 to Normandy, Holland, Italy and beyond.
As usual, we have everything you need for London – including Hotel packages, transfers, day tours etc. – and we are official suppliers of Transport for London’s Oyster cards – never go to London without one!
We can help you with independent or escorted travel to virtually anywhere in the world. Our experienced Travel Counsellors are here to help.
British Airways remains our preferred airline to the U.K. but Air Canada, Air Transat & WestJet all have flights from various Canadian cities direct to London’s Heathrow or Gatwick airports.
Air Canada and Air Transat also have direct flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris and other European cities (tip: if you are thinking of visiting 2 cities, fly into one and out of the other). Other international airlines also have direct flights to their own countries.
The lowest fares on most airlines are now ”Carry On only” fares and they will charge $ 60-$80 per piece/per way for checked luggage.
Current price examples Toronto to London return: (fares include approx.$730 of air taxes and fees).
Thank you so much for putting together such a great tour. The Tavistock Hotel was perfectly situated, clean and everyone was very helpful and friendly. Bloomsbury is a safe and pleasant area in which to stay. Rooms were warm; the shower worked well and breakfast was more than adequate. The travel card was a great bonus. The selection of restaurants was excellent. The extra tour to Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury was interesting and easy to do. We really enjoyed our time in London and hope to make it an annual trip! You can never see enough of London.
Just a note to let you know how pleased we were with our DH Tour to London. The service on B.A. was excellent. The Tavistock Hotel was very satisfactory, centrally located and the London transportation passes were very useful, as was the information you sent us beforehand. Best of all was the service of our guide Gail. She was most informative and helpful. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you.
We had a fabulous time! We saw SO many historical treasures and breath-taking sceneries! We appreciated being so close to everything in Paris and London and it was very convenient to have the subway passes already as well. We still have a bit of money left on each one so the $25 was a perfect amount! We also appreciated the transfers.
Thank you so much for all of your help. This truly was a trip that we will remember forever as a family.
We had a really wonderful trip.
The Corners of Cornwall tour was exceptional. The sites seen and all accommodations were terrific, but perhaps the best part was our tour guide, Russell Chapman. He is the ideal fit for the job. So I repeat, we had a great trip! Thanks for setting it all up.
We were 2 of 19 people on the Canadian Battlefields Tour from 13-22 September, this year.
In a word…OUTSTANDING, FANTASTIC, UNBELIEVABLE…ok, that’s 3 words!
Ian was great, super knowledgeable and obviously extremely passionate about his role!
EVERYONE on the bus, having learned of my quests through Ian and us, helped us search and we found the grave and took pictures. Again, I was speechless and profoundly grateful for everyone’s willingness to accommodate my quests.