Private Pleasures

Classic Car Hire

Classic cars are the envy of onlookers who love to admire and discuss the shape, colour and performance of their favoured vehicle. Tour panoramic coastlines or pretty villages in style, combining a countryside hotel
or National Trust property, for a once in a lifetime classic car break. Enjoy the spectacular open roads of Scotland that twist and wind along beautiful lochs and glens or drive the scenic route across the New Forest in an Austin Healey 3000; soft leather seats, walnut dashboards, polished chrome, picnic hamper tucked in the boot. Included in your selection is the MGB Roadster, Alfa Romeo Spider, Mercedes 350SL, Jaguar E-type or the more reserved Morris Minor. Together we will plan your itinerary taking in some of Britain’s most stunning areas of natural beauty and interest, turning your infatuation into reality.

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Hiking & Cycling holidays

See Great Britain from a different perspective, feel the wind in your hair or the sun on your back, visit villages, hills and lakeside views, refresh in local pubs and stay in country hotels along the way. In partnership with HF Holidays, Pinpoint Britain offers special walking and cycling holidays across the length and breadth of the British Isles. From the coastal paths of Cornwall to exhilarating mountain adventures in Scotland, there will be a walking or cycling holiday to suit your level of activity. See thatched-roofed cottages, cobbled streets, rolling hills and impressive cliffs and countryside at your own pace; expert guides are available to ensure you miss nothing, or you may choose to amble in your own time – but whatever you choose, you will enjoy a social experience with great country food and accommodation.

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Cruising & Boating holidays

Cruise the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland on board Lord of the Glens, a deluxe small ship serving the best cuisine from locally sourced produce. This tranquil experience takes you to the outer shores where the scenery differs from day-to-day, with the luxury yacht passing through a series of fascinating locks, visiting ancestral homes and the birthplace of Christianity to Britain. The three itineraries of 4, 5 or 7 night durations are the perfect add-on to your UK holiday.

If steering an original barge through calm waters appeal, then think about exploring the beauty of the Norfolk Broads on a cruise boat. With over 125 miles of waterways, chocolate-box scenery and mooring up alongside
a different country pub each night, the Norfolk Broads deliver a holiday or short break filled with amusement and appreciation of this traditional pastime. The history of the Norfolk Broads is fascinating and there are plenty of places and authentic crafts to give you an insight as to why this boating community is still popular with tourists today. With over 70 styles of hire boats to choose from there is a cruise boat to suit everyone.

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A very quintessential pastime enjoyed in one of England’s most famous university towns of Cambridge is a traditional “punt tour” on the River Cam. Punt is an age-old name for a vessel with a flat bottom propelled by pole and is now a favourite with both locals and tourists alike. You’ll appreciate the grandeur of famous university houses from manicured lawns leading down to the river’s edge, learn how the city name of Cantebrigge became Cambridge as we know it today, and hear of the City’s claim to fame with the discoveries of blood circulation, DNA structure and gravity and light. Punt guided tours provide a wealth of knowledge and information that will help you appreciate why Cambridge remains a fundamental element in our British education.

Hot Air Ballooning

Experience an amazing hot air balloon as it soars thousands of feet into the air, which will give you the chance to enjoy unparalleled views of the countryside below. The peace and tranquillity of these flying experiences is unrivalled and it’s sure to be an occasion you’ll never forget. There is no better way to appreciate the Great British countryside.

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The London Helicopter

Enjoy London’s famous and iconic sights from above with breath-taking views of London’s greatest landmarks including Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral. Flying at over 1000 feet, you can choose your itinerary, which ranges from Richmond Park and Kew Bridge in West London, to the Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf in East London. Times and prices vary, according to route, but will be confirmed upon request.

River Thames Rush

Sightseeing from the river puts a different perspective on London, and whilst River Thames sightseeing vessels are numerous, Pinpoint Britain recommends a Thames Rush – “James Bond” style! Love speed? Don’t mind splashing water? The Thames Jet starts with a gentle flow along the river and then when it has reached its permitted location increases to the extreme with awesome acquabatics and the thrill of high speeds on London’s latest and fastest jet-powered ribs. Pinpoint Britain has negotiated exclusive group rates and private hire for adrenalin junkies, which includes a post-trip, subdued lunch aboard The Hispaniola, to gently calm down before moving on.

Shoppers Delight

Seeking retail therapy? We’ll ensure your itinerary includes plenty of time to shop at outlets around the UK providing international brands at discounted prices, discount shopping cards to make your money go further – and even provide refreshments or a welcome glass of bubbles to end the day!