From Big Ben to Loch Ness, Great Britain is full of history, natural beauties, and unique architecture that is just waiting to be explored.  As a senior citizen, you have many options to help you plan a trip to see all that Great Britain has to offer. So here is a guide to help you pick out the right option for you to explore England, Scotland, and Wales in thorough detail.

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Houses of Parliament, London, Westminster (by Unsplash CC0)

Travel Tours for the Over-55s

There are many tour companies that accommodate to an older crowd, such as Road Scholar. Started as Elderhostel, Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organisation that organises educational travel tours geared towards older adults. Road Scholar has many tours that will take you on a journey through the British Isles in 14-17 days. You simply have to pick what type of tour is for you. They have a castle tour that takes you through timeless cities to see the great castles that illuminate Great Britain. You can also do a British Isles by Sea tour, learning about the history and culture of Great Britain while relaxing along the coastline. Whatever tour package you decide, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who will make your experience memorable.

Adventure Tours

As many people say, life doesn't begin until you’re over 50. If you believe this, then maybe an adventure tour is for you. Adventure tours groups such as Walking Adventures International, 50+ Voyagers, and ElderTreks provide active tours for adults over the age of 50. You can hike through the Loch or along Hadrian’s Wall while you see the beauty of the country. If the tour you want is not available, you can even customise your own and send it in to see if other want to join.

On your Own

If you like to schedule your own time to see the sites that you want to see, planning a trip in Britain is easy and affordable. Be sure to take advantage of the senior discounts offered throughout the country. For example, travel in comfort with a Senior British Pass. Also known as the BritRail senior discount, this pass gives you discounts for train travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales. You can enjoy first class seating on your journey, and all you need is a valid passport to verify you are over the age of 60. Most hotels across Great Britain offers senior discounts on hotels as well as many in-town tour companies. Therefore, you can plan your own trip based on your own budget.

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