Doorstep adventures – making the most of a UK staycation

20 August 2020

April French Furnell

Staying closer to home this year? Don’t let that stop you and the family from experiencing an incredible adventure. Untold Story Travel has launched Adventures on your Doorstep to help clients appreciate the wonders found closer to home.

Co-founders Mark Allvey and Chris Brunning believe: “The world is full of stories to discover, with wonderful characters to meet and learn from. Each Untold Story Travel experience is designed to enable guests to write their own and to become the storyteller themselves when they return, sharing with family and friends. We appreciate that many travellers will stay closer to home this year and we were keen to showcase that incredible experiences are available right on our doorsteps.”

Each trip is created bespoke for the individual or family, however for a example of what can be achieved, let your imagination wander through these sample itineraries.


Discover a different side to one of England’s most renowned counties, ideal for families. Guests may head to the water with the incredible men and women of the RNLI to learn how they are keeping water’s safe; embark on a sea safari with marine biologist and sustainable seafood expert Matt Slater (of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust) to spot dolphins, seals and other species while learning about marine conservation initiatives; or even head out at dawn on a Cornish fishing vessel before cooking the catch on a beach barbeque. The landscapes may be explored on foot with organised hikes to visit Poldark and Doc Martin country, or taking a helicopter to the Isles of Scilly for a beach side gourmet picnic. Children of all ages will enjoy the chance to create a family design with Ed Stanbury, the sand artist, to be captured by drone video before the tide washes it away.

Untold Story Travel offers a seven-night itinerary from £3,000 per person.



The timeless appeal of Scotland may be explored with a series of hands-on experiences. Meet the owners of Scotland’s only Highland Wagyu Farm, for a tour of the farm followed by a Wagyu beef lunch. Learn how to fly-fish in trout lochs with a fishing expert and let the chef at Gleneagles cook the catch for dinner complete with paired wines. Play a round of golf at The Duke’s Course with an elite professional, as well as the opportunity to play the famous Old Course at St Andrews. End the trip with a beach side bonfire and, over a wee dram, enjoy the legendary storytelling escapades of Scot AnSgeulaiche, one of the Highlands’ most esteemed kilted characters.

Untold Story Travel offers a five-night itinerary from £20,000 per person.



Navigate across the counties of Ireland for a new take on some traditional experiences. Guests may choose to enjoy a private tour of the Guinness Storehouse, with a member of the Guinness family, or experience Ireland's pub culture with a real life 'pub-crawl' exploring Dublin's best pubs led by an in-the-know-local. For gourmet guests, VIP attendance at Galway's International Oyster and Seafood Festival in September with the chance to dive for their own oysters is sure to appeal. Those with an interest in history may enjoy a private tour of Blarney Castle, or Embark on an epic journey to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael, one of the world’s most significant monastic centres. The nature of Ireland may also be discovered, joining the Killarney National Park Rangers for an early morning, private camera safari amongst Ireland’s indigenous Red Deer, or navigating the remote Blasket Islands by RIB with expert Christian Heritage guide to encounter an array of marine life and sea birds.

Untold Story Travel offers a 10-night itinerary from £5,000 per person.


Each trip is fully bespoke to the individual client. The team at Untold Story Travel collaborate, meeting clients in person or over the phone to help write this story by understanding all desires and goals. Untold Story Travel has also implemented a Travel with Care programme to provide on-going and real time guidance for travellers to give confidence that health and safety is its first assurance wherever they are around the world.

To give travellers the confidence to plan ahead, Untold Story offers a 100% refund or date change up to 30 days prior to departure for any holiday taken between October 2020 & October 2021.


To start writing an untold story, please contact or call +44 (0)77 628 48888.


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