Come explore London and the countryside of England as we tour this city famous for Castles and history.
We begin our tour in central London as we visit Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Windsor Castle and many other iconic sites of London. Enjoy High Tea as the British do and stroll the streets filled with unique shops and sites all around. There are gardens to stroll through and the theatre district for nighttime entertainment.
Heading out of the city enjoy the history and wonder of Stonehenge. Explore one of the prettiest small towns the Cotswold’s. With its quaint feel, unique shops and English fare this town is worth exploring.
No visit to this area can be done without a stop at the famous Highclere Castle. Filming site and story line for the Downton Abbey show.
Day 1: September 1, 2024 – Arrive London
Welcome to London and arrive the (LHR) airport. Enjoy a private transfer to our upscale hotel in central London. You can spend the afternoon relaxing after your journey and exploring at leisure London. In the evening, you will meet the other tour guests, as we enjoy our welcome dinner.
Accommodations: London centrally located 4* Baileys Hotel for 2 nights. (D)
Day 2: September 2 – London: Westminster Abbey, Changing of the guard, Trafalgar Square
Start your day with a tour of Portobello Road Market, made famous in the movies Nothing Hill and Paddington, a village like section of London, filled with curious and antiques. Continue your tour of London with a visit to Westminster Abbey, witness to many moments in British History and intimately linked to the history of the English crown.
Admire the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, Picadilly and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Remainder of the day at leisure for independent visits to the National Gallery, Churchill War Rooms or walk through London’s shopping district, traditional Bond Street or busy Oxford Street.
This evening enjoy a pre-theatre dinner and a theatre performance in London’s West End. (B, D)
Day 3:September 3 – Windsor Castle
Today we leave London and drive to the Royal Borough of Windsor, visit the Castle founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, the oldest inhabited royal residence in the world. Explore St George’s Chapel, resting place of HRM Queen Elizabeth II. Visit the State Apartments with its lavishly decorated Reception Rooms, where the king hosts his official meetings and marvel at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
Next stop on your day is the town of Oxford, the town of the dreamy spires. Oxford is the second oldest university in the world. A collegiate university established in the early 13th century. Visit Bodleian Library depository of a collection of 12 million books or explore the campus and enjoy a guided tour of Merton College, one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. Overnight in a charming boutique hotel in the Cotswold’s.
Accommodations: * The Fish Hotel (B, L)
Day 4:September 4 – The Cotswolds’
Enjoy the day in the Cotswold’s and its chocolate box villages, hard to imagine that these peaceful fields were once the stage of a civil war. Following a circle route, Broadway, with purple lavender fields, Bibury, described as the ‘prettiest village in the Cotswold’s. Stanton is the perfect village to start in, continue to Broadway, with purple lavender fields and tea houses. Browse the shops in the pretty village of Stow-on-the Wold, home to the oldest inn in England, The Porch House, dating back to 987 AD. But the Cotswold’s it’s not just villages, thatched roofs and roses, it is also a farming area producing good cider, craft beer, jams, cheese, home to the best pubs in England. Circle back to your hotel mid afternoon.
Accommodation 4* Bath Hotel for 2 nights (B, D)
Day 5:September 5 – Bath
Gardening is a passion in Britain and the King is no exception. This morning, visit the garden of his HRM King Charles III, at his private home of Highgrove. He bought the estate in 1980 and became his personal mission to create an ark containing all the things that he champions, organic gardening, architecture and art. Drive onwards to Bath, for a walking tour of the city, visit the Abbey, the Palladian Pulteney Bridge, learn the history of Jane Austen and the elegant past of this city. Visit the Roman Baths, built as Aquae Sulis on the site of hot springs and Minerva Temple. The rest of the afternoon will be free to pursue your individual interests in Bath, be it a Roman style relaxation session at Thermae Bath Spa or taking in the sights of this area. (B, L)
Day 6: September 6 – Highclere Castle – London
We head back towards London stopping at the famous Highclere Castle, better known from its portrayal of the cinematic “Downton Abbey”. We’ll tour the castle seeing some of its iconic sites and history, then have some time for a stroll in its gardens. Continuing on we will arrive at our London hotel in the afternoon stopping lunch enroute.
Farewell Dinner this evening.
Accommodation: London at St Pancras Hotel (B, D )
Day 7:September 7 – Depart for the airport for your return flight home. (B)
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