Heart of England

England
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Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England’s heartland. On this quintessentially English tour, we’ll follow their tracks – covering Wiltshire’s ancient stone circles and movie-set good looks, the delightful hamlets of the Cotswolds, Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’ and Bath’s incredible architecture.

Availability

From 14/04/2024 to 11/10/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Apr Sun 14 2024 to Apr Fri 19 2024
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  • Apr Sun 28 2024 to May Fri 03 2024
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  • May Sun 12 2024 to May Fri 17 2024
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  • May Sun 19 2024 to May Fri 24 2024
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  • May Sun 26 2024 to May Fri 31 2024
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  • Jun Sun 16 2024 to Jun Fri 21 2024
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  • Jul Sun 07 2024 to Jul Fri 12 2024
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  • Jul Sun 21 2024 to Jul Fri 26 2024
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  • Aug Sun 04 2024 to Aug Fri 09 2024
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Fri 06 2024
  • Sep Sun 08 2024 to Sep Fri 13 2024
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  • Sep Sun 22 2024 to Sep Fri 27 2024
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  • Oct Sun 06 2024 to Oct Fri 11 2024
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What's included

Visit the childhood home and final resting place of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Enjoy high tea at a charming village nestled amongst the Cotswolds.
Discover the rich culture and extraordinary architecture of Bath.
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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 - London After meeting the group in England's vibrant capital, we'll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)
  • DAY 2 - London - Oxford - Stratford-upon-Avon After breakfast, we'll set our sights on our first stop: charming Oxford. Here, we'll learn about the poets, professors, scientists and sporting heroes that have graced the city's streets over the years with a locally guided walking tour. Then: we'll venture through quintessential English countryside to meet with the Cotswolds. This charming area is a patchwork of green hills and farmland, peppered with centuries-old villages and caramel-hued cottages. We'll enjoy some free time to stroll the elegant terraced High Street of Chipping Campden - before tucking into another delicious group dinner at our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Accommodation: Swan's Nest Hotel (or similar)
  • DAY 3 - Stratford-upon-Avon - Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-Avon The life and times of William Shakespeare will take centre stage today when we pay a visit to the playwright's timbered childhood home and his wife Anne Hathaway's pretty thatched cottage. A stroll through the blooming gardens here is a must! We'll have some time to enjoy lunch at our leisure - before we explore some picturesque Cotswolds hamlets this afternoon. This evening will be ours to spend at our leisure. Accommodation: Swan's Nest Hotel (or similar)
  • DAY 4 - Stratford-upon-Avon - Lacock - Bath Day four promises to be an indulgent one, with an afternoon of high tea on the agenda before we move on to Lacock. This showstopper of a village often doubles as a film set, and you may recognise it from Pride and Prejudice or The Other Boleyn Girl. After imagining ourselves as costume drama heroes and heroines, we'll step inside the magnificent abbey - whose peaceful cloisters took a starring turn as the Hogwarts hallways in the Harry Potter series. Then: onwards to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city with true 'wow' factor, where we'll make ourselves at home for our final two nights. This evening, we'll spend exploring Bath at our own pace. Accommodation: The Abbey Hotel (or similar)
  • DAY 5 - Bath After receiving a fascinating insight into Roman life on a morning visit to the Roman Baths, we'll visit the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent. The afternoon will then be yours to explore the city for yourself. You could enjoy a bit of 'me time' at Thermae Bath Spa (Britain's only thermal spa), and bathe in mineral-rich waters while scanning the skyline from the rooftop pool - or, if you'd prefer to explore on foot, you could discover Bath's proud independent side as you wander past stylish boutiques and celebrated coffee shops. At our last dinner together, we'll swap stories and look back on our English journey with fond memories. Accommodation: The Abbey Hotel (or similar)
  • DAY 6 - Bath - Longleat House and Avebury - London The current seat of the Marquess of Bath, the impressive Longleat House blends classic architecture with creative interiors - and it's here that we'll start the day. We'll have plenty of time to explore before we move on to Avebury, an immense stone circle set within an ancient landscape of enigmatic monuments, tombs and roads. While Stonehenge attracts tourists from around the world and does not permit close access, at Avebury we'll have the opportunity to walk freely among the standing stones. Steeped in mystery, this prehistoric stone circle is a fascinating sight - and makes for a tremendous final stop. Later this afternoon, our trip will come to a close back in London.
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