Classic England

London, Bath & Cotswolds

From $6300 per person in low season

per person based on eight nights, including six days with a permanent Blue Badge driver/guide whilst on tour. Includes luxury private transfers in London.

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At a Glance

  • Explore the highlights of England with your own exclusive driver-guide

  • Get into the heart of rural England - showcasing its picturesque villages and rolling hills

  • See the major highlights including Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford

  • Take your time - lots of time to stop at remote country pubs and take a walk in the countryside

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Itinerary

This definitive luxury journey showcases the very best of England. Escorted by your private driver-guide, you will stay in London, Bath and the Cotswolds, visiting iconic sites such as Stonehenge, Highclere Castle and Statford-upon-Avon along the way. Throughout your stay we will provide you with our handpicked, elite driver-guide who will bring England to life - showcasing the hidden gems that En

  1. Days 1-3: London, United Kingdom

    Your discovery of England begins in London, where we will design a couple of days exploring entirely around your interests, whether you want to delve into pomp and pageantry and royal monuments, explore the modern arts or discover London's hidden secrets. Journey to the iconic Tower of Landmark, a majestic fortress now surrounded by modern office blocks and neighboring the post-card perfect tower bridge. Take a stroll down the Mall which will lead you to the home of the Royal Family, Buckingham palace and be on the lookout for the regal royal guards in their full beefeater uniforms.  We will help with booking the best restaurants or West End shows. There is a a wide range of properties to stay in vibrant London, and we will guide you to the ideal choice for you, depending on the style of hotel you like and where you want to be based.

    Accommodation: Rosewood London (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-6: Bath, England

    Your private driver-guide will then take you to begin your adventure into the English countryside. Head west, and stop initially at Highclere Castle, known more popularly as Downton Abbey, before continuing to Stonehenge, Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. Stepping back in time to the pre-historic ages you cannot help than to be awed by the theories and stories about how this rock formation came to be. Continue to Bath, a Roman City famous for its historic Georgian architecture and beautifully-preserved Roman Baths. Discover the Roman origins of this superb town and admire the buildings- all constructed from striking bath stone.

    Accommodation: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (2 nights)

  3. Days 6-9: Barnsley, Cirencester, United Kingdom

    Continue north to the Cotswolds, an area renowned for quaint chocolate-box villages and rolling hills. You are within easy reach to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare and abundant with traditional Tudor Houses. Spend your second day walking through the countryside and uncovering the quintessential English villages of the Cotswolds or try your hand at falconry. On your final day, you will visit the beautiful city of Oxford with an optional stop at Blenheim Palace, before driving back to London.

    Accommodation: Barnsley House (3 nights)

Experiences

  • A day in Oxford

    There is so much to see in wonderful Oxford - this is 'the city of dreaming spires' and your private guide will show you the highlights. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is packed with history and stunning architecture.

  • A day in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are rural England at its best, and a day spent exploring the ancient, honey-colored limestone villages of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, set amongst rolling sheep-dotted hills, stone-walled fields and country inns is simply magical.

  • Ballooning in the Cotswolds

    Experience the Cotswolds in serene style as you float over ancient landscapes in a hot-air balloon. Launch directly from Ellenborough Park Hotel for the trip of a lifetime.

  • Blenheim Palace

    A masterpiece of eighteenth century Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

  • Cotswolds from a Helicopter

    Enjoy an aerial perspective on the Cotswolds on an exhilarating helicopter flight as you fly over medieval castles, stately homes, ancient market towns, historic villages and the glorious rolling landscapes - truly the experience of a lifetime.

  • Explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

    On the banks of the River Avon and just to the north of the Cotswolds, lies the home of the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Discover where the Bard was born and raised, and admire the beautiful Tudor architecture of the town.

  • Hampton Court Palace

    Henry VIII's lavish royal residence, Hampton Court Palace dates back hundreds of years and is an emblem of the Tudor reign. Your private guide will lead the way, teaching you about the infamous Henry VIII as you explore his majestic palace.

  • Harry Potter's Oxford & Studio Tour

    Leave the land of Muggles behind and discover the real-life sets of Hogwarts, hidden throughout beautiful Oxford. After exploring the city, enter the magic of the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio for a chance to see the props and sets from the films.

  • Hidcote Manor & Gardens

    Located just outside the charming Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden, Hidcote is a stunning Arts and Crafts garden famous for its rare shrubs and trees and outstanding design features. It’s a perfect place to visit if you need gardening inspiration.

  • Highgrove Gardens

    The gardens at Highgrove, Gloucestershire residence of the Prince of Wales, are some of Britain’s most inspiring. Strictly following sustainable and ecological methods, the gardens are both magically stimulating and a haven for local wildlife.

  • Kelmscott Manor

    Famed as the Cotswold country retreat of artist, designer and writer William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is an archetypal seventeenth-century gabled manor house housing an outstanding collection of Morris artifacts and a delightful Thames-side garden.

  • Leeds Castle

    Located in Kent, Leeds Castle boasts 500 acres of beautiful parkland and its very own moat.

  • London like a Local

    Experience the great city of London like a local with one of our top hand-picked Blue Badge Guides, as you explore the capital by bus, underground train, boat and on foot. You’ll beat the traffic and have a great insight into what makes London tick.

  • Stonehenge and Bath

    For a chance to see two of Britain's oldest sites, take a day to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Your private guide will lead you around both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining the history of each and showing you beautiful countryside along the way.

  • Stourhead

    Lying in a secluded Wiltshire valley, Stourhead features one of the world’s finest landscape gardens and a majestic Palladian mansion. At its heart a magnificent lake reflects classical temples, grottoes and rare trees – a delight to explore.

  • Sudeley Castle

    Set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle is just eight miles from Broadway in Gloucestershire. Sudeley Castle has played an important role in England’s turbulent history, with royal connections that stretch back over 1000 years.

  • Walking in the Cotswolds

    A walker's paradise, the Cotswolds is named as an area of outstanding natural beauty for a reason.

  • Warwick Castle

    Warwick Castle is a medieval castle dating back to 1068 and originally built by William the Conqueror then developed over time, Warwick Castle now houses a collection of armoury to rival that on display at the Tower of London.

  • Westonbirt Arboretum

    Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, located near the Cotswolds village of Tetbury, is one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world. World-famous for its explosion of autumn color, Westonbirt is a tree-lover’s paradise.

  • Windsor Castle

    The oldest continually occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle is used as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's main home to this day. As you explore the majestic castle your private guide will tell you all about its 900-year royal history.

Location

London, Bath & Cotswolds

 

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