London, Cotswolds & Scotland: A Family Adventure
London, Tetbury, Scotland
- 10 nights
- from $3900 per person
Combine a stay at Scotland's world-famous Gleneagles hotel with a stop to discover London's must-see landmarks and a chance to explore the English countryside in the Cotswolds for a family-friendly introduction to England and Scotland.
At a Glance
Ideal family itinerary with a range of experiences and activities
Private, exclusive guide in London and Edinburgh an bespoke itinerary designed around your interests
Stay at the world-famous Gleneagles hotel, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
A fantastic introduction to the United Kingdom exploring three different, popular destinations.
Explore England's quaint chocolate-box villages in the Cotswolds and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare
Arrive into Glasgow where your private driver will take you on the hour-long drive to the world-famous Gleneagles hotel. Offering a lot more than golf, you'll be impressed with the activities on offer from falconry to cycling and horse riding. During your 4-night stay your private guide can take you on a guided tour of Edinburgh or you can venture in the Highlands in search of wild deer amongst the stark landscape. We can arrange your activities and excursions according to your family's interests.
At the end of your stay, you'll be driven one hour to Edinburgh airport to board your domestic flight to vibrant London, a 1 hour 30 minute-flight. On arrival, your private driver will whisk you and your family into the heart of London to the elegant Brown's hotel, conveniently located within walking distance from some of London's most-famous landmarks, such as Trafalgar square and Piccadilly circus. Brown's hotel make a special effort to welcome families and supply special touches to make your younger guests feel welcome.
Whilst in London, we will provide a private guide who will discuss your interests with you to devise a bespoke itinerary especially for you. Whether you want to see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, catch a show in the West End, or even take visit to the Harry Potter studios followed by a stop at Hamley's Toy Shop, the choice is yours!
After an action-packed stay in London, a private driver will take you into the glorious Cotswolds countryside, stopping off to explore the royal home of Windsor Castle along the way if you like. Just a couple of hours from London, the Cotswolds is a countryside district filled with quaint english villages, winding roads and rolling hills. Your base in the Cotswolds is Calcot Manor, a 14-century manor farmhouse just three miles from Tetbury, which is both stylish and great for families. Three miles of cycle paths wind their way around the property and there are some great country walking trails to be discovered locally. Horse riding is also available as well as outdoor tennis courts. The hotel offers a range of activities for children from cookery classes to painting, tailored to the season. With specialist family rooms there is plenty of space for your whole family to relax and enjoy their stay.
From the Cotswolds there are a range of historic towns your private guide can take you to, such as Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, with narrow streets and authentic tudor-style houses. The city of Oxford is also just over an hour away from your hotel, and is home of the world-famous Oxford University, where you will also find a collection of historic buildings in the medieval center, as well as winding rivers where you can enjoy a spot of punting. Also within easy reach of Calcot Mnaor is the Roman City of Bath, famous for it's brown bath-stone buildings and home to some of the world's best-preserved roman baths.
At the end of your trip your private guide will escort you back to London for your onward journey, you may also choose to make a small detour to the world heritage sight of Stonehenge.
Location & Directions
London, Tetbury, Scotland
First stop on this itinerary is Gleneagles, a world-famoud Scotish hotel just an hours drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow with a fantastic range of facilities. From here you will take a short domestic flight down to London for a 3-night stay in the vibrant capital, staying at the luxurious Brown's hotel. Next head in to the Cotswolds, arriving at Calcot Manor after a 2-hour 30-minute drive. After your 3-night stay return back to London for your onward journey.
When to go
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 England 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.