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Quintessential England - London, Bath & Cotswolds

London, Bath & Cotswolds

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.

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

Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Culture

Description

Throughout your stay we will provide you with our handpicked, elite driver-guide who will bring England to life - showcasing the hidden gems that England has to offer, exploring remote picturesque chocolate-box villages and stopping at idyllic country pubs. Every itinerary we make is customized and bespoke to your interests so we can add or change the suggestions to create the ideal trip for you.

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. We will help with booking the best restaurants or West End shows. We have suggested basing your stay on one of the best hotels London has to offer, Rosewood London, but we can of course select from a wide range of properties, depending on the style of hotel you like and where you want to be based.

Your private driver-guide will then pick you up and you will 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. Continue to Bath, a Roman City famous for its historic Georgian architecture and beautifully-preserved Roman Baths. Your accommodation for your two-night stay is the superb Royal Crescent Hotel, an iconic hotel in Bath with a traditional design and award-winning spa. Discover the Roman origins of this superb town and admire the buildings- all constructed from striking bath stone.

Continue north and stay at a luxury hotel in the Cotswolds, an area renowned for quaint chocolate-box villages and rolling hills. We've suggested Barnsley House as your home for the next three nights, a hidden gem of a country house hotel located at the heart of rural England. 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 Belnheim Palace, before driving back to London.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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3 nights

London, United Kingdom

Rosewood London
2 nights

Bath, England

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
3 nights

Barnsley, Cirencester, United Kingdom

Barnsley House

Location & Directions

London, Bath & Cotswolds

The itinerary begins at the centrally-located Rosewood London, around a 45-minute drive from London Heathrow and around 1-hour and 15-minutes from Gatwick. Following a two-hour drive to Bath with your Blue Badge driver at the wheel you will arrive at Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, situated on a picturesque perch above the Royal Victoria park. Your final stop is the Cotswolds; a one-hour drive will take you to Barnsley House, a country house retreat in the heart of the great British countryside.

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 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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