The Cotswolds is one of the most 'quintessentially English' and unspoiled regions of England where you cannot help but fall in love with the uniqueness of it. Stratford-upon-Avon is the UK's most beautiful market town with more than 800 years of history, containing not only many buildings that survive today and would have been familiar to Shakespeare, but also a thriving community offering a wide variety of leisure, accommodation and shopping experiences. A visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage a must for very visitor to England.
|Age Range: 10 - 80yrs|
|Group Size: 25 - 50|
Departing in the early morning we take a scenic drive through the Cotswolds, for breathtaking views of open countryside, honey coloured stone cottages, and market towns with magnificent churches. We visit the charming town of Bourton-on-the-Water which straddles the River Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region being serviced by many shops, cafes and attractions.
We continue our journey to the charming town of Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of the world’s most famous playwright William Shakespeare. We visit his parental home and will have the opportunity to visit other buildings associated with the playwright.
In the afternoon we visit the world famous Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife. The young Shakespeare would have courted Anne here and the view of the house and garden has been described as the most romantic in England. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is set in stunning grounds. The quintessential English cottage overflows with beautiful flowers and shrubs.
Cambridge is the place to visit to be inspired by the many museums and art galleries, where you will get to experience and admire the beautiful architecture and college buildings. Take advantage of the passages set around the historic market place. Take your time to go shopping in well-known branded shops and when you have made the most of this extraordinary place take the time to relax in one of the many restaurants, pubs or cafés Cambridge has to offer. There is plenty to do for a jam packed day here! In Greenwich we'll see the famous Meridian line and its famous observatory that marks GMT and the international time-zones. There is also the exciting Greenwich market to explore and find unique things to remember your trip by!
This epic weekend trip visits two major cities in the UK - Liverpool and Manchester. Join us to see the best of both with guided tours and ample free time to explore, you will fall in love with their unique culture, architecture and vibe. We also offer an optional extra to visit the Manchester United stadium and have an official tour including the grounds and changing rooms. While we are at the Albert Docks you can also visit the Beatles Story and learn about the lives of Liverpool's legendary rock band.
Considered to be one of the most picturesque castles of England - Leeds Castle has a lot to offer. Dating back hundreds of years and used extensively by King Henry VIII there is a lot of history combined with a tranquil setting that makes Leeds Castle particularly special. Visit the gardens and try the labyrinth and find the secret grotto! Canterbury is an ancient city made important for its Cathedral and Thomas Becket. With much of its Norman walls and Roman roads, Canterbury will take you back in time and leave you with fantastic memories for life.