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.
Take advantage of Oxford's many fantastic sightseeing opportunities such as the many exquisite colleges and fabulous Georgian architecture. This city dates back thousands of years and is situated on the River Thames. Oxford has a range of attractions that suits every visitor, from the world's first public Museum opened in 1684 to the Victorian indoor market. Windsor and Eton is found just west of London and the official weekend retreat for the Royal Family. Come and see the Royal Standard flag and the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle - which is the oldest inhabited castle in the world!
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!
If you are looking to visit a place that is a unique and beautiful experience, Bath is the place to go! Bath is home to plenty of extraordinary attractions, sights and places to visit no matter what your interests or mood; there is plenty to do for everyone! Looking to relax whilst experiencing the original roman baths then the spa will be perfect for you. Bath has many great shopping, restaurants and historical facilities you won’t want to miss! Stonehenge is England's oldest monument, come and discover its mystery and wonder. Our tour includes entrance and an audio-guide to explain its fascinating history