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.
The capital city of England is a place you have to experience at least once in your lifetime and you will find yourself coming back for more! The history of London stretches back over thousands of years, with its World Heritage sights such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. You cannot visit London without seeing Buckingham Palace, you might even be in with a chance to see our Queen Elizabeth. Why not take a river cruise on Thames or ride the London Eye for breath taking views or join us to visit the epic Madame Tussauds wax museum to see its life-like contemporary celebrities and historic figures. With plenty of attractions you will never be disappointed!
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.
A day in Thorpe Park is guaranteed to be one of your best memories of the year. With many different types of rides from gentle but exciting to "adrenaline-junkie" mad - you will have a full day of enormous fun. Some of the scarier rides even have the option to allow you to ride them facing backwards! Our tour to this incredible attraction includes all the rides and plenty of time to enjoy them all.