Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the Queen, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group; dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.
Day 2Blenheim Palace | Cotswolds | Bath
Travel to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill and often seen as the setting for popular TV shows and movies; tour the house and explore the gardens. Set off on a drive through the rolling hills of the quintessentially English Cotswolds, with charming villages and colorful gardens. Arrive in Bath, a striking city of honey-colored Georgian buildings with an ancient heritage. Take a walking tour of the city before visiting the famed Roman Baths. Dine at your hotel this evening.
Day 3Stonehenge | Salisbury
Visit prehistoric Stonehenge and marvel at the vast monoliths mysteriously erected 5,000 years ago. Head to the medieval city of Salisbury, with free time for lunch and sightseeing. Along with charming local shops, Salisbury boasts a splendid 13th-century cathedral housing the world’s oldest working clock. Head back to Bath, where your evening is free to explore and dine as you wish.
Day 4Winchester | Portsmouth
Visit Winchester, in medieval times the most important city in England; some believe this is where the legendary King Arthur had his Round Table. Enjoy some free time to explore. Next, delve into nautical life in Portsmouth, where you’ll visit the historic dockyards. Head on to dinner at your hotel in the countryside.
Day 5Birling Gap |Royal Tunbridge Wells | Sissinghurst
Visit Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk. Head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town, for some free time to discover its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and charming shops and pubs. Next take a stroll to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England. Head to your hotel for dinner.
Day 6Leeds Castle | Canterbury Cathedral
Journey to romantic Leeds Castle in Kent, once called “the loveliest castle in the world”. Tour this storybook structure, complete with a moat, and discover its colorful gardens. Proceed to the beautiful city of Canterbury. Take time to explore its medieval center before visiting its imposing cathedral and hearing some of its enthralling tales. Head to London where you’ll dine with your group.
Day 7Kensington Palace | Afternoon Tea | London Exploring
Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Next, savor afternoon tea, a classic English experience, before spending the rest of the day at leisure, exploring London.
Day 8Tour Ends in London
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
The Castle Hotel, Windsor – MGallery Hotel Collection is a 4 star luxury hotel-based in the heart of Windsor town centre sitting magnificently opposite the Windsor Castle and Windsor Guildhall. Boasting unrivalled views of the 'Changing of the Guards' procession which marches past the doorstep of the hotel along Windsor’s picturesque main street.
A beautiful range of boutique accommodation is available at Castle Hotel ranging from charming single rooms to spacious luxury suites with spectacular views over Windsor and it’s many landmarks. Each room follows the flowing Georgian elegance of the hotel which have been beautifully decorated with a refined take on contemporary design. Complimentary accessories including White Company Noir toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, and for upgraded rooms, personal Nespresso machines are provided so that guests can truly relax during their stay. Whether it’s a boutique break, romantic getaway, wedding, or business trip, rooms are certain to delight and impress.
Set on the banks of the River Avon, Doubletree by Hilton Bath is a comfortable 176-bedroom hotel with an excellent city center location. It’s a mere half-mile away from the Roman Baths and great shopping. The hotel offers a gym as well as restaurant, bar and lounge.
Retreat to the beautiful English countryside with a stay at this elegant Georgian manor house sitting on 89 acres of parkland. Guests enjoy manicured grounds, indoor and outdoor pools, a croquet lawn, and a health club.
Once home to politicians and Lords, this hotel has 22 acres of rural parkland. Filled with antiques dating from as far back as the 17th century, Chilston Park Country House Hotel also has a 2 AA Rosette restaurant located in the original dining room. Free parking is available on site.
Local quality produce is served on the evening menu and in the full English breakfasts. Open fires feature in Chilston’s drawing room and bar.