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Steam in the Cotswolds

3 days from £199*
Departing: September 2017
* Price shown: 29 September 2017 from -
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England's loveliest countryside

Don't miss this chance to combine the gently rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds with a nostalgic railway journey aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the romance of steam on this fantastic weekend break.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visits to Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Campden
  • A scenic drive through the Cotswolds
  • A ride on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway from Toddington to Cheltenham
  • Two nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the West Midlands area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area by coach, this morning we'll travel to your hotel. Check in, then simply relax until dinner.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll journey through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside to Chipping Campden. Follow the curved high street past ancient buildings and wonderful independent shops, or visit St James' Church to see the oldest altar tapestry in England. Enjoy lunch (payable locally) in one of the town's tea-rooms before we continue to nearby Toddington.

From Toddington we ride the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway to Cheltenham station, through the 693-yard Greet Tunnel and past Winchcombe Station (whose buildings have been transplanted, stone by stone, from Monmouth Troy in Wales). Your 40-minute journey winds through some unforgettable countryside, with views of the Malvern Hills and Vale of Evesham, so keep your camera handy.

Day Three

This morning you'll visit Bourton-on-the-Water. Stroll along the banks of the Windrush, past the low-arched stone bridges that gave the town its "Little Venice" nickname. See St Lawrence's domed tower, visit the Model Railway Exhibition or the Perfume or Motor Car museums, or simply sit in one of the cafes and watch the world go by.

After time for lunch (payable locally), we'll head for home, arriving back in the local area during mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Luton
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Romford, Thorpe Bay
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Hertford, Watford
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Norfolk
Norfolk Norwich
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Wellingborough
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
01 September 2017
01 September 2017 £199
29 September 2017
29 September 2017 £199

Midlands Area Hotel ★★★

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Midlands area such as the Quality Hotel, Birmingham and the Holiday Inn Express, Redditch. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV and tea and coffee making facilities, and all the hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Replacement locomotives

In the event that a steam locomotive is unavailable, GWR reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Steam in the Cotswolds reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Steam in the CotswoldsScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
(10 out of 10)

MARCUS

Plymouth Couple
the whole trip was lovely. Our tour manager, Pete and our driver, Darren, were both wonderful - so helpful and pleasant.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

RAYMOND

Saltash Couple
Whilst we enjoyed the holiday very much. I would like to make some observations, firstly there was no lift in the hotel which caused some discomfort for a few of the other people on the trip. secondly the driver was running out of hours on the way back, if we had say an half hour less at the two visits during the day we would not have had to stop at Exeter services for 45 minutes as we only had about 40 minutes to before that coach driver would have finished, therefore everybody would have got home a bit earlier.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

KENNETH

Exeter Couple
This was a much better holiday than the Scottish Highlands. Hotel was superb and beautifuly clean. The only criticism was the amount of time spent at places where there was nothing of interest e.g Stow on the Wold- it was Sunday and not even the shops were open. We spent an hour and a half there and just a quarter of an hour down the road was the beautiful Bourton on the water which was full of life. We had the same experience at Chipping Campden absolute waste of a morning. Apart from that we had no complaints but we would be very wary of using Newmarket Holidays again. The rail trip was very enjoyable and we came back by train too.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

Christine

Ferndown Couple
We really enjoyed the experience and the train journey was brilliant
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

CAROL

Curdridge, Southampton Friends
My friend and I thought this weekend was the best ever, we have had many short breaks with Newmarket, but this weekend went beautifully, with pleasant fellow travellers, a great driver and tour manager too. We would wholly recommend this trip to everyone.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

SUSAN

Dorchester Couple
Lovely places. Hotel bit disappointing.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Surrey Single traveller
Really enjoyed it. The Tour Manager was excellent,
Confirmed traveller: 04 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017