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Cream of the Cotswolds

A quintessentially English break

Enjoy a scenic break in the most English of destinations. With honey-coloured villages, quaint thatched cottages and ancient church spires rising over rolling hills, the Cotswolds has a picture-postcard, timeless charm all of its own. Discover its beautiful landscape and famous towns on our three wonderful full-day excursions.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Two full day tours of the Cotswolds
  • Visits to Warwick, Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Four nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good quality hotel
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

We leave the local area this morning and journey to our hotel, arriving in good time for you to rest and relax, or perhaps make use of the hotel's leisure facilities, before dinner.

Day Two

After a full English breakfast, we journey to the delightful stone villages and market towns of the southern Cotswolds. We'll stop in Moreton-in-Marsh, famed for its popular Tuesday market, before continuing to ancient Stow-on-the-Wold. Our final stop is in Bourton-on-the-Water, with its attractive low bridges across the River Windrush.

Day Three

Today we head to Warwick. Visit the magnificent, medieval castle with its state rooms, dungeon and ghost tower, discover the fine timber-framed buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital, or explore the town's many parks and gardens (all entrance fees payable locally). We'll then continue to the market town of Banbury, with its delightful canal-side walks, interesting shops and famed Banbury Cross.

Day Four

We travel to Stratford on Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. You may like to visit the Bard's birthplace, stroll along the river or take a tour around the theatre. In the afternoon we travel through the Vale of Evesham today to Broadway, the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds', which boasts one of the longest high streets in England.

Day Five

Today we head for home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire
Berkshire Reading
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
Kent
Kent Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Margate, Rochester, Tonbridge
London
London Lewisham, Wimbledon
Middlesex
Middlesex Feltham, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Oxford, Witney
Surrey
Surrey Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Redhill, Staines, Sutton, Woking
West Sussex
West Sussex Crawley, East Grinstead

Britannia Royal Court Hotel 

Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Britannia Royal Court Hotel is built round a Manor House dating back to 1894. It is conveniently located about three miles from Coventry city centre.

Further Information

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.

Cream of the Cotswolds reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cream of the CotswoldsScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 281 reviews
(8 out of 10)

SUE

uxbridge Family
We really enjoyed our trip. The tour manager and driver were excellent and as much as possible was fitted into our days. The hotel was ok!
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 04 November 2016
(8 out of 10)

Susan

Reading Family
Holiday was lovely. Two items marked down because the hotel although adequate, had dining room crowded and it was difficult to carry food in between the tables. The tours were great but could have done with more time in the Warwick and Stratford on Avon. The afternoon tours were less interesting for us ie Banbury and Broadway.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 30 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

DOROTHY

crawley Family
Every thing was great
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 26 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

Gloria

Twickenham Richmond-upon-Thames Friends
A great time was spent in The Britannia Hotel & Spa. The receptionists were particularly caring and courteous. The Chef produced some magnificent cuisine, much enjoyed, thank you for this lovely break!
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 26 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

VALERIE

Betchworth, Surrey. Couple
A good taster for the Cotswolds, which we had not visited before. Very good value for money and very restful -no driving or finding the way to places! Journey was smooth.Hotel pleasant, reasonably comfortable.Nice food and overall good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016
(7 out of 10)

DOROTHY

Leyton London Friends
Reasonable itenary but would have preferred more sight seeing than shopping.
There was no time for any optional excursions
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016
(3 out of 10)

MARY

Kingston Single traveller
Confusion about my pick-up due to no written confirmation from Newmarket, no response from Newmarket phone for 20+ minutes, and tour guide having three phone numbers of which two were wrong! and vehicle being 40 minutes delayed .
Tatty hotel with sheet worn into holes, towel ripped (they did change it on request), bathroom tiling incomplete - but a sizeable room and comfortable temperature. They added charges to use the swimming pool and for wake-up calls - a first in my experience. Food was boring but plentiful. All villages had two options - Edinburgh woollen mill shop and tea room.
Tour guide was sparse with information, eg history.
Overall disappointing, and I'd definitely recommend you reconsider the hotel.
Confirmed traveller: 14 October 2016
Published on: 24 October 2016