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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we head for home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
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.
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.
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.