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Discover the classic highlights on this private and tailor-made England tour. Beginning in London, explore landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Castle, the London Eye, museums, art galleries, and vibrant food and cultural scenes on privately guided tours. Explore Stonehenge with your own expert and then travel to the UNESCO-listed city of Bath, famous for its spa traditions and Georgian architecture. Lose yourself in the rural charm and beauty of the Cotswolds next, and take a unique food tour where you can sample delicious local cheese and ale and dine at a proper English pub too!

Take a step back in time at Oxford where you can take a custom tour of Blenheim Palace and then go boating down the Cherwell with a professional punter. Continue on to the stunning Lake District, which you can explore on personalized tours and leisurely boat rides. At the end of your tour, make your way back to London for one last night before you depart.

Customize this England tour to match all your interests and preferences. Get in touch with us for a completely private, tailormade and obligation-free itinerary.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4LondonHistory & Architecture, Food, Museums, Galleries & West End Shows, British RoyaltyThe Kensington Hotel, Rosewood London
4 - 6BathRoman Baths, Georgian & Literary History, Georgian ArchitectureAbbey Hotel, The Roseate Villa Bath
6 - 7CotswoldsQuaint English Villages, Rolling Hills & Farm Life, RelaxationMacdonald Bear Hotel, The Old Stocks Inn
7 - 9OxfordWorld’s Oldest English University, History & Architecture, PuntingMacdonald Randolph Hotel, Old Parsonage Hotel
9 - 11Lake DistrictBeautiful Nature, Relaxation, HikingGilpin Hotel & Lake House, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
11 - 12LondonHistory & Architecture, Food, Museums, Galleries & West End Shows, British RoyaltyThe Mandeville Hotel, The Bloomsbury Hotel

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

You will be transferred from London Airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

London

3 Nights

Images of grandeur, tradition, and pageantry take over the senses when you set foot in London. A dynamic cosmopolis, the city is, today, home to people of diverse ethnicities speaking over 300 languages!

Included Activities

A Londoner, a Mini Cooper and You
Discover the best bits of this great global city in a classic Mini Cooper with a local Londoner. Chance upon London’s best kept secrets on this urban safari ride as your guide brings the city alive with her passion and local knowledge. Drive over to London’s famous monuments such as the St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and The Shard. Drop by hidden gems like the street art lining the Leake Street Tunnel, a bustling local antique market, and a guided tour of the eccentric alleyways behind old Covent Garden. Tour London’s hoary financial district, visit its popular pubs, and learn about its monarchy and present royal family as you cross the city’s iconic bridges, collecting priceless travel memories. Depending upon the size of your group, this tour is available for differently abled tourists as well. (Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

London Bridge Food Trail
Brace yourself for the quintessential sights, sounds and flavors of the London Bridge area on this guided food tour. After a light breakfast at your hotel, meet your local guide at a designated spot. Prepare yourself for a gastronomic excursion, as you navigate local markets and popular old pubs for a taste of London. Start off with the classic English breakfast of bacon and egg bap at the Borough Market, with its distinctive character and history. Try a traditional fish and chips platter next, arguably the most popular British dish, and sample a freshly baked roll with traditional Cumberland sausages. Explore the bustling old marketplace, soak up the area’s history and walk up to Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, the Shard, and Southwark Cathedral. Discover a traditional pub in the old neighborhood, and sit back to enjoy a select platter of English cheese with fruit, crackers and chutney, washed down with a tankard of traditional English cider. Wind your way to the Thames, passing by the Battleship HMS Belfast, the London Bridge and Tower Bridge, feasting your eyes on the city’s historic skyline. Call it a day at a cozy little tea room, enjoying a pot of English tea and the tour’s “secret dish”! (Half Day; Time of Day: Afternoon; Duration: 3–3.5 hrs; Times: 11:00 or 3:00; Shared Activity; Transfer not Included; Meals included: Street food, pub fare, cider & tea. Fitness level: Moderate; Please inform of any special dietary needs before tour, and wear comfortable walking shoes).

Mystical Monoliths and Royal Castles
Discover the UK’s most mystical destination on this day tour of the Salisbury Plains. Return to Britain’s old Celtic world, replete with pagan tribes, druids and sacred rituals with a visit to the mystical monoliths of Stonehenge. This circle of enormous gray stones, surrounded by ancient burial mounds at Salisbury, continues to fascinate and intrigue travelers and pilgrims alike. Leave your London hotel early, accompanied by your local guide cum driver. On reaching Stonehenge, take the bus or walk down the picturesque mile-long stretch from the visitor center to the stones, soaking in the magical ambiance. Return to your waiting vehicle and drive over to one of the world’s oldest and largest continuously occupied royal castles. Windsor Castle has been inhabited by the British nobility as well as its royal family for nearly a thousand years and continues to be the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Barring the Queen’s private quarters, most of the Castle is open to the public today. Take a peek at the stately halls and lavish rooms hung with chandeliers and grand portraits of royal personages, including St George’s Hall, the Grand Reception Room, and the Waterloo Chamber. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Rosewood London – Opt 2
RoomExecutive King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 6

Your chauffeur will drive you from London to Bath in a private vehicle (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Bath

2 Nights

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath is all about soaking in history, quite literally! Named after the well-preserved Roman-era baths found here, the city continues with its spa tradition to this day.

Included Activities

Walking in Bath
Explore the intimate city of Bath, through specialized guided walking tours. The tour starts at your hotel with your guide. Visit the city’s most famous attractions, and learn about Bath’s historical and cultural heritage. Admire the ancient Roman baths, and experience the interactive museum. Soak up the relaxed vibe of Bath’s 18th century boulevards, enlivened by the lively busking scene, thanks to the city’s young university folks. From food to literature, horror and comedy, and films to architecture, there’s plenty to uncover. Take a walk around the shaded plaza of The Circus, a circular complex of elegant townhouses inspired by Stonehenge. Drop by the Royal Crescent, Queen Square, Parade Gardens, and the surrounding parks for people-watching. Laze about the Pulteney Bridge, and its bustling lane, dotted with bars, boutiques, and cafes. Get a glimpse of Bath’s culinary treasures, including historical dishes and artisanal offerings such as the big buns, local cheeses, and Bath Oliver. Finish off with a relaxing dip at the modern Thermae Bath Spa that overlooks the city. (Half Day; Duration: 4hrs; Private Activity; Transfer not required; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a light raincoat or umbrella)

Stories of Stone Circles and Wizards
Take a peaceful 1 hour drive to visit Avebury henge, a lesser-known ancient monument featuring Britain’s largest stone circles from the Neolithic age. Explore the concentric stone circles amid the village’s farmlands, frequented by grazing sheep. See earth mounds with white horse artwork, before exiting past Silbury Hill. Continuing through the sleepy English countryside, arrive at Lacock, a charming 13th century village protected by the National Trust. Admire the half-timbered houses fringed by geranium blooms, and streets sans electric poles. Step inside the medieval Lacock Abbey, popularized by the Harry Potter’s films as the setting for the movie’s classrooms, corridors, and houses. Learn about the abbey’s former resident Henry Fox Tablot, renowned as a pioneer of photography. Browse the adjoining museum that showcases the world’s first negative image, among other artifacts. Drop by the National Trust tea room for afternoon tea and cream scones. Finally, driving through the Cotswolds, enjoy the quintessential English village of Castle Combe, considered the prettiest in the country! (Full Day; Duration: 8hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
Abbey Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 6 - 7

Your chauffeur will drive you from Bath to Cotswolds in a private vehicle with enroute activity (chauffeur and vehicle available for a maximum of 8 hrs)

Cotswolds

1 Night

Celebrate the Cotswolds, a wonderful collection of rural counties in south-central England, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, best explored on historic walking trails and driving along the picturesque Cotswolds Romantic Road.

Included Activities

Cotswolds Cheese and Ale Indulgence
Spend the day pampering your senses with the best of food and drink that Cotswolds has to offer. Start your tour with a drive to visit to an organic dairy farm, which supplies rich milk to the nearby Creamery. Learn all about the process of local cheese making that contributes to the delicious flavors and textures of Cotswold Brie and Single Gloucester before you take a bite of these award-winning artisanal cheeses. Head to the picture-perfect villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, which despite their dubious names offers exquisite natural views and the experience of walking through winding high streets lined with quaint shops and teahouses. Stop by at a typical English pub to dig into a hearty lunch after which you will be ready to visit a local brewery. Discover the process of brewing beer that has remained unchanged for more than 150 years and wind up your tour by sampling some of the finest ales from their cellar. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer)

Hotel Options
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomCosy Great Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 7 - 9

Your chauffeur will drive you from Cotswolds to Oxford in a private vehicle with enroute activity (chauffeur and vehicle available for a maximum of 8 hrs)

Oxford

2 Nights

Step back in time when you visit the charming city of Oxford, home to the world’s oldest and one of the most prestigious English speaking universities.

Included Activities

En route: Best of Blenheim Palace
On your way to Oxford from the Cotswolds, enjoy a day out at Blenheim Palace, a grand country estate that graces the banks of River Glyme near Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Welcomed by the Hensington Gates and the towering Column of Victory, enter the Great Hall past the lofty colonnaded façade. Marvel at the stunning English baroque architecture of the Dukes of Marlborough’s residence, also famous as Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace and ancestral home. Browsing its ornate guestrooms, dining rooms, and the long library, soak up the sumptuously decorated interiors, which feature tapestries, painted ceilings, family portraits, and delicate carvings. Wandering about the network of corridors, listen to palatial anecdotes and admire the many artifact displays, including the Untold Story exhibition. Taking the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens, explore the Butterfly House that protects myriad butterfly species, and the tranquil lake surrounds, which are fringed by lavender fields. Strolling about the expansive botanical gardens dotted with statues, fountains, bridges, and mazes, encounter geese, lambs, and other resident wildlife. (En Route Activity; Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Admission Included; Fitness level: Moderate)

Walking the Tree-Lined Avenues of Oxford
Discover the old medieval city and university town of Oxford on this fascinating walk in the company of an Oxford graduate. Explore the venerable town with its romantic architecture, gathering authentic insights on student life on this entertaining day trip. Stroll among Oxford’s “dreaming spires”, its cobbled streets, domed structures, medieval chapels, quiet cloisters and quadrangles. Glean interesting trivia on the town’s history, heritage and traditions from your student guide. If you’re lucky, you could get to visit a typical college, complete with Gothic elements, quadrangles and an ancient dining hall hung with portraits of its famous alumni. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity; Transfer not Included; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes)

Punting down the Charming Cherwell
Experience a short, leisurely river boat ride down the charming Cherwell River with a professional punter. Come abroad your flat-bottomed boat at the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse, which stands next to Magdalen College Tower, across the road from Oxford’s Botanic Gardens. If you wish, you could also make a day of it on the river, returning half an hour before sunset. Glide past some of Oxford’s iconic landmarks, including the Botanic Gardens and Magdalen College school fields. Row past the Christ Church Meadows, where Lewis Carroll once taught students and wrote his two great masterpieces – Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Continue traveling past the lovely gardens of St Hilda’s College before returning to the boathouse. If you wish, you could also continue rowing down towards the “Isis”, what they call the Thames in Oxford, and enjoy cruising along this beautiful riverscape. (Duration: 30 mins; Private Activity; Transfer not Included; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomExecutive Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 9 - 11

You will be transferred from your hotel to Oxford train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Oxford to Lake District (Duration: 4.5 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Lake District train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Lake District

2 Nights

The Lake District with its stunning mountains, verdant valleys, and picturesque lakes, has been immortalized time and again by poets through the ages.

Included Activities

Ethereal Lake District Tour
Experience the verdant beauty of the Lake District, which has inspired a host of English poets and writers, especially Romantics like Wordsworth and Coleridge. Arrive at the pretty market town of Keswick and then travel along Derwentwater to Borrowdale and Buttermere, famed for their exquisite natural beauty. If weather permits, you can spot Langdale Pikes in the distance and even Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England. Take in the lush greenery dotted with picturesque lakes and the popular Catbells Fell as you pause at ‘Surprise View’. After all that walking, treat yourself to a well-deserved lunch of local specialties at a family owned pub and then set off to feast your eyes on yet more ethereal vistas. Pass through the placid Crummock Water, the scenic Hopeback Road, the panoramic Whinlatter Pass till you reach the iconic Castlerigg Stone Circle, dating back to 5000 years. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer)

Windermere Lake Islands Cruise
Experience the ethereal beauty of the Lake District on this fascinating cruise of Windermere Lake, the largest in England. Set off from Bowness Bay and pass hidden bays, secret inlets, and quiet wooded islands bordered by verdant mountain views all around. Inhale and fill your lungs with pure, country air as you take panoramic views of the lush scenery. Enjoy the stunning contrast of green hills and blue waters on this circular Islands cruise. (Shared Activity; Chauffeur Transfer Included; Duration: 45 mins)

Hotel Options
RoomMaster Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomLuxury Lake View
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 12

You will be transferred from your hotel to the Lake District train station in a shared vehicle

Board your train from Lake District to London (Duration: 3 - 5 hrs)

You will be transferred from the London train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

London

1 Night

Images of grandeur, tradition, and pageantry take over the senses when you set foot in London. A dynamic cosmopolis, the city is, today, home to people of diverse ethnicities speaking over 300 languages!

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage

You will be transferred from your hotel to London Airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 10,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 11,290 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Oxford – Lake District 4.5hrs (Train-Standard Class)
    • Lake District – London 3 – 5hrs (Train-Standard Class)
  • All activities as listed :
    • London: A Londoner, a Mini Cooper and You
    • London: London Bridge Food Trail
    • London: Mystical Monoliths and Royal Castles
    • Bath: Walking in Bath
    • Bath: Stories of Stone Circles and Wizards
    • Cotswolds: Cotswolds Cheese and Ale Indulgence
    • Oxford: En route: Best of Blenheim Palace
    • Oxford: Walking the Tree-Lined Avenues of Oxford
    • Oxford: Punting down the Charming Cherwell
    • Lake District: Ethereal Lake District Tour
    • Lake District: Windermere Lake Islands Cruise
  • The general business terms apply
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Classic England

12 days $ 10,290 / person

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