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From the bustling streets of London to quaint, countryside villages in the Cotswolds, and historic cities such as Bath and Oxford to the serene Lake District, discover the classic highlights of England with this private tour in the UK.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4LondonHistory & Architecture, Food, Museums, Galleries & West End Shows, British RoyaltyKensington Place, 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 Kensington Hotel, The Mandeville Hotel

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Private Transfer from London Airport to your hotel

London

3 Days

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

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: 1100; Shared Activity & Private Transfer; 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
Kensington Place – Opt 1
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Rosewood London – Opt 2
RoomExecutive King Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 6

Today your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from London to Bath (2.5 hrs)

Bath

2 Days

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. 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; Fitness level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a light raincoat or umbrella)

Bath’s Roman Bath Ruins
Indulge yourself on this tour of the 2000-year-old Roman baths in Bath. Admire the large open-air complex filled with natural water, and the recent Victorian additions featuring statues of notable personalities. See views of Bath Abbey on the streets outside as you amble along the wraparound terraces. Learn about this well-preserved ancient spa during an hourly guided walking tour, see innovative and interactive projections on glass, which bring the ruins to life, and listen to costumed staff explain ancient cosmetics and wellness rituals. Notice the separate circular cold-water baths, the ancient heating systems, and water from the thermal springs that flows into the river nearby. Browsing exhibits in the museum next door, see skeletal remains, old temple inscriptions, private altars, carved façade pediments, and the gilded head of Sulis Minerva’s statue, among other relics. You can also taste the mineral water from these sacred springs. Listen to live piano sessions at the elegant Pump Room as you savor drinks and snacks before dispersing. (Flexible Duration; Shared (Public) Activity; Transfer not Included; Fitness level: Easy; Children under the age of 5 enter free)

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

Today your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Bath to Cotswolds with an en route activity (8 hrs)

Cotswolds

1 Day

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

Idyllic Cotswolds Countryside
If you have always wanted to explore the English countryside of Christmas Cards and cookie tin covers, here is your chance with the Cotswolds tour, tailor made to suit your interests. After leaving Bath, explore picture-perfect rolling landscapes dotted with church steeples and charming homes. Learn more about the country’s rich history as you visit its aristocratic houses and parks where period dramas like Downton Abbey have been filmed. Click ample photos of the rambling, unfrequented paths famed as the site of Midsomer Murders and the exploits of Inspector Morse. Stop by at picturesque antique shops in Stow-on-the-Wold and tuck into local dishes at quaint pubs and organic delicacies at Daylesford Organics. Load up on bewitching folk tales and legends of the place with a visit to the intriguing groups of stones titled the Rollright Stones. End your day with a peaceful drive to your Cotswold hotel. (Private Activity & Transfer; Duration: 8 hrs)

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

Today your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and drive you from Cotswolds to Oxford with an en route activity (8 hrs)

Oxford

2 Days

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

A Date With the Cotswolds
On your way to Oxford, discover this protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you traverse the 100-mile Cotswold Way down to Bath on Cotswolds’ southern fringes. Soak up the idyllic English countryside and admire intimate villages frozen in time with narrow streets flanked by honey-colored stone houses, tiny tearooms, and manicured gardens. Learn about the antique souvenir stores, open-air farmers’ markets, and the lucrative cloth industry that operated here back in the day. Visit the beautiful showstopper villages of Castle Combe and Bibury. Drop by the Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, the spa town of Cheltenham, 14th century wool stores of Arlington Row, the renovated flour mills of the Slaughters, the weavers’ cottages and stone bridges over River Windrush at Bourton-on-the-Water, and the Market House of Tetbury – the hometown of HRH Prince Charles. You can see the Chedworth Roman Villa at Cirencester, Cotswold’s largest town. Experience the filming locations of Harry Potter and the history of photography at Lacock, and enjoy champagne tea sessions at Highgrove House. (Full Day; Duration: 8 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy)

Touring 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).

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

Transfer from your hotel to Oxford train station

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

Transfer from Lake District train station to your hotel

Lake District

2 Days

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)

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

Transfer from your hotel to Lake District train station

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

Transfer from London train station to your hotel

London

1 Day

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
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast

Transfer from your hotel to London Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 7,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,790 /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

  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Oxford – Lake District 4.5 hrs (Train-Standard Class)
    • Lake District – London 3 – 5 hrs (Train-Standard Class)
  • All activities as listed :
    • London: Mystical Monoliths and Royal Castles
    • London: London Bridge Food Trail
    • Bath: Walking in Bath
    • Bath: Bath’s Roman Bath Ruins
    • Cotswolds: Idyllic Cotswolds Countryside
    • Oxford: Touring the Tree-Lined Avenues of Oxford
    • Oxford: A Date With the Cotswolds
    • Lake District: Ethereal Lake District Tour
  • 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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • 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 $ 7,990 / person

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