8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS | From $1590 in Comfort Lodgings | From $3290 in Luxury Boutique Hotels
The Cotswolds, Oxford, Welsh Borders & Bath
PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1: Assemble in London and depart for the Cotswolds
Depart London for visit to Blenheim Palace, once home of Sir Winston Churchill, and drive through beautiful country roads and peaceful valleys to some of the Cotswold’s most romantic towns and villages of historic bridges and thatched chocolate-box cottages. Four nights stay in or near the Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold or Broadway.
Day 2: Cotswolds
Today visit Hidcote Manor & Gardens, one of the greatest of all gardens; Chipping Campden with attractive High Street, and Jacobean Covered Market; Kifsgate Court with harmonious, color-schemed gardens, and Broadway Tower, 18th century folly with spectacular views.
Day 3: Stratford-upon-Avon
Whole-day excursion to Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. Private guided walking tour and visits to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (wife of William Shakespeare), Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and other sights associated to Shakespeare's life and time in Stratford. Depending on season, optional Royal Shakespeare Company performance at one of the RSC Theaters.
Day 4: Cotswolds
A second day enjoying the Cotswolds with visits to Snowshill Manor & Garden, the beautiful village of Stow-on-the-Wold for afternoon tea, Chastleton House (setting of TV drama Wolf Hall), built 1607 with garden and landscaping from the same period, finishing with early evening drinks and pub supper in Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of England's prettiest villages.
DAY 5: Through the Welsh Borders to Bath
Depart the Cotswolds for the small Welsh Borders town of Ludlow, center of the Welsh food “renaissance.” Discover its charming streets and fine food before continuing along the beautiful Wye Valley, pausing en route at Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle. Arrive Bath for two nights stay.
DAY 6: Bath
Walking tour of Bath with visits to the Roman Baths, one of the best-preserved Roman spas in the world, the Pump Room, the setting of numerous Jane Austen novels, and the Costume Museum at the Assembly Rooms, also of Jane Austen fame. Some free time to stroll the shops of this beautiful 18th century town.
DAY 7: Oxford
Depart Bath for Oxford via some beautifully preserved medieval villages including stop for lunch. In Oxford, enjoy a private walking tour through the narrow cobbled streets describing the city’s history, architecture and traditions. Exclusive access to two famous colleges. Overnight stay in central Oxford.
DAY 8: Depart Oxford for London
Some free time to stroll the shops in Oxford before departure to London where the tour concludes.
This Wanderlust tour includes:
Scenic Back-Road Journeys
Private Walking Tours
All Entrance Fees
Expert British Chauffeur-Guide
Luxury Range Rover or Mercedes
Authentic Local Experiences
Airport Meet and Greet
24/7 On-Call Support
Royal Shakespeare Company Show
7 Nights First Class Accommodation
3 Gourmet Dinners
7 Full English Breakfasts
1 Luxury Afternoon Tea
Detailed Pre-Tour Information
Tips, Local Taxes & Tolls
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION:
In this category we have hand-picked the very best bed & breakfasts or small hotels, always with private bathrooms, wifi, and a good level of comfort. As importantly these accommodations offer a truly unique, authentic and welcome atmosphere where you are more likely to engage with local people than in a higher-end hotel. Inquire for more information.
Through years of experience we have hand-picked luxury boutique hotels which are not only very comfortable in the traditional sense, but as importantly offer exceptional service, gourmet food, and an ambience of lasting memory. All our hotel choices are of unique character, range from UK 3-star to UK 5-star, and are almost always downtown, or at the center of a village's activity. Inquire for more information.
Prices & Dates
Choose any dates. Price is determined by your choice of dates, accommodation, and the number of people in your group. Prices below are a guideline, and may change in accordance to your individual preferences.
All prices are per person based on your group size, and sharing a double room.
Per Person In Superior Boutique
$2490 (5-6 people)
$3190 (3-4 people)
$3690 (2 people)
Per Person In Luxury Boutique
$2990 (5-6 people)
$3490 (3-4 people)
$4290 (2 people)
Want to add London to your vacation? Have any special requests? No problem.
Any private tour may be customized to your requirements and interests.
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