The Cotswolds & Bath
- 16 May
Discover England’s cosmopolitan capital London and the historical city of Oxford on this 4-night guided holiday. For 4 nights we’ll be staying in the heart of Kensington, one of London’s most prestigious areas conveniently located close to the museum district and Hyde Park. We will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, as well as a full day excursion to Oxford, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires,’ where we will visit the world famous university as well as the splendid Blenheim Palace. The trip also includes plenty of free time in this buzzing metropolis for sightseeing and shopping.
Upon arrival in London, you will be met in the arrivals area of the airport by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel, located in the centre of the city. Enjoy a panoramic tour of London en-route and admire famous sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge.
You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to unpack, relax and further explore this fascinating city. Your guide would be delighted to recommend activities to suit your interests.
Today can be spent at your leisure sightseeing and shopping in London. Take in the majesty of London’s grand buildings and monuments, and marvel at its wealth of tradition.
After breakfast, depart on a full day guided excursion to Oxford and discover the history and heritage of this world-famous city. Sights include the well-known Bodleian Library and Christ Church, both of which were Harry Potter film sites, Oxford University and much more. There will be free time for lunch, and to sightsee or shop at your own pace.
Continue your journey to the magnificent Blenheim Palace, a Baroque masterpiece, where you will see intricate state rooms and beautifully kept gardens and parkland. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and the current home of the Dukes of Marlborough, this palace is rich in history. With more than 2000 acres of landscaped gardens, a vast lake and a secret garden, there is much for you to explore in this truly unique palace.
The final day of your holiday will be free to spend as you wish. Enjoy some last minute shopping and sightseeing of your choice.
This afternoon, you will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight home.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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