The Cotswolds & Bath
- Explore the English countryside on this charming 5-night guided group holiday.
- Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare on a day trip to his birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
- Enjoy a Steam railway journey from Cheltenham racecourse through the Cotswolds.
- Stroll through quaint, honey-coloured stone villages on day trip to the Cotswolds.
- Spend a full day exploring the Ancient Roman spas & Georgian architecture in Bath.
- Discover the medieval city of Oxford & the historic Windsor Castle on an optional excursion.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to the Cotswolds & Bath
Discover some of England’s most picturesque towns and villages with us on this 5-night guided holiday. Accompanied by an expert, local guide, we’ll visit must-see destinations throughout the English countryside. During our holiday, we’ll stay in the charming town of Cheltenham, centrally located to enjoy four full day excursions to the region’s most stunning sights. We’ll explore Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon; spend a day visiting the scenic villages of the Cotswolds; and travel back in time to Ancient Rome on a trip to Bath. We also offer an optional excursion where we can discover England’s oldest and most prestigious university, Oxford, and pay a visit to the royal residence of Windsor Castle.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to England
Transfer to Cheltenham
On arrival in Birmingham, let’s meet with our local guide and transfer to our hotel in Cheltenham town centre. You will have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Let’s travel back through time with a guided tour of this little Tudor style town, cherished by all history & literature lovers, as it’s William Shakespeare birthplace, home to a dedicated Shakespeare Museum and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. After a short guided tour you will have some time at leisure to explore at your own pace and admire the pretty streets and half-timbered houses.
After returning to Cheltenham, you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the city and our guide would be delighted to recommend activities to suit your interests.
Full Day Excursion to the Cotswolds Region
Today our local guide will take us on a full-day excursion of the picturesque Cotswolds region. After visiting the Cheltenham racecourse (internationally famous as the home of the National Hunt Racing Festival), all abord the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway for a scenic train journey through the gentle valleys of Cotswold countryside. We finish our train journey at Broadway and continue our journey hopping from villages to little towns like Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-World.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion to Oxford & Windsor
Free Time at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure to see more of Cheltenham and perhaps take a walk through Pittville Park. Our guide will be delighted to recommend activities to suit your interests.
Optional Excursion to Oxford & Windsor
Optional full day excursion to discover the prestigious setting of the university city of Oxford and its vibrant student atmosphere. Let’s discover more of its medieval university buildings such as the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library before heading to Windsor for the afternoon.
Here we’ll visit Windsor castle, the largest castle in the UK and home to the British Royal Family. Let’s visit its iconic buildings such as St George’s Chapel and the State Apartments.
Explore the Historical City of Bath
Let’s visit one of the best-preserved Roman legacies: baths in natural hot springs. Their health benefits made the city famous, especially among the 18th century aristocracy, who left their mark on the city with its Georgian neoclassic design, particularly the Royal Crescent. Let’s discover Bath with our local guide including of course visiting the Romans Baths with entrance included.
Time to say goodbye to this beautiful part of England. Let’s travel from our hotel to Birmingham airport with our local guide for our flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
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.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.