London - Oxford - Stratford-Upon-Avon (168 km)
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and enjoy a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain's elite receives its outstanding education. Then, discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Your Tour Director will take you on a stroll ending at Shakespeare's Schoolroom. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Oxford is a city in south central England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District.
Believed to be the birthplace and childhood home of playwright William Shakespeare, this 16th-century house and museum has been called, "a Mecca for all lovers of literature." Shakespeare would have lived here from 1564 until about 1574.
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon or similar
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Stratford-Upon-Avon - Cotswold - Bath (11522 km)
A particularly scenic day. Enjoy a lovely, relaxed sightseeing morning through the Cotswolds'' idyllic rolling hills and discover its charming villages. Stop in Tetbury, a historic wool town and architectural gem, before continuing on to Bath. You will have time to discover the town on your own. Later, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe.
Cotswolds, UNITED KINGDOM
Tetbury, UNITED KINGDOM
A small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, probably by Ine of Wessex, in 681.
Standard Hotel: Hilton Bath City or similar
Bath - Isle of Wight - Southampton (11379 km)
Take a short ferry ride and discover the Isle of Wight and visit Osborne House. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the fabulous views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. Return by ferry to the mainland for overnight in Southampton.
Isle of Wight, UNITED KINGDOM
A county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines.
A former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. The house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat.
Standard Hotel: Hilton Southampton or similar
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Southampton - Salisbury - Stonehenge - London (158 km)
Today, visit the splendid Salisbury Cathedral. Enjoy tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant. Then, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric Stonehenge. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows?
Salisbury, UNITED KINGDOM
This cathedral city in Wiltshere, England is best known for its large, historic cathedral, which is most famous for housing the Magna Carta, a critical document in English history.
This Anglican cathedral is a prime example of Early English architecture. It was built in the middle of the 13th century and boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom. Visitors can take tours that view it from the inside.
This world-famous prehistoric monument dates to between 3000 and 2000 BC. It is a UNESCO National Historic Site and one of the most recognizable icons of Britain in the world. It is thought to have been a burial site.
London, UNITED KINGDOM
The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.
Standard Hotel: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or similar