On a behind-the-scenes tour of Oxford University, you'll wander the halls and grounds while hearing about its history.
With a local guiding the way, discover the hidden sights of the region, followed by lunch at the guide's cottage.
Visit the iconic ceramic factory, before being guided through a workshop and creating your own art piece.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in London, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.
Stay: The May Fair, London
Enjoy an Oxford movie tour, taking in locations used in famous films. Alternatively, delve into the scientific discoveries that put Oxford on the map.
In Oxford, be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of its famous university. After your selected activity, continue to The Cotswolds and arrive at your grand manor, complete with eight acres of beautiful lawns and grand gardens. Here, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, The Cotswolds, Lords of the Manor Hotel or similarDaily :
A local guide will take you to the hidden gems of this picturesque region. Afterwards, you will be invited into the guide's home to enjoy a traditional English lunch in their quaint private cottage.
Visit The Cotswolds, a picturesque region teeming with exquisite old stone mansions, thatched cottages and glorious churches.Daily :
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Upon arrival, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Shakespeare’s childhood home. You will also see Hall’s Croft and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Arrive at your peaceful luxury retreat, tucked away amid some of Worcestershire's finest countryside. This evening at a traditional pub, enjoy a delicious dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Chaddesley Corbett, Brockencote Hall HotelDaily :
Explore the World of Wedgwood. Take a tour through the historic factory and learn from local workers, before being guided through a workshop and creating your own art piece.
Discover the Iron Bridge that lends its name to the village where it is located. Officially opened in 1781, it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, and was greatly celebrated after construction owing to its use of the material that was considered new at the time. You will also visit the World of Wedgewood, where you will see the working factory and create your own design to transfer onto a Wedgewood plate. Later, visit Coalport and the National Trust's Attingham Park.Daily :
Venture into Snowdonia National Park, filled with beautiful peaks and pristine lakes. Dating back to the legend of King Arthur and set within acres of woods and parkland, Ruthin Castle Hotel is true romance steeped in history. Here, enjoy an authentic Welsh dinner accompanied by local entertainment.
Stay: Ruthin CastleDaily :
Discover the quintessential English historic village of Chester, famed for its Tudor and Victorian buildings constructed during Roman times. Afterwards, continue into the Peak District as you call in at Bakewell, before arriving at your accommodation in York.
Stay: Two Nights, York, Grand HotelDaily :
Explore North York Moors National Park, which contains the largest expanse of moorland in the United Kingdom. Discover links to the past as you uncover woodlands and ancient trees. You will then have the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure in York.Daily :
This morning, you will continue your journey into the Lake District. Along the way, you will traverse Yorkshire Dales National Park, teeming with stone-built villages, stunning landscapes and vibrant communities.
Stay: Two Nights, Ambleside, The Waterhead HotelDaily :
Today you will be able to experience the Lake District. It is easy to understand why the Romantic poets of the 19th century resided here, with its picture-perfect vistas of craggy hilltops and glistening lakes found at every turn. Enjoy a visit to the National Trust's Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse. As you wander each room, there is a distinct reference to a 'tale'.Daily :
Farewell the Lake District and cross the Scottish border, established in the mid 10th century. Arrive at Comlongon Castle, where you will enjoy a tour and be greeted by a piper before enjoying a Scottish banquet.
Stay: Scottish Border, Comlongon CastleDaily :
Head to Edinburgh, where you will enjoy a guided tour before arriving at your accommodation overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares. Savour a Farewell Dinner this evening.
Stay: Edinburgh, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareDaily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.
Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations.
Nestled in Worcestershire's countryside, feel worlds away during your stay at this refurbished Victorian country manor.
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