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.
Explore the world's largest indoor rainforest within the giant biomes of Cornwall's Eden Project.
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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. In 1927, The May Fair Hotel announced itself to the world with a suitably royal fanfare at the time, where King George V and Queen Mary gave their nod of approval. Today, eminent spaces remain, with the Crystal Room’s Baccarat chandelier that glimmers in past and present glory. Tonight, come together and get to know your intimate group of fellow travellers and tour director during a welcome reception.
Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel
Be treated to a special behind-the-scenes tour of its famous university. Afterwards, perhaps take an Oxford movie tour, taking in locations used in famous films. Alternatively, delve into the scientific discoveries that put Oxford on the map.
Travel to Oxford, where you’ll choose your sightseeing. Later, arrive in The Cotswold district, where you’ll stay in a quintessential country estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, nestled within 65 acres of idyllic grounds. This is the perfect setting to enjoy dinner this evening.
Stay: Three Nights, The Cotswolds, Old Swan & Minster MillDaily :
A special experience awaits today, where a local guide will take you to the hidden gems of this picturesque region. Afterwards, the best part will be when you are invited into the guide’s home to enjoy a traditional English lunch in their quaint private cottage.
Today is all about discovering The Cotswolds in-depth. See old stone mansions, thatched cottages and churches. We have left the remainder of the day free to perhaps explore more and walk off the delicious lunch you just had, or perhaps take a moment to relax and unwind in your country estate and admire the surrounding gardens, picturesque wildflower meadows and woodland.Daily :
This morning, travel to the nearby town of Burford, which has retained its character since its medieval glory days. Here, you will have some time to browse the charming antique and gift boutiques. Perhaps grab lunch at a local pub before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.Daily :
Take in the glorious scenes of the southern Cotswolds before venturing into the county of Cornwall. Enter a world of immense cliffs, vibrant surf and pure white sands. Secluded bays and coves and pretty fishing villages are a plenty in this remarkable region. Arrive at your hotel, which offers outstanding views of the sparkling sea, which is the perfect setting for dinner this evening.
Stay: Three Nights, Cornwall, Carlyon Bay Hotel, in a Sea Facing RoomDaily :
Tuck into a succulent fresh seafood lunch at Rick Stein’s Cafe. Featuring dishes inspired by the celebrity chef’s travels, the restaurant takes full advantage of its seaside location, where the freshest fish arrives at the front door.
Follow the craggy coastline on a scenic drive to The Point, which affords sublime vistas. It’s then time to enjoy your Signature Experience. This afternoon, visit the Screech Owl Sanctuary, which provides care and rehabilitation for sick and injured wild owls. In addition to getting up close to these magnificent creatures, you will also see donkeys, Shetland ponies, alpacas, raccoons and meerkats.Daily :
We have planned a very special lunch for you at Emily Scott’s St Tudy Inn. This delightful Cornish gastro pub celebrates the finest seasonal produce from the surrounding area, carefully crafted by a culinary team that has been awarded a Michelin BIB Gourmand, won Best Gastro Pub and runner-up for Best Chef at the Cornwall Life Magazine Awards.
Perhaps embark on a walking discovery of St Nectan’s Kieve, a natural plunge pool at the basin of a 18-metre waterfall. Afterwards, discover the world’s largest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project as you wander about the plants and exhibitions housed in giant biomes. Afterwards, it’s time for your Signature Experience. The rest of the day is yours to design independently where you can explore more or simply relax.Daily :
Travel to Teddington in South West London, situated near Hampton Court. Tonight, you will say your goodbyes and savour a delicious meal during a farewell dinner.
Stay: Teddington, The LensburyDaily :
Be transferred to London Heathrow airport.Daily :
Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.
Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties.
Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations.
From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit