The Best Of Southern England
Day 1 - Arrive in London, England. Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2 - London. After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels. Later, maybe an optional dinner followed by a cruise on the River Thames? (B)
Day 3 - London - Hampton Court - Oxford - Stratford-Upon-Avon. Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. First, a special visit to admire the ORNAMENTAL GARDENS of Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace. Your Tour Director will take you on a walk through the breathtaking grounds. Then, drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta, and take a stroll in Oxford to see the colleges where Britain's elite receives its outstanding education. Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon in good time to take your pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 4 - Stratford-Upon-Avon - Broadway - Bath. A particularly scenic day. Enjoy vistas of the Cotswold Hills as you travel to the Elizabethan village of Broadway. On to Wales for a drive through the beautiful Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey. Stop here for [LF] TEA and SCONES at The Anchor pub. Cross the 3,240-foot Severn Road Bridge, and in elegant Georgian Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS, with time to explore further on your own. This evening, consider an optional excursion to the picture-book 13th-century village of Castle Combe. (B)
Day 5 - Bath - Stonehenge - Salisbury - Brighton. Today, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE; first, explore the stunning new visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In Salisbury, visit the splendid CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta, and enjoy [LF] a light LUNCH in the Refectory restaurant. Your overnight is in the Regency seaside resort of Brighton. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Brighton - Tunbridge Wells - London. Start the day with a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a beautiful Georgian spa town, on your way to magnificent moated LEEDS CASTLE, which Lord Conway called "the loveliest castle in the world." Take a leisurely stroll in the landscaped gardens, and admire the lavish state apartments where international summit meetings have been hosted. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the end of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? (B)
Day 7 - London. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Pricing (Per Person)
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|2014-04-21||$1399||See in Cart|
|2014-04-28||$1449||See in Cart|
|2014-05-05||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-05-12||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-06-02||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-06-09||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-06-23||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-06-30||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-07-07||$1499||See in Cart|
|2014-07-14||$1499||See in Cart|
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
Triple room reduction per person:
Extra nights per person in London:
April: in single room $188, in twin $105, in triple $98
May-October: in single room $275, in twin $167, in triple $161
- City Highlights
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
HAMPTON COURT A special walking tour through the palace's ornamental gardens
OXFORD Visit the university city
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway's Cottage, visit Shakespeare's birthplace; welcome dinner
BROADWAY Visit the picturesque Cotswolds village
TINTERN ABBEY Take pictures of the abbey ruins; [LF] enjoy tea and scones at The Anchor pub
BATH Visit the Roman relics
STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument
SALISBURY Visit the cathedral city; [LF] enjoy lunch in the Refectory restaurant
LEEDS CASTLE Visit the mighty, moated castle and gardens
- Launch Date
Full English breakfast (B); 1 lunch (L); 2 three-course dinners (D) with choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Stratford
The Best of Southern England
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LONDON Hilton London Metropole (SF)STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Holiday Inn (SF)BATH Hilton (F)BRIGHTON Hilton Metropole (SF)LONDON Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (SF)