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Cotswolds Castles & Gardens

Cotswolds

This tour offers you the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas of England including Blenheim Palace, Batsford Arboretum & Sudeley Castle Gardens

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COTSWOLDS CASTLES & GARDENS 

 

11 - 15 June 2020

10 - 14 September 2020

5 Days

5 Days

Thursday - Monday

Thursday - Monday

From £399

From £399


This tour offers you the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas of England including Blenheim Palace, Batsford Arboretum & Sudeley Castle Gardens.

 

Highlights

 

Batsford Arboretum   |   Broadway   |   Bourton on the Water   |   Cirencester   |   Sudeley Castle Gardens   |   Blenheim Palace   |   Burford

 

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your coach and travel south stopping enroute for lunch before continuing to your hotel.  Tea & coffee await you on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

Today we head towards Batsford Arboretum near Moreton in the Marsh, tucked away on the south facing escarpment of the Cotswolds Hills.  This jewel of the Cotswolds holds one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees, take time to wander through the ever-changing landscape.  Refreshments can be obtained at the Terrace Café or visit the Garden Centre shop.  This afternoon we visit some of the typical Cotswolds villages including the incredibly pretty village of Broadway, this has been described as a typical English village with its hone coloured buildings clustered around the green, followed by Bourton on the Water, often referred to as ‘Little Venice’ and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England.

 

Day Three

Our excursion today takes us to Cirencester the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’ and the second largest town in England during Roman times.  John the Baptist church dominates the market square and there is a fine Roman Museum worth visiting.  This afternoon we will visit Sudeley Castle Gardens, owned by Lord & Lay Ashcombe, there are nine magnificent award-winning gardens which sweep around the castle all with a unique style and design.  From the Mulberry Garden with its country flowers and a Mulberry tree planted in 1865 to the Queens Garden named after the four queens who have walked there, including Katherine Parr who is also buried in the grounds of St Mary’s Church.

 

 

Day Four

After breakfast we make our way eastward to Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.  The Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture; inside the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate details and delicacy of the carvings, the hand-painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room.  We return to the hotel via Burford with its magnificent tree lined main streets.

 

Day Five

This morning we bid farewell and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea & coffee on arrival

  • Afternoon cream tea at hotel

  • Admission Blenheim Palace, Park & Gardens

  • Admission Batsford Arboretum

  • Admission Sudeley Castle.

 

 

BLUNSDON HOUSE HOTEL, Swindon

We are delighted to present this beautiful family run hotel, set in extensive private grounds the hotel has two restaurants, bars, 118 bedrooms air-conditioned, excellent facilities including satellite TV, extensive leisure facilities, including indoor pool and 9-hole golf course. The Blunsdon House is one our most highly recommended hotels in our programme.

 

 

 

DAY ONE

Depart for your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your coach and travel south stopping enroute for lunch before continuing to your hotel. Tea & coffee await you on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

Today we head towards Batsford Arboretum near Moreton in the Marsh, tucked away on the south facing escarpment of the Cotswolds Hills. This jewel of the Cotswolds holds one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees, take time to wander through the ever changing landscape. Refreshments can be obtained at the Terrace Café or visit the Garden Centre shop. This afternoon we visit some of the typical Cotswolds villages including the incredibly pretty village of Broadway, this has been described as a typical English village with its hone coloured buildings clustered around the green, followed by Bourton on the Water, often referred to as 'Little Venice' and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England.

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DAY THREE

Our excursion today takes us to Cirencester the 'Capital of the Cotswolds' and the second largest town in England during Roman times. John the Baptist church dominates the market square and there is a fine Roman Museum worth visiting. This afternoon we will visit Sudeley Castle Gardens, owned by Lord & Lay Ashcombe, there are nine magnificent award winning gardens which sweep around the castle all with a unique style and design. From the Mulberry Garden with its country flowers and a Mulberry tree planted in 1865 to the Queens Garden named after the four queens who have walked there, including Katherine Parr who is also buried in the grounds of St Mary's Church.

B, D

DAY FOUR

After breakfast we make our way eastward to Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture, inside the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate details and delicacy of the carvings, the hand-painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room. We return to the hotel via Burford with its magnificent tree lined main streets.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning we bid farewell and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BLUNSDON HOUSE HOTEL, Swindon

We are delighted to present this beautiful family run hotel, now for the 4th year, set in extensive private grounds the hotel has two restaurants, bars, 118 bedrooms air-conditioned, excellent facilities including satellite TV, extensive leisure facilities, including indoor pool and 9 hole golf course. The Blunsdon House is one our most highly recommended hotels in our programme.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to Door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea & coffee on arrival

Afternoon cream tea at hotel

Admission Blenheim Palace, Park & Gardens

Admission Batsford Arboretum

Admission Sudeley Castle

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

 

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Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
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