The Cotswolds &
Althorp Estate

Highlights:

Join us for a tour of quintessential English villages in the timeless setting of the Cotswolds. Here you will see many of the beautiful honey-coloured stone buildings – something not to be seen anywhere else in the world. With its rustic rural charm, gentle hills, distinctive market towns the Cotswolds offers picture postcard views of picture-perfect villages.

Tour Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Reserved Seat
  • Services of an Experienced Tour Driver
  • Drive On / Off Ferry with Stena Line
  • Welcome Tea / Coffee
  • Porterage
  • 5 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Evening Meals
  • 2 Excursions
  • Admission to Althorp Estate

From

£679

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £195

ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY

PICK UP POINTS

DEPARTURE DATES

Accommodation

Double Tree By Hilton, Stratford

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon, including a coffee bar, 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature. The front desk operates around the clock and the friendly staff can recommend sights to visit and provide other tourist information.

Tea / Coffee
Making Facilities

Free Wi-Fi

Porterage

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Following our pick-ups this morning, we will travel to Belfast where we’ll board the 07:30 hrs Stenaferry for the crossing to Cairnryan. We’ll travel as far as Gretna Green where we’ll have a lunch break.We will travel south alonh the M6 Motorway and across to the outskirts of Warrington where we willbreak our journey with an overnight stop at the 4-star Park Royal Hotel . ETA around 17:00 hrs. (Overnight bag recommended)
Here we will have dinner b&b and can relax for the evening.

Day 2

Depart Hotel 09:30hrs
We’ll resume our journey south making comfort stops at services along the M6. First of all we’ll travelthrough Warickshire to Warwick for free time to stretch our legs and browse. Then we will continuetravelling the short distance to the 4 – star Doubletree By Hilton, Stratford Upon Avon Hotel for approximately 16:00 hrs.
Time to unwind, relax and settle in for the duration of the tour. This hotel iscentrally located, just minutes from the city centre.

Day 3

Depart Hotel 10:00hrs
Our excursion today will take us to the beautiful Althorp Estate (Included in tour price).
We will be free to explore the house and glimpse the history of the Spencer family whose home thishas been since 1508. We are also free to wander through the Gardens, the Arboretum and theSpencer Exhibition. There is of-course a Stables Cafe where refreshments and goodies are available.

Day 4

Depart Hotel 09:30hrs

Today we’ll have a scenic tour taking in Moreton-in-Marsh – The gateway to the Cotswolds – to enjoythis typically english village. We’ll then move on for a further stop and free time in Stow on the Wold -‘Where the wind blows cold’. Finally, we’ll move on for a short visit to the picturesque little village of Broadway Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’where the pretty High Street is lined withhorse chestnut trees and delightful independent shops. Picture postcard images – a tourists delight.

Day 5

Free Day

Today is a free day in Stratford Upon Avon. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, this little town of Stratford is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK where you will have free time to explore.

Day 6

Depart Hotel 08:30hrs
An early breakfast and sharp departure this morning.Traffic will dictate our schedule as we begin ourjourney home. We ‘ll make comfort stops as we travel along the M6 north. As we move into Scotlandwe will stop at the Gretna Tourist Centre for free time to stretch our legs and avail of the facilities. Herewe can also purchase any last minute gifts. Moving on then to Cairnryan where we must check in forthe 19:30hrs ferry back to Belfast.
Then it is time to say our good-byes as we complete the last stagesof our journey together.

Pick up Points

Pick up PointPick up TimeReturn Time
NEWTOWNARDS, Regent Street - Front Of Bus Station05:45hrs23:15hrs
BANGOR, Abbey Street - Front Of Bus Station06:00hrs23:00hrs
HOLYWOOD, Redburn Square06:15hrs22:40hrs
BELFAST, Glengall Street - Corner Of Opera House06:30hrs22:20hrs
BELFAST, Stena Passenger Terminal06:45hrs22:00hrs

Departure Dates

Low Deposit:
Only £50

Duration: 6 Days

Departs: Sun 04 August, 2024
Returns: Fri 09 August, 2024

From

£ 679

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £195

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