10 Day Southern England

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Optional tours and gratuities.


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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost.

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This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for England
Depart for England

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in London
Arrive in cosmopolitan London; transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm if possible
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - London City Tour
Today, discover the history, pageantry, and sights of the city with a half-day tour of London's West End. Begin with a drive through fashionable Kensington with its elegant squares and parks. Pass Harrods store and continue to view Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and the famous Big Ben. Continue to view Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Your tour ends in the heart of the city to explore this afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, join the optional tour of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Visit the Tower of London, a former fortress and Royal Palace that has witnessed 1,000 years of history including a viewing of the Crown Jewels and continue with a photo stop outside St Paul's Cathedral. Tonight, discover London at your own pace
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Windsor Castle, Stratford-Upon-Avon
On your drive toward Stratford-upon-Avon, stop to visit Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world, home to over 39 monarchs in the last 1,000 years. You will tour the splendidly furnished State Apartments that include art from the Royal Collection. Or, if the Queen is in residence, you will visit St. George's Chapel with its resplendent ceilings and Royal Tombs. Continue to Stratford-upon-Avon, a thriving market town on the River Avon. The town is best known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, England's greatest poet, and playwright. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace on Henley Street, followed by a view of Anne Hathaway's cottage. Enjoy some free time to explore. Later this evening, dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Oxford University
Morning drive through the pretty Cotswolds region of outstanding natural beauty, characterized by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade. Visit Blenheim Palace. This birthplace of Winston Churchill and home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough is a true masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture that was built in celebration of the English victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim. Time to enjoy this glorious UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on over 2,000 acres with stunning formal gardens. Next, travel to the university town of Oxford, housing the second oldest university in the world. The ivy-clad colleges that make up the university are renowned for some of the finest architecture in Europe. View Christ Church College, used in many of the Harry Potter movies, with its impressive landmark tower designed by Christopher Wren. Return to Stratford-upon-Avon for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Bath, Glastonbury, Exeter
Travel to the charming city of Bath, founded by the Romans as a thermal spa. Admire the Georgian architecture of the imposing 18th-century terraced houses of the Royal Crescent, graceful Poultney Bridge, and the preserved 2,000-year-old Roman Baths with its natural mineral springs. Then, stop in the small Somerset town of Glastonbury brimming with history, myths and colorful legends of King Arthur. It is believed that King Arthur is buried in the Glastonbury medieval Abbey, an early center of pilgrimage. Now, this new age city with its bohemian culture is known primarily for its annual music festival. Travel to Exeter and enjoy some free time to explore. Later this evening, dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Exeter
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Excursion to Cornwall
Your day begins with a journey along the picturesque Cornish coast dotted with quiet coves and quaint villages to Cornwall. Here, view mighty St. Michael's Mount near Penzance, the jewel in Cornwall's crown; it is steeped in both legend and folklore. This spectacular castle perched atop a granite crag dates from the 14th century. Stop in the trendy artist's town of St. Ives before heading back to Exeter for overnight
Overnight: Exeter
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Salisbury, Stonehenge, Brighton
This morning travel to Salisbury Cathedral where you view a copy of the Magna Carta, signed in 1215 by King John and land barons of medieval England. After time for lunch, on your own, visit the most mysterious prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge; named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the middle of the Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is unique among stone circles and its construction still defies belief. The first stone was placed here 5,000 years ago with the structure finally completed 1,400 years later. Continue on to the seaside town of Brighton where you will enjoy a fabulous fish and chips dinner.
Overnight: Brighton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Royal Pavilion, Hever Castle, London
Today, visit the Royal Pavilion, an exotic and eclectic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colorful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency England Romanticism with the visual style of India and China. Then, head to the 13th century Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Discover its splendid rooms, filled with fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and important Tudor paintings. Explore the magnificent gardens set on an 125-acre estate. Afterward, continue to London and arrive early evening. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart England
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

This afternoon the focus is on two of the most impressive monuments within London's original "Square Mile". Visit the Tower of London, a former fortress and Royal Palace that has witnessed 1000 years of history most notoriously as a prison. Now the Crown Jewels are kept here and you will have a viewing of these, as well as seeing the iconic Tower Bridge. Continue for a guided visit of St. Paul's Cathedral, where Charles married Diana in 1981. Also, view the exterior architecture of Sir Christopher Wren's Dome, a masterpiece and landmark of London's skyline.

Drop off details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $95.00
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