A relaxing getaway awaits as we explore the rural landscape and charming villages of the Cotswolds, with their gently rolling hills and spectacular vistas. On this five-day adventure, we explore the area’s most iconic villages filled with honey-coloured stone houses, gentle waterways, and quaint tea rooms such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.
We enjoy a delightfully nostalgic journey aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, reminiscing about bygone eras as we puff our way along the winding Cotswolds Railway that meanders some 28 miles through the countryside. We pass through sleepy hamlets and tranquil villages with stunning views across the Malvern Hills before visiting Snowshill Manor, home to the collections of Charles Wade – an eccentric architect and artist. There is also the chance to explore the cathedral city of Worcester, home to the impressive Worcester Cathedral, which sits along the banks of the river Severn, along with an abundance of museums, beautiful green parks, independent shops and many interesting places to enjoy a leisurely lunch.
- Full day to Worcester
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
Outside Wycombe Swan Theatre, St Marys Street
Parkway Park & Ride
Bus stop at Arle Court Park & Ride, Cheltenham, Jcn 11, M5
Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.
Your Departure date
Deposit: £125 Single supplement: £80
Day 1 -
We depart from our designated pick-up points and head towards the most complete Regency town in England – Cheltenham. A perfect blend of traditional and modern, the town offers all the conveniences of urban life just a stone’s throw away from one of the most scenic areas of the country the Cotswolds, where you can escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy days exploring at a more leisurely pace. Some of the towns attractions include, the Imperial Gardens, The Holst Birthplace Museum, the Wilson Art Gallery & Museum and Sibling Gin Distillery.
|Hotel||Jury’s Inn Cheltenham|
Day 2 -
After breakfast this morning we depart for a full day exploring the iconic sandstone villages of the Cotswolds. Our first stop is the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its elegant 18th century bridges which span the charming shallow river Windrush. Choose one of the quaint tea rooms for a spot of lunch or perhaps indulge in a traditional cream tea.
This afternoon we head to the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold where mellow Cotswold stone buildings house restaurants, cafes and artisan boutiques. The is plenty of time this afternoon to explore this charming village at your leisure.
Day 3 -
This morning we embark on a steam rail journey from Cheltenham to Broadway along the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway. Reminisce about bygone eras as we puff our way along the winding Cotswolds Railway that meanders some 28 miles through the countryside. We pass through sleepy hamlets and tranquil villages with stunning vistas across the Malvern Hills. On arrival, we take the short journey to the National Trust property, Snowshill. We can explore the manor house with its collection of artefacts including tiny toys, instruments and even Samurai armour. Spend some time enjoying the tranquil gardens, discovering secluded vistas and delights such as Wolf’s Cove Model Village and the Priest’s House.
Day 4 -
Today, spend the day at leisure exploring Cheltenham after the coach drops you in the town centre (return transport to the hotel not included). Alternatively, you may wish to join the optional excursion to the city of Worcester. At the centre is the impressive Worcester Cathedral which sits along the banks of the river Severn and dominates the skyline for miles. Dating back to Norman times the Cathedral is one of the best examples to be found in England. The Chapter House, St Wulfstan’s Crypt and the mediaeval cloisters are truly remarkable. Just a short stroll away you find the 11th century Worcester Castle another Norman construct built at the command of William the Conqueror around 1068 in a motte-and-bailey design. The city is a melee of mediaeval, Tudor, Georgian and modern architecture and is easy to explore on foot. Perhaps visit the aforementioned or perhaps one of the numerous museums.
Day 5 -
After breakfast we return to our original pick-up points.
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- Meals - as per the itinerary
- Services of a coach driver guide
|Tour Departure||Tour ID||Departure date||Return Date||Guided by||Price||Deposit||Single supplement||Offer||Availability|
|15 June 2023||BECC230615||15 June 2023 (Thursday)||19 June 2023 (Monday)||£535
|£125||£80||Book your trip|
|14 September 2023||BECC230914||14 September 2023 (Thursday)||18 September 2023 (Monday)||£535
|Book your trip|