Trip Overview…

Unearth the charm of England’s quaint hideaways and historic landmarks on a scenic holiday. Meander through wonderful countryside along the railway tracks, discovering UNESCO-listed cities, prehistoric monuments, world-famous landmarks and hidden cobbled backstreets along the way.

Package Includes

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in cosmopolitan London, visiting the attractions with a City Pass
  • Explore the University of Oxford on a walking tour
  • Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Unearth the magic of Stonehenge

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • 4 nights’ total hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Oxford
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bristol
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bath
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (upgrade available – please enquire for prices)

Tours & Inclusions:

  • Oxford University Walking Tour
  • Shakespeare’s Homes “Any Three” Admission
  • London Pass
  • Stonehenge Day Trip from London

At a glance

9 nights
Departing Apr 21 – Aug 22
From AUD$
2,499
pp

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 – LONDON
Welcome to England! Arrive in London today and check in at your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital, not missing dinner in one of the city’s historic pubs or world-famous fine dining institutions. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 – LONDON TO OXFORD
Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to Paddington Station to catch the train to Oxford, where you will check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. You are sure to be charmed instantly by this historic city, known as the “city of dreaming spires,” thanks to its academic legacy and wonderful architecture. Wander through the winding, cobbled streets and admire the quaint buildings. Oxford plays host to many famous local breweries if you’d like to treat yourself to a pint of real ale. (Overnight in Oxford) B

DAY 3 – OXFORD
Discover one of the oldest and most revered educational institutions in the world today with an Oxford University walking tour. Gain a fascinating insight into student life, unearth the wonders hidden in the famed Bodleian Library, and observe the University’s landmarks – including the University Church of St Mary and Trinity College. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter films were also filmed on campus! (Overnight in Oxford) B

DAY 4 – OXFORD TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Catch the train from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon, famously the birthplace of Shakespeare! This medieval market town has been an important river side gem since the 16th century, and you’ll find plenty to see and do along the banks of the River Avon. (Overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon) B

DAY 5 – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON TO BRISTOL
Explore three of your choice of Shakespearean homes today. The birthplace of the bard himself, the quintessentially English cottage of Anne Hathaway, his wife, and his mother’s working Tudor farm are all accessible on the tour. Alternatively, visit the beautifully furnished Jacobean Hall’s Croft, home of Shakespeare’s daughter, or Shakespeare’s New Place – a fascinating new exhibition. This evening, catch a train from Stratford-Upon-Avon down to Bristol for an overnight stay (Overnight in Bristol) B

DAY 6 – BRISTOL TO BATH
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and ride the rails to the charming, UNESCO-listed city of Bath. This historic gem is nestled in the rolling, green countryside of southwest England and boasts wonderful Georgian architecture and natural hot springs. (Overnight in Bath) B

DAY 7 – BATH TO LONDON
Board a train from Bath to London today, and speed through the verdant English countryside back to the capital city. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and continue exploring! Your hotel is within walking distance of the grand St Pancras Station, the famous Platform 9 ¾ from the Harry Potter books, located in Kings Cross station, and the treasures within the magnificent British Library. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 8 – LONDON
Spend the day exploring the delights of the English capital city with your London Pass. Gain access to the city’s top historic attractions, including the impressive Tower of London, the royal residences Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace, or experience modern history at Churchill’s War Rooms or the London Transport Museum. There is so much to see and do in London! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 9 – STONEHENGE DAY TRIP
Today you will explore one of England’s most famous landmarks, the mysterious Stonehenge. Travel by air-conditioned coach and discover the prehistoric stone monument, learning about the history, use and secrets of the massive stones. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your hotel this morning after breakfast and continue with your onward journey. If you would like to extend your holiday, perhaps catching the Eurostar under the English Channel to Paris, just speak to one of our Rail Specialists. B

MEAL GUIDE: B – BREAKFAST, BR – BRUNCH, L – LUNCH, AT – AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing.

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