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Great Houses and Gardens of the Cotswolds

  • Terraced houses along the River Thames, Oxfordshire ©VisitEngland, Experience Oxfordshire

    Terraced houses along the River Thames, Oxfordshire
  • The Bridge of Sighs, Oxford ©VisitEngland, Experience Oxfordshire

    The Bridge of Sighs, Oxford
  • Christ Church College ©VisitEngland, Experience Oxfordshire

    Christ Church College
7 day tour for Groups
Price available on request

Greatdays invites you to visit the magnificent Houses and Gardens in Cotswolds, England today. Each House is an architectural masterpiece surrounded by beautiful parklands and gardens and has its own unique charm. Combined together, they give a fascinating insight into life in England over the centuries.


Itinerary Summary

Day 1

Shakespeare Country.

Arrive at London Heathrow Airport where your guide will meet you and take you to Stratford-upon-Avon. There will be a tour of the Shakespeare Houses in the afternoon. Dinner will be at the hotel and a chance for an early night. Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 2

Hidcote Manor and Sudeley Castle.

Spend this morning at the Arts & Crafts garden at Hidcote Manor. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston, its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. Stop in Broadway for lunch on the way to the fabulous Sudeley Castle. The award-winning gardens have been lovingly restored and redesigned to complement the elegance and tranquility of the castle and its ruins. Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 3

Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

The highlight of today is a visit to the imposing Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of stunning parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens. Spend the afternoon exploring University town of Oxford. Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 4

Waddesdon Manor and Chenies Manor.

Returning to London, you will visit Waddesdon Manor where you will appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens. After spending some time there, you will visit Chenies Manor, a historic and enchanting Tudor Manor House with its Award Winning Gardens. Overnight in London.

Day 5

Welcome to London.

Spend this morning enjoying a guided panoramic tour of London. You will see all the major sites – Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, etc. Afternoon will be free. An optional theatre visit is available on request. Overnight in London.

Day 6

Kew Gardens and Wisley.

This morning you will explore the world’s most famous botanic garden – Kew Gardens. You will encounter breathtaking landscapes and world-class attractions from iconic glasshouses. Afterwards, you will visit the flagship garden of the RHS – Wisley. Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden. Overnight in London.

Day 7

Home time.

Private transfer to the airport for your flight home.


Prices are available on request

 

Main picture: Sudeley Castle, Queens Garden © Clive Burling. Right hand pictures (top to bottom): 1) Shakespeares Birthplace. 2) Blenheim Palace Garden. 3) Waddesdon Manor © Stuart Bebb. 4) Buckingham Palace © visitlondonimages/britainonview 5) Kew Gardens © London on View/VisitBritain

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