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Historic south east England

7 days from CAD5,475pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds with a local guide.

  • Take an afternoon tea lesson in London.

  • Marvel at the striking architecture and impressive history of Canterbury Cathedral.

  • Admire the White Cliffs of Dover.

  • Enjoy fish and chips in the pretty, medieval town of Rye.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
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  • London
  • Oxford
  • The Cotswolds
  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Oxford
  • London
  • Canterbury
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Rye

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Day 1 Oxford

London , Oxford

Upon arrival into London Heathrow airport, you'll be met and driven an hour north to Oxford. In the afternoon, your private driver will bring you to Blenheim Palace to tour the palace and surrounding grounds. Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise along the River Thames before having dinner at the river terrace restaurant.

Day 2 Oxford

The Cotswolds , Moreton-in-Marsh , Oxford

Take the train into the Cotswolds to meet your guide for your shared Secret Cottages tour. This takes you round some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, as well as visiting your guide's cottage for an afternoon tea spread. You'll return to Oxford by train.

Day 3 London

Oxford , London

Make your way to the train station to take the train south to London. Once you've checked into your hotel, you'll be met by your private driver-guide for an orientation tour of the city in an iconic vintage Mini Cooper.

Day 4 London

London

Join a small group for afternoon tea lessons in your guide's centrally located home. You'll learn the history behind afternoon tea, as well as how to make certain classic items such as scones.

Day 5 Canterbury

London , Canterbury

Take the train east to Canterbury. Here, you'll be staying within the grounds of the cathedral precinct itself. Meet your private guide for a 90 minute walking tour of this medieval city, learning about its history, most interesting buildings and gruesome tales. After, meet a cathedral guide to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6 Rye

Canterbury , The White Cliffs of Dover , Rye

Take the train to Dover, where you meet your private driver-guide. Explore the White Cliffs of Dover from different perspectives, before visiting Dover Castle and its fascinating military tunnels, which were used as a hospital, armed forces base and the headquarters for a secret operation during World War II. Your driver-guide will take you further along the coast to the pretty, ancient fishing town of Rye.

Day 7 Return home

Rye

Spend the morning exploring the cobbled streets and medieval half-timbered buildings of Rye by yourself, before your private driver meets you to take you to the airport.


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