Visit Buckingham and Windsor Palaces – both residences of the British royal family
Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Bath
Travel through the rolling countryside and quintessential villages of the Cotswolds
Visit the famous university town of Oxford and try your hand at chauffeured punting
Explore the wild countryside of the Lake District
- The Cotswolds
- Stow on the Wold
- The Lake District
- The Lake District
- The Lake District
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Day 1 London
On arrival you will be met at the airport by your driver, who will escort you to your hotel. You will have the morning to relax before being met by your driver-guide for your private Mini Cooper tour of the city. You'll get an overview of London and have a chance to see all of the major sites from the unique perspective and comfort of your private car.
Day 2 London
In the morning you will be met by your guide and make your way to Buckingham Palace to watch the iconic Changing of the Guards ceremony with the regal backdrop of the palace. Afterwards you will head to Windsor Castle to explore the Queen's royal residence and the longest-occupied castle in the world, as well as the surrounding town of Windsor, a fantastic place to stop for tea and scones.
Day 3 London
Today your private guide will bring you to St. Paul's Cathedral, one of London's most iconic sights. You'll get a chance to learn about the history of the building while admiring the impressive exterior of the infamous dome as well as the ornate architecture inside. If you're up to it, make the climb to the top of the dome for one of the best views of London. Afterwards you will be taken to Kensington Palace, home of the royals, for a guided tour of the state rooms and a chance to explore the gardens.
Day 4 Bath
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven by private car to Bath. Along the way you will stop at Stonehenge, one of the most renowned sites in Europe. While the site is protected, you will have the opportunity to get out and walk around the eerie standing stone circle. You will have the evening free in Bath to explore the Roman city and get dinner.
Day 5 Bath
To take full advantage of your day in Bath, you will be met by your private guide and take off on a full walking tour of this charming city. You will get the chance to explore the ancient Roman Baths, climb to the top of the Abbey for the best views of the city, and visit the No. 1 Royal Crescent museum, which is a preserved Georgian house, decorated in the traditional style of the times.
Day 6 Broadway
Bath , Broadway
This morning you will make your way to the Cotswolds, one of the most scenic areas in England. En route you will stop by the picturesque and untouched village of Lacock, and then at Avebury, an ancient site with a stone circle and a manor house to explore. Upon arrival in Stow-on-the-Wold, you will have the evening to explore this picturesque village and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Day 7 Broadway
The Cotswolds , Broadway
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your private driver-guide, a knowledgeable Cotswolds local who will show you some of the main areas as well as the lesser-known hidden gems of the area. Along the way you will have plentiful opportunities for picture stops, to walk through the picturesque villages, stop at Broadway Tower to take in the stunning vistas, and pick up some souvenirs from local shops.
Day 8 Oxford
Stow on the Wold , Oxford
Your next stop is the enchanting city of Oxford. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel, before heading off on a trip to Blenheim Palace, the best example of a private palace home in England. Enjoy a private tour of the stately home, and then have free time to explore the additional exhibits and the expansive grounds and gardens. This afternoon you will enjoy the peaceful Oxford tradition of punting. You will be guided by a professional punter as you drift down the river, who will offer you insights into life and the history in Oxford.
Day 9 Bowness-on-Windermere
Today you'll embark on a scenic train journey up to England's stunning Lake District. Sit back and relax to take in the gorgeous countryside. Upon arrival, breathe in the fresh country air as you are transferred to your hotel where you will have the evening free to explore the walking paths that surround the property or relax by the fire until you sit down to enjoy dinner.
Day 10 Bowness-on-Windermere
The Lake District , Bowness-on-Windermere
After breakfast you will set off on an exploration of the stunning Western Lake District. You will travel up the steep and winding Hardknott Pass in order to reach Hardknott Roman Fort. Here you are free to explore the ruins and take in the stunning landscape and panoramic views from the site. Later you will head to the village of Eskdale to catch the steam railway train to Ravenglass. Settle in and enjoy the scenic open-aired journey. Your final stop of the day is Muncaster Castle where you'll spend the afternoon exploring this impressive historical and haunted castle and its grounds.
Day 11 London
Wrapping up your stay in Lake District, today you will take the train back down to London. Once again enjoy this scenic journey and opportunity to take in the rolling English landscape. Upon arrival in London, make your way to your hotel and enjoy your last night.
Day 12 Return home
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