6 Nights of England & Wales
6 Nights of England & Wales
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
Discover the Cotswolds, with its honey-coloured limestone cottages, antique shops, exquisite village ‘gastro’ pubs and tea rooms. Also see Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and visit the Roman City of Bath.
Tour some of Britain’s greatest houses such as Chatsworth House in the Peak District and Blenheim Palace.
The Welsh landscape is made up of a mixture of natural and historical hotspots. One moment you could be gazing down at a glorious Welsh valley, the next discovering marine life on the spectacular Gower peninsular. With a heritage of coal mining which fuelled the industrial revolution, the Welsh maintained strong traditions.
In 7 days, you can experience the best of Wales and some treasured places in England.
Your Tour Details
Day 1. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath Highlights.
Windsor Castle is a working palace and the oldest and largest continuously inhabited castle in the world, making it a real must-see for royal enthusiasts. Visit St George’s Chapel, a 15th century building on the lower ward of the castle. It is the last resting place of royalty such as Edward IV, Henry VIII and Charles I. Completed in 1924, the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is over 3 feet tall and was built as a gift to Queen Mary.
See Eton College, the exclusive and famous boys’ school once attended by Princes William and Harry.
Enjoy a private guided tour of the mysterious site of Stonehenge. This ancient temple was built around 5,000 years ago, making it older than the pyramids of Egypt. Explore the visitor centre which has various exhibitions relating to Stonehenge. See the objects discovered in the local areas such as axes, arrows and domestic objects.
Tour the ancient Roman Baths. Built over 2,000 years ago, the Romans harnessed the hot local springs and were able to engineer a magnificent complex of plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas.
Day 2. Stourhead, Lacock Village and Old Wardour Castle.
Stourhead House is one of the first buildings in the country to use a Palladian style of design; it became an inspiration for further builds. Considered to be one of England’s greatest gardens, Stourhead is one of the most remarkable landscaped gardens in Europe.
Tour the Wiltshire countryside, avoiding the usual tourist trail to see sleepy villages and hamlets. Enjoy lunch in a real English pub and meet the locals. During the winter months, expect to be greeted by a roaring log fire.
Visit Old Wardour Castle, a real secret tucked away down a narrow series of country lanes, almost forgotten in time. Built in the 14th century, the hexagonal castle was brought to ruin during the Civil War. Your driver-guide will take you around the castle rooms and up the circular stairs to see the panoramic landscape of Wiltshire.
Stop by Lacock Village, a firm favourite for film directors – Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince, Wolfman and BBC’s Pride & Prejudice all have scenes shot here.
Day 3. Chepstow Town, Tintern Abbey, Ludlow Town and Stokesay Castle.
The mighty fortress of Chepstow has guarded the route from England to South Wales for more than nine centuries. So powerful was this castle that it was in used until 1690.
We snake our way through the beautiful Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey. The Abbey is one of the finest relics of the monastic age. These romantic ruins stand in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley, surrounded by wooded hillsides.
Ludlow, one of Britain’s loveliest towns. Harmonious mix of medieval, Tudor, and Georgian buildings. The perfect place for afternoon tea in traditional English tearooms.The town has a great 11th century castle rivalled by the huge 15th century church.
Tour Stokesay Castle; built in the 13th century and still represents its original medieval appearance. The tree rings in the timbers of the structure have provided the date of completion as 1291.
Overnight: Mid Wales.
Day 4. Snowdonia National Park & Railway and Powis Castle & Gardens.
Powis Castle perches on a rock above the world famous terraced gardens. The gardens feature enormous clipped yews and stunning herbaceous borders. Powis is a real dream. Drive through the mountains to your North Wales retreat.
Craggy mountains, steep valleys and jewel-like lakes make up Snowdonia National Park. We can reach the summit of Mount Snowdon by the famous mountain railway, weather permitting.
Overnight: North Wales.
Day 5. Conwy Castle and Bodnant Gardens.
Bodnant Gardens is one of the finest gardens in Wales. When touring in early summer expect to see a magnificent collection of rhododendrons and azaleas. All set above the River Conwy with views toward the Snowdonia range.
Tour Snowdonia National Park to the world heritage site of Conwy. The castle and town walls are amongst the most impressive and well preserved fortified towns in Europe. You can explore the castle and climb to the top of the turrets, where you will be rewarded with lovely views across Snowdonia.
Overnight: North Wales.
Day 6. Chatsworth House and the Peak District.
Tour the Peak District National Park. We see the patchwork-like fields that make the English countryside famous. Caves, hill-top forts, delightful towns and villages characterize this region.
Visit Chatsworth House, the palatial, ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire, featuring the grandest of landscaped gardens, complete with maze, sunken gardens, secluded walks, and the 290ft jet of the Emperor Fountain. Chatsworth’s gardens have been used as a film location for the 2005 movie of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and, more recently, for ‘The Duchess’starring Keira Knightly.
Day 7. Blenheim Palace and Oxford.
Oxford, often described as ‘the city of dreaming spires’, is one of the most famous university cities in the world, with its ancient college buildings - many ecclesiastical in design - and its rivers. Enjoy a highlight walking tour of Oxford’s most famous college buildings and discover some of the city’s secrets.
Have lunch in a traditional country pub and then see some of the villages that make the Cotswold region famous.
Visit Blenheim Palace, one of the country’s largest and most magnificent private homes, and explore the State Apartments, Italian Gardens and parkland designed by the great English landscape gardener Lancelot “Capability” Brown. Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough, was built on the orders of Queen Anne and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Return to London.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
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Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
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