Stourhead, Old Wardour Castle & Longleat Safari
Stourhead, Old Wardour Castle & Longleat Safari
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.
Old Wardour Castle is isolated, forgotten and great fun to get lost in! Your guide will explain the fascinating history of this very unusual place.
Stourhead House is regarded as being one of Europe’s greatest landscaped gardens, featuring grottos, lakes and temples on a grand scale.
Opened in 1966, Longleat is the first ever safari park located outside of Africa. The drive-through safari park features mischievous monkeys, rhinos, tigers, wolves and a large pride of African lions along with a penguin island and a bat cave.
Your Tour Details
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
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. This is a firm favourite with children and the perfect place for a picnic lunch, Wardour is truly magical.
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.
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. See the statues above the pedimented portico which add to the beauty of the exterior. Considered to be one of England’s greatest gardens, Stourhead is one of the most remarkable landscaped gardens in Europe. Ask your driver-guide to take you to the Temple of Apollo which overlooks the 18th Century garden and is also in the film, Pride and Prejudice. Stop by and see the Grotto which is a volcanic rock with stunning views of the lake.
Opening in 1966, Longleat is the first ever safari park to open outside of Africa. The drive-through safari park features mischievous monkeys, rhinos, tigers, wolves and a large pride of African lions. Visit the penguin island and the stingray bay along with the gorilla colony and the bat cave. You can also get lost in the world’s longest hedge maze, which is made up of over 16,000 yews. The adventure castle is perfect for children to explore and use up any excess energy before returning to the car!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
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
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.