Feel free to explore it at your leisure. The voiceover says that William Shakespeare was baptised here and also had his funeral here. Day 5: Sadly it is time to depart the hotel for the final time. The answer is simple: you have already found the book or handbook you were looking for, and it is available for download in a variety of the most common formats. The house and interiors reflect its heyday in the Elizabethan era, when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics — there are three priest's holes. You will want to stop and explore Cotswold market towns, several famed gardens, thatched inns, lavender fields, and marvellous vistas. Please contact us immediately at 1-800-951-4384 or +1-570-965-2064.
Ask us for a hotel list. Would you like to receive more information about how to protect your investment, including how to get a free travel insurance quote from our partner RoamRight? The Victorian gardens are considered one of the finest in Britain and famous for the parterre, seasonal displays, shady walks and views, fountains and statuary. Speak with your guide so they can make sure you know exactly how to get to where you need to get to. This is not a demanding marathon down endless corridors but a gentle stroll through three centuries of English history in the company of a friendly and informative guide. Your overnight stay is in the heart of Broadway.
Then your cycling journey begins along the Oxford Canal which lies very close to your hotel. Here; you can browse in the quaint shops or visit the impressive? Using a credit card to pay a reservation or deposit will incur a 4% processing fee. A delightful cross-country route takes us through the village of Ilmington and past the famous Kiftsgate Court and Hidcote Manor Gardens, to our next stop in Chipping Campden — the centre of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds. Historic buildings from all around the Black Country have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the Museum, to create a tribute to the traditional skills and enterprise of the people that once lived in the heart of industrial Britain. Stratford-upon-Avon is a town, small in size but large in history and interest. The value of the mineral springs was known in the middle ages, but it was not until 1784 that the small village began rediscovering its saline springs and started building baths around some of them. It is our aim to introduce you to the 'real' country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number.
The first theatre in Stratford was a temporary wooden construction built in 1769 by the actor David Garrick for his Shakespeare Jubilee celebrations to mark Shakespeare's birthday. Day 2 - A full day coach tour through some of the most picturesque villages and countryside in the Cotswolds. Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. There are also some ruins and shots of a cricket match. After this the programme will change, so if you are planning a visit later in 2017, please bear this in mind.
Enjoy the treasures of this beautiful city today and stroll through the lovely colleges of the University with their magnificent architecture and gardens. We return to Oxford, following another scenic route through the stone villages of Broad Campden and Blockley. Enjoy your final night in the heart of this stunning city. As the playwright grew up, this is where he formed his ideas about English rural imagery. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too! Take exit 1 from the main railway station and turn right.
Luxury: 4 country house hotels, all 4 star or above. Stratford has a mixture of the old and new, from high street shops and restaurants to Tudor buildings and traditional tea shops, as seen on popular shopping streets such as Henley Street, where street artists and thespians entertain shoppers and tourists. The voiceover says that there is a miniature in the model. We return to oxford; following another scenic route through the stone villages of Broad Campden and Blockley. Comments How did you hear about us? Ride on through purple lavender fields and look forward to a refreshment stop near the Broadway Tower, which affords breathtaking views over 12 counties on a clear day.
There is also a fine collection of portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, and works by Dutch and Flemish Masters of the 17th century. The combination of this clear sparkling water and the attractive low bridges crossing it create a charming scene. Stratford is a compact town packed with culture, history, activity and celebrations. Small Group Touring, from 2 to 16 guests Special Themes: Gardens, Literary Heritage, Downton Abbey, Antiques, Tudors, Britain at War. You can enjoy a picnic in the popular and river area while watching the river activities such as rowing, motor boats and cruises along with the many entertainers who often perform on the river bank.
Come and discover idyllic stone villages; nestling in quiet valleys; small thatched cottages; majestic castles and manors; and charming high streets peppered with quaint tea shops and antiques shops. See our departure point page. Start the day by cycling through some lovely hidden villages to reach Moreton in Marsh. Day 8: Oxford Departure Looking for more? We cross from the Northern to the Southern Cotswolds on our tour with a chance to stop, explore and enjoy some of the scenery up close. Price does not include entrance to optional attractions. This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and takes a trip around the many pretty villages and towns in the Cotswolds as well as visiting Shakespeare's house and statue in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Around half our guests choose to enter the house for which a ticket is required.