Reader Holidays - Cream of the Cotswolds from Hillingdon Times

Departing May - October 2014

From £219.00

*Price shown: 22 Sep 2014 - AUW

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A quintessentially English break

Enjoy a scenic break in the most English of destinations. With honey-coloured villages, quaint thatched cottages and ancient church spires rising over rolling hills, the Cotswolds has a picture-postcard, timeless charm all of its own. Discover its beautiful landscape and famous towns on our three wonderful full-day excursions.

What The Price Includes

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Four nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good quality hotel
  • Two full day tours of the Cotswolds
  • Visits to Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

We leave the local area this morning and journey to our hotel, arriving in good time for you to rest and relax, or perhaps make use of the hotel's leisure facilities, before dinner.

Day Two

After a full English breakfast, we journey to the delightful stone villages and market towns of the southern Cotswolds. We'll stop in Moreton-in-Marsh, famed for its popular Tuesday market, before continuing to ancient Stow-on-the-Wold. Our final stop is in Bourton-on-the Water, with its attractive low bridges across the River Windrush.

Day Three

Today we head to Warwick. Visit the magnificent, medieval castle with its state rooms, dungeon and ghost tower, discover the fine timber-framed buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital, or explore the town's many parks and gardens (all entrance fees payable locally). We'll continue to charming Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can enjoy a tranquil riverside walk or visit the famous bard's birthplace.

Day Four

We travel through the Vale of Evesham today to Broadway, the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. Wander along one of the longest high streets in England before we continue, through Toddington, to Winchcombe. Discover this ancient Saxon town's inns and tea rooms, full of Cotswold charm.

Day Five

Today we head for home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach).

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)

Britannia Royal Court Hotel

Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Britannia Royal Court Hotel is built round a Manor House dating back to 1894. It is conveniently located about three miles from Coventry city centre.

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Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Britannia Royal Court Hotel is built round a Manor House dating back to 1894. It is conveniently located about three miles from Coventry city centre.

Facilities & Amenities

This hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a leisure centre (payable locally).


All of the traditionally decorated bedrooms have TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

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All the holidays featured are operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd, ABTA No.V7812, ATOL No. 2325, and Newmarket Promotions Ltd, ABTA No. V787X.

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