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Reader Holidays - Cream of the Cotswolds from Hillingdon Times
Departing September 2014 - October 2015
*Price shown: 22 Sep 2014 - AUW
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, Banbury (2015 dates only) and Stratford-upon-Avon
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
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.
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.
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 then continue to the market town of Banbury, with its delightful canal-side walks, interesting shops and famed Banbury Cross.
We travel to Stratford on Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. You may like to visit the Bard's birthplace, stroll along the river or take a tour around the theatre. In the afternoon we travel through the Vale of Evesham today to Broadway, the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds', which boasts one of the longest high streets in England.
Today we head for home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
2014 itinerary changes
For departures in 2014, the itinerary on Days Three and Four will be slightly different. We'll visit first Warwick and then Stratford on Day Three, and head through the Vale of Evesham to the charming towns of Broadway, Toddington and Winchcombe on Day Four.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver 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.
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.
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.
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.Further Hotel Information
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.Hide Hotel Information