The honey-coloured picture-postcard Cotswolds are our destination in our classy packaged tour to one of the prettiest rural areas in England. Based in Cheltenham, we visit the famous Morgan Motor Company, timber-framed Ledbury, medieval Tewkesbury and glorious Gloucester, as well as the flamboyant Painswick Rococo Gardens. Image ©Morgan Motor Company
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Queens Hotel Cheltenham, MGallery Cheltenham

Set amongst the backdrop of Cheltenham's fashionable Montpellier district, the Queens Hotel - MGallery offers a civilised haven for guests. Glide through the revolving doors and discover a truly majestic setting, complete with décor and architecture which encapsulates the elegance, heritage and grandeur of the neo-classical era. Experience 84 beautifully appointed guestrooms relax in opulently finished public areas or take in the stunning views of the Imperial Square Gardens during your stay.

• Lift • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • TV • Telephone • Tea/coffee making facilities • Safe • Complimentary toiletries • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing board • Writing desk • Mini Bar •  Air-Conditioned • 24-hour Reception • Grade 2 Listed English Heritage Building •

Price includes

  • 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • 3 course dinner menu with 3 choices

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to the Morgan Motor Company with Guided Factory Tour

  • Entrance to Painswick Rococo Garden

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Morgan Motor Company & Ledbury
We spend this morning at the magnificent Morgan Motor Company where we enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of the factory, watching skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make the famous Morgan bespoke sports cars. In the afternoon, we visit the timber-framed village of Ledbury where we explore its Heritage Centre, Butchers Row Folk Museum and the Painted Room leading to the fine parish church.

Day 3

Tewkesbury & Gloucester
Today we explore the medieval town of Tewkesbury in its picturesque riverside setting. Attractions include ‘Out of the Hat’, an exquisite example of a 17th century home and shop that now houses a Heritage Centre, Church Street, lined with half-timbered houses, Tewkesbury Museum and Tewkesbury Abbey. After lunch, we travel to Gloucester where we have free time to spend exploring its medieval Cathedral (used in most of the Harry Potter films as ‘Hogwarts’) or perhaps visiting the Victorian docks, Sharpness or the award winning Gloucester Waterways Museum overlooking the River Severn

Day 4

Cheltenham & Painswick Rococo Garden
We start the day with leisure time in Cheltenham, exploring its unique mix of traditional and new. A firm favourite in the racing calendar with the Cheltenham Festival culminating with the famous Gold Cup. Thre is also the stunning Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a throw back to its spa town history as well as The Wilson museum to explore. In the afternoon we visit the sole surviving rococo garden of Painswick, designed in the 1740s for the owner to use as his ‘playground’. Positioned in a hidden valley offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, featuring intriguing garden buildings, magical follies and flowers and colours that transform by the seasons.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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