Marvel at stunning scenery, amazing heritage, a nostalgic steam train journey and not just one, but two river cruises.
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel, near Kidderminster

This historic hotel’s Victorian splendour is nestled amongst picturesque Worcestershire countryside and set amongst 20-acres of landscaped gardens. Bedrooms offer a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym, hair salon and tennis courts.

• Bar • Lounge • TV • Wi-Fi • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Indoor heated swimming pool • Spa-bath • Sauna • Steam room • Gym • Tennis courts • Hair Salon • No lift but ground floor rooms can be requested •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to the Elgar Birthplace Museum & Visitor Centre

  • Worcester River Severn Cruise

  • Journey on the Severn Valley Railway

  • Cruise on River Severn

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Travel to Bewdley where tea/coffee is served on arrival.

Day 2

Elgar Birthplace Museum & River Severn Cruise
Head to Worcester to first visit the Elgar Birthplace Museum. Then explore the city with its magnificent cathedral, medieval townhouse, famous Porcelain, Tudor House and The Commandery, which dates to the 13th century, before experiencing the city from a different perspective on a boat cruise along the River Severn.

Day 3

Severn Valley Railway
Enjoy a memorable Severn Valley Railway steam train journey through beautiful scenery and over Victoria Bridge, which featured in the famous film 'The Thirty-Nine Steps'. Then visit Bridgnorth, which is actually two towns, High Town and Low Town, connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. Return via Bewdley and picturesque Stourport-on-Severn, with its historic canal basins and riverside walks.

Day 4

Cruise on River Severn
Discover the picturesque medieval market town of Tewkesbury, with its timber-framed buildings, fascinating history and famous 12th century Abbey. Stroll along the riverside, its network of alleyways and explore the medieval Old Town, before enjoying a relaxing cruise along the River Severn with light refreshments available on board. Later take a scenic drive through the Malvern Hills back to the hotel.

Day 5

We depart after breakfast and return to the local area.

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