Explore by rail, river and road, regency Cheltenham, medieval Tewkesbury, the charming towns and villages of the Cotswolds in the popular tour. Image: Photograph courtesy of Jack Boskett.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course dinner, 3 choices per course

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Train journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 

  • River Cruise

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout


Image: Photograph courtesy of Jack Boskett.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Today we journey to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 2

Tewkesbury & River Severn Cruise
Discover the picturesque medieval town of Tewkesbury. Rich in timber-framed buildings, Tewkesbury has a long and fascinating history as well as being home to a famous Abbey. In the afternoon we enjoy a relaxing cruise with lunch along the River Severn. Enjoy the passing scenery and wildlife, looking out for herons, kingfishers, waterfowl and other riverside creatures.
Please note: the cruise boat is accessed via a gangplank meaning electric wheelchairs and scooters are not able to board.


Day 3

Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
This morning we visit Cheltenham, England's most complete Regency town whose town houses, characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. In the afternoon we take a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway through the heart of the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Broadway where we re-join the coach.

Day 4

Scenic villages of the Cotswolds
Today we enjoy a scenic drive of the honey-coloured limestone towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'; Stow-on-the-Wold, with its many fine antique shops and the wonderful villages of Broadway and Chipping Campden.

Day 5

We depart the hotel after breakfast and make our way back home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon

The hotel is central to Shakespearean sights in Stratford-upon-Avon, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It is located next to the train station and easy to reach by the M40. Relax in the garden and browse city centre shops less than a mile away. Every stay starts with their signature warm chocolate chip cookie.

• Lift • Restaurant • Fitness Centre • Television • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi • Safe • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board • Air conditioning • Tea/coffee in room • Writing desk and chair • Complimentary toiletries •

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