Three Counties and a Palace
Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire are steeped in history and are a joy to visit. Discover more about Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon-Avon, wander below the dreaming spires in Oxford and see charming Cotswold villages, in addition to visiting the magnificent Blenheim Palace, home to the Duke of Marlborough.
Stratford-upon-Avon • Shakespeare's Birthplace • Bourton-on-the-Water • Blenheim • Oxford
Day 1 Travel to Warwickshire with a recommended stop in Bath or The Potteries en route.
Day 2 Follow in the footsteps of the Bard by visiting Stratford-upon-Avon. We have included a visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace in the centre of town which provides an insight into what shaped the great man. Other family homes, such as Anne Hathaway's Cottage can be included at an additional cost. There is time at leisure to explore the town before taking a leisurely cruise down the River Avon.
Day 3 Today's excursion explores the pretty Cotswold villages that make this area so special. Visit Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, nicknamed the Venice of the Cotswolds. The charming towns are built with beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone and set amid gentle rolling countryside. Continue to the spa town of Cheltenham, renowned for its designer boutiques, pretty gardens and the historic promenade lined with Regency townhouses.
Day 4 Begin the day with a visit to Blenheim Palace, a superb example of a Baroque residence situated in over 2000 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. This afternoon head to the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford where the afternoon is free to explore the flat and compact centre of this cathedral city. Oxford is home to over 1500 listed buildings and is regularly used as a location for film crews from all over the world.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall and Spa, Wellesbourne
Located near to Stratford-upon-Avon and sitting within 65 acres of stunning grounds, the hotel provides modern, comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities. Guests will be accommodated in the modern building and not the 16th Century Grade II listed Hall that occupies the same location.
• 4 star • 149 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Warwickshire with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission to Shakespeare's Birthplace
• 45 minute cruise on the River Avon
• Visit to Blenheim Palace
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