Heart of England 2022

5 nights from £1909

Heart of England | BRT
Start:London
Finish:London
Duration:5 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

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Overview

Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England's heartland. On this quintessentially English tour, we'll follow their tracks - covering Wiltshire's ancient stone circles and movie-set good looks, the delightful hamlets of the Cotswolds, Oxford's 'dreaming spires' and Bath's incredible architecture. .......read more
Highlights
  • Visit the childhood home and final resting place of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Enjoy high tea at a charming village nestled amongst the Cotswolds
  • Discover the rich culture and extraordinary architecture of Bath

Itinerary

After meeting the group in England’s vibrant capital, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll set our sights on our first stop: charming Oxford. Here, we’ll learn about the poets, professors, scientists and sporting heroes that have graced the city’s streets over the years with a locally guided walking tour. Then: we’ll venture through quintessential English countryside to meet with the Cotswolds. This charming area is a patchwork of green hills and farmland, peppered with centuries-old villages and caramel-hued cottages. We’ll enjoy some free time to stroll the elegant terraced High Street of Chipping Campden – before tucking into another delicious group dinner at our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Accommodation: The Arden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

The life and times of William Shakespeare will take centre stage today when we pay a visit to the playwright’s timbered childhood home and his wife Anne Hathaway’s pretty thatched cottage. A stroll through the blooming gardens here is a must! We’ll have some time to enjoy lunch at our leisure – before we explore some picturesque Cotswolds hamlets this afternoon. This evening will be ours to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: The Arden Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day four promises to be an indulgent one, with an afternoon of high tea on the agenda before we move on to Lacock. This showstopper of a village often doubles as a film set, and you may recognise it from Pride and Prejudice or The Other Boleyn Girl. After imagining ourselves as costume drama heroes and heroines, we’ll step inside the magnificent abbey – whose peaceful cloisters took a starring turn as the Hogwarts hallways in the Harry Potter series. Then: onwards to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city with true ‘wow’ factor, where we’ll make ourselves at home for our final two nights. This evening, we’ll spend exploring Bath at our own pace.

Accommodation: The Abbey Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After receiving a fascinating insight into Roman life on a morning visit to the Roman Baths, we’ll visit the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent. The afternoon will then be yours to explore the city for yourself. You could enjoy a bit of ‘me time’ at Thermae Bath Spa (Britain’s only thermal spa), and bathe in mineral-rich waters while scanning the skyline from the rooftop pool – or, if you’d prefer to explore on foot, you could discover Bath’s proud independent side as you wander past stylish boutiques and celebrated coffee shops. At our last dinner together, we’ll swap stories and look back on our English journey with fond memories.

Accommodation: The Abbey Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

The current seat of the Marquess of Bath, the impressive Longleat House blends classic architecture with creative interiors – and it’s here that we’ll start the day. We’ll have plenty of time to explore before we move on to Avebury, an immense stone circle set within an ancient landscape of enigmatic monuments, tombs and roads. While Stonehenge attracts tourists from around the world and does not permit close access, at Avebury we’ll have the opportunity to walk freely among the standing stones. Steeped in mystery, this prehistoric stone circle is a fascinating sight – and makes for a tremendous final stop. Later this afternoon, our trip will come to a close back in London.

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included

Included
  • Transport
    Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Guide
    Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • International Travel

FAQ

All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

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Reviews

5* Heart of England 2022
Excellent
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Date: 21-Jul-2019

4* Heart of England 2022
Loved that we didn't always travel on the motorways and our guide Nic, was very knowledgeable
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Date: 25-Jul-2019

5* Heart of England 2022
Beautiful part of England enhanced by knowledge of guide & driver, terrific accommodation. Just loved it
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Date: 20-Jul-2019

5* Heart of England 2022
Great tour guide. Excellent Accomodation. Interesting tour.
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Date: 27-Dec-2019

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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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Start:London
Finish:London
Duration:5 Nights
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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