Reader Holidays - Cream of the Cotswolds from Streatham Guardian
Departing June - October 2013
*Price shown: 30 Sep 2013 - AUW
A quintessentially English break
Enjoy a scenic break in the most English of destinations. With honey-coloured villages, quaint thatched cottages and ancient church spires rising over rolling hills, the Cotswolds has a picture-postcard, timeless charm all of its own. Discover its beautiful landscape and famous towns on our three wonderful full-day excursions.
What The Price Includes
- Coach travel throughout
- Four nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good quality hotel
- Two full day tours of the Cotswolds
- Visits to Warwick, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
We leave the local area this morning and journey to our hotel, arriving in good time for you to rest and relax, or perhaps make use of the hotel's leisure facilities, before dinner.
After a full English breakfast, we journey to the delightful stone villages and market towns of the southern Cotswolds. We'll stop in Moreton-in-Marsh, famed for its popular Tuesday market, before continuing to ancient Stow-on-the-Wold. Our final stop is in Bourton-on-the Water, the 'Venice of the North', with its attractive low bridges across the River Windrush.
Today we head to Warwick. Visit the magnificent, medieval castle with its state rooms, dungeon and ghost tower, discover the fine timber-framed buildings of the Lord Leycester Hospital, or explore the town's many parks and gardens (all entrance fees payable locally). We'll continue to charming Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can enjoy a tranquil riverside walk or visit the famous bard's birthplace.
We travel through the Vale of Evesham today to Broadway, the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. Wander along one of the longest high streets in England before we continue, through Toddington, to Winchcombe. Discover this ancient Saxon town's inns and tea rooms, and explore the shops and promenades of the elegant spa town of Cheltenham - our final stop.
Today we head for home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Britannia Royal Court Hotel
Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Britannia Royal Court Hotel is built round a Manor House dating back to 1894. It is conveniently located about three miles from Coventry city centre.Further Hotel Information »
Set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens, the Britannia Royal Court Hotel is built round a Manor House dating back to 1894. It is conveniently located about three miles from Coventry city centre.
Facilities & Amenities
This hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a leisure centre (payable locally).
All of the traditionally decorated bedrooms have TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.Hide Hotel Information »