5 days in London, the Cotswold & Canterbury

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London

London, a city created by the Romans over 2000 years ago, is the capital of the United Kingdom and is today one of the most visited cities in the world. A tourist, whether they prefer, art, monuments, culture, attractions, will find something to their heart's desire. The poet Samuel Johnson once said: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".

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Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills and grassland harbour thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone. The 102-mile Cotswold Way walking trail follows the Cotswold Edge escarpment from Bath in the south to Chipping Campden in the north.

ITINERARY

Day 1

London


Arrival at the airport and private transfer to your hotel in London. Our driver and an English speaking Assistant will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with your name board, and take you directly to the hotel.

Free time at leisure for the rest of the day

*Note 1: Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00

*Note 2: Driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.

Stay at our selected 4-star hotel in London for 4 nights: Westbridge hotel or similar



Day 2

London, Canterbury


After breakfast, you will transfer independently to London Charing Cross or London St Pancras International station where you will take the train to Canterbury.

Canterbury is an ancient Roman settlement, it jealously preserves its roots and the whole city is a continuous evocation of its golden age, the Middle Ages. A touch of magic is given by the fairy-tale atmosphere that hovers over the houses, the people and the characteristic streets. Furthermore, the city is still a spiritual reference point for English Christians, thanks to the work of Saint Augustine first and Thomas Becket then.

Canterbury owes its fame also to the poet Geoffrey Chaucer with his important work  'Canterbury Tales '.

We will book for you the entrance  to the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in Europe and the main episcopal seat of the Church of England, declared a World Heritage Site.

Listed on Canterbury’s World Heritage Site are St Martin’s Church and St Augustine’s Abbey, of which only the foundations remain visible.


In the afternoon, you will take the train back to London and you will transfer independently to your hotel.



Day 3

London, Cotswold, Bampton


After breakfast, you will transfer independently to the coach station where you will start your full-day tour to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswold and the Downton Abbey village.

The first part of your journey will bring you to the quaint village of Bampton.

This little traditional English village has most recently been the filming location for the popular period drama television series, Downton Abbey. You'll see the home of Isobel Crawley, the Downton Cottage Hospital, the village church, as well as the location for two fictional local pubs, The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck.

After a brief journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in England, you will arrive at your next destination, the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'.

The last part of your trip will bring you to Blenheim Palace, the current private residence of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, which is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

The palace, one of the largest and most beautiful houses in England, was built between 1705 and 1722 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

After the visit inside of the Palace, you will take the coach back to London.


The rest of the evening will  be at leisure.

Transfer at your hotel independently.



Day 4

London


After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day self-guided sightseeing of the city using the hop on-off bus

which is the best way to enjoy the beautiful capital.

London is one of the most visited cities in the world and has many reasons to be! In the wonderful English capital, you will be spoilt for choice on the attractions to visit and the hop on hop off bus is definitely the best way to visit the city.

You will be spoilt for choice on the attractions to visit, from Buckingham Palace to the iconic Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London and much more!



Day 5

London


After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel hall for the transfer to the airport.

Included

4 nights accommodation with breakfast
Private Transfer to and from the airport (*supplement may apply except LHR)
Evans Evans tour to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswold and the Downton Abbey village including the entrance to Blenheim Palace
Train ticket return London - Canterbury
Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral

Not Included

Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and Tips
City tax to be paid to the hotel upon check-in
Travel insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in “Service includes”.

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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