Great Britain has some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Why not take a day out of London and explore some of our charming villages, dramatic castles and lavish palaces. Here are a few tour suggestions:
WINDSOR CASTLE (half day)
1,000 year old castle, now the weekend home of HM The Queen. Visit the magnificent state apartments where royal banquets are held, see Queen Mary's Dolls House - a perfect miniature palace 1:12 scale, and walk through St. George's Chapel where Knights of the Garter have worshipped for 500 years
HAMPTON COURT PALACE (half day)
Visit this splendid Tudor palace where Henry VIII spent two of his honeymoons. Walk through the Tudor kitchens where banquets were prepared for 400 courtiers and see the magnificence of William & Mary's Palace. Children can get lost in the maze whilst adults admire the beautiful gardens.
Can combine with WINDSOR to make a full day
BATH & STONEHENGE (11 hrs)
A long day but well worth it. Bath, a World Heritage City boasts the ancient Roman spa complex. See where Roman generals bathed before walking to beautiful Regency terraces where Jane Austen lived. Lunch at a picturesque country pub, nestling in a valley before afternoon visit to Stonehenge, where Janine will explain the mysteries of these ancient neolithic stones
HEART OF ENGLAND (Full Day)
Combine 2/3 of the options below to make a truly fascinating day out.
One of Englands prettiest regions. Travel through pretty country villages with low beamed cottages, go antique hunting and enjoy traditional fayre for lunch in the local pub.
STRATFORD UPON AVON
Home of the world's greatest dramatist. Visit the Shakespeare's home, or Anne Hathaways Cottage where he came a-courting and see his grave in Trinity Church. If staying overnight, enjoy a perfomance in one of the 3 Royal Shakespeare Company theatres.
One of England's finest stately homes and residence of the Duke of Marlborough. Visit the magnificent state apartments with beautiful works of art and see the room where Winston Churchill was born. Beautiful grounds and the pretty town of Woodstock is nearby.
Walk through the city of dreaming spires and take a peep into the secluded atmosphere of the colleges. Visit Christchurch college refounded by Henry VIII and see the college dining room, used for the Hogwarts Hall in Harry Potter films.
HEVER & CHARTWELL (full day)
Hever is truly a fairytale castle, set in the glorious Kent countryside. See where Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn and children adore the Water Maze, but bring towels - they love to get soaked!
Lunch in a low-beamed country pub, followed by a visit to Chartwell, Churchill's beloved country home, where he did much of his writing
TAILOR MADE TOURS
If you have a specific destination in mind, we can work with you to design a tour with your special interests. We also offer extended touring, offering a opportunity to explore further in Britain.