Join us as we follow one of England’s ancient touring routes, known as ‘The Great West Way’. It was one of the first “Great Roads” commissioned by the Kings of England, and is considered one of the world’s premier touring routes. We will wind our way through lush green landscapes to discover historic and culturally rich cities, as well as world-famous attractions. This tour is for the curious traveller who wants to explore the real England and enjoy an extraordinary variety of English experiences not found in any other parts of the country.
Our first 6 nights will be in Bristol, a lively yet laid-back city recently designated the UK’s best place to live! Bristol has a rich centuries-old maritime heritage involving swashbuckling pirates and North American expeditions, and is noted for its famous harbour, historic landmarks and variety of English architecture from different periods.
Our last 6 nights will be in Oxfordshire, one of England’s most glorious regions. Here we will find skylines pierced with spires and domes, dream-like palaces, world-class museums, spectacular scenery, picture-postcard villages, honey-coloured Cotswold stone architecture, and of course the world’s oldest English-speaking university.
• The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath
• The magical, historic town of Bradford-upon-Avon,
• Bristol – the SS Great Britain and “Being Brunel”
• Berkeley Castle
• The unspoiled village of Lacock
• Castle Coombe – The “Prettiest Village in England”
• The Royal Borough of Windsor
• Bombay Gin Distillery
• Hobbs of Henley Cruise on the Thames
• Knebworth House
• Oxford – the City of Dreaming Spires
*Those participating in any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.