Spectacular England Summer 2019 - Leisure Holidays

Spectacular England Summer 2019United Kingdom

From RM4,407 / per person for 6 nights
Visit one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, Cotswolds, Canterbury, Dover and so much more!

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Summary

Experience a wealth of England’s rural and historical treasures, and the fictional ‘Downton Abbey’ village, on this full-day trip from London with an expert guide. Marvel at splendid Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-protected country house where Sir Winston Churchill was born, and discover the enchanting scenery of the Cotswolds, with visits to the idyllic villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Lastly, explore the pretty village of Bampton to see some of the locations where the much-loved TV series, ‘Downton Abbey’, was filmed.

Then, escape the city in favor of England’s tranquil countryside on a full-day tour of Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover from London. Tailored to the interests of history buffs, this excursion covers the history-rich city of Canterbury, home to the 6th-century Canterbury Cathedral, and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. See, too, the charming Leeds Castle, surrounded by lakes and verdant gardens.


• Ground arrangements (transfer/sightseeing tours) are subject to availability at time of booking

*Price based on twin-share basis, single supplement at additional charges.

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Itinerary

Flight

Flight inclusive

Accommodation

5 nights hotel accommodation included

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Flight to London

Day 2 - Arrival in London

Upon arrival in Heathrow Airport, head to the London Underground and buy a single journey ticket (4.90 pounds) to Victoria Station, Zone 1, where your hotel will be located nearby. 

Optional - Arrival Transfers to Hotel

Meet up with our professional driver at Arrival Gate upon arrival in London Airport and make your way back to your hotel. 


Day 3 - Downtown Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace & Cotswolds Day Trip from London (except Tuesday & Thursday)

After breakfast, meet up at Victoria Coach Station by 8.30am. You then depart Victoria coach station by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and travel northwest into scenic Oxfordshire.

After approximately 1.5 hours on the road, stop at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. Admire the priceless artworks and tapestries that adorn the walls and view the formal gardens on a leisurely walk in the grounds. 
Back aboard your coach, soak up the views of the gorgeous Cotswolds region, where rolling green hills give way to stone-built market towns and thatched villages. Stop in the picture-postcard hamlet of Bibury, and amble past its famous weavers’ cottages, originally built as a wool store in 1380. 


Then, drive on to idyllic Bourton-on-the-Water, sometimes known as ‘Little Venice’ for the series of handsome low bridges that cross the Windrush River that flows through the village center. Amble through the lanes and admire the lush greens, quaint shops and stone banks along the riversides.
 

Next, continue to Bampton, the classic English village that doubled as fictional Downton village in the famous TV drama series of Downton Abbey. View the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley were wed, and the house that served as Isobel Crawley’s home. Pass the old school that was Downton Hospital and buildings that starred as two village pubs. While you’re here, take the opportunity to relax over lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant or café, and then return to London where your trip finishes at Victoria.


Day 4 - Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London (Lunch included)

After breakfast, make your own way to 4 Fountain Square (nearby Victoria Station) by 8.15am for boarding. 

Leeds Castle sits deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside amid 500 acres of landscaped parkland. The early arrival promises an almost private visit to the Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that raged in London during his reign. As the ultimate Tudor treat, upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by an expert guide. Learn about the history of this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have had! (During the summer, Mead is unavailable on Saturdays). 

Visit Canterbury Cathedral, the home to 104 Archbishops since Augustine, Canterbury is a magnificent medieval city with a wealth of history. Learn the intriguing history behind this masterpiece of medieval architecture and appreciate the spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the 12th and 13th centuries. 

The White Cliffs of Dover, admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with a photo opportunity on the stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe. You'll also get the chance to see Dover Castle, an impressive medieval fortress rising over the English Channel. 

Greenwich, set right beside the River Thames, Greenwich is bustling with fine maritime landmarks. See the Royal Observatory and world–famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th–century ship as well as the Old Royal Naval College designed by Sir Christopher Wren. 

River Thames boat ride, get a fresh perspective on the city sights with a boat ride on the River Thames from Greenwich to Embankment Pier. Pass Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral along the route. Estimated arrival time to Embankment Pier, is around 6.30pm where the tour finishes.


Day 5 & 6 - Free and Easy

After breakfast, free at leisure to explore the city of London. If you love to shop, try heading down to Oxford Street. 

Optional - London Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to over 80 Attractions (2 Days)

Take this opportunity to explore the rest of the attractions / museums / historical buildings by your own.

Optional - Madame Tussauds London Priority Entrance Ticket including Star Wars Exhibition

Immerse yourself in glamour and spectacle at Madame Tussauds in London. Head to the world-famous venue and join the dedicated queue for pre-purchased entrance tickets and experience shorter queues than walk-up guests. Spend some quality time with remarkable wax replicas of Her Majesty the Queen, Victoria and David Beckham or take a selfie with a pouty-faced Kim Kardashian. Enjoy access to the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Exhibition and then meet classic Star Wars heroes like Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.


Day 7 - Depart London

After breakfast, make your own way to London Airport via London Underground (Single journey - 4.90 pounds).

Optional - Departure Transfers from Hotel

Meet up with our professional driver at your hotel lobby depending on your flight schedule and off to the airport you go! 

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Madame Tussauds London Priority Entrance Ticket including Star Wars Exhibition

Immerse yourself in glamour and spectacle at Madame Tussauds in London. Head to the world-famous venue and join the dedicated queue for pre-purchased entrance tickets and experience shorter queues than walk-up guests. Spend some quality time with remarkable wax replicas of Her Majesty the Queen, Victoria and David Beckham or take a selfie with a pouty-faced Kim Kardashian. Enjoy access to the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Exhibition and then meet classic Star Wars heroes like Yoda and Luke Skywalker.

London Pass including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to over 80 Attractions (2 Days)

Your London Pass includes free entry to more than 80 top London attractions.

Arrival Airport Transfer

Departure Airport Transfer

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