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Explore picturesque villages with chocolate box cottages and cosy tea rooms in south England..

Detailed Itinerary

Leave your arrival port or airport behind and drive to the Cotswolds. This beautiful region is quintessentially English, with its picture postcard scenery and chocolate box cottages. Check in to your hotel. Overnight: Cotswolds area.

Spend the day exploring the beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. The most famous ones include Broadway, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on the-Water, but you may also choose to explore Bibury: "the most beautiful village in England", or the cottages of Arlington Row are often referred to as the most photographed cottages in the country. Further north, the village of Blockley is a unique collection of golden stone cottages, Overnight: Cotswolds area.

Drive through the southern parts of the Cotswolds near Bath. Stop to explore Bradford-on-Avon known as Beautiful Bradford. Castle Combe: has featured regularly as a film location, I.e. in Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. Lacock is also a favourite for film and TV producers. It's most famous appearances include 'Downtown Abbey', the BBC’s 'Pride and Prejudice', and the film 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’. Continue to the Bath area to spend a little bit of time in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight: Bath area.

Head south to Cornwall through Somerset and Devon, and we recommend driving along the north coast and across Exmoor National Park where you can choose to explore some villages: Dunster, one of the most popular places on Exmoor for visitors is a medieval village with an ancient castle, priory, dovecote, and a mill. Close by you will find Bossing ton, a peaceful coastal hamlet. Arrive in Cornwall and check in to your next hotel. Overnight: Cornwall area.

Spend the day exploring Cornwall. Head to Fowey and you will find a beautiful small town on the west side of the river, with narrow medieval streets and Georgian buildings also known for its seafood. Polperro is a largely unspoilt fishing village with cottages clinging to steep hillsides around a small harbour with spectacular views of land and sea, an artist’s paradise. Include a visit to St Michael’s Mount. Overnight: Cornwall area.

Drive from Cornwall, through south Devon to Dorset. Along the way, explore the Jurassic Coast and stop in villages such as Salcombe in Devon. Abbotsbury in Dorset is a pretty, picture postcard village steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular scenery. Here, you’ll be surrounded by delightful cottage architecture, traditional country tea rooms and olde world pubs. Overnight: Dorset area.

Drive to Kent, along the Sussex coast. Stop to explore the vineyards along your route. See Shaftesbury, a quintessential Dorset village, with thatched cottages, quaint tea rooms and small shops. It’s also one of the oldest and highest towns in England, with Gold Hill being one of the most photographed streets in England. Rye is a mediaeval gem with narrow cobbled streets and medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings. The sort of place you thought existed only in your imagination! Overnight: Kent area for two nights.

Kent is also known as the Garden of England. Visit one of the castles, world famous gardens, or stop in Canterbury to see the cathedral. Discover the pretty villages in the region: Chilham’s historic square, and the small lanes leading to it, are lined with Tudor and Jacobean half-timbered houses. Sandwich is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England, dating back to the 7th century.

It is time to return the hire car and depart from your choice of London airports.

Inclusions

All Packages can be customised and… Are on bed and breakfast basis, unless advised otherwise.
o Exclude transport, at the exception of rail packages
Can be sold on free-sale basis, please contact us for block out dates and specific terms.
o Can be done by car rental or with a chauffeur guide.
o Rates include VAT at 20%
The accommodation services listed are examples, those can be replaced according to availability.

Services Included: Roman Bath and Stonehenge.

Exclusions

Excluding Transport

Services not listed above.

Notes

Example Accommodations (Or Similar) - 3* Cotswolds area: Gloucester Robinswood Hotel/Bath area: BW Limpley Stoke Hotel/Cornwall area: Penmrovah Manor Hotel/Dorset area: BW Hotel Rembrandt/Kent area: BW Rose and Crown Hotel.

4* Cotswolds area: Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel/Bath area: Hotel Indigo /Cornwall area: St Michaels Resort/Dorset area: BW Plus The Connough Hotel SPA/Kent area: BW Plus Dover Marina Hotel SPA.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Cotswolds-Bath-Cornwall-Dorset-Kent

Periodic Departure
01 Apr, 2024 to 30 Apr, 2024

3 Star
AUD 1,943 P P twin share
AUD 3,654 P P single
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4 Star
AUD 2,423 P P twin share
AUD 4,465 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 May, 2024 to 31 May, 2024

3 Star
AUD 2,011 P P twin share
AUD 3,784 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 2,584 P P twin share
AUD 4,791 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Jun, 2024 to 30 Jun, 2024

3 Star
AUD 2,051 P P twin share
AUD 3,864 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 2,687 P P twin share
AUD 4,996 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Jul, 2024 to 31 Jul, 2024

3 Star
AUD 2,060 P P twin share
AUD 3,878 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 3,001 P P twin share
AUD 5,623 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Aug, 2024 to 31 Aug, 2024

3 Star
AUD 2,051 P P twin share
AUD 3,864 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 3,061 P P twin share
AUD 5,745 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Sep, 2024 to 30 Sep, 2024

3 Star
AUD 2,011 P P twin share
AUD 3,784 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 2,894 P P twin share
AUD 5,410 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Oct, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

3 Star
AUD 1,870 P P twin share
AUD 3,506 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 2,477 P P twin share
AUD 4,491 P P single
AVAILABLE

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