The Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon
The Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare’s birthplace & England’s finest scenery
Departing Fridays, *27th July & *3rd August 2018
*27th July now on request – Call 028 9045 5030
*3rd August now SOLD OUT
£329 per person sharing
The Cotswolds is home to some of the most famous, scenic and historical towns & villages in England. It covers a huge area of almost 800 square miles and runs through five counties. We have specially selected some of the main highlights for you to discover on this tour.
- Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly Belfast and Belfast Stena Line Port
- Return ferry crossings with Stena Line – Belfast/Cairnryan
- 3 nights’ accommodation at the Ramada Sutton Coldfield (27th July) or Ramada, Solihull Hotel (3rd August)
- English Breakfast and evening meals
- Train journey on The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
- Visit to the towns of Chipping Campden, Cheltenham and Bourton-on-the-Water
- Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
- Services of an accompanying experienced Travel Solutions Tour Manager
- Single Supplement – £75 per person
Ramada, Sutton Coldfield
The Ramada Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield is set in 20 acres of mature grounds with a tree lined driveway leading to an elegant hotel in a peaceful lakeside setting. With spacious, private grounds overlooking a picturesque lake, full leisure facilities and is ideally located for Sutton Coldfield town centre and Birmingham city centre.
Ramada, Solihull Hotel
Known locally as The George the hotel is situated at the end of the high street, opposite the historic St Alphege Church & Touchwood Shopping Centre. The hotel gives you excellent access to all the facilities of the town and the many businesses located locally.
The historical building has maintained its original features, including exposed beams and a timber-framed façade. All rooms have en suite facilities, a flat-screen TV and work desk. Some have views of the bowling green, and all offer tea and coffee making facilities.
Traditional and international dishes are served in George’s Restaurant and Bar, and guests can enjoy specialty Indian cuisine homemade on site.
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Meet your coach and travel to Belfast. Join the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan where we will be transferred to our hotel in Solihull.
After breakfast we depart for a discovery day with free time to visit Chipping Campden, referred as “The Jewel of the Cotswolds”. We then travel to the Regency town of Cheltenham where we have time to visit the many boutiques in the charming centre. In the afternoon we take a trip back in time on a locomotive journey with The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway from the famous Cheltenham Race Course to Toddington, taking in some of the spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.
Today we continue our discovery tour passing through the typical Cotswold towns of Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold to visit Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England. Then on to Stratford-upon-Avon for some free time to discover Shakespeare’s birthplace, the Bard’s house and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at your leisure (admissions payable locally).
This morning we travel to Cairnryan to join the evening ferry crossing to Belfast. On arrival, you return to your original starting point.
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