The best of Southern England Tour

7 Days
UK
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Package Description

This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and the beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts in London with guided sightseeing of the city’s must-see attractions, including Big Ben and a visit inside St. Paul’s Cathedral. However, History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

And a town that brings to life what life was like in 16th-century England; mysterious Stonehenge; the fascinating Roman ruins in Bath, once used over 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing; and Hever Castle, the 13th-century, double-moated castle and childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Enjoy a walking tour of Hampton Court Palace’s gardens, with their sparkling fountains and ornamental flower displays. Furthermore, visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.

Day 1: Welcome to London! Transfer to the hotel and rest there.

Day 2: After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horse guards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities or to join an optional excursion to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its fabulous Crown Jewels.

Day 3: After breakfast, today you will visit the ORNAMENTAL GARDENS of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace. After that, visit Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon in good time to take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Day 4: Today you will visit vistas of the Cotswold Hills as you travel to the Elizabethan village of Broadway. On to Wales for a drive through the beautiful Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey. Stop here for Tea and Scones at The Anchor pub. Cross the 3,240-foot Severn Road Bridge, and in elegant Georgian Bath, see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths, with time to explore further on your own. This evening, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe.

Day 5: Today, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE; first, explore the stunning visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In Salisbury, visit the splendid CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta, and enjoy a light LUNCH in the Refectory restaurant. Your overnight is in the Regency seaside resort of Brighton or similar.

Day 6: Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before visiting spectacular Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn; a romantic double-moated, 13th-century castle set in four acres of magnificent formal gardens for all seasons, which include Italian, rose, and Tudor gardens as well as a yew maze. Return to London around 3:30 pm. If you want then you will be free to celebrate the end of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows.

Day 7: Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning then, departure to your home town according to your flight schedule.

  • All accommodation, meals and breakfast costs during trip
  • Private transfers during your trip
  • Visa fees
  • All air fare
  • All transportation costs during the trip
  • All taxes

 

  • Medical Insurance
  • Service tax on the total package cost
  • Any meals not specified above
  • Events, trade fairs surcharges that will be applicable on specific departure dates
  • Personal expenses

The trip can be customize according to your request.

Umesh Ghimire