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Stratford-upon-Avon & Tour of the Cotswolds

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Stratford-upon-Avon & Tour of the Cotswolds 21, July, 2017

Stratford-upon-Avon is situated in the heart of the English Midlands, a market town dating back to medieval times. Stratford is today most famous as the birthplace of the Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare and is proud of its many historic landmarks, it offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in to times gone by. A tour of the beautiful Cotswolds villages is also included.

Day 1: We will make our way to our hotel in Cheltenham making a stop in the beautiful city of Oxford, also known as the City of Dreaming Spires.

Day 2: After breakfast we will travel to the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon the home of the world's most famous writer, William Shakespeare. Swans glide along the River Avon, willow trees overhang the water's edge, barges move slowly around the canal basin and the distant spire of Holy Trinity Church completes the perfect quintessential English landscape. Explore Shakespeare’s Birthplace for a fascinating insight into his childhood, the house where his daughter lived at Hall’s Croft, then see his final resting place at Holy Trinity Church. Enjoy stunning and unique views as well as experiencing the tranquillity of the countryside on a boat tour of the River Avon.

Day 3: Today we will enjoy a tour of the Cotswold villages, enjoying the scenery along the way. On our journey we will visit the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds and no tour of the Cotswolds would be complete without visiting Broadway – ‘The Jewel of the Cotswolds’. We will be making stops to enjoy these beautiful villages and towns and of course to sample the local fayre in their fine tea shops and restaurants.

Day 4: We will depart after breakfast and make our way to Kintbury, a picturesque village between Newbury and Hungerford. Here you will be able to enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn barge journey, experiencing the slower pace of yesteryear on one of England’s finest canals. Just sit back and soak up the beauty of the countryside from a totally different viewpoint; a rare opportunity to escape the madness of modern life! Tea/coffee and cake will be served during your journey.
We disembark and continue our journey homewards.

3 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Entry to 3 of Shakespeare’s Houses
Cruise on the River Avon from Stratford-upon-Avon
Horse Drawn Barge Cruise from Kintbury

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is a luxurious four star hotel set in 15 acres of private grounds on the edge of the beautiful and picturesque Cotswold Hills. The hotel is a contemporary and sophisticated haven, offering guests the chance to unwind and relax whilst still within easy reach of busy towns, photogenic Cotswold Villages and many tourist attractions.
The hotel offers 122 spacious rooms, containing modern furnishings and equipped with numerous amenities to ensure a pleasant stay, including complimentary WiFi.
The health club and sumptuous spa feature an indoor swimming pool, well equipped gym, steam room and Jacuzzi.


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