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Trip Overview

Unearth the charm of England’s quaint hideaways and historic landmarks on a scenic vacation. Meander through wonderful countryside along the railway tracks, discovering UNESCO-listed cities, prehistoric monuments, world-famous landmarks and hidden cobbled backstreets along the way.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in cosmopolitan London, visiting the attractions with a City Pass
  • Explore the University of Oxford on a walking tour
  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Relax in the thermal waters of Bath and cruise down the River Avon
  • Unearth the magic of Stonehenge

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights' total hotel stay with breakfast in London
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Oxford
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bristol
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Bath
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • Oxford University Walking Tour
  • Shakespeare's Homes “Any Three” Admission
  • Cruise on the River Avon
  • London Pass
  • Stonehenge Day Trip from London
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - LONDON
Welcome to England! Arrive in London today and check in at your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital, not missing dinner in one of the city's historic pubs or world-famous fine dining institutions. (Overnight in London)

DAY 2 - LONDON TO OXFORD
Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to Paddington Station to catch the train to Oxford, where you will check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. You are sure to be charmed instantly by this historic city, known as the “city of dreaming spires,” thanks to its academic legacy and wonderful architecture. Wander through the winding, cobbled streets and admire the quaint buildings. Oxford plays host to many famous local breweries if you'd like to treat yourself to a pint of real ale. (Overnight in Oxford) B

DAY 3 - OXFORD
Discover one of the oldest and most revered educational institutions in the world today with an Oxford University walking tour. Gain a fascinating insight into student life, unearth the wonders hidden in the famed Bodleian Library, and observe the University's landmarks - including the University Church of St Mary and Trinity College. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter films were also filmed on campus! (Overnight in Oxford) B

DAY 4 - OXFORD TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Catch the train from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon, famously the birthplace of Shakespeare! This medieval market town has been an important river side gem since the 16th century, and you'll find plenty to see and do along the banks of the River Avon. (Overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon) B

DAY 5 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON TO BRISTOL
Explore three of your choice of Shakespearean homes today. The birthplace of the bard himself, the quintessentially English cottage of Anne Hathaway, his wife, and his mother's working Tudor farm are all accessible on the tour. Alternatively, visit the beautifully furnished Jacobean Hall's Croft, home of Shakespeare's daughter, or Shakespeare's New Place - a fascinating new exhibition. This evening, catch a train from Stratford-Upon-Avon down to Bristol for an overnight stay (Overnight in Bristol) B

DAY 6 - BRISTOL TO BATH
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and ride the rails to the charming, UNESCO-listed city of Bath. This historic gem is nestled in the rolling, green countryside of southwest England and boasts wonderful Georgian architecture and natural hot springs. Take a scenic cruise down the River Avon to admire the sights from a different perspective. (Overnight in Bath) B

DAY 7 - BATH TO LONDON
Board a train from Bath to London today, and speed through the verdant English countryside back to the capital city. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and continue exploring! Your hotel is within walking distance of the grand St Pancras Station, the famous Platform 9 ¾ from the Harry Potter books, located in Kings Cross station, and the treasures within the magnificent British Library. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 8 - LONDON
Spend the day exploring the delights of the English capital city with your London Pass. Gain access to the city's top historic attractions, including the impressive Tower of London, the royal residences Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace, or experience modern history at Churchill's War Rooms or the London Transport Museum. There is so much to see and do in London! (Overnight in London) B

DAY 9 - STONEHENGE DAY TRIP
Today you will explore one of England's most famous landmarks, the mysterious Stonehenge. Travel by air-conditioned coach and discover the prehistoric stone monument, learning about the history, use and secrets of the massive stones. (Overnight in London) B

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON
Check out of your hotel this morning after breakfast and continue with your onward journey. If you would like to extend your vacation, perhaps catching the Eurostar under the English Channel to Paris, just speak to one of our Rail Vacation Specialists.

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Hilton London Euston

Located in a wonderful Victorian building just a stone’s throw from Euston station, the Hilton Euston is in an ideal central London location, and just a 10 minute walk from St Pancras Railway station. Guests can dine in a choice of two restaurants, or make use of the stylish lounge bar or sun terrace. The hotel’s 150 rooms all feature marble bathrooms, air conditioning and Wi-Fi internet access.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Megaro London

The Megaro London is a unique hotel located in the heart of London's Kings Cross area. The hotel features 49 comfortable bedrooms and an on-site restaurant offering a menu of English and Italian cuisine. The sophisticated Megaro Bar is perfect for relaxing with a drink after a day's sightseeing. The Megaro is located opposite St Pancras station and just minutes from bus, tube and Eurostar.

Doubletree By Hilton London Victoria

Situated just a stone’s throw from Victoria Train Station, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria is the perfect base for exploring the English capital. Just five minutes’ from Westminster Cathedral, or a 15-minute stroll down to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, the property combines an enviable location with warmly furnished rooms and wonderful amenities. Guests enjoy private bathrooms, satellite TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant serving seasonal European dishes.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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