Cotswolds and London

Discover England with this nine day itinerary through the Cotswolds, Winchester and London. Visit major attractions like the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, the home of William Shakespeare, Stonehenge and Arthurs Round Table. Below is a sample itinerary of the cities and sites to take in during your nine days in England. Old Sod Travel can customize this itinerary based on your own travel needs and desires.


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Day 1 - Journey to England!

You'll be met upon arrival at Heathrow off your overnight transatlantic flight and taken by your dedicated driver-guide in a luxury touring vehicle west to Blenheim Palace for your first attraction of the trip. This is an incredible "house" that is a palace in name and nature that was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. If time and energy levels allow, you may also enjoy a quick stop in Oxford before continuing to your country house hotel in the beautiful Cotswolds region.

Image courtesy of Visit Britain/Blenheim Palace/Pete Seaward

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Day 2 - Stratford-upon-Avon

Enjoy a lazy morning. Grab some hearty English breakfast and tour north with your driver to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You will have a private tour with an expert local guide before enjoying a visit to his house. Continue to tour the region with your driver before returning to your luxury hotel.

Image courtesy of Visit Britain/Peter Goding

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Day 3 - Explore the Cotswolds

A day to relax and enjoy the Cotswolds with your driver. Nothing is booked just
take it all in. Enjoy some antique-store browsing, visit the tea rooms and be sure to take in a light hike. We'd recommend the Broadway to Chipping Campden route, it's 6 miles and has breathtaking views.

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Day 4 - Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

Check out of the Cotswolds this morning and tour south via an included visit to Stonehenge and then Salisbury Cathedral before checking into your deluxe country house hotel near Winchester.

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Day 5 - Winchester

Enjoy the wonderfully entertaining 878 AD tour in Winchester and if time allows explore the cathedral, the Great Hall and Arthurs Round Table. After your fill, tour east to London city and your final hotel of the trip in the heart of the city. Say goodbye to your driver here.

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Day 6 - London Brewery Tour

Meet up with our local expert guide for a private walking tour of the city this morning. They will showcase just some of the multitudes of incredible sites and history around every corner. In the afternoon (after lunch), you will have a really fun brewery tour of several Hackney Wick brewery taprooms in East London. Led by a local brewer and beer expert you’ll visit 4 craft breweries and taprooms in Hackney Wick, one of London’s best craft beer hubs, expect to be with them for 2.5 hours.

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Day 7 - Explore London

Another day in the city - we'll leave it free and open for you to explore. 

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Day 8 - Explore London

Explore London markets and the West End. Check out Alfie’s Antiques Market housed in a huge Egyptian-style art deco building in Marylebone, it has been attracting collectors and casual buyers for more than 40 years. Or visit Camden Market... technically several adjoining markets, this sprawl of stalls stretches from Camden Town tube to the Regent’s Canal and is London’s fourth most popular visitor attraction. In the evening, enjoy included tickets to a West End Show of your choice!

Image courtesy of Visit Britain/Andy Denial

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Day 9 - Travel Home

Take a scheduled private transfer from your hotel to Heathrow Airport for your return flight.

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