Family Adventure in England

6 Adults

June 2024

Number of Travellers: 6
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Overview

Create lasting memories on an unforgettable family holiday filled with exploration and adventure as you journey through the charming towns of Oxford, the idyllic landscapes of the Northern Cotswolds, and the vibrant streets of London. Begin your escapade in the scholarly haven of Oxford, where historic colleges and winding alleyways beckon you to uncover centuries of academic tradition. Then, venture into the picturesque Northern Cotswolds, where quaint villages and rolling hills await your discovery. Lose yourself in the timeless beauty of Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold, where every cobblestone street tells a story. Finally, immerse yourselves in the bustling energy of London, where world-class museums, iconic landmarks, and endless entertainment options await. From the intellectual allure of Oxford to the pastoral charm of the Cotswolds and the dynamic vibrancy of London, this family holiday promises to be an unforgettable journey through the heart of England.

Highlights

  • Visit Oxford, with its historic university, architectural marvels, and rich cultural heritage, captivates visitors with its timeless beauty and intellectual allure.
  • Unveil a picturesque tapestry of rolling hills, quaint villages, and charming countryside vistas in the Cotswolds, offering an idyllic escape into nature's embrace.
  • Historic London, with its iconic landmarks, offers an immersive journey through time, captivating you with its storied past and timeless allure.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Arrival in England - Unguided

As you step off the plane at London Heathrow Airport, your adventures in England await. Amidst the bustling arrivals hall, meet your private driver, who will warmly welcome you to the UK. Your journey begins as you settle into the comfort of your transportation. Exiting the airport, head towards the historic city of Oxford, your home for the next few nights. Nestled in the picturesque countryside, Oxford invites you to immerse yourself in its rich history and vibrant culture. From its iconic university buildings to its charming streets lined with quaint shops and cafes, you can wander at your leisure, soaking in the timeless elegance of this enchanting city.

Overnight: Oxford | The Old Parsonage
Room Type: Deluxe King x1 & Deluxe Twin x2
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Academic Oxford - Guided

Your private guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby, ready to accompany you on a journey through the city’s storied past and vibrant present. With expert knowledge and enthusiasm, your guide will lead you through the winding streets, pointing out architectural marvels and sharing fascinating tales of Oxford’s illustrious history. From the iconic Radcliffe Camera to the hallowed halls of Christ Church College, each sight unveils a new layer of Oxford’s charm and significance. As you stroll along the cobblestone paths, you can’t help but feel captivated by the timeless beauty and scholarly ambiance of this renowned university town. With your guide’s insightful commentary enriching your experience, every moment in Oxford becomes a cherished memory to treasure forever.

Overnight: Oxford | The Old Parsonage
Room Type: Deluxe King x1 & Deluxe Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - The Cotswolds - Guided

As you bid farewell to the captivating allure of Oxford, your driver guide awaits, ready to whisk you away to the idyllic landscapes of the Northern Cotswolds. With each passing mile, the scenery transforms into a patchwork of rolling hills and charming villages, leading you to the picturesque town of Broadway. Here, explore Broadway Tower, standing majestically atop the Cotswold escarpment. From its vantage point, you’re treated to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, a sight to behold. After descending from the tower, you make your way through the quaint streets of Broadway, discovering hidden gems and admiring the honey-hued architecture. As the day unfolds, you check into the historic Lygon Arms, a luxurious haven nestled in the heart of the village. With the afternoon yours to indulge in leisurely pursuits, you relish the opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of the Cotswolds.

Overnight: The Cotswolds | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Main House King x1 & Main House Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Exploring the Cotswolds Hills - Guided

Lace up your hiking boots and set out to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Northern Cotswolds, anticipation fills the crisp morning air. Following scenic trails that wind through verdant fields and ancient woodlands, you’re surrounded by the serene beauty of the countryside. With each step, you discover hidden gems tucked away in this picturesque region, from charming villages to tranquil streams. Amidst the journey, stumble upon a quintessential Cotswold pub nestled along the way, beckoning you to pause for a leisurely lunch. Here, you indulge in hearty local fare, savouring the flavours of the region while basking in the warmth of traditional hospitality. Energized and rejuvenated, you continue your trek, crossing fields and pathways that reveal the timeless allure of the Cotswolds at every turn.

Overnight: The Cotswolds | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Main House King x1 & Main House Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Historic Cotswolds - Guided

Wake to the sound of birdsong before a morning transfer to Chedworth Roman Villa, standing as a testament to the ancient wonders of the Cotswolds. Exploring the remarkably preserved ruins, you’re transported back in time to the days of Roman occupation, marvelling at intricate mosaics and grand architecture. After an enlightening morning, venture to the nearby village of Bibury for a delightful lunch experience. Set against the backdrop of charming cottages and rolling hills. With satisfied appetites and rejuvenated spirits, the afternoon beckons with endless possibilities for leisure and relaxation, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the tranquil ambience of rural England.

Overnight: The Cotswolds | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Main House King x1 & Main House Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Neolithic Stones and London - Guided

Today your journey continues towards the enchanting village of Avebury, where ancient mysteries await. Stepping into the heart of Avebury, you’re greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of standing stones, remnants of a Neolithic past shrouded in legend and folklore. Amidst these ancient monuments, you explore the mystical atmosphere and ponder the secrets they hold. After immersing yourself in Avebury’s mystique, transfer to the vibrant metropolis of London. Arriving in the bustling city, you’re welcomed to the elegant comfort of your accommodation at 11 Cadogan Gardens. Nestled in the heart of London’s prestigious Chelsea district, this luxurious hotel serves as your tranquil retreat amidst the excitement of the city.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King x1 & Deluxe Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Exploring London - Partially Guided

As the morning light filters through the windows of your hotel room, excitement builds for your first full day in London. After a leisurely breakfast, you venture to Hyde Park, where a private ride awaits to whisk you away on a scenic journey through this iconic green space. With tranquil surroundings enveloping you, marvel at the beauty of Hyde Park’s lush landscapes and historic landmarks. From the serene Serpentine Lake to the majestic Kensington Palace, each moment offers a glimpse into London’s rich heritage and natural splendour. After your ride, the afternoon stretches ahead, yours to explore the city at your own pace. Whether wandering through bustling markets, visiting world-class museums, or simply strolling along the Thames, London beckons with endless possibilities for adventure and discovery.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King x1 & Deluxe Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Historic London - Guided

Meet your private morning transfer before stepping into the pages of history at the Tower of London, where tales of intrigue and royalty come to life within its ancient walls. Indulge in a delicious lunch at Borough Market before wandering through the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey, where centuries of British history and tradition are etched into every stone. With your knowledgeable guide by your side, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of London’s past, uncovering hidden gems and fascinating stories along the way. Get ready to be enchanted by the magic of this historic city as you explore its treasures with insider access and expert insight.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King x1 & Deluxe Twin x2
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide as stated in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day to Oxford
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day to London Airport
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Broadway Tower
    • Entry to Chedworth Roman Villa
    • Entry to Avebury Stones and Museum
    • Entry to the Tower of London with private Guide
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey with private Guide
    • Private Horse Riding in Hyde Park
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

Pricing: (This pricing is based on accommodation available in March 2024 and is subject to change)

The Total NET price for this itinerary, based on 6 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £35,420 GBP

Conservation Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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