Berg Family Cotswolds Adventure

Saturday 20th July – Saturday 27th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


  • Experience the quintessential English countryside charm in the picturesque villages of The Cotswolds
  • Walk amongst the scenic landscapes, rolling hills, meandering streams and ancient woodlands
  • Indulge in locally produced artisanal foods from creamy cheeses to traditional pub grub showcasing this region's culinary heritage
  • Enjoy unique experiences such as pottery throwing, clay pigeon shooting and lavender in full bloom

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 20th July - London to the Cotswolds - Guided - Full Day

Arrive at Heathrow this morning and meet your local expert guide. You’ll leave the bustling metropolis of London behind and head west into the Cotswolds – a region cherished for its pastoral charm, pretty villages, flower-rich limestone grassland and deep incised valleys.

Upon arrival, visit the iconic Broadway Tower, offering a captivating blend of history, nature, and panoramic views. Originally built as a folly in the 18th century, the tower’s rich past includes roles as a residence, artist’s retreat, and wartime signalling station. Take a chance and climb to the rooftop and admire breathtaking vistas of patchwork fields, meandering rivers, and distant landmarks like the Malvern Hills. Embark on a picturesque walk, traversing rolling hills, from the tower to Chipping Campden. As you approach, its distinctive honey-colored stone buildings come into view, welcoming you to this charming market town. Meander through its quaint streets lined with historic cottages, exploring artisan shops and enjoy lunch in a cozy pub. Visit the iconic Market Hall, immersing yourself in the town’s rich history and vibrant atmosphere.

This evening, arrive at your beautiful, historic hotel tucked in the heat of Broadway, known as the Jewel of the Cotswolds, and take some time to settle in.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: 2x Annexe Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 21st July - A Day of Arts and Crafts - Guided - Full Day

In the serene ambiance of the nearby Honeybourne Pottery, a morning pottery class unfolds with anticipation and creative energy. Your tutor will introduce you to the ancient art of throwing, which is immensely satisfying! As you immerse yourself in the craft, find solace in the rhythmic motion of the wheel. Enjoy laughter and conversation together as a family as your creations gradually take form.

This afternoon venture to Hidcote, nestled in a Cotswolds hamlet, to explore the arts and crafts inspired masterpiece and network of ‘outdoor rooms’ designed by a renowned horticulturalist. Enveloped in a sense of wonder and serenity, from the vibrant colours of the herbaceous borders to the peaceful ambiance of the secret garden, every corner reveals a new delight for the senses.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: 2 x Annexe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 22nd July - Blenheim Palace and Oxford - Guided - Full Day

This morning, meet your expert guide and make a visit to Blenheim Palace. Be immersed in the grandeur of English baroque architecture and the rich history of the Churchill family. As you explore its opulent interiors and stroll through the sprawling grounds, you can’t help but feel awe-inspired by the palace’s beauty and significance.

Next, head into Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ and stroll through the city’s cobbled streets lined with charming cafes and bookshops, all offering a glimpse into the intellectual and cultural vibrancy that defines Oxford. Visit historic landmarks such as the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, and Christ Church College, where you can explore hallowed halls steeped in academia and literary tradition.

Your guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Broadway for the evening.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: 2 x Annexe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 23rd July - Quintessential Villages and E-bikes - Guided - Full Day

Today, meet your guide and set off on an e-bike and relish in the ease of travel and the beauty of the landscape. Arriving first at Moreton-in-Marsh, explore the bustling market town. Perhaps visit the unique Cotswold Barn to sample local delicacies or peruse the charming shops lining the streets. Continuing your journey, pedal on to Bourton-on-the-Water, where you park your e-bike and marvel at the intricate model village. After working up an appetite, indulge in a traditional pub lunch at one of the cozy establishments, savouring hearty British fare and refreshing beverages. Wander through the picturesque streets and enjoy the tranquility of the River Windrush before heading back to Broadway with your guide.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: 2 x Annexe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 24th July - Clays and Lavender Fields - Guided - Full Day

The crisp morning air fills with anticipation as you meet your local expert guide and journey South to Notgrove Estate for a private clay pigeon shooting experience. Amidst the serene backdrop of secluded shooting grounds, with expert instructors guiding you as you take aim at the soaring clay targets, learn the fundamentals of shotgun handling and shooting technique. Each successful shot brings a rush of adrenaline, fuelling your determination to improve with each round.

This afternoon, visit the Cotswold Lavender Fields. There are over 70 acres of lavender stretching over the rolling landscape, giving a stunning display. Experience the heady scent of nature and glorious views before admiring the wildflower meadows, keeping your eyes peeled for the native wildlife in this haven.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: 2 x Annexe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 25th July - Depart the Cotswolds - Guided - Half Day

This morning, enjoy a relaxed stroll through the pretty market village, perhaps picking up a few Cotswold delicacies to take with you on your way home. Your guide will transfer you to the station in good time for you to catch the train back to London to continue your adventure.

Overnight: Notting Hill | The Portobello Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Best Room, 1x Outstanding Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Friday 26th July - Leisure Day in London - Unguided

Today is free for you to choose how you spend it, exploring more of the hidden corners of this great city.  The choice is yours.

Overnight: Notting Hill | The Portobello Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Best Room, 1x Outstanding Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Saturday 27th July - Depart - Unguided

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
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 6
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • 1st Class train travel from The Cotswolds to London Paddington
  • Private transfer from Paddington Station to The Portobello Hotel
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Broadway Tower
    • Private Pottery Class experience
    • Entry to Hidcote
    • Entry to Blenheim Palace
    • Oxford City walking tour with Expert Local Guide
    • Entry to the Bodlian Library and Radcliffe Camera
    • Fully Guided E-bike hire
    • Entry to the Model Village
    • Private Clay Pigeon Shooting experience
    • Entry to Lavender Fields
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
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
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


The Portobello Hotel

22 Stanley Gardens | Notting Hill | London |
W11 2NG | England
Phone: +44 020 7727 2777

The Lygon Arms

High Street | Broadway | The Cotswolds |
WR12 7DU | England
Phone: 01386 852 255