Gilligan Family English Adventures V2

Saturday 24th May – Thursday 29th May 2025

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Highlights

  • Enjoy the insights of your private local guides as they share hidden gems and their knowledge of these unique locations
  • Take in the top sights of quintessentially British locations as you stroll cobbled streets and admire charming historic buildings

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 24th May - Welcome to the UK!

On arrival at Heathrow you will be met by your private guide (who will also act as your driver for your time together) and together you will head to Bath. Depending on your time of arrival you may have some time this afternoon to start your explorations of this historic city.

Perhaps grab a famous Sally Lunn bun and take a refreshing stroll in Sydney Gardens, following the footsteps of Jane Austen or relive the Georgian era at No. 1 Royal Crescent or simply peruse the boutique stores and shops before relaxing at the hotel.

Overnight: Bath | The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Room Type: 1x King Suite with sofa bed & 1x Deluxe Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 25th May - Exploring Bath and The Cotswolds

This morning, meet your local city guide for an exploration of Bath city centre. This delightful journey through history and architecture, with its elegant Georgian buildings, charming streets, and inviting shops and cafes has something for all the family. The highlight is undoubtedly the Roman Baths, where you can wander through the remarkably preserved ancient complex, marvelling at the hot springs, the Great Bath, and the intricate Roman engineering. Daily rituals and grandeur of Roman times are brought to life, then as you step out into the nearby Bath Abbey and the bustling streets, filled with vibrant street performers and markets, perfectly round off the enchanting experience of this UNESCO World Heritage city.

This afternoon head into the Cotswolds with your main guide to explore some of the highlights of the region. Cherished for its pastoral charm, pretty villages, flower-rich limestone grassland and deep incised valleys, this is an extremely pretty and interesting place to explore and your guide will share their favourite local hidden gems with you.

 

Overnight: Bath | The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Room Type: 1x King Suite with sofa bed & 1x Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 26th May - Return To London

This morning your guide will take you into the heart of London with a stop along the way to visit the historic Stonehenge for a mesmerising experience. Marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of the ancient stone circle rising majestically against the vast Salisbury Plain. As you walk around the site, the sense of history and mystery surrounding the monument is palpable, enhanced by your guide detailing its construction and theories of its purpose.

Arrive at your city centre hotel and bid farewell to your guide, leaving you to head off on a different type of adventure and enjoy your London experiences.

Overnight: London | The Marylebone
Room Type: 1 x Studio Suite for 3 pax (has 1 Queen Bed & 1 Rollaway Bed) & 1 x Deluxe Room with King Bed for 2 pax
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 27th May - The British Museum and Tower of London

A morning visit to the British Museum with your local expert guide is a journey through the annals of human history. As the sun rises, its light filters through the iconic glass roof of the Great Court, casting a serene glow on the grand surroundings. Entering through the majestic main entrance, you’re greeted by the impressive sight of the Reading Room and the museum’s vast, diverse collection. Wandering through the halls, marvel at the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies, each artefact narrating tales from ancient civilisations.

After, embark on a captivating journey through the Tower of London, a fortress shrouded in mystery and majesty. Traverse its labyrinthine passageways, each echoing with centuries-old stories. Immerse yourself in the dramatic tales of monarchs and traitors, as the history of England unfolds before your eyes. Behold the dazzling Crown Jewels, a breathtaking display of royal opulence and tradition and pause to reflect on the enduring legacy of this formidable stronghold, a testament to the triumphs and tribulations of the nation.

Overnight: London | The Marylebone
Room Type: 1 x Studio Suite for 3 pax (has 1 Queen Bed & 1 Rollaway Bed) & 1 x Deluxe Room with King Bed for 2 pax
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Wednesday 28th May - Highlights of London

Today you get to delve deeper into London with a private expert city guide to share all the best hidden gems with you. Start by heading to Buckingham Palace to catch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

Next, find yourself in the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey, where every corner resonates with centuries of British history. The solemn beauty of this place will leave you in awe, as you explore the final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen whilst learning about the home of Royal coronations and weddings.

For the final adventure today, take a ride on the London Eye. Offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. As the capsule ascends, you feel a sense of awe and wonder, as you take in the stunning scenery and capture memorable photos.

Then finish your UK adventures with an all-singing-all-dancing performance in the West End. What better way to end this stage of your trip?

Overnight: London | The Marylebone
Room Type: 1 x Studio Suite for 3 pax (has 1 Queen Bed & 1 Rollaway Bed) & 1 x Deluxe Room with King Bed for 2 pax
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Thursday 29th May - 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
  • 5 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a main qualified and experienced England Guide from Day 1 to Day 3 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Private Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary with your main guide
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Tickets to Stonehenge
    • Private Morning Walking Tour with Expert City Guide in Bath
      • Includes entry to The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey
    • Entry Fee in the Cotswolds as per interest as required
    • Fastrack Tickets for London Eye
    • Private Walking Tour with Expert City Guide
      • Includes entry to Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum
    • Tickets to West End Show (Specific Show To Be Requested at time of Trip Confirmation)
      • Stalls Tickets for Evening Performance
  • 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.
  • Activities are only private if so specified
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 5 clients rooming as per the itinerary, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £22,100 GBP Total Cost

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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