Mandee Stephens in London and The Cotswolds V2

Monday 12th August – Monday 19th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


  • Delve into the quintessential and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds
  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Experience the epitome of luxury and tranquility on a private Thames River cruise

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 12th August - Welcome to the Cotwolds

After touchdown in London, meet your private driver and 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. The inspiration for many works of art and literature, including Beatrix Potter, J.R.R Tolkien and Laurie Lee, it’s a pretty and interesting place to explore.

Arrive at a beautiful, traditional country inn tucked in the heat of a picturesque village and take some time to settle in. Perhaps enjoy a stroll in the warm afternoon light, before enjoying dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Annexe Classic as Twin
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th August - Quintessential Villages

Spend a charming day in the Cotswolds, beginning with a leisurely stroll through the picturesque village of Bibury, known for its idyllic stone cottages and the serene River Coln. Visit Arlington Row, one of the most photographed spots in England, and enjoy a morning coffee at a cozy café overlooking the river. Continue to Bourton-on-the-Water, where you can wander along its scenic low bridges and quaint streets, stopping at traditional tea rooms and exploring the local shops.

In the afternoon, head to Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town with a rich history and a vibrant array of antique shops and boutiques. Take a break for lunch at one of the charming pubs or restaurants, sampling local specialties such as Cotswold lamb or Gloucestershire cheese.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Annexe Classic as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Wednesday 14th August - Broadway Tower and Arboretums

Spend a delightful morning at Broadway Tower, marveling at the stunning panoramic views of the Cotswolds from this iconic 18th-century folly. Explore the tower’s historical exhibitions and enjoy a leisurely walk through the surrounding picturesque grounds, perhaps spotting some of the resident red deer.

Spend your afternoon in a tranquil visit to Batsford Arboretum, nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds. As you enter, you’re greeted by a riot of colours from the diverse collection of trees and plants, with winding paths leading you through serene landscapes filled with majestic maples, vibrant acers, and delicate cherry blossoms. Enjoy the peaceful water features and gentle birdsong as you wander through the Japanese Garden, featuring intricate bridges, stone lanterns, and koi-filled ponds.

Overnight: Broadway | The Lygon Arms
Room Type: Annexe Classic as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 15th August - The Cotswolds to London, Mini Coopers and the West End

This morning, enjoy a relaxed stroll through the pretty market village, perhaps picking up a few Cotswold delicacies to take with you as you continue your adventures in London. Meet your private transfer for a scenic journey to your city centre hotel in London.

This afternoon your driver will meet you at your hotel to tour the city in a classic Mini Cooper, a symbol of British heritage. Your expert driver-guide becomes your storyteller, weaving tales of London’s transformations over the past few decades. Feel the wind in your hair as you zip through the charming streets, passing by historic landmarks and trendy districts. Listen intently as your guide shares captivating stories about the city’s changing skyline, from the revitalisation of the East End to the evolution of London’s iconic landmarks like the Shard and the Gherkin. This immersive experience not only offers a thrilling ride but also provides a fascinating glimpse into the dynamic narrative of London’s recent history, making your journey through the city’s streets truly unforgettable.

This evening, be immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of London’s West End as you find yourself spellbound by one of the dazzling performances and intricate set designs that bring the stage to life. As the final curtain falls, the surrounding streets buzz with excitement, filled with fellow theatre goers discussing the evening’s captivating show.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Executive Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Friday 16th August - Historical London

This morning, meet your local expert guide and embark on a captivating journey through London’s history. Start your morning inside 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. Learn about the home of Royal coronations and weddings at arguably the UK’s most famous church and admire the English architecture and the beauty of the Lady Chapel.

Next, enter iconic Tower of London, a fortress shrouded in mystery and majesty. Led by your knowledgeable guide, 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.

This evening, glide down the Thames at sunset in a private boat offering a serene escape, with the golden hues of the setting sun reflecting off historic landmarks like the Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. The gentle lapping of the water and the city’s skyline bathed in twilight create a magical, unforgettable experience.


Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Executive Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 17th August - Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour

Today, your private transfer will whisk you to Wembley Stadium for a night of Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour.

Explore merchandise stalls and soak in the pre-show excitement. Enjoy refreshments and activities while mingling with fellow fans, building anticipation for the evening’s performance. Experience the electrifying Taylor Swift Eras Tour concert, with stunning visuals, choreography, and hits from every era, leaving you exhilarated long after the final encore.

Your private transfer will return you to the hotel after the show.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Executive Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Sunday 18th August - Foodie Tour and Afternoon of Leisure

This morning, enjoy a private foodie tour of Borough Market, where you’ll savour artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, and gourmet chocolates from acclaimed local vendors. Guided by a culinary expert, you’ll discover the market’s rich history and hidden gems, tasting a curated selection of seasonal delights. The experience culminates with a bespoke tasting session featuring premium wines and craft beers, perfectly paired with handpicked delicacies.

Later on, the afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps search for treasures inside London’s many shops. Perhaps venture into Liberties Tudor revival building, the iconic Carnaby Street of Soho or hunt for luxuries on Bond Street. Visit the home of bespoke tailoring on Savile Row or explore the historically prominent Harrods and Regent Streets flagships.

Return to your hotel with your treasure trove and spend the evening relaxing on your final night in England.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Executive Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Monday 19th August - 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
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Breakfasts every day and Lunch on Days 1 through 3 and Day 5
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 4
  • The services of a private city guide on Days 4, 5 and 7
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Private Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Private transfer from The Cotswolds to London on Day 4
  • Private Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Broadway Tower tour with private local guide
    • Entry to Batsford Arboretum tour with private local guide
    • Private 2 hour Mini Cooper Tour around the city
    • Tickets to a West End show of your choice
    • Private evening cruise on the river Thames with champagne
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey and tour with private local guide
    • Entry to the Tower of London and tour with private local guide
    • Private transfer to Taylor Swift concert and return to hotel
    • Private foodie tour of Borough Market
  • 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.
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