Mandee Stephens in London and The Cotswolds V3

Tuesday 13th August – Monday 19th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


  • Delve into the quintessential and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds
  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Enjoy private return transfers to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 13th August - Welcome to London

On arrival in London, transfer to your centrally located hotel and take some time to relax ahead of your first evening in England. An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. With a well-known and well-deserved reputation for an eclectic and globally diverse food scene, your dinner this evening is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: 2x Luxury Room as Twin

Day 2 - Wednesday 14th August - Oxford and Exploring the Cotswolds Villages

This morning, meet your private driver and leave the bustling metropolis of London behind and head west to Oxford. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your knowledgeable local guide who will lead you through some of the historic streets and iconic landmarks of Oxford. Absorb the city’s rich heritage, from the prestigious university colleges to the charming cobblestone alleys and vibrant markets.

Continue into the Cotswolds and visit 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. Next, head to Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town with a rich history and a vibrant array of antique shops and boutiques. Later this afternoon, arrive at a beautiful, traditional country inn tucked in the heat of a picturesque village and take some time to settle in.

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

Day 3 - Thursday 15th August - Broadway Tower and Arboretums

Spend a delightful morning at Broadway Tower, marvelling 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: 2x Annexe Classic as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 16th August - Blenheim Palace and the Tower of London

Spend a captivating morning visiting Blenheim Palace, where you’ll marvel at its stunning Baroque architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens in the morning light. Your guide will tell stories of the rich history and opulent interiors of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Then bid farewell to your guide as your private transfer takes you back to London for an afternoon of adventure.

This afternoon, meet your expert city guide and enter the 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, 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 | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: 1x Junior Suite & 1x Luxury Room as Twins
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Saturday 17th August - Mini Coopers and Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour

This morning, meet your drivers 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 afternoon, your private transfer will whisk you to Wembley Stadium for a night of Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour. Experience the electrifying 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 | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: 1x Junior Suite & 1x Luxury Room as Twins
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sunday 18th August - Foodie Tour

This morning, bid farewell to your friends and 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.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the sights of London or perhaps indulging in some retail therapy, before your final night in England.

This morning, 2 pax depart London via private transfer back to London Heathrow Airport


Overnight: London | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: 1x Junior Suite as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - 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
  • 5/6 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Breakfasts every day and Lunch on Days 2, 3 and 6
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 4
  • The services of a private city guide on Day 4
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Private Airport and St Pancras Transfers on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Private transfer from The Cotswolds to London on Day 4
  • Private Airport Transfers on Departure Day for each family
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to an Oxford attraction
    • Entry to Broadway Tower
    • Entry to Batsford Arboretum
    • Entry to Blenheim Palace
    • Entry to the Tower of London and tour with private city guide
    • Tickets to a West End show of your choice
    • Private 2 hour Mini Cooper Tour around the city
    • 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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