Omar’s English City & Countryside Retreat

Omar Siegfried

Sunday 19th May – Sunday 26th May 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Taste the gastronomic delights of London's oldest markets
  • Experience a tranquil visit to the unspoilt English countryside

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 19th May - 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, enjoy an afternoon tea in the elegant domed atrium of the lavish Savoy Hotel. 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 | The Henrietta
Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 20th May - Exploring the Capital

After breakfast, meet your dapper driver for an exploration of London in a traditional Mini Cooper, and join them in visiting locations only a Mini can go. From Trafalgar Square to the back streets of London for a cheeky pint in a London Tavern. As you whip around the city with your driver, learn more about the history, lifestyle and local life here in the city. Afterwards, meet your local guide for a quick transfer to the iconic British Museum with your guide, where ancient artefacts and cultural treasures await. Immerse yourself in two million years of human history, art and culture. A truly personalised experience, where your guide will unravel the secrets behind ancient artefacts giving you an understanding that few get to experience. After immersing yourself in the regal ambience, venture towards the Kensington Gardens for a guided tour of Kensington Palace, the historic residence of British royalty. Wander through the lush gardens and majestic rooms, where centuries of history unfold before your eyes. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening dinner.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 21st May - Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & London Skyline

This morning meet your local guide before heading to the iconic Tower of London, its ancient stones echoing tales of royalty, intrigue, and centuries of British history. Follow in their footsteps on your tour of this replica building, from the heavens of the wings to the hell of the understage. Leaving the jewels behind, make your way to Westminster Abbey, a World Heritage site and discover it’s rich royal history. Finish your day with a ride on the iconic London Eye, an architectural wonder offering breathtaking 360 degree views of the spectacular London skyline with it’s most iconic landmarks. Transfer back to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Wednesday 22nd May - Scrumptious Delights

Today, immerse yourself in a foodie haven, from decadent treats to delicious cocktails,  indulging in a sumptuous exploration of the London food scene. As you weave through the lively streets of London, your guide will introduce you to the tantalising aroma of diverse cuisines. As they lead you through Borough Market, a culinary haven brimming with vibrant stalls, engage your senses in a symphony of colours, flavours, and textures as you sample artisanal cheeses, freshly baked bread, and exotic spices. The market’s buzzing atmosphere envelops you, creating a sensory journey that heightens your anticipation for the historical marvel awaiting you. Spend a free afternoon exploring, perhaps visit an art gallery or people watch from an artisan coffee shop.

Overnight: London | The Henrietta
Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Thursday 23rd May - Arrival into Bath

After breakfast, journey to the historic Paddington Station where you’ll board a train to the city of Bath that’s drenched in Roman architecture. Make your way to your hotel for some well deserved peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Overnight: Chippenham | Lucknam Park Hotel
Room Type: Country Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Friday 24th May - Spa & Wooded Walks

Spend time unwinding in the landscape of luxury, set within 500 acres of endless walled gardens, avenues of beautiful trees and manicured lawns, it’s the perfect natural setting for a luxurious and rejuvenating spa day. Numerous hydrotherapy pools, thermal cabins and fitness facilities beckon your call. Soak up the sunshine on the sun terrace and breathe in the fresh countryside air by stepping out into one of the woodland walks, surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. Following a day of tranquil relaxation, have the option to enjoy a meal at The Brasserie, a sleek and chic restaurant offering local and seasonal cuisine.

Overnight: Chippenham | Lucknam Park Hotel
Room Type: Country Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Saturday 25th May -

After breakfast, meet your private transfer for a bespoke guided tour of the Cotwolds. Travel into the rolling green fields of Wiltshire, to visit Avebury Henge, an extraordinary set of Neolithic and Bronze Age stones and one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Part of a vast sacred landscape, it is home to the largest stone circle in the UK. Enjoy exploring, as you chat with your guide about the fascinating history of the region. Afterwards, visit various villages such as Castle Combe and Lacock, with well-preserved medieval architecture, idyllic countryside views, and picturesque streets which create a magical ambience that captivates visitors. Your guide with transfer you back to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Chippenham | Lucknam Park Hotel
Room Type: Country Room

Day 8 - Sunday 26th 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
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • All breakfasts, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 3
  • Private transfers from and to your hotels
  • Train travel to Bath
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Afternoon tea the The Savoy
    • Private Mini Cooper Tour
    • Guided Tour of the British Museum
    • Guided Tour of Kensington Palace
    • Guided Tour of the Tower of London
    • Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey
    • Ride on the London Eye
    • Guided Foodie Tour
    • Guided Tour of Avebury Stones and Cotswolds villages
  • 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
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