Exploration of England

Trowell Family

Wednesday 1st May – Tuesday 14th May 2024

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 1st May - Welcome to London

On arrival in London,  meet your private transfer before being whisked to your centrally located hotel. After a quick freshen-up, head into the city for a delightful afternoon tea at the iconic Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Room. Afterwards, 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 | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Thursday 2nd May - Royal London

Your royal journey begins with a morning transfer to the illustrious Kensington Palace. Delve into the regal history with a guided tour, meandering through opulent chambers and strolling the manicured grounds that have witnessed centuries of royal life. After immersing yourselves in the grandeur of Kensington, set out into the heart of the city. Wander through the vibrant streets, where the juxtaposition of historic charm and modern flair unfolds. With the afternoon at your disposal, savour the freedom to explore London at your own pace. Whether it’s discovering hidden gems, indulging in culinary delights, or embracing the city’s cultural offerings, this day promises an enriching blend of royal heritage and contemporary allure.

(Please note the activities listed on this day are not included in the itinerary pricing but will be undertaken by the client’s own arrangement)

Overnight: London | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Friday 3rd May - Southwark and Shakepeares Globe

After a delicious breakfast, your morning begins at the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral. Immerse yourselves in the awe-inspiring architecture and history of this iconic landmark, enjoying panoramic views of the city from its renowned dome. Next, delve into the world of art at the Tate Modern, where a diverse collection awaits your exploration. Marvel at contemporary masterpieces and innovative exhibits that showcase the dynamic pulse of the art world. After a cultural feast, traverse the South Bank of the Thames to visit Shakespeare’s Globe, a living tribute to the Bard’s timeless works. Step back in time within the authentic Elizabethan surroundings, and perhaps catch a performance at this legendary venue. Your day is filled with a perfect blend of history, art, and literature before a relaxing evening in the city.

(Please note the activities listed on this day are not included in the itinerary pricing but will be undertaken by the client’s own arrangement)

Overnight: London | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Saturday 4th May - British Museum and Shopping in London

Waking in the city, take a short transfer to explore the cultural richness of the British Museum. Engage with the vast collection of artefacts spanning centuries, from ancient civilizations to contemporary wonders. Following the museum visit, transition into an afternoon of leisurely shopping. Roam the diverse streets of London, discovering everything from high-end designer boutiques to quirky market stalls. Indulge in the city’s vibrant retail scene, picking up unique treasures and stylish finds. With each step, the dynamic blend of history and modernity will shape your day, offering a perfect mix of intellectual stimulation and fashionable exploration in this iconic metropolis.

(Please note the activities listed on this day are not included in the itinerary pricing but will be undertaken by the client’s own arrangement)

Overnight: London | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Sunday 5th May - Tower of London and Westminster

Centuries of History await on your morning tour of the historic Tower of London. Explore the centuries-old fortress, immersing yourselves in tales of royal intrigue and witnessing the Crown Jewels’ dazzling splendour. After this regal experience, cross the city for a visit to the majestic Westminster Abbey. Delve into the rich tapestry of British history within its hallowed walls, marvelling at the intricate architecture and paying homage to the final resting places of monarchs and notable figures. As you traverse London’s iconic landmarks, from the Tower’s medieval grandeur to the abbey’s Gothic splendour, your day promises a perfect blend of royal heritage and architectural marvels.

(Please note the activities listed on this day are not included in the itinerary pricing but will be undertaken by the client’s own arrangement)

Overnight: London | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Monday 6th May - Hampton Court Palace

Savour the essence of London with a day trip to the illustrious Hampton Court Palace. This historic gem seamlessly blends Tudor and Baroque architectural styles, providing a fascinating journey through time. Explore the opulence of the State Apartments, adorned with captivating art and furnishings. Amble through the meticulously manicured gardens, each corner telling tales of centuries past. Challenge yourself in the renowned Hampton Court Maze, a playful nod to the palace’s whimsical side. As you absorb the rich history echoing through the corridors, envision the royal life that once graced this remarkable palace. Hampton Court promises not just a visit but an immersive experience, where regal grandeur meets the tranquillity of picturesque landscapes.

(Please note the activities listed on this day are not included in the itinerary pricing but will be undertaken by the client’s own arrangement)

Overnight: London | Beaverbrook Townhouse
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Tuesday 7th May - Guildford and Fernhurst

This morning, start your adventure by meeting your guide for the next week. Bidding adieu to London your journey unfolds with a visit to the charming town of Guildford, where history and contemporary charm converge. Stroll through its cobbled streets, visit the Guildford Castle, and soak in the delightful atmosphere. The afternoon takes you to the idyllic village of Fernhurst, a hidden gem nestled in the scenic countryside. Immerse yourselves in its quaint beauty, perhaps taking a leisurely walk or exploring local landmarks. As the day progresses, make a mystical stop at the iconic Stonehenge, witnessing the enigmatic beauty of these ancient stones. Conclude your day in the historic city of Bath, where the Roman Baths and Georgian architecture await your discovery, promising a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural wonders on this memorable holiday.

Overnight: Bath | The Royal Crescent
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Wednesday 8th May - Exploring Bath

Head out this morning with your guide to enjoy a wonderful walking tour of the city. As the beautiful Georgian architecture presses honey-yellow against the blue sky, soak in the sights and sounds of a city founded by the Romans for well-being and relaxation. Take the opportunity to visit the Roman Baths, afterwards perhaps treating yourself to an afternoon tea in a place rich and evocative with history. Visit the former Benedictine monastery now known as Bath Abbey and discover more under the vaulted ceilings. Spend the later afternoon under your own steam, taking the time to immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums, independent shops and delicious restaurants.

Overnight: Cotswolds | Lucknam Park
Room Type: Manor Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Thursday 9th May - Exploring the Cotswolds

Wake up this morning in the peaceful rural beauty of the Cotswolds. After a leisurely breakfast, join your guide for a scenic walk along the banks of the River Coln. A landscape of green fields and wildflower meadows, tumbling castles and ancient ruins, it is a joy to traverse by foot. Our route will take us through old villages with babbling brooks, past weavers’ cottages with thatched roofs and under the canopy of old deciduous trees. Lunch will be found in the nook of a small village cafe before we continue on our circuit, circling back to Moreton-In-Marsh. Take some time to relax before dinner, perhaps enjoying a deep bubble-filled bath or a glass of fizz in the low-lit, fragrant garden.

Overnight: Cotswolds | Lucknam Park
Room Type: Manor Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Friday 10th May - Blenheim Palace

Head north with your guide for a day delving into the histories of the magnificent Blenheim Palace, where the splendour of baroque architecture and lush landscapes captivates the senses. Roam through the opulent State Rooms, explore the vast parkland designed by Capability Brown, and absorb the historical richness of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the day unfolds, make your way to the luxurious Cliveden House, your haven for the next two nights. Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Cliveden House exudes timeless elegance and grandeur. Indulge in impeccable hospitality, unwind in the sumptuous surroundings, and relish the tranquillity of its picturesque gardens. Your stay at Cliveden promises a perfect blend of cultural enrichment and refined relaxation, creating lasting memories of a quintessentially English escape.

Overnight: Buckinghamshire | Cliveden House
Room Type: Club Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 - Saturday 11th May - Windsor Castle

Depart for a royal day trip from the opulent Cliveden House to the historic town of Windsor. Set the stage for regal adventures at Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Explore the grandeur of the State Apartments, stroll through the captivating St. George’s Chapel, and witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Absorb the rich history that echoes within the castle’s walls and enjoy panoramic views of the Thames from the castle grounds. After a day immersed in royal splendour, return to the luxurious embrace of Cliveden House, where timeless elegance awaits, ensuring a day filled with cultural exploration and refined relaxation.

Overnight: Buckinghamshire | Cliveden House
Room Type: Club Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 12 - Sunday 12th May - Marlow Day 1

This morning your guide will bid adieu after you are safely with your friends in Marlow. The next few days will be spent enjoying the company of friends and exploring the local area.

Overnight: Marlow | Private
Room Type: With Friends
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13 - Monday 13th May - Marlow Day 2

Second day in Marlow with Friends.

Overnight: Marlow | Private
Room Type: With Friends
Meals Included: None

Day 14 - Tuesday 14th May - Onward Travel

Bid farewell to the enchanting town of Marlow as your private transfer arrives to whisk you away to the airport, marking the end of a memorable few weeks in England. Reflect on the charming moments and diverse experiences you’ve gathered throughout your journey. From strolling through historic streets to savoring delightful meals with friends, each day has added a layer to the tapestry of your English adventure. As you travel to the airport, let the picturesque landscapes and fond memories accompany you, leaving you with a sense of fulfillment and the promise of returning to this captivating destination.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 14
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 6 to Day 11
  • Ground transportation on Day 1, Day 7 to Day 12 and Day 14
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Masons Diamond Jubilee Tearoom
  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Local Guide in Bath
  • Entry to the Roman Baths
  • Entry to Bath Abbey
  • Entry to Blenheim Palace
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour 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
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The total price for this itinerary per person, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis:

  • £20,500 GBP
  • This includes a £12 per person conservation & community contribution which can be opted out of if wished, please see notes below.