British Town & Country6 days & 5 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive London
Upon arrival in London, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and accompanied to your hotel.
Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure to rest up from your travels or begin your explorations of one of the world's greatest cities.The Savoy - 2 Nights
Join your expert guide who will accompany you on a guided visit of London. See the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington, Kensington Gardens and the Victoria & Albert Museum. See Sir Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Changing of the Guard. Your guide will regale you with incredible tales of the Tower of London. Last, but not least, cross the River Thames and explore the historic south bank.The Savoy (B)
Day 3To Bath
Drive west today to explore some of the most intriguing sights in the UK. The beautiful Salisbury Cathedral is an international symbol of Christianity and one of England's most striking architectural monuments. Visit The Chapter House, home to one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, and then see the oldest working clock in Europe, which dates back to 1386. Next stop will be Stonehenge; 5,000 years ago, these huge 40- ton stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. In the afternoon, continue to beautiful Georgian Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover stunning architecture, including the crescents, Pulteney Bridge (modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence), and Bath Abbey. Then, explore the Roman Baths, which were built more than 2,000 years ago and are beautifully preserved.Hotel Royal Crescent - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Oxford
Stop in the vibrant port city of Bristol this morning. In 1497, explorer John Cabot discovered the land that would become the Canadian province of Newfoundland, and the merchants of Bristol made fortunes from the New World's sugar, tobacco and rum. Travel on to the Cotswolds, an expanse of gently sloping green hills and ancient, picturesque villages in southwestern and west-central England. See quaint villages, impressive churches and stained-glass windows, and discover Britain's oldest bowling green. In the late afternoon, drive to the city of Oxford to spend the night.Old Bank Hotel - 1 Night (B)
Day 5To London
Join your local Cox & Kings guide this morning for a comprehensive discovery of one of England's most famous cities. The colleges in Oxford date back to the 13th century and among the university's famous students were Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. Embark on a fascinating walking visit, which includes the Great Hall in Christ Church, where many scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Continue to the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is famous. Return to London this evening.Hotel 41 - 1 Night (B)
Day 6Depart London
Stroll through Green Park to Mayfair, which is all about sophistication and finery. Explore fine retailers this morning on Regent and Old Bond Street before bidding farewell to England as you meet your driver who will accompany you to the airport for your onward flight.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
British Town & Country
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