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
London, Salisbury, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford
On this family-friendly exploration, you'll be educated, inspired and entertained by your expert local Cox & Kings guides as you immerse yourself in the history and legends of England. Thrill to the storied past and vibrant present of London before traveling onward to Salisbury Cathedral and enigmatic Stonehenge. After discovering the Roman heritage of Bath, visit the charming villages of the Cotswolds and the lively university city of Oxford.
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)