Historic Splendour, Gardens&Cream Tea in Cotswolds

Historic Splendour, Gardens&Cream Tea in Cotswolds

The picturesque Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty, idyllic villages of honey coloured stone and thatch, gentle rolling hills, streams and lush valleys right in the heart of England.

This delightful tour visits Blenheim Palace, Britain’s greatest palace, Batsford Arboretum and Sudeley Castle Gardens as well as enjoying a Cream Tea at our luxurious 4-star hotel.


This tour includes our popular door-to-door collection service.


Morning collection from home to join our coach for the drive westwards. We pause over the lunchtime period at Oxford, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ famous the world over for its university and home to royalty and scholars.We continue to our hotel by late afternoon
with a welcoming cup of tea/coffee on arrival.



Today we head towards Batsford Arboretum. Tucked away on the south facing escarpment of the Cotswolds hills, this jewel of the Cotswolds holds one of the country’s largest collections of shrubs and trees.Take time to wander through the ever changing landscape. This afternoon meander through some of the typical Cotswolds villages,including Broadway, described as having the prettiest high street in England with its honey coloured buildings clustered around the green. Followed by Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as ‘Little Venice’and regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England.



Our excursion today takes us to Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’ and second largest town in England during Roman Times.The Church of St. John Baptist dominates the market square and there is a fine Roman Museum worth visiting. This afternoon we visit Sudeley Castle Gardens, owned by Lord and Lady Ashcombe. There are nine award winning gardens which sweep round the castle, all with a unique style and design.



After breakfast we make our way eastward to Blenheim Palace,home of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The palace is a unique example of English baroque architecture. Inside, the scale of the palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and painting displayed in each room. We return to our hotel to enjoy a Cream Tea with free time to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities.



We bid farewell to our hosts after breakfast and make our way to nearby Burford with its magnificent tree lined main street. Later we continue our homeward journey back to Cambridgeshire, where our door-to-door service will take you to your home.


EB=Full English Breakfast, D=Evening Meal

Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon

This 4-star hotel is set in its own grounds with stunning views of the Cotswolds. All en suite bedrooms are individually designed with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel features a restaurant, 3 bars, several lounges and seating areas. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym, a 9-hole golf course along with tennis and squash courts. Lifts to all floors in the main hotel.



Your holiday includes

  • Door-to-door collection service

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • 4 nights 3-course choice dinner, bed & breakfast 

  • Welcome cup of tea/coffee & cake at our hotel 

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary 

  • Cream Tea at the hotel 

  • Admission to Blenheim Palace, Park & Gardens 

  • Admission to Batsford Arboretum 

  • Admission to Sudeley Castle

  • Porterage

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Acland Street Coach Park Acland Street Coach Park, Peterborough
Brampton Hut Brampton Hut - McDonalds Layby
Huntingdon Bus Station Huntingdon Bus Station
Norman Cross Layby Norman Cross Layby, A15
Peterborough Services Peterborough Services Coach Park, A1
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