Start your getaway in London. Explore this world class city and all it has to offer. Make your way to Stratford-upon-Avon by 1st Class train before enjoying a superb two days exploring the Cotswolds by Classic Car. Choose from an Aston Martin, Jaguar E Type, or even an HMC Austin Healey!
With private airport pick up, a combination of shared and private touring throughout and your choice of vehicle, there really is no better way to see England than on this premium tour.
Meet your driver at Heathrow airport, and take a private transfer to your hotel.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch in the heart of central London, following the Thames from Lambeth to Blackfriars bridges. In walking distance to Covent Garden and Westminster its the perfect location for a relaxing stroll Also accessible from Waterloo station. The packed programme of theatre, exhibitions, music, film and free events means South Bank is an inspiring place to explore for all ages. Along the South Bank, take in such sites, as, The London Eye: the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 135 metres above the Thames it offers unrivalled views over the city. On a clear day from the world’s largest Ferris wheel you can see 25 miles in every direction as far as Windsor to the west and, to the east nearly out to sea. Continue walking over the Milennium Bridge. Although it nowadays provides a smooth river crossing, the Millennium Bridge will be known to Londoners as simply the wobbly bridge. Designed by Norman Foster and Anthony Caro, its low-slung frame looks pretty spectacular, particularly when it’s lit up at night with fibre-optics-the so-called ‘blade of light’ effect. South Bank was made for long lazy afternoons and evenings, there is something for all tastes. Absorb the atmosphere over an al fresco lunch or dinner, enjoy cocktails with a view and try the stylish hotel bars, family-friendly cafes and funky places to grab a quick bite or late night drink.
The Doubletree by Hilton London Westminster (4*) formerly The Mint Hotel Westminster is ideally located in the heart of central London in Westminster. You can reach the West End, the London Eye, Tate Britain and other attractions with absolute ease. The 460 hotel rooms and suites are styled with absolute consideration for your comfort, with multimedia Apple iMac, fresh air conditioning, floods of natural daylight and White Company luxury toiletries to make guests feel at home. Enjoy a bite to eat in the award-winning City Café. The hotel's destination restaurant offers quality British Cuisine created by the Head Chef who combines the freshest local ingredients to create mouth-watering seasonal dishes with a modern twist. Alternatively, relax in the sophisticated surroundings of the Millbank Lounge bar with its vibrant mix of whisky, wine and cocktails.
Spend the day outside of London a shared guided tour taking in the magnificent Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. We visit the magnificent State Apartments*, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the fourteenth-century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.
Clouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids.
We also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take you on a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years. In Roman times a great Temple was built next to the sacred spring - the waters were believed to have healing properties and attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.
There are some great restaurants in the West End of London.Here are a few suggestions: J Sheekey, an incredibly smart seafood restaurant, Mildred's, London's best veggie restaurant, Sketch, the trendiest place in London, specializing in some of the best french food you'll ever taste, or for those looking for something simple and cheerful, enjoy a nice meal out at Zipangu. Or try the amazingly stylish Corrigan’s Mayfair http://www.corrigansmayfair.co.uk
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer in London.
Enjoy a train ride from London to Stratford-upon-Avon. The train takes around two hours.
Arrive in Stratford today and pick up your Classic Car. You'll be met by our local representative, given instructions for your car and given the freedom to enjoy the afternoon.
Includes Car Rental for the day.
Set in the heart of Shakespeare Country, and bordering the beautiful Cotswolds, the historic Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel and spa sits in peaceful private grounds just 5 minutes' walk from Stratford-upon-Avon. With ample free parking and a host of meeting and function rooms, this elegant manor house is ideal for business executives needing thinking space. Or for couples seeking a romantic weekend, where better to pop the question than under the hotel's famous cedar tree, rumoured to have seen the first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream? Whether you come to Stratford on business or a family celebration, for the theatre, shopping, spa treatments or hundreds of local activities on offer, we'll make sure you have a great time.
Enjoy a day at leisure as you drive your Classic Car through the Cotswolds. An area well known for it's countryside, you'll be able to drive with ease as you explore cities and sights such as Bath, Cheltenham and hundreds of delightful villages such as Burford and Castle Combe.
Today explore Warwick castle. Warwick Castle history stretches back almost 1,100 years. In 914AD Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, ordered the building of a 'burh' or an earthen rampart to protect the small hill top settlement of Warwick from Danish invaders...this was the start to a colorful history.
En route back to your accommodation explore the quaint market towns.
Enjoy a train ride from Stratford-upon-Avon to London. The train takes around two hours.
Depart from London Heathrow airport - end of itinerary.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of England for the most up to date visa information.
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