Cotswolds Signature

7 days from $4,295pp (based on 2 people)- $2,795pp (based on 6 people)*
  • Visit the birthplaces of both Sir Winston Churchill and Shakespeare.
  • Take in all the spectacular sights of London on a private guided tour.
  • Explore the Roman Baths complex with private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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When you think about quintessential England, the images that spring to mind may very well be much of what the Cotswolds has to offer. Indeed, it is the country's largest officially designated, "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". With its gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), scenic countryside with river valleys, sleepy ancient limestone villages, and historic market towns, it is a place where time seems to have been suspended for 300 years. After exploring all that cosmopolitan London has to offer, slow the pace and watch the ever changing landscape on your train ride to Bath where you'll be met by your private driver-guide who will be your confidante for the next few days as you are driven around many of the highlights of the area. Take in the thatched cottages at Minster Mill, the ancient Roman baths in the City of Bath, abbeys, gardens, Shakespeare's stomping ground that is Stratford upon Avon, and England's largest stately home, Blenheim Palace, to name but a few things you'll see. Stay in a wonderfully English, cosy and well appointed hotel, sample some great food, and discover this wonderful pocket of England - all only a two hour train ride from London. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (8:00pm-8:59am)& Bank Holidays
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Small MVP
    • England - London Welcome Package
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Central London (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 2 London to Bath to Minster Lovell
    London to Bath to Minster Lovell
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - London - Bath [2 hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Bath - Cotswolds [with Roman Baths & Cotswolds Driving Tour] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
  • Day 3 Cotswolds to Minster Lovell
    Cotswolds to Minster Lovell
    • Following in Shakespeare's Footsteps & The Quaint Villages of Cotswolds - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 Cotswolds to Minster Lovell
    Cotswolds to Minster Lovell
    • Ancient Ruins & Antiques Capital of The World (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 5 Cotswolds to Oxford to London
    Cotswolds to Oxford to London
    • Transfer - Private - Cotswolds - Oxford [with 1/2 Day Walking Tour ] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(6)
    • Oxford - London [2 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 London
    London
    • Private - 1/2 d City Highlights (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at Leisure
  • Day 7 London
    London
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (departure) - Vehicle/Driver- Small MPV
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: London

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will welcome you upon your arrival. A representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall after you pass through customs. If a private airport transfer has been arranged, your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport. You will then be escorted to the vehicle and transferred to the hotel. Your representative will assist you with checking in. 

Meet your personal driver at Heathrow airport, and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.

A welcome package with 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.

One of the world's great cities, vibrant London manages to shine in the grayest weather and its diversity defies a simple definition. This sprawling city has drawn people for centuries, looking for something and finding the unexpected. It's one of the world's most international cities and its influences blend to create something uniquely wonderful. Let your Guide know your particular interests and they will help you discover the city on your half day walking tour of central London. Learn how to take the "tube", explore the cobblestone streets, gardens, and markets, and be a Londoner for a day. Your Guide will meet you at your hotel. Please note that one should wear comfortable shoes and a hat; suitable for children. (No entrance fees included)

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)

At the epicenter of Marylebone Village, a bustling local neighborhood, The Marylebone Hotel pulls off a rare feat: a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude and all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. With an abundance of independent boutiques, fine restaurants, cool bars and surrounded by some of the city's most sought after residential property, The Marylebone Hotel grants you an address which has everything to offer. Just a short walk from Oxford Circus, Soho, fashionable Bond Street, Hyde Park and Savile Row, everything is within reach. The re-styled rooms are light, airy and spacious, featuring Temple Spa toiletries, flat-screen TVs and plush duck-down duvets.  108 Brasserie offers a truly all-day dining experience, representing hearty, uncomplicated foods made from the highest quality ingredients.

Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  London
London
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone (4*)
The Marylebone (4*)

Day 2: London - Bath - Minster Lovell

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer in London.

Enjoy a relaxing train ride from London's Paddington Station to Bath. Approximate travel time is 2 hours.

This morning you`ll be met by your local private driver-guide and vehicle to set out on your self-guided audio visit of the Roman Baths complex, a site of historical importance, as you travel en route to the Cotswolds. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level, while the buildings above street level date from the 19th century. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. Entries not included. In the afternoon, you’ll continue with your driver-guide and sit back and take in the sights on your driving tour of the Cotswolds area, stopping at opportune moments to take some picturesque shots and to stretch your legs. Take in the city views from the Skyline, Royal Crescent, The Circus & and Lansdown Crescent. Heading out of Bath, you'll pass through Castle Combe and stroll around the village before moving onto Malmesbury. Visit the abbey and take in the stunning Abbey Gardens before arriving in Tetbury to view the Chipping Steps where the annual Woolsack Races are held. Continue with a drive through Cirencester, the second city of Roman Britain and later a major wool trading town, with a late afternoon arrival in Bibury where you can take a walk along Arlington Row and it's iconic Cotswold stone cottages. At day's end, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation. Entries not included.

Accommodation: Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*)

The 5-star Old Swan & Minster Mill couldn't be more quintessentially English. At the heart of the Old Minster village and with a history going back almost 600 years, this is the perfect spot to escape the city and explore the Cotswolds, or alternatively, to simply relax, spa and dine. The Old Swan captures the charm of bygone years, with a good measure of modern convenience, and the laid-back atmosphere of a gastro-pub inspired dining room and log-fired bar thrown in for good measure. Next door at the Minster Mill, you’ll find a slightly less posh country-cousin. A bit of an upstart; funky modern rooms, smaller and without the history but all with the familiar style and personal touches that the de Savary Family cram in by the bucket-load.

Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Thatched Cottage at Minster Mill
Thatched Cottage at Minster Mill
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill

Day 3: Cotswolds - Minster Lovell

Your private driver-guide will meet you to begin the day’s sightseeing, with an aim to hit some of the highlights of the region. Start off by visiting Stratford upon Avon (approx. 1hr 15 drive) for a self-guided visit at Shakespeare`s birthplace, before being driven to Hall`s Croft - a grand Tudor building, home to Shakespeare`s Daughter and doctor husband, finishing the Shakespeare connection at Anne Hathaway`s cottage - the family home of Shakespeare`s wife. Entries not included.

Later on, you'll drive past the "wool church" of St James and the 17th century Alms houses of silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks, as you make your way to Broadway. Drive through the town and maybe stop for a spot of light shopping or some window browsing. Moving on through Snowshill, enjoy a short stroll through this delightful unspoiled Cotswold village before photo stops at Upper and Lower Slaughter, as well as Bourton on the Water. At day's end, you'll be dropped back at your accommodation. Entries not included.

Accommodation: Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*)
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Shakespeare`s Birthplace
Shakespeare`s Birthplace

Day 4: Cotswolds - Minster Lovell

Your private driver-guide will meet you this morning, and you'll set out for a visit to the local ruins of the Minster at Minster Lovell, before driving to Swinbrook via Asthall, and the Asthall Manor childhood home of the scandalous Mitford sisters. Arriving into Swinbrook, you`ll get to visit the Norman Church of St Mary with the magnificent Fettiplace monuments, and see the final resting place of four of the Mitford sisters in the churchyard. Next stop is Stow-on-the-Wold, known as the "antiques capital of the Cotswolds", and historic market town. Entries not included.

In the afternoon, drive through Chipping Norton, the highest town in Oxfordshire, before arriving at Blenheim Palace, the largest Palace in the country, home of the Dukes of Marlborough, World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. You`ll be returned back to your accommodation via Woodstock, late in the day. Entries not included.

Accommodation: Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*)
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Day 5: Cotswolds - Oxford - London

Departing the Cotswolds today with your private driver-guide, make your way to Oxford, nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, and home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world; the University of Oxford. Upon arrival, set out on a half-day walking tour of this world-renowned University City. See the 17th century Sheldonian Theater, the neo-classical Radcliffe Camera, and the main research library of the University of Oxford - the Bodleian Library. Stroll through the lanes of the medieval center, seeing many of Oxford’s thirty-eight famous colleges, and walk through the picturesque Christ Church Meadow, enclosed by the rivers Thames and Cherwell.

Depart Oxford by train, traveling to London today. Approximate travel time is 2 hours.

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer in London.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Oxford Radcliffe Camera
Oxford Radcliffe Camera

Day 6: London

Enjoy a 4 hour tour around London with your own driver-guide.

Meet your private driver-guide at the hotel and then will escort you around the major sites of the West End where you will see Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Following the tour, be returned back to the hotel for your afternoon scavenger hunt. Tickets to Westminster Abbey included.

Tonight, you will have the opportunity to dine at your leisure. There are some great restaurants in the West End of London. J Sheeky is an incredibly smart seafood restaurant, while Mildred's is London's best veggie restaurant. Sketch is the trendiest place in London and specializes in some of the best French food you will ever taste. For those looking for something simple and cheerful, enjoy a nice meal out at Zipangu. Alternatively, try the amazingly stylish Corrigan’s Mayfair.

Accommodation: The Marylebone (4*)
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Big Ben
Big Ben
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  West End
West End

Day 7: London

Meet your driver at your hotel and be taken to Heathrow Airport by a private transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (standard)

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Marylebone (4*): London

At the epicenter of Marylebone Village, a bustling local neighborhood, The Marylebone Hotel pulls off a rare feat: a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude and all of the vibrant charm of its central London location. With an abundance of independent boutiques, fine restaurants, cool bars and surrounded by some of the city's most sought after residential property, The Marylebone Hotel grants you an address which has everything to offer. Just a short walk from Oxford Circus, Soho, fashionable Bond Street, Hyde Park and Savile Row, everything is within reach. The re-styled rooms are light, airy and spacious, featuring Temple Spa toiletries, flat-screen TVs and plush duck-down duvets.  108 Brasserie offers a truly all-day dining experience, representing hearty, uncomplicated foods made from the highest quality ingredients.

Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone (4*)
The Marylebone (4*)
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby
The Marylebone Hotel - Lobby

Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*): Minster Lovell

The 5-star Old Swan & Minster Mill couldn't be more quintessentially English. At the heart of the Old Minster village and with a history going back almost 600 years, this is the perfect spot to escape the city and explore the Cotswolds, or alternatively, to simply relax, spa and dine. The Old Swan captures the charm of bygone years, with a good measure of modern convenience, and the laid-back atmosphere of a gastro-pub inspired dining room and log-fired bar thrown in for good measure. Next door at the Minster Mill, you’ll find a slightly less posh country-cousin. A bit of an upstart; funky modern rooms, smaller and without the history but all with the familiar style and personal touches that the de Savary Family cram in by the bucket-load.

Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill
Cotswolds Signature Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill

Depart (standard): Global Location

Embark on your cruise.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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