Luxury Through The Heart Of England

12 days from $10,452 per person*
  • Discover the birthplaces of English icons; The Beatles, Shakespeare, and Winston Churchill.
  • With a private guide, explore historic Cambridge, Oxford and the Cotswolds.
  • Cruise through England’s beautifully picturesque Lakes District.
  • Stroll amongst ancient Roman relics in the town of Bath.
  • Private guides, transfers, and 5* luxury accommodations throughout.
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Take a trip through time down England’s opulent history, discovering peaceful countryside towns and London’s extravagant side along the way. This tour combines lesser-known historical gems with all of the highlights that England has become known for.

Spend a night in London, a city needing no introduction, before making your way to the historic walled city of York, passing through the legendary town of Cambridge, visiting Cambridge University, one of the world’s most famous and prestigious centers for higher learning. Discover England’s peaceful side with a visit to the charming seaside town of Whitby. Stop at the UNESCO world heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification wall dating from 122 AD. Bask in the magnificent scenery of the Lake District just outside of Windermere. Plenty of outdoor opportunities await you in this “most beautiful corner of England”, including a lake cruise and scenic waterfalls. Stop in Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles, en route to Chester, taking in the city's rugged blue collar routes. Learn about another English legend with a stop in Stratford-Upon-Avon, visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, and setting of his most formative years. Become versed in the history of Roman Baths with a private guided walking tour of Bath. Explore the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds region with short hikes through rolling hills. Visit the birthplace of the great Winston Churchill in the city of Oxford. On your final day discover the must-see highlights of London along with some hidden gems pointed out to you by your private guide. Surround yourself in the refined comforts of 5* luxury accommodations throughout your trip. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London
    London
    • Airport Meet & Greet - Assistant (Off-Hours)
    • Transfer - Private - Heathrow Airport (arrival) - Vehicle/Driver- Mercedes Viano
    • England - London Welcome Pack
    • Self-Guided - Museums At Leisure
  • Day 2 London to York
    London to York
    • Transfer - Private - London - York [with Cambridge, King's College & York Walking Tour] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
  • Day 3 York
    York
    • Tour - Private - Whitby & Castle Howard - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 4 York to Windermere
    York to Windermere
    • Transfer - Private - York - Windermere [with Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda & Housesteads Fort] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Windermere
    Windermere
    • Tour - Private - Lake District Discovery with Cruise - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Windermere to Chester
    Windermere to Chester
    • Transfer - Private - Windermere - Chester [with Liverpool Tour] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
  • Day 7 Chester
    Chester
    • Tour - Private - City Exploration & Walking Tour - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 8 Chester to Bath
    Chester to Bath
    • Chester - Bath [via Warwick Castle & Stratford-upon-Avon] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
  • Day 9 Bath
    Bath
    • Tour - Private - Wells & Walking Tour of Bath - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 10 Bath to Minster Lovell
    Bath to Minster Lovell
    • Transfer - Private - Bath - Minster Lovell [via Cotswolds] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
  • Day 11 Minster Lovell
    Minster Lovell
    • Tour - Private - Blenheim Palace & Oxford - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 12 Minster Lovell
    Minster Lovell
    • Transfer - Private - Minster Lovell - London Heathrow Airport [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(4)
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Day 1: London

For your added comfort, a Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall of the airport after you pass through customs. They'll direct you to your transfer, assist in the hotel check-in process, and take you through your travel documents.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

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 provided to you on your first day in destination.

London is host to an array of world-class museums, which you are free to explore and enjoy at your leisure. Many museums in London have free entry, and are accessible via the London Underground (the Tube).  For your convenience, here are some of the more prominent museums in the city, and their corresponding Underground station: The British Museum (Holburn station), The National Gallery (Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross station), the Victoria & Albert (South Kensington station), The Wallace Collection (Bond Street station) or the London Transport Museum (Covent Garden station).

Accommodation: Royal Horseguards (4.5*)

The majestic chateau-style Royal Horseguards Hotel (4.5*) resides over the River Thames, just three blocks from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and within a half-mile of West End theaters. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage, and fully restored Victorian elegance. High ceilings, deluxe furnishings, full air conditioning and double-glazed windows make every guest room at the Royal Horseguards a quiet, and comfortable retreat. Have a meal at the award-winning One Twenty One Two restaurant, pop in for a drink at the Equus bar serving cocktails named after famous guests, or enjoy a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the relaxing lounge. 

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  London
London
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Royal Horseguards Hotel
Royal Horseguards Hotel

Day 2: London - York

Depart London with your private driver-guide, stopping in Cambridge today for a private tour as you transfer to York. Cambridge is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. During your tour of Cambridge, you’ll visit King's College, founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge. King's has an outstanding academic record and is also world-famous for its chapel and choir. Upon arrival to York, you’ll embark on a walking tour of the city’s medieval alleyways and Georgian avenues. Hear the stories of kings, martyrs and merchants, and see York’s medieval city walls, St Mary’s Abbey and England’s most photographed street, the Shambles.

Accommodation: The Grand Hotel & Spa (5*)

Experience the luxury, opulence and style of the golden age of travel at The Grand Hotel & Spa (5*) in downtown York. Situated within the old town walls, and housed in the iconic former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company, York’s only 5-star luxury hotel offers views of, and walking access to, the River Ouse, and historic York Minster.  Stay in one of the 107 elegant guestrooms, experience luxurious Afternoon Tea, sample a taste of Yorkshire fine dining at Hudson’s, and rejuvenate in the serene aura of the spa. History and heritage combine with everything a modern traveler could wish for in this iconic Edwardian building, with The Grand Hotel & Spa offering the very best in traditional English style and service, polished with a friendly Yorkshire welcome.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  York
York
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Grand Hotel & Spa
The Grand Hotel & Spa

Day 3: York

Embark on a full day tour with your private driver-guide, setting out to discover the town of Whitby, followed by a visit to Castle Howard. First, begin your day by heading to North York Moors National Park, a place of sheer beauty, shaped by nature over thousands of years. Continue on to historic Whitby, a seaside town on the east coast of Yorkshire, and former home 18th century explorer Captain James Cook. Take in the views of this town, also famous for its association with the renowned horror novel ‘Dracula’; as it was here in 1890 where Bram Stoker found some of the atmospheric inspiration for his novel after a stay in Whitby. Your final destination of the day will be Castle Howard, to visit one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Built for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle over 300 years ago, the home has remained in the possession of the Carlisle branch of the Howard family ever since. Afterward, return to York.

Accommodation: The Grand Hotel & Spa (5*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Castle Howard
Castle Howard

Day 4: York - Windermere

Along with your private driver-guide, and in the comfort of a private vehicle, make your way to Windermere today. En route you’ll stop to explore a stretch of Hadrian's Wall, an ancient Roman stone fortification, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately 1,900 years old, and stretching proudly across 73 miles of Northern England, Hadrian’s Wall is the largest Roman artifact in existence. Just south of Hadrian's Wall, visit Vindolanda, a Roman Army Museum which provides an authentic and dramatic tribute to Rome's extraordinary military legacy. Before continuing to Windermere, you’ll get to visit the nearby Housesteads Roman Fort, where you can wander ancient barracks blocks and hospital ruins.

Accommodation: The Belsfield (4*)

Built in 1845, the Belsfield Hotel (4*) sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, in the picturesque village of Bowness-on-Windermere. Set in six acres of landscaped gardens, this 62-room boutique hotel offers contemporary style and comfort for guests, with unparalleled views over Lake Windermere in the foreground, and the Cumbrian Hills further afield. As an AA Rosette winner for its dining experience, the Belsfield Hotel takes pride in its approach to food and drink, from exquisite fine dining, to terrace seating for afternoon lunch and tea, as well as a lounge bar for exclusive drinks.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Windermere
Windermere
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Belsfield Hotel
The Belsfield Hotel

Day 5: Windermere

In the company of your private driver-guide and vehicle, discover the Lake District today, renowned for being the 'most beautiful corner of England'. You'll travel over passes, through beautiful valleys, see waterfalls and traditional Lakeland villages, and have plenty of time for stops to admire the views and take photographs along the way. During the course of your day, you'll also enjoy a lake cruise on a shared boat, and head to Keswick for a visit of the 4,000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle, set high on the fells, with some of Cumbria's highest peaks in the background.

Accommodation: The Belsfield (4*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Keswick
Keswick

Day 6: Windermere - Chester

Meet your private driver-guide and depart Windermere today for Chester, stopping en route in Liverpool for a tour of the city known globally for being the birthplace of The Beatles. During your tour, take in interesting facts about the band, and see various sites which have a particular relevance to The Beatles, such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Eleanor Rigby’s Grave and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to see some Liverpool’s historic maritime sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Conclude your day as you arrive to Chester for check-in.

Accommodation: Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*) is a stylish hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower, said to be the second most photographed clock in England. First opened in 1650, you’ll find the 67-room hotel's period charm blends perfectly with modern luxury, creating the ideal environment to relax and unwind.  A stay at Macdonald New Blossoms has you wonderfully located to sample all the delights that Chester has to offer, including shopping, nightlife, the famous Chester Racecourse, and historical attractions such as The Rows and City Walls. When the day is done, there's no better place for you to retire to than the new Scottish Steakhouse restaurant where you'll dine on sensational food using fresh, quality ingredients, topped off with an excellent wine selection and friendly, personal service.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Liverpool
Liverpool
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)

Day 7: Chester

Set out with your private driver-guide to explore Chester on a full day tour. Initially founded as a fortress back in the first century AD, Chester holds the title for several accomplishments, including having the most complete city walls anywhere in Britain, the country’s largest Roman Amphitheater, and also the oldest racecourse. Spot some of the city’s unusual black and white architecture, and visit the Chester Cathedral, with its 11th and 12th century Norman interior. You’ll also have time to shop amidst the 700-year-old shopping rows before your day comes to a close.

Accommodation: Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Chester Cathedral
Chester Cathedral

Day 8: Chester - Bath

Enjoy the journey from Chester to Bath today with your driver-guide, making stops along the way at Warwick Castle and Stratford-Upon Avon. Warwick Castle as witnessed many chapters including medieval war, daring knights, plague and disease, state visits and Victorian glamour and wealth. Continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon, a vibrant, compact town, boasting a rich architectural heritage; the list of things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon is as impressive as it is varied. Delightful shops and top-quality restaurants and pubs line the medieval streets, all within walking distance of the scenic River Avon, and surrounded by wonderful Warwickshire countryside. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, possibly the most famous and most visited literary landmark in Britain. This is the house where it is thought that Shakespeare was born and spent his formative years. Includes entrance fees to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace.

Accommodation: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (5*)

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (5*) is located in the center of arguably the world's finest crescent; Bath’s Royal Crescent, designed by renowned 18th century architect John Wood, the Younger. With 250 years of glorious history behind its Georgian exterior, the 45-room Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers a haven of elegance and tranquility, just minutes from the historic center of Bath. Why not curl up by a crackling fire and lose yourself in a novel you’ve always been meaning to read, enjoy the sun’s warming touch and relax in the serenity of the glorious gardens for Afternoon Tea, or nurture both body and soul and plunge into tranquillity with a visit to The Spa. From the Executive Head Chef to the knowledgeable Sommelier and highly experienced concierge, this remarkable, professional and dedicated group of people will be sure to make your experience at Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, spectacular.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bath
Bath
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

Day 9: Bath

Meet your private driver-guide, and set out on a full day excursion today, first visiting the medieval city of Wells, returning to Bath afterward for a walking tour through the picturesque city. In Wells, England’s smallest city, you’ll tour the impressive 13th century Wells Cathedral, considered one of the most beautiful churches in Britain. The adjacent Bishop’s Palace and Park contains the set of springs which gave Wells its name centuries ago.  Also check out Vicars’ Close, the oldest intact residential street of Europe. Return to Bath, admiring landmarks like Bath Abbey, a stunning Gothic church with history dating back to the 7th century. Marvel at the magnificent 18th century architecture of Royal Crescent, with a uniform Georgian façade designed by John Wood, the Younger. Visit the Roman Baths and Temple complex, providing you with access to four main features: the near 2,000-year-old remains of the Temple of Aquae Sulis, the Roman bath house, the Sacred Spring (the only hot spring in Britain), and a well-presented museum of artifacts found at the site. The Roman Baths are situated below street level of modern Bath, and other Roman ruins stretch out beneath the city in all directions.  

Accommodation: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (5*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral

Day 10: Bath - Minster Lovell

Leaving Bath today with your private driver-guide, you’ll tour the Cotswolds en route to your accommodation this evening in Minster Lovell. The Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is characterized by picturesque medieval towns and villages with thatched roofs and distinctive yellow limestone. Take your walking shoes and explore some of the many short hikes across the rolling hills, and along the 102-mile Cotswold Way trail, or tour the villages, perhaps opting to eat in a traditional pub and enjoying afternoon tea in an authentic Cotswold tea shop (not included). The larger market towns and villages of the Cotswolds, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Cirencester, Chipping Norton and Tetbury, are famous for their shops. Maybe you’ll happen upon a hidden gem, a village off the beaten track such as Painswick, Biddestone, Winchcombe or Woodstock, or an unspoiled historic church, such as at Northleach often called the “Cathedral of the Cotswolds” – open the church door and you’ll discover a hidden world of history.

Accommodation: Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*)

The luxurious Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*) couldn't be more quintessentially English. At the heart of the Minster Lovell village, and with a history going back almost 600 years, this is the perfect spot to escape the city and explore the Cotswolds. Located just fifteen miles from Oxford and eleven miles from Blenheim Palace, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is peacefully nestled in acres of idyllic countryside. The traditional stone-built Old Swan is comprised of 15 charming guestrooms and suites epitomizing the classic beauty of a rural inn, while its modern counterpart, the adjoining Minster Mill, features 37 guestrooms with more of a contemporary, Scandinavian style. Seamlessly blending the rural charm of these historic buildings with modern design, luxurious comfort and delicious menus; this is the promise of the Old Swan & Minster Mill.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Thatched Cottage at Minster Mill
Thatched Cottage at Minster Mill
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill

Day 11: Minster Lovell

Today you'll visit Blenheim Palace and the city of Oxford with your private drive-guide. Experience Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Baroque manor house where Sir Winston Churchill was born. Feel like a noble as you delve into the history of the 18th-century manor house, getting up close to priceless works of art and tapestries as you explore the opulent chamber, and wander the stunning park and gardens. After, visit renowned university town Oxford, known as the “city of dreaming spires”, home to the world's oldest English-speaking university, Oxford University. Tour the medieval city and enjoy a visit to Christchurch College, a unique institution, and one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford. 

Accommodation: Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Day 12: Minster Lovell

Depart with your private driver-guide from Minster Lovell to London Heathrow Airport today. Approximate drive time is 2 hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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.

Royal Horseguards (4.5*): London

The majestic chateau-style Royal Horseguards Hotel (4.5*) resides over the River Thames, just three blocks from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and within a half-mile of West End theaters. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel opposite the London Eye reflects a proud heritage, and fully restored Victorian elegance. High ceilings, deluxe furnishings, full air conditioning and double-glazed windows make every guest room at the Royal Horseguards a quiet, and comfortable retreat. Have a meal at the award-winning One Twenty One Two restaurant, pop in for a drink at the Equus bar serving cocktails named after famous guests, or enjoy a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the relaxing lounge. 

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Royal Horseguards Hotel
Royal Horseguards Hotel

The Grand Hotel & Spa (5*): York

Experience the luxury, opulence and style of the golden age of travel at The Grand Hotel & Spa (5*) in downtown York. Situated within the old town walls, and housed in the iconic former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company, York’s only 5-star luxury hotel offers views of, and walking access to, the River Ouse, and historic York Minster.  Stay in one of the 107 elegant guestrooms, experience luxurious Afternoon Tea, sample a taste of Yorkshire fine dining at Hudson’s, and rejuvenate in the serene aura of the spa. History and heritage combine with everything a modern traveler could wish for in this iconic Edwardian building, with The Grand Hotel & Spa offering the very best in traditional English style and service, polished with a friendly Yorkshire welcome.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Grand Hotel & Spa
The Grand Hotel & Spa
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dining
Dining

The Belsfield (4*): Windermere

Built in 1845, the Belsfield Hotel (4*) sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, in the picturesque village of Bowness-on-Windermere. Set in six acres of landscaped gardens, this 62-room boutique hotel offers contemporary style and comfort for guests, with unparalleled views over Lake Windermere in the foreground, and the Cumbrian Hills further afield. As an AA Rosette winner for its dining experience, the Belsfield Hotel takes pride in its approach to food and drink, from exquisite fine dining, to terrace seating for afternoon lunch and tea, as well as a lounge bar for exclusive drinks.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Belsfield Hotel
The Belsfield Hotel

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*): Chester

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*) is a stylish hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower, said to be the second most photographed clock in England. First opened in 1650, you’ll find the 67-room hotel's period charm blends perfectly with modern luxury, creating the ideal environment to relax and unwind.  A stay at Macdonald New Blossoms has you wonderfully located to sample all the delights that Chester has to offer, including shopping, nightlife, the famous Chester Racecourse, and historical attractions such as The Rows and City Walls. When the day is done, there's no better place for you to retire to than the new Scottish Steakhouse restaurant where you'll dine on sensational food using fresh, quality ingredients, topped off with an excellent wine selection and friendly, personal service.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel (4*)
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Macdonald New Blossoms Lounge
Macdonald New Blossoms Lounge

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (5*): Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (5*) is located in the center of arguably the world's finest crescent; Bath’s Royal Crescent, designed by renowned 18th century architect John Wood, the Younger. With 250 years of glorious history behind its Georgian exterior, the 45-room Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers a haven of elegance and tranquility, just minutes from the historic center of Bath. Why not curl up by a crackling fire and lose yourself in a novel you’ve always been meaning to read, enjoy the sun’s warming touch and relax in the serenity of the glorious gardens for Afternoon Tea, or nurture both body and soul and plunge into tranquillity with a visit to The Spa. From the Executive Head Chef to the knowledgeable Sommelier and highly experienced concierge, this remarkable, professional and dedicated group of people will be sure to make your experience at Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, spectacular.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

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

The luxurious Old Swan & Minster Mill (5*) couldn't be more quintessentially English. At the heart of the Minster Lovell village, and with a history going back almost 600 years, this is the perfect spot to escape the city and explore the Cotswolds. Located just fifteen miles from Oxford and eleven miles from Blenheim Palace, the Old Swan & Minster Mill is peacefully nestled in acres of idyllic countryside. The traditional stone-built Old Swan is comprised of 15 charming guestrooms and suites epitomizing the classic beauty of a rural inn, while its modern counterpart, the adjoining Minster Mill, features 37 guestrooms with more of a contemporary, Scandinavian style. Seamlessly blending the rural charm of these historic buildings with modern design, luxurious comfort and delicious menus; this is the promise of the Old Swan & Minster Mill.

Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill
Luxury Through The Heart Of England Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Old Swan & Minster Mill
Old Swan & Minster Mill

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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