Heart of England


  • 6 days

  • UK

tour : 9310

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“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – so wrote William Shakespeare in As You Like It. Explore Shakespeare’s Stratford, including visits to his Birthplace and School, and hear how young William grew to become arguably the world’s greatest writer. There is so much more than just the Bard to discover on this 6-day tour, however: explore the picturesque Cotswolds and the tranquil Hidcote Manor Garden, visit world-famous Warwick Castle and immerse yourself in the medieval streets of scholarly Oxford.

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change as a result of covid 19 protocols;

Small Group Discovery

Select Cosmos 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Stay & Explore

Designed for you to make the most of the destination, all whilst staying at one centrally located hotel, perfect if you don’t want to move locations!

We have included just the right balance of excursions and free time,  with the advantage of no packing and unpacking.

Let us take care of everything so there's no planning, hassles or queues, with an average of only 24 guests per departure. For more details on inclusions please visit here.

Stay & Explore

2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner

ARRIVE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Day
1

Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax. Car parking fees are included. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Day
2

Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour, including entrance to SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM, where William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights, and entrance to SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON. COTSWOLDS EXCURSION

Day
3

Discover why the Cotswold Hills are so renowned as you visit the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. See some of its quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, including stops in the picture-book villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway. Then visit HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN, lovingly tended by the National Trust and split into a series of “outdoor rooms”, each with its own different character.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Day
4

A full day to relax or to join an optional excursion offered by your Tour Director.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON. WARWICK CASTLE AND OXFORD EXCURSION

Day
5

A spectacular start to the day with a visit to magnificent WARWICK CASTLE. Marvel at the opulent Great Hall and State Rooms, and see the former private apartments. Today’s other highlight is a walking tour through Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.

Day
6

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

National Express

Need transport to get you to and from the tour? Thanks to our partnership with National Express coach services we are able to offer customers a direct link to their booking site, just click here to see tickets and prices.

 

National Express

Free Car Parking

We have negotiated FREE car parking for all customers for the duration of the tour.

Free Car Parking

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