Hidden Treasures of Southern England


  • 6 days

  • England

  • Comfortable pace

Tour : GV

Up to 10% off on 2020

New

From

£1,080 pp

Tour only

Based on 5th May 2020

From

£1,342 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on Manchester

Overview

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This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts with a short drive from London to Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to William Shakespeare’s schoolroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, mysterious Stonehenge, and Georgian city of Bath. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best-preserved original Magna Carta. Discover the Isle of Wight with a rich historical heritage and visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home.

Throughout this tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Plus, to give you authentic experiences, Globus has included special treats, such as tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant in Salisbury.

From the vibrant city of London to the relaxing, unspoiled Isle of Wight, this Southern England tour is a vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

OXFORD Walking tour

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON  visit Shakespeare’s schoolroom; welcome dinner

TETBURY Visit the picturesque Cotswolds town

BATH Visit this elegant Georgian city

LYMINGTON–YARMOUTH Ferry crossing

ISLE OF WIGHT Visit Osborne House

EAST COWES–SOUTHAMPTON Ferry crossing

SALISBURY Visit the cathedral; enjoy tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant

STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument

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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, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Day
1

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.

Day
2

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and enjoy a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Then, discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Your Tour Director will take you to LF SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM, where William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–COTSWOLD–BATH.

Day
3

A particularly scenic day. Enjoy a lovely, relaxed sightseeing morning through the Cotswolds’ idyllic rolling hills and discover its charming villages. Stop in Tetbury, a historic wool town and architectural gem, before continuing on to elegant Bath, famous for the Roman excavations and its stunning Georgian buildings. You will have time to discover the town on your own and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Later, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe.
Today’s Distance: 83 mi / 133 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BATH–ISLE OF WIGHT–SOUTHAMPTON

Day
4

Take a short FERRY ride and discover the Isle of Wight, situated off England’s south coast, with unspoiled and spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage. OSBORNE HOUSE, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home, invites you to visit Victoria and Albert’s private apartments, their bathing beach, and children’s play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the fabulous views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. Return by FERRY to the mainland for overnight in Southampton.
Today’s Distance: 97 mi / 156 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SOUTHAMPTON–SALISBURY–STONEHENGE–LONDON

Day
5

Today, visit the splendid Salisbury CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best-preserved of the four original manuscripts of the Magna Carta. Enjoy LF TEA and PASTRIES in the Refectory restaurant. Then, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows?
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LONDON.

Day
6

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Your sightseeing may be moved to an alternate day due to events in the city.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,080 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Eurostar
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset
  • All port taxes

Tour with flights

From

£1,342 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Eurostar
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Headset
  • All airport and port taxes

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