Town and Country tour:
The best of London and the English countryside

7 night 2 centre private program with built-in flexibility
 

  • Five star historic resort (facilities include:  Golf course, tennis courts, spa, playground and more)
  • Grand Mayfair located hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Theatre tickets
  • Five private chauffeur driven/guided tours  
     

Arrival and departure day is Sunday 

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Sunday
Arrival Day - Chauffeur-driven transfer

One of our professional chauffeurs will meet you inside the arrivals hall, assist with luggage and escort you to the vehicle.The journey time from Heathrow airport to your central London hotel will take around 40 minutes. The quick transfer is the result of arriving on Sunday morning.

Afternoon
Sunday is the perfect day of the week to enjoy the Royal Parks and enjoy afternoon tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.

Evening
We have made a arrangements for a classic pub dinner at your ‘local’. This will be within walking distance from your hotel.

Overnight: London

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Monday
The Classic tour of London (Full day - 8 hours)
Driver-guide service

This tour is ideal for a first time visit to the capital. Witness London’s pageantry, tour famous sights and discover some of London's secrets.

  • Guided tour inside Westminster Abbey (jump the lines with our guide)
  • Guided tour inside The Tower of London (jump the lines with our guide)


London EyeMorning
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 9.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.

Enjoy an authorised, private tour inside Westminster Abbey, burial-place of Kings, Queens, poets, statesmen and actors. Westminster Abbey was once a Benedictine monastery and monastic architectural details remain, such as the arcaded stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. The Abbey is one of London's most impressive buildings architecturally, with its breathtaking vaulted chapels and monuments.

Alternatively, have a private tour inside St Paul’s Cathedral and see the beautiful interior of the dome, one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. St. Paul's Cathedral was hewn from gleaming white Portland stone almost 300 years ago and, after a ten-year cleaning project, it has been returned to its former magnificence. If you are feeling energetic, climb the 533 steps to the top of the dome for incredible views of London.

Lunch
We can arrange a traditional 'Fish and Chips' lunch. The classic British dish is cooked and sold in pubs and restaurants to varying standards across London. We want you to have the best 'Fish and Chips' experience. Therefore, we have gone to much trouble eating at many of the best venues that serve the classic meal in an attempt to discover the greatest 'Fish and Chips' in London. Let us know your preferences for food when enquiring.

Afternoon
Tour Her Majesty's Tower of London - Royal Palace, fortress and once a notorious state prison. The Tower has played many roles in the history of London. It has been an armoury, palace, zoo, a state prison and place of execution. Your guide will offer a guided tour inside the individual towers and precincts.  See the world-famous English Crown Jewels including the 1st Star of Africa (at 530.2 carats, the world's largest diamond), armour and haunted prison quarters!

Sightseeing tour en-route
Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard (subject to army schedules), Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Kensington Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Covent Garden, HMS Belfast, Royal Parks and  hidden streets and squares not normally seen on standard tours.

Other touring options for this day include:  Art, Museums and Cultural London  -  The Family Tour of London

Evening
We have included best available seats for up to 30 West-End musicals and plays, including: 'Ghost' the musical - Woman in Black - Legally Blonde - Death and the Maiden - War Horse - Wicked and many more. Please contact us for a full list.  

Overnight: London

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Tuesday
Bloomsbury and the British Museum tour (half day - 4 hours)
Guide-Only service

British MuseumBoats, buses, taxis and tubes...and your own two feet! Your guide will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel at 09.30 am.  Explore the city like a real Londoner with an expert guide by your side. Your guide will conduct the tour using different modes of transport. It's the eco-friendly, exhilarating and flexible way to experience one of the world's greatest cities.

Stroll through the area synonymous with reactionaries such as the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and the Bloomsbury Group. Wander through ancient legal sanctuaries, Lincoln’s Inn and Grays Inn, and discover hidden squares, gardens and a Charles Dickens museum.

After morning coffee enjoy a personal guided tour of the British Museum. See the Rosetta Stone, the key to the mysterious hieroglyphs, the mummies of ancient Egypt and come face to face with a real 5000 year old mummified body. Time permitting visit the Hunterian medical museum for a truly strange experience. The Hunterian museum has a large collection of ancient medical instruments, human anatomy and curiosities such as the bones of giant!

Other touring options for this day include: Sir Winston Churchill tour and the Cabinet War rooms  - Greenwich and River Cruise tour  - Mayfair and the National Gallery tour  - Shakespeare and St. Paul’s Cathedral tour.

Overnight: London

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Wednesday
Royal Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace
Driver-guide

Tour England's largest Royal residence and Henry VIII's Tudor palace

Your driver guide will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel at 08.45. This is the day of departure from central London to Buckinghamshire.

Windsor CastleThis tour is a must for royal enthusiasts. Enjoy a private guided tour inside Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest continuously-inhabited castle in the world. Tour the opulent State Apartments along with St. George's Chapel, the last resting place of royalty. See Queen Mary's Dolls House - perfect in every detail, with scale bottles of vintage wine, electric lighting and running water. See Eton College, the exclusive and famous boys' school once attended by Princes William and Harry.

Lunch can be arranged at a riverside inn or restaurant. Enjoy a private guided tour inside Hampton Court Palace, with architecture and furnishings reflecting the tastes of kings and queens over a period of some 300 years. Tour the authentic Tudor kitchens and King Henry VIII's Great Hall. Travel into another century and see the baroque State Apartments, built during the reign of King William and Queen Mary. The maze and gardens are a must-see and are renowned throughout the world. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your guide will know how to negotiate the famous maze.

This tour will give you a chance to see two of England's most beautiful chapels, St. George's Chapel Windsor and the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court. Both remain places of Christian worship today, and you will be most welcome to take part in services if you wish.  

Overnight: Buckinghamshire

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Thursday
Enjoy a day at Stoke Park Resort

Overnight: Buckinghamshire

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Friday
Bath, Salisbury, Wiltshire villages and Stonehenge tour
Driver-guide

The elegance of Bath, thatched cottages and ancient temples

StonehengeEnjoy a private guided tour of Stonehenge, the mysterious ancient temple that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. This temple to the sun, moon and stars has fascinated visitors for centuries. Your guide will drive into the medieval city of Salisbury and continue into the Cathedral close, an ancient and exclusive gated community with Salisbury Cathedral as its centre piece. Your guide will show you the architectural features of Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest medieval building in the world and you can also see Magna Carta, sealed by King John in 1215.

The great advantage of having your own professional driver-guide is to take a different route and get-off-the-beaten path and explore England’s country lanes, hamlets and lesser known villages. Stop for lunch in a proper English village that is lived in and has a genuine thriving community. The church, post office and village hall are the focus of village life, but the village will be dead without the village pub. We can arrange a stop for lunch at a real locals pub. 

Drive over the Salisbury plains and head north to the World Heritage City of Bath with its grandiose Georgian architecture, boasting more listed buildings than London. Tour the Roman Baths, which are some of the best preserved in Europe. See the underfloor heating system, Great Bath and Sacred Spring and the impressive and historic Bath Abbey.

Other touring options for this day include: Cotswold Country tour  -  Warwick Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon  -  the Garden of England Tours  -  Brighton, Arundel Castle and the Sussex Downs  -  Stourhead Gardens, Old Wardour Castle and Longleat House tour  -  Ancient Burial Chambers, Avebury and Stonehenge tour

Overnight: Buckinghamshire

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Saturday
Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Tour
Driver-guide

Dreaming spires, a baroque palace and quaint villages

ChristchurchTour Oxford, home to England's oldest university, with its wonderful architecture, rivers and dreaming spires. Enjoy a highlights walking tour of Oxford's most important college buildings, discover some of the City's secrets and visit Christ Church with its elegant dining hall and vaulted staircases. Blenheim Palace is the birth-place of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's Prime Minister during WW II, and one of country's largest stately homes. Take a tour of the State Apartments, see the Italian gardens and enjoy a stroll through Blenheim's magnificent parkland.

Have lunch in a traditional country pub and then see some of the picture-postcard villages that make the nearby Cotswold region such a special place to visit. If you have young children, you may wish to extend your stay at Blenheim Palace and explore the traditional yew hedge maze, butterfly house and pleasure grounds. We can also organise picnics within the grounds of Blenheim - please make your preferences known when booking.

Other options for this day include: Cotswold Country tour  -  Warwick Castle and Stratford-Upon-Avon  -  the Garden of England tours  -  Brighton, Arundel Castle and the Sussex Downs  -  Stourhead Gardens, Old Wardour Castle and Longleat tour  -  Ancient Burial Chambers, Avebury and Stonehenge tour.

Overnight: Buckinghamshire

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Sunday
Departure day

Your professional chauffeur will arrive 15 minutes before you need to depart for the airport, he or she will assist with luggage and check your out-bound flight for any delays. 

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For more information on accommodation and booking contact us.
Buckinghamshire hotel: Stoke Park Country club and Resort
London hotel: Grosvenor House

If you need a quote for a larger group,
please contact us.

 

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