Shakespearean sonnets whisper historical romances along the banks of the River Thames. Treasured artwork spans the lengths of neoclassical buildings. Charming canals wind through enchanting cities, where locals glide along the water on shallow boats. Marketplaces brim with vintage wares and artisan cheeses. Your custom London and countryside of England tour showcases the splendor of historic architecture and mystical landscapes, noble palaces and Roman ruins. Visit enchanting traditional country...
London – Landing in London
London is a city that has captivated the imaginations of locals and visitors from around the world. The city brims with vibrant life at all times of day, from the teahouses to nightlife, parks to the river-walk along the cobble-paved banks of the River Thames. Castle towers and church spires create the historic skyline blending with the chic skyscrapers of the 20th and 21st-centuries. The exposed wooden beams of historic pubs harken back to the day Charles Dickens sat by the fire at The George Inn.
Haberdashers have small stores opening out to the cobblestone streets, almost hidden in a small alleyway. The designer allure of Harrods brims with polished tile and a contemporary style. When you arrive at the airport, your private transfer is waiting, ready to escort you to your hotel situated in the heart of the city. At the quarter hour, you can hear Big Ben chime along the River Thames, the Elizabeth Tower casting a shadow over the House of Parliament with neo-gothic design.
London – London Calling
London – Beauty of Buckingham Palace
Stratford-upon-Avon – Sounds of Shakespeare
Bath – Historic Stones
Cambridge – Classic University
London – Taking Leisure in London
London – Exiting England
- Tour the historic center of London with a local guide who steers you along the fabled treasures and majestic architecture filled with lavish history
- Visit the enchanting town of Stratford-upon-Avon for insight into the life and times of William Shakespeare
- Experience the unadulterated English charm of the village around Cotswold
- Witness the ethereal atmosphere around the mysterious boulders of Stonehenge
- Wander around the cream-colored buildings and Roman history along the streets of Bath
- Indulge in a fabulous evening cruise along the River Thames
- Discover the quaint village atmosphere and inspiring traditions at Cambridge
The treasures of England go beyond the glistening Crown Jewels inside the Tower of London. A gilded statue of Justice adorns the cupola of the Old Bailey. The River Thames ripples underneath the sunlight with golden allure. The lush country hills outside of London shine emerald across the horizon. Your 8-day London and countryside of England tour offers the chance to view the beauty of the city and encompassing landscape like a local. From marketplaces to warm Roman baths, each offers a unique view of the splendors of London, the majesty of secluded villages, and the wonder of British history.
Your England tour begins with you arrival in London, a city meandering along the banks of the River Thames. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a fabulous hotel situated in the heart of London’s energetic, historic center. London remains one of the most visited cities in the world, filled with captivating history dating back to Roman times. Your guide meets you after breakfast and leads you on a remarkable tour to take in the iconic images near the riverbanks, from the House of Parliament to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
In the evening, you can relax on a river cruise, taking in the lights of the iconic city. The following day, your guide takes you on a tremendous half-day tour of Buckingham Palace, including the lavish State Rooms, with the afternoon in the city at your leisure. Travel north to the Elizabethan charms of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and enjoy the tranquil countryside of the Cotswold Hills.
Your guide escorts you to the mystic landscape around Stonehenge to witness the fabled structure before exploring the magnificent Georgian architecture and Roman baths around the city of Bath. In Cambridge, you can walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. Relish a day in London at your whim and pleasure, taking in the museums, the historic streets, or the lively marketplaces. On your final morning, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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