Afternoon tea in luxurious hotels, spas surrounded by Georgian architecture, palaces delighting in their grandeur; it can only be England and its famous indulgence. This 10-day luxury England tour takes you on a journey from royal history to contemporary luxury, boutique dining to rural English excess. At every turn, you can't help thinking that this is England, a country bathed in traditions and a place where opulence and heritage...
London – An Indulgent Spa Welcome
There's arriving in England, and then there's arriving in England. You're greeted at the airport and whisked outside to a waiting limousine for the journey into the city. Famous city sights roam past the window as you travel along the River Thames to your luxury hotel. Encased in an ornate Victorian building, this five-star property is amongst London's finest, reveling in its heritage yet always providing contemporary luxury. Wander through the glass-domed lobby, admire the vast expanses of marble, and check in to a penthouse with 24-hour butler service and a private terrace. From here, you can take in many of the nearby London sentinels, like the dome of Westminster Abbey, the twirls of the London Eye, and the turrets of Westminster. Of course, you're staying at a central location. You're less than a five-minute walk to Big Ben, Downing Street and Covent Garden.
Now time to relax and reenergize. Enjoy a two-hour treatment at the hotel's iconic spa, choosing from an extensive menu of options that help soothe any travel aches. The bustle of London continues outside, but inside the spa, there's nothing but fragrant scents and the serenity provided by luxury. Completing the introduction to iconic England is a journey through its tastes. Rustic smells waft from the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant, stewed rabbit and smoked broccoli tempting from afar. This kitchen at Claridge's hotel was where Gordon Ramsey made his name. Double Michelin-starred Simon Rogan has taken on the baton, providing an atmospheric tasting journey through all things British.
London – Art Tour and Afternoon Tea
London – More Regal Pleasures
London – Harrods and the West End
Bath – Bathing in the Georgian Splendor
Bath – Boutique Exploration
Day 7 - 8
New Forest – England at its Finest
Canterbury – A Medieval Setting and Luxury
Canterbury – Departure
- Explore the contemporary luxury of England with VIP seats to a West End show and a personal shopping guide at Harrods
- Enjoy exclusive access to iconic attractions like the Crown Jewels and Windsor Castle
- Savor the opulence and grandeur of some of England's finest accommodations, from rural boutique cottages to sublime city hotels
- Journey through the Georgian heritage of Bath and feast your eyes on its boutique shops
- Spend two days in New Forest, lost in the timeless elegance of rural England, while wandering through the quaint expressions of the revered countryside
- Discover the quintessence of England at every turn, whether it's a medieval city like Canterbury or a glass-domed lobby in the city
- Dine in a selection of England's finest restaurants and enjoy afternoon tea at some of the country's famous institutions
Spend ten days in England and the iconic scenes could fill countless diary pages. Of course, there's the black cabs and red double-decker buses. But this handcrafted luxury England tour is all about the indulgent snapshots of quintessential England: tea and scones on a regal hotel terrace, rambling through bucolic countryside forests, getting blinded by the Crown Jewels, or bathing in a spa with a two-millennia history. This English experience isn't about sightseeing. It's about experiencing the England of travel reverie. Think personal shopping assistants in the country's most luxurious store, exclusive private access to world-renowned attractions, and salubrious spas hidden from the world.
England's indulgence spans the ages, from medieval musings to the contemporary offerings that wind through the capital. This luxury itinerary is designed to showcase all the eras, unraveling Elizabethan grandeur, Victorian excess, Georgian luxury, and everything in between. Start in London, a city of contrasts and sublime attractions. Royal afternoon tea keeps you energized, a triple-tiered silver platter of cakes accompanying the timeless mug of English Breakfast. Exclusive closed-door tours offer uninterrupted access to attractions that are usually overrun with tourists. For example, the Crown Jewels aren't quite as impressive when you have to elbow your way in for a closer look. They're enhanced when a Tower of London guard personally unlocks the door for you. In the West End, you have VIP tickets for a show, as you uncover subtle styles and private collections on a tailored art tour.
Four days provide an idealistic introduction to the pomp and razzmatazz of England, complete with some relaxation at your five-star hotel's spa. Natural springs have been the focus of Bath since Roman times; you'll find that the salubrious bubbles are the continual backdrop of redolent Georgian architecture. Two nights in Bath ensures you're fully immersed in a World Heritage site and all its lavish history. Throughout the ten days, you're also treated to a selection of the country's finest restaurants; each one handpicked for its indulgent dishes and sensual kitchens. The quintessential English food might be fish and chips or roasted meat smothered in gravy. But Michelin star chefs have a sublime ability to elevate iconic dishes to contemporary tastes.
Next, you're transferred to a charming cottage in the New Forest. Wild ponies roam the heathlands outside your window, the log fire can crackle all year around, and there's miles of beautiful walks through the ancient woodlands. It's undoubtedly one of England's most beautiful spots, filled with babbling brooks and untouched nature. Completing the itinerary is Canterbury, the medieval cathedral town that delights in its portrayal of heritage. It's 15 centuries old, and it still looks as luxurious and grandiose as it comes. Wrapping these ten days in five-star opulence is a handcrafted collection of the country's finest hotels. Each has its quintessential style, from enchanting cottages to sublime townhouses, ornate bathtubs to Victorian classics. Consider learning more about the UK tour companies whom we partner with, and see how they are able to customize your itinerary to your particular interests and desires.
$4,545 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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