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The Hidden Gems Of England


Unveiling and Unexplored

Discover the hidden treasures of England's Southwest on our unique one-destination program. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities as you immerse yourself in the local way of life, settling into a charming pub and embracing the region's tranquility. Unveil the secrets of southern England, embark on off-the-beaten-path adventures, and create unforgettable memories that amaze you. With breathtaking landscapes and enriching cultural encounters, this program is designed to ignite your sense of discovery. Explore Bristol during a seven-night stay, and wander through the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds and iconic destinations like Oxford. Immerse yourself in Roman history at Royal Bath and witness the wonders of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and the Magna Carta. Visit Cheddar Gorge and learn about its renowned cheese before venturing to Wales to experience Cardiff Castle and discover the heritage of Wedgewood, China. Conclude your journey with an extension to the vibrant city of London. Join us and create magical moments and lifelong memories every step of the way.

Destination Highlights

Visit the mostly unexplored England • A relaxing one-destination program • Experience Bristol • Clifton Suspension Bridge • Explore famed Oxford • Christ Church College •  Learn about Winston Churchill and Blenheim Palace • Discover the natural beauty of the Cotswolds • Delight in the postcard-perfect countryside village of Tewkesbury • Discover beautiful Wales • Tour Bath with its UK’s only hot springs • Travel back to medieval times with a visit to Cardiff Castle • Experience Stonehenge, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World • visit beautiful Wells • Cheddar Gorge and Cheese factory • world-famous Wedgwood pottery •  Experience a traditional English Pub • Marvel at Salisbury Cathedral • see the Magna Carta • Experience 2 nights in London • Delve into London full day city tour • Enjoy a cruise along the Thames River and much, much more.


The main program - included features.

  • ROUND TRIP AIR - Air transportation from New York.

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 7 nights first-class hotels, one location.

  • MEALS - 10 included meals consisting of 7 breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners.

  • TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: panoramic tour of Bristol, a tour of Royal Bath, a tour of Cardiff, Wales and its castle, a tour to the Cotswold’s, and Tewkesbury, a tour of Wells and Cheddar. Optional tours are available.

  • JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning of the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as The Wedgewood Pottery Factory, Cheddar Cheese Factory, and lunch in a traditional English Pub. 

  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in London.

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach.

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport.


London optional extension program - included features.

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 2 nights first-class hotels.

  • MEALS - 2 included meals consisting of 2 full breakfasts.

  • THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Two panoramic city tours of London, Thames River cruise, and much, much more.

  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR HOST - Assistance of a professional Host during tours and transfers

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport.


Day 1 Depart the USA. Embark on an exciting journey from the US to London, England, on an overnight flight. Settle into your seat and relax as you soar through the skies towards England.


Day 2 Arrive London, England – Bristol. Welcome to England, a land steeped in history and stories that span over 5000 years. Here, the past intertwines seamlessly with the present, creating an enchanting tapestry of culture and heritage. Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to Bristol. With its picturesque waterfront, stunning architecture, and bustling shopping districts, Bristol offers a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern excitement. Upon arrival, you will have a panoramic city tour seeing historic landmarks like Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, offering breathtaking views of the Avon Gorge and Bristol's skyline, the waterfront and harbor, and the historic downtown. Then onwards, to your hotel, check-in, and relax. After an included dinner tonight, you can return to the waterfront district famous for its lively bars, restaurants, and shops. (D)


Day 3 Bristol – Bath. Today you explore the captivating city of Bath, England, on a comprehensive tour that showcases its rich history and iconic landmarks. Begin with a walking tour, immersing yourself in this UNESCO World Heritage site's charming streets and picturesque architecture. Visit the world-famous Roman Baths, an awe-inspiring complex built by the Romans in dedication to the goddess Sulis Minerva. Discover the origins of this ancient site, dating back to the legendary Celtic King Bladud. Wonder at the Great Bath, an open-air marvel that served as the centerpiece of this grand bathing complex. As you soak in the historical ambiance, imagine the Romans and their sophisticated bathing rituals that took place here over 2,000 years ago. After your exploration, indulge in a delightful lunch at a traditional English pub, savoring the flavors of local cuisine and enjoying the warm hospitality. Before returning to Bristol, enjoy some free time to shop and explore more. (B,L)


Day 4 Bristol. Today, explore Bristol's rich history and iconic landmarks at your leisure after a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Alternatively, join our optional Oxford and Blenheim Palace tour for an insider's perspective. During your visit to Oxford, explore the magnificent Christ Church College, known for its literary connections to Harry Potter and Lewis Carroll. Walk in the footsteps of renowned former residents like Albert Einstein, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien as you discover the top landmarks of this esteemed institution, which dates to 1096, making it the world's second oldest continuously operating university. After free time for lunch, embark on a captivating tour of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and remarkable stately home. Marvel at the opulent interiors, adorned with exquisite artworks and intricate tapestries, and stroll through the meticulously landscaped gardens, adorned with ornate fountains. Learn about the captivating legacy of the Churchill family, former residents of this prestigious palace. (B)


Day 5 Bristol – Cardiff, Wales. This morning embark on a journey from England to Wales. As you explore Cardiff's remarkable highlights, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with captivating stories from Tudor history to Welsh rugby. Discover the verdant beauty of Bute Park and admire the grandeur of the Principality Stadium. In the heart of the city, you enter Cardiff Castle, a truly remarkable site with a history spanning over 2000 years. From Roman soldiers to noble knights and the visionary Bute family, the castle holds a rich legacy. Experience its breathtaking room adorned with intricate murals, stained glass, gilding, and exceptional craftsmanship, as you delve into the romantic Victorian fantasy that the Bute family envisioned. After some free time to explore, conclude your exhilarating adventure and return to the comfort of your hotel, cherishing the memories of exploring a new country and embarking on a remarkable journey. (B)


Day 6 Bristol – Tewkesbury – Cotswolds. After breakfast today, you will enjoy a spectacular scenic tour of Gloucestershire's heart, known for the Cotswolds and limestone hills that set the stage for the area's gorgeous towns and villages. On your excursion, discover Tewkesbury with its half-timbered Tudor houses, the Tewkesbury Abbey – featuring England's most prominent Norman tower, and Mythe Bridge that crosses the Severn. Drive along and see some of the idyllic villages and the Cotswold's hills that rise to more than 300 meters and culminate at the Cotswolds Edge in the west. Along the way, you will enter the Wedgewood pottery factory for an interactive visit. Wedgwood is a renowned pottery brand with a rich heritage dating back to the 18th century. Here you can witness the skilled craftsmanship and intricate techniques that have made Wedgwood pottery world-famous. Explore the production process, from shaping the clay to the delicate art of hand-painting and glazing. (B)


Day 7 Bristol. Today breakfast is served at your hotel before you embark on an unforgettable day in Bristol. Explore the city's vibrant art galleries and charming shops, immersing yourself in its creative atmosphere. Alternatively, take an optional tour of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. This remarkable opportunity grants you access to Stonehenge, a mesmerizing prehistoric monument considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Marvel at the enigmatic standing stones, surrounded by ancient burial mounds, believed to have been constructed thousands of years ago. Next, discover the awe-inspiring Salisbury Cathedral, home to England's tallest spire and the world's oldest mechanical clock. Here witness the Magna Carta, one of only four surviving original copies, symbolizing the fundamental principle that no one, not even the monarch, is above the law. Immerse yourself in history as you marvel at this exquisitely preserved and beautifully written Latin manuscript. (B) 


Day 8 Bristol – Wells – Cheddar Gorge. Today you head out on an included excursion to Wells and Cheddar Gorge. Your adventure starts in Wells, located in the county of Somerset. It's a charming and historic city that captivates visitors with its stunning architecture and rich heritage. Best known for its magnificent Wells Cathedral and picturesque city center filled with quaint streets, charming shops, and inviting cafes. Then explore the fascinating Cheddar Caves, Gorge, and the Museum of Prehistory. Venture into the depths of the ancient caves, marveling at their impressive rock formations and learning about the area's rich geological and archaeological history. Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits at the Museum of Prehistory, where you can discover the story of early human settlements and their connection to the caves. Then onwards to Cheddar, where natural wonders and culinary delights await. Indulge your taste buds with a visit to the renowned Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company. Step inside the visitor center and witness the art of cheese-making firsthand. Observe the working dairy and see the various stages of the Cheddar cheese-making process, from milk to curds and finally to the matured cheese. Learn about the traditional methods and craftsmanship that have made Cheddar cheese famous worldwide. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D)


Day 9 Bristol to the USA or extend your stay with an optional extension to London. Today, it's time to bid farewell to the captivating city of Bristol and embark on your journey back home as you transfer to Heathrow Airport, for your return flight or continue your adventure with an optional extension in London. (B)


Optional London Extension

Day 9 Bristol to London. After breakfast, you will be transferred to central London, where a captivating adventure awaits. As you make your way to your hotel, indulge in a panoramic tour of the iconic West End of London, feasting your eyes on landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the House of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. Once you've checked into your hotel for a fascinating two-night stay, take some time to unwind and rejuvenate. In the evening, why not immerse yourself in the quintessential London experience by visiting a traditional pub? These cherished establishments are woven into the city's cultural fabric, serving as vital social meeting places. Enjoy the warm ambiance as you savor delicious food and drinks, engage in lively conversations, and perhaps even partake in traditional pub games like cards, darts, or billiards. Allow yourself to immerse in the vibrant spirit of London fully. (B)


Day 10 London - City Tour and River Thames Cruise. Start your day with an English breakfast before embarking on an unforgettable city tour of London. See iconic landmarks like the majestic St Paul's Cathedral, the historic Bank of England, the renowned Monument, and the legendary Tower of London. But the adventure doesn't end there. Prepare to witness the city's breathtaking beauty from a unique perspective as you embark on a scenic cruise along the Thames River, passing by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, and Thames House. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to immerse yourself in London's vibrant atmosphere, savoring traditional delights such as Earl Grey tea, cucumber sandwiches, or fish and chips. (B)


Day 11 London to the USA. Bid farewell to London this morning as you make your way to Heathrow Airport for your departure. Reflect on the cherished memories and unforgettable moments you have experienced during your delightful vacation to the Hidden Gems of England. Return home with a heart filled with joy and a treasure trove of stories to share with your loved ones. (B)


(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and Itinerary are subject to change.

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