Shakespeare Country & The Cotswolds
5 Day Select Holiday
Take in the breathtaking beauty of the picture postcard Cotswolds along with the history and grace of Oxford, and the refined elegance of Stratford-upon-Avon. The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of six counties, most notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills conceal thatched roofed villages, quaint sandstone cottages, striking churches and stately homes built of distinctive yellow limestone and all combining to make the Cotswolds an area of outstanding beauty. We spend a day in Oxford, Britain’s oldest university city and famous as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ thanks to the architecture of the prestigious university buildings. It is also renowned for its history, heritage and culture that blend seamlessly with a modern buzz. Another unmissable treat is when we discover the stunning style of the half-timbered Tudor architecture of Stratford-upon-Avon from the vantage point of a river cruiser before exploring this medieval market town at our own pace.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Select (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Door to Door* Service
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey
- Guided tour on one day of the holiday
- Excursions as stated
- Select welcome pack
Holiday Highlights & Inclusions• Guided tour of Oxford followed by free time
• Sightseeing cruise on the River Avon
• Excursions to Northern Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon
• Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast
• Select extras: Door to Door* service, Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey, Guided tour on one day of the holiday, Select welcome pack
• Luxury coach travel throughout
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind
Your ExcursionsNorthern Cotswolds
We visit Burford, a village that slopes down to the River Windrush with its three arched medieval bridge. It has changed little over the centuries and is one of England’s most photogenic villages with an unbroken procession of ancient dwellings, splendid churches and unusual shops. Explore the enticing alleyways and perhaps stop at the sixteenth century, black and white timber fronted Tolsey Museum. We move on to the old town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you’ll find an impressive market square, England’s oldest inn and fifteenth century penal stocks alongside a charming promenade of shops.
Guided Tour of Oxford
Our guided tour of Britain’s oldest university city will get your sightseeing off to a great start. Afterwards, perhaps visit one of the university colleges, Oxford Castle, the landmark Bridge of Sighs or the museum that tells the story of Oxford and its people. Take a cruise on the tranquil Thames, trace the steps of Inspector Morse and Harry Potter or explore the city’s Botanic Gardens. Maybe pop into the Old Parsonage Hotel where Oscar Wilde is reported to have stayed.
We experience the beating heart of beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon on a relaxing cruise sailing you through the historic canal lock and into the sparkling River Avon. Enjoy light hearted commentary narrated by Shakespearian actors telling you all about the town’s heritage along with some gossip about the Bard. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to continue exploring at your own pace.
Select by Glenton
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Luxury travel in GLENTON Select coaches, extra leg room, reclining seats, climate control, panoramic windows, satellite navigation and USB charging points.
- Door to Door* service
- Select welcome pack
- Guided tour on one day of your holiday
- Coffee and pastry on outward journey
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For added convenience and comfort you can now enjoy Door to Door* service on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick
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Collect 500 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our fantastic reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 500 coach miles.
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Stratford Manor Hotel - Stratford-Upon- Avon
This four star luxury hotel stands in acres of landscaped parkland just three miles from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. Outstanding facilities include a chic lounge bar and a modern spa and leisure club. Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed.Back to top