Steaming Through The Cotswolds & Cruising The River Avon
3 Days Away
Don’t miss this idyllic five-day break, where we experience the charm of the Cotswolds with visits to some of the most picturesque towns and villages the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer, plus a heritage train journey through the stunning countryside. Combined with a scenic cruise on the River Avon and lovely hotel accommodation, this is the perfect staycation!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel
- 4 nights at the 3-star Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Bromsgrove with dinner & breakfast
- Free excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon
- Cruise on the River Avon
- Free excursion to Worcester & Tewkesbury
- Heritage train journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
- Free excursion to the Cotswolds (Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold & Broadway)
The CotswoldsThe Cotswolds
One of the unspoilt regions of England, the lovely Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty, covers six English counties and draws coach trips visitors from all over the world.
Renowned for its rolling meadows, meandering river valleys, pretty woodland, gentle hillsides and of course it’s sleepy ancient limestone villages and market towns, the area hasn’t changed much for over 300 years.
Stratford upon AvonStratford upon Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a historic market town in Warwickshire situated on the banks of the River Avon and a popular tourist destination attracting over three million visitors a year. With its beautiful surroundings it’s not hard to see why it’s such a hit with coach trip visitors.
Best known for being the birthplace of the poet and playwright William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford plays host to a rich programme of events and activities from festivals and music in the park to river racing and cruises.
Enjoy the many attractions of the historic city of Worcester, set on the banks of the River Severn and surrounded by some of the most beautiful rural landscapes in England.
The city has a small town feel and many architectural gems thanks to its jumble of medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings. Admire the half-timbered buildings on Friar Street including the National Trusts’ Greyfriars’ House and Garden and the 500-year old -Tudor House or the beautiful 18th-century Guildhall on the High Street.
Magnificent Worcester Cathedral risesmajestically above the river, overlooking the city. Built between 1084 and 1504, the cathedral represents every style of English architecture and boasts royal tombs, medieval cloisters, a Norman crypt and magnificent Victorian stained glass.
As well as being the birthplace of the composer Edward Elgar, the city is also famous for its exquisite Royal Worcester porcelain, with prestigious collections of tableware, homeware and gifts. The piquant Worcestershire sauce was first sold in the city in 1838 by John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins (Lea & Perrins).
Worcester also has an unrivalled range of shops, from high street names to independent boutiques, plus a lovely selection of cafés and restaurants.
For history and art buffs, you can explore The Commandery to learn about the city’s important role in the English Civil War or see a contemporary exhibition at the City Art Gallery.
Nestled in the lovely county of Gloucestershire and with its delightful riverside setting, the market town of Tewkesbury is bursting with charm and character. Enjoy a stroll through the network of alleyways and quaint streets, lined with black and white half-timbered buildings, or admire Tewkesbury Abbey, famous for its beautiful stained glass windows, intricate 12th-century ceiling and historic Norman tower.
Find out more about the town’s history at the heritage centre or Tewkesbury Museum, housed in a well-preserved 17th-century building, or why not browse the unique shops? Alison’s Bookshop boasts a range of different titles, Sweets & Treats offers traditional chocolates, jellies and sweets and look out for Tewkesbury Mustard to continue a tradition that dates back to the 16th century. The artisan product was once famous throughout the land and was even mentioned in Shakespeare's Henry IV and many old recipe books!
Gloucestershire Warwickshire RailwayGloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway offers a lovely chance to step back in time and experience the nostalgia of steam travel. Using part of the old Great Western Railways main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham, the heritage railway now operates journeys between Cheltenham Racecourse and quintessential Broadway.
Sit back, relax and enjoy meandering through the stunning countryside, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and take in the stunning views of the Malvern Hills and beyond. This is a real highlight of any trip to the Cotswolds!Back to top
Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Bromsgrove Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Bromsgrove
Conveniently located in the heart of England, this hotel provides the perfect base for our break and offers a wide range of modern features and amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. All meals are buffet style.
Hotel Features: Bedrooms with en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities ● Restaurants ● Bars ● Coffee lounge ● Leisure suite with heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and fitness room ● Free Wi-Fi in public areasBack to top