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Cruising in the Cotswolds

Cruising in the Cotswolds

Discover the classic scenery of the Cotswolds in one of our most popular UK tours

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Discover the country’s largest designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with honey coloured limestone, sleepy ancient villages and rolling hills. There are historic market towns and breathtaking natural scenery with a feeling of being so typically English as if time has stood still for some 300 years.

 

Explore some of England’s most treasured landscapes and gain a different perspective on the included highlights of a cruise on the River Thames from Oxford and a unique, tranquil journey along the River Kennett by horse drawn boat.

Day 1

We start our break away with a 40 minute return cruise on the Thames with the Salter's Steamers they are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858). The cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards. After your cruise we head to our hotel.

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Day 2

We make our way to Cheltenham to board the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway. Here we enjoy a journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The journey takes in picturesque country stations and a panoramic landscape stretching across the Vale of Evesham to the distant Black Mountains, with rolling Cotswolds Hills along the other side of the track. This takes us into Broadway, often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. At the foot of Fish Hill where the Cotswolds join the Vale of Evesham, picture-perfect Broadway is one of the showpiece villages of the Cotswolds. Elizabethan houses, the village green and the historic Lygon Arms patronised by both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell are among its many attractions. Broadway Tower at the top of Fish Hill affords magnificent views over the Severn Valley. We will stop to have lunch and give you some time to appreciate this beautiful and historic village.

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Day 3

Enjoy a lovely scenic drive out into the Cotswolds today, taking in some of the route often mentioned as The Romantic Road. We make our way north we visit the town of Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England. Often described as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds, it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. It straddles the river Windrush with a series of low bridges and standing back from the sparkling clear river are traditional Cotswolds buildings, many of which are now cafes and tourist shops. We also see Stow-on-the Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds with a beautiful old market square and Moreton-in-Marsh with its broad High Street lined with elegant 17th and 18th century buildings.

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Day 4

We depart and travel to board the "Kennet & Avon Boat Cruise" which departs at approx 10am. Step back in time as you embark upon a 2 hour cruise of the Cotswolds on board one of only 4 horse drawn boats in the country, you will also indulge in a cream tea with cake and tea/coffee. After the cruise, we make our way back to Kent.

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B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

What's Included:

 

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3 course dinners with choice of menu

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Horse-drawn river cruise with cream tea

  • Journey on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway

  • Cotswolds scenic village tour

  • 40 minute cruise on the Thames with Salters Steamers

 

Hotel

The 4* Marriott Hotel is surrounded by woodland on the edge of the historic town of Swindon and known for its outgoing service and outstanding amenities. Refurbished during 2013, guest rooms are well appointed for comfort and leisure. Bedrooms have ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, trouser press, mini-bar and tea / coffee making facilities. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

 

 

Single Room Supplement

There is no single room supplement for our initial allocation. Single rooms extra to allocation may incur an additional charge.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Deal South Street, Deal (surcharge applicable)
Dover Market Square, Dover
Faversham Railway Station, Faversham (surcharge applicable)
Folkestone Bus Station Bay D, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Rainham Bus stop next to St Margaret's Church, Rainham
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Sittingbourne Railway Station, Sittingbourne
(surcharge applicable)
Walmer Thompson Bell pub, Walmer (surcharge applicable)
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

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Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs