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Blenheim Palace & Steaming through the Cotswolds

5 days - from only £449pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Blenheim Palace & Steaming through the Cotswolds

Enjoy a stay with 4-star luxury amid beautiful Warwickshire countryside on this delightful 5-day break. Boasting 16th-century charm, plenty of character, and superb facilities including a gym, swimming pool and sauna, the Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa is an idyllic base from which to explore the local sights and attractions. Join us as we journey back in time with a fantastic ride on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, travelling through picturesque scenery to Broadway in the Cotswolds. We will also walk in the footsteps of the Greatest Briton, Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace, as we learn more about our wartime leader amidst sumptuous furnishings and architecture. With a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick also included, where history and romantic architecture combine, this charming break is a must.

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TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the 4-star Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway and Cotswolds

    The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham, which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon.

    It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway, through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. Sit back, relax and enjoy light refreshments on our journey.

    We will then enjoy free time in Broadway, which remains today as it has for centuries with the picturesque rolling hills overlooking the ancient honey-coloured period buildings.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
    • Broadway
  • Day 3: Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick

    Stratford-upon-Avon is a pretty riverside town, most famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare. You may choose to immerse yourself in the Bard's world and visit his birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, or his final resting place at Holy Trinity Church. Beside Shakespeare, Stratford offers lots to do, with excellent shops and restaurants, pretty timbered buildings and cruises upon the river.

    We also enjoy a visit to Warwick, with free time to explore. You may choose to visit Warwick Castle, founded by William the Conqueror, or simply stroll through this historic town.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Stratford-upon-Avon
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    Included Highlights

    • Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Warwick
  • Day 4: Blenheim Palace

    Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history. Situated in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, it is one of England's largest houses and is a stunning example of architecture.

    Arguably, it is most famous as the birthplace and home of Sir Winston Churchill, England's Prime Minister between 1940-45 and 1951-55. There are exhibitions here dedicated to one of our greatest leaders and the work he did during the war.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Blenheim Palace

    Blenheim Palace

    Included Highlights

    • Blenheim Palace
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (5 days).

introducing

Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa

Located just a stone's throw away from Shakespeare's birthplace, the 4-star Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa is situated in a Grade II listed building which dates back to the 16th-century. With a wealth of character and many original features, the hotel is set within 65 acres of unspoiled Warwickshire countryside, and is tucked away amid woodland and beautifully maintained greenland. Guests can enjoy mouth-watering meals in the Oranges and Lemons Brasserie, which boasts a contemporary feel and overlooks the terrace. The hotel also features leisure facilities including a gym, swimming pool, and sauna where you can truly unwind. On the same grounds is the historic Walton Hall which you can visit at your leisure during your stay here. This 16th-century country mansion, once owned by Lord Field and the entertainer Danny La Rue, is also Grade II listed. The hotel itself is more modern and offers fantastic quality.

Most popular facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Hotel Facilities

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Services

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym

General

  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Smoke Detector

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (5 days).

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