Ann Hathaway's Cottage - Stratford Upon Avon

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LONDON AND HEART OF ENGLAND

Combine London with a tour of England’s green and historic heart, taking in ancient Stonehenge, Roman Bath, mediaeval Warwick Castle, royal Windsor Castle and Shakespeare’s Stratford.

DAY
1

Arrive London. City tour including Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Overnight London.

DAY
2

Visit two of England's most historic and famous towns : first Windsor, with its Castle and royal connections, then Oxford, characterised by its colleges and skyline of spires and steeples. Visit one of the colleges to see how the students live. Continue to Coventry/Birmingham area for overnight.

DAY
3

Warwick Castle - heart of EnglandTouring the historic heart of England. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace and home of William Shakespeare, and his house can still be visited in the centre of the town; the local church contains his grave and time permitting the house of Mary Arden, his mother, is well worth viewing. The river with its pleasure boats is a colourful focal point of the town in summer. From Stratford, travel the short distance to Warwick to see Britain's best preserved medieval castle, Warwick Castle. The Kingmaker's House, the dungeon, the gardens and the fascinating display of weaponry are just some of the highlights of a visit to the Castle. Overnight Coventry/Birmingham area.

DAY
4

Stonehenge imageHead south to visit the Roman city of Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture and the visitor attraction of the Roman Baths and Pump Room. Then, travel to Salisbury with its magnificent Cathedral and Stonehenge, the ancient mystical site in the heart of rural Wiltshire before heading back to London for overnight.

DAY
5

Free time in  London, perhaps to visit the British Museum, Madame Tussaud's or Greenwich Observatory or just shopping. Departure home.