Join us on this new tour visiting some charming Cotswold towns, gorgeous gardens and the hidden gem which is Sezincote, an Indian palace in the Cotswold hills.
Day 1 You are picked up from your door by taxi, then by coach we travel across country toward Swindon and our hotel, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.
Day 2 Up into the Cotswolds we visit Batsford Arboretum, a fine horticultural collection and previously home to the Mitford family. Our lunch we are in the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and in the afternoon we visit Sezincote. The house is surmounted with copper domes and minarets and is set in a picturesque water garden with seven pools and a temple.
Day 3 This morning we visit Cheltenham, known for its fine shopping and elegant promenade, before boarding the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for a journey through the Cotswolds countryside to Broadway. Spend some time strolling through the honey-stone streets before we return to our hotel.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Corsham, a delightful market town which doubled as Truro in BBC’s Poldark. We continue to Bowood House, where the fine Georgian building is surrounded by the Italianinspired Terrace Garden, Walled Garden and glorious herbaceous border, and set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit Winchester, before continuing to the local area to meet our taxis.
Our four-star hotel is set in 20 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside close to the village of Blunsdon St Andrew. The hotel has a restaurant, three bars, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.