Join us on this tour of the honey-stoned villages of the Cotswolds as the spring flowers brighten the gardens and verges, and visit the Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Day 1 After being picked up from your door, we make our way across country to our hotel on the outskirts of Gloucester to be greeted with tea and biscuits. A welcome drink before dinner gives you a chance to get to know your fellow guests.
Day 2 Today we begin by following the River Severn to Chepstow before meandering north up the beautiful Wye Valley, passing the ruined Tintern Abbey on the way. Our lunch stop is Monmouth before the final visit of the day to the old market town of Ross-on-Wye on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean.
Day 3 We drive over to the Regency town of Cheltenham for free time to explore and get lunch before joining the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway on a 14-mile journey to Broadway. After free time here, we return to our hotel by coach.
Day 4 Today we visit two beautiful towns on the River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon to enjoy a cream tea.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit the cathedral town of Winchester, before continuing to the local area to meet our taxis.
Our four-star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester and offers modern comfort and great amenities. Leisure includes swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, gym and beauty treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift, has some ground floor rooms, but there are some steps to reach the public areas.