Explore the gorgeous scenery and historic black and white townscapes as we dive into the history and flavours around the Malvern Hills.
Day 1 Our coach travels across country to Cheltenham, and from here we travel the short distance to our hotel in Great Malvern for our four-night stay.
Day 2 We drive into the Malvern Hills and visit Ledbury with free time to explore this beautiful market town, with its many black and white timberframed buildings, medieval cobbled streets and fine parish church. We then visit Much Marcle and Westons, where cider and perry has been lovingly produced for over 135 years. We have a one-hour walking tour* of the cider mill, a tasting and a light lunch.
Day 3 Today we are joined by a knowledgeable local guide as we explore the famous ‘Black & White Village’ trail. See delightful cottages, inns and shops in hamlets including Dilwyn, Weobley, Eardisley and Pembridge. We return mid afternoon for free time in Great Malvern.
Day 4 This morning we travel to Worcester with free time to explore the city. In the afternoon we visit Hanbury Hall, a stunning 18th-century country house with 400 acres of parkland and gardens lovingly restored to their original design and splendour.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast we travel through the Cotswolds with a stop in Stow-on-the-Wold. In the afternoon, we continue to the local area with refreshment stops along the way.
In the heart of the countryside at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Great Malvern is the perfect base for our tour. Our four-star hotel is located in the heart of town adjoining the fine Benedictine Priory and has spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the beautiful Malvern Hills. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to most rooms.