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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made England: London to the Cotswolds


8 Days from $7,195

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Embark on a private journey to London and the scenic Cotswolds, experiencing the region's rich literary history at the Globe Theater and Shakespeare's birthplace as well as the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway; exploring picturesque country villages; discovering Bath's Roman past; and taking in the highlights of London.

A&K Advantages

Explore England, both town and country, as you view highlights of London and tour charming villages in the Cotswolds

Discover London's iconic sites including the London Eye and Westminster Abbey

Visit the Globe Theater - a replica of the original and, if you wish, visit Shakespeare's birthplace during your stay in the Cotswolds

Tour majestic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest continuously inhabited castle in the world

Marvel at the architecture in the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Uncover scenic countryside and picturesque villages like Bourton-on-the-Water or Stratford-upon-Avon as you are driven through the Cotswolds at your preferred pace

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE LONDON, ENGLAND
Day 2
LONDON | WESTMINSTER ABBEY TO DOWNING STREET
Day 3
LONDON | IN SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD
Day 4
WINDSOR | THE HOME OF HER MAJESTY
Day 5
THE COTSWOLDS | INTO THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
Day 6
THE COTSWOLDS | AN INVITATION TO TEA
Day 7
BATH | GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE & JANE AUSTEN
Day 8
DEPART LONDON

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Edinburgh Post-Tour Extension 4 Days from $3,295 Learn More
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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE LONDON, ENGLAND

Arrive in London, where you are met by your Guardian Angel, transferred by private vehicle to your hotel and assisted with check-in.

The Milestone Hotel
Day 2
LONDON | WESTMINSTER ABBEY TO DOWNING STREET

Accompanied by your private guide, set out on a tour of London, starting in Westminster with a flight on the London Eye, enjoying spectacular views of this world capital. Proceed to Trafalgar Square to view Nelson's Column, before heading down Whitehall and past Downing Street, to the Palace of Westminster, better known as the Houses of Parliament. Stop at Westminster Abbey, the traditional venue for coronations and burial site of monarchs. Finish your morning with a drive past Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official residence in London.

The Milestone Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
LONDON | IN SHAKESPEARE’S WORLD

This morning, tour Shakespeare’s Globe, a wood-crafted replica theater founded by American actor-director Sam Wanamaker and located near the site of the original Globe, where the Bard first staged his immortal plays. Immerse yourself in the London entertainment scene of the late 1500s with an exhibition dedicated to the Elizabethan stage, and then visit the open-air theater itself. Afterward, stroll the wonderful Borough Market — a haven for anyone who appreciates fine foods, including tastings of artisan meats, charcuterie and cheeses. Pass your afternoon at leisure.

The Milestone Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
WINDSOR | THE HOME OF HER MAJESTY

Drive west of London to visit Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. With a history spanning nearly one thousand years, it is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen and her preferred weekend home. Subject to opening restrictions, you may see the State Apartments, St. George's Chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Take in the excellent views of Eton College from the castle ramparts before returning to London.

The Milestone Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
THE COTSWOLDS | INTO THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

Travel to the Cotswolds, a range of hills in Gloucestershire, in southwest England, now designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Check in to your hotel, set in the beautiful countryside above the spa town of Cheltenham, and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Ellenborough Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
THE COTSWOLDS | AN INVITATION TO TEA

Journey through the idyllic English countryside today, passing through picturesque villages made distinctive by the famous honey-colored Cotswold stone. Enter the county of Warwickshire to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Tour the town center and visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, where the playwright wooed his future wife. You may also visit his gravesite at Holy Trinity Church. This afternoon, stop for a traditional English afternoon tea at a local tea shop, before returning to your hotel. Alternately, further explore the Cotswolds, starting in Broadway, a village with organic farm shops and lovely traditional pubs. Also, stop in Chipping Camden, a center for the wool trade for 400 years. Continue to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as “the Venice of the Cotswolds,” where a river arched by graceful stone foot bridges meanders through the village center. Finish the day with a stop at a Cotswold distillery of whisky and gin for a private tour and a tasting.

Ellenborough Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
BATH | GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE & JANE AUSTEN

Visit the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Tour the city’s ancient Roman Baths, discovered in an excellent state of preservation near Bath Abbey church. Take time to admire the magnificent architecture for which the city is renowned, seen at its best in 18th-century buildings named the Circus and the Royal Crescent. You may also wish to explore the Jane Austen Museum — dedicated to the author of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, who lived in the city from 1801-1806 — to take in the museum’s lovely period atmosphere, costume exhibits, maps and books.

Ellenborough Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
DEPART LONDON

This morning, privately transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight or begin a post-tour extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Cruise to Greenwich

Board a speedboat for a cruise on the River Thames to Greenwich, where you explore the Cutty Sark, the world's sole surviving tea clipper ship. Next, tour the Royal Observatory, keeper of Greenwich Mean Time.

Tour the British Museum

Enjoy a guided tour of the British Museum’s historic artifacts, including the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, the Sutton Hoo treasures and a marvelous assortment of Egyptian antiquities.

Craft Your Own Gin

Head to London’s Ginstitute for a primer on the spirit’s history, a guided tasting and a lesson in crafting your own blend.

Cycle the Cotswolds

Cycle the quaint villages and idyllic countryside of the Cotswolds, visiting Chipping Camden and touring a gin distillery along the way

Afternoon Tea Class

Visit a Victorian home, before receiving step-by-step instructions for making scones, shortbread and specialty sandwiches, perfect for a traditional afternoon tea. The homeowner shares the art of English etiquette and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Edinburgh Post-Tour Extension

Tailor Made Scotland: Edinburgh

4 Days from $3,295

Priced from $3,295 in May 1 - July 31; September 1 - 30, 2018

Priced from $3,795 in August 1 - 31, 2018

Day 1
ARRIVE EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Arrive in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, where you are met by your Guardian Angel, privately transferred to your hotel and assisted with check-in.

The Balmoral
Day 2
EDINBURGH | THE HONOURS OF SCOTLAND

Begin a guided tour of the city at Edinburgh Castle, a royal fortress that is home to the Honours of Scotland, the oldest set of Crown Jewels in the British Isles. Take in stunning views of the city from the castle’s impressive military installations. Next, travel the Royal Mile, down from the castle through the Old Town of Edinburgh, to St. Giles Cathedral — a fascinating Gothic church. Also view Holyrood Palace, the Queen's Official Residence in Scotland, and the more contemporary Scottish Parliament Building.

The Balmoral
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
EDINBURGH | THE SCOTTISH BORDERS

Today, head south to explore the rolling hills, winding rivers and idyllic farmland that lie between Edinburgh and the boundary between Scotland and England, an area known as the Scottish Borders. Take in the ruins of medieval monasteries in Melrose, Scotland’s oldest inhabited residence in Peebles and the hauntingly beautiful peaks of the Pentland Hills.

The Balmoral
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
DEPART EDINBURGH

This morning, privately transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.


Priced from $7,195 in September 1 - December 10, 2018

Priced from $7,495 in April 24 - August 31, 2018

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy for 2018. Please call for 2019 pricing. Internal and international air is not included in program pricing and is available on request. Additional supplements may apply for travel over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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