English Odyssey

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 Trip Length
14 Days
 Trip Starts
Windsor
 Trip Finishes
Oxford
14 Day English Odyssey Itinerary (CIE Tours)
Countries Explored: England
Our Price From 6,134 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 251 Per Person
 Trip Length
14 Days
 Trip Starts
Windsor
 Trip Finishes
Oxford
14 Day English Odyssey Itinerary (CIE Tours)
Countries Explored: England
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
44
Trip Code
ENA122
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
44
Trip Code
ENA123

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on CIE Tours 14 Day English Odyssey. Explore every corner of England's bustling cities and breathtaking scenery. See the England of your dreams on this sweeping tour, discovering castles and cathedrals, scholarly Oxford and Cambridge, Bath’s Georgian splendor, the Lake District, and so much more.
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on CIE Tours 14 Day English Odyssey. Explore every corner of England's bustling cities and breathtaking scenery. See the England of your dreams on this sweeping tour, discovering castles and cathedrals, scholarly Oxford and Cambridge, Bath’s Georgian splendor, the Lake District, and so much more.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the Queen, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.

Travel to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill and often seen as the setting for popular TV shows and movies; tour the house and explore the gardens. Set off on a drive through the rolling hills of the quintessentially English Cotswolds; with charming villages and colorful gardens. Arrive in Bath, a striking city of honey-colored Georgian buildings with an ancient heritage. Take a walking tour of the city before visiting the famed Roman Baths. Dine at your hotel this evening. (B,D)

Visit prehistoric Stonehenge and marvel at the vast monoliths mysteriously erected 5,000 years ago. Head to the medieval city of Salisbury, with free time for lunch and sightseeing. Along with charming local shops, Salisbury boasts a splendid 13th-century cathedral housing the world's oldest working clock. Head back to Bath, where your evening is free to explore and dine as you wish. (B)

Visit Winchester, in medieval times the most important city in England; some believe this is where the legendary King Arthur had his Round Table. Enjoy some free time to explore. Next, delve into nautical life in Portsmouth, where you'll visit the historic dockyards. Head on to dinner at your hotel in the countryside. (B,D)

Visit Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk. Head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town, for some free time to discover its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and charming shops and pubs. Next take a stroll to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England. Head to your hotel for dinner. (B/D)

Journey to romantic Leeds Castle in Kent, once called “the loveliest castle in the world”. Tour this storybook structure, complete with a moat, and discover its colorful gardens. Proceed to the beautiful city of Canterbury. Take time to explore its medieval center before visiting its imposing cathedral and hearing some of its enthralling tales. Head to London where you'll dine with your group. (B/D)

Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Next, savor afternoon tea, a classic English experience, before spending the rest of the day at leisure, exploring London. (B/L)

Depart London and head to the university city of Cambridge. Visit the Cambridge American Cemetery, memorializing thousands of World War II soldiers, including bandleader Glenn Miller and Joseph Kennedy, JFK's brother. Finish the day's activities by punting down the River Cam, taking in the sights of this university city on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Your evening is free to explore. (B)

Head to Lincoln, with its towering cathedral and castle overlooking the city. Stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch. Arrive in York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms, quaint old pubs, and intriguing medieval churches. Your tour director will bring you on a walking tour, then enjoy the rest of the day free for exploring. (B/L)

Journey back in time on a vintage train ride: go from the Goathland Station that portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film to the old whaling town of Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker's “Dracula”. Tour Whitby's pretty harbor and cobbled streets with your tour director, then enjoy free time for lunch. Head back to York and visit York Minster, a Gothic cathedral resplendent with medieval stained glass. (B,D)

Take a scenic drive through the lush green splendor of the Yorkshire Dales, pausing in the romantic market town of Richmond. Head on to Keswick, in the famously beautiful Lake District, where you'll have some free time for lunch. Visit the Lakes Distillery, dating back to the Victorian era, and enjoy a tour with a tasting. (B/D)

Take a short scenic cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere, seeing mountain vistas, wooded isles, and lakeside villages. Head on to Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. Tour this fun, friendly city on foot with your tour director – and you are free to explore for the rest of the day. You might check out the many attractions around the Albert Dock, including the Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. (B)

Head to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's hometown. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the 500-year-old thatched house, surrounded by gardens, where The Bard's wife was born. Drive to Oxford to discover this storied university city on a walking tour with your tour director. Visit a local restaurant for a farewell dinner with your group. (B/D)

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the Queen, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.

Travel to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill and often seen as the setting for popular TV shows and movies; tour the house and explore the gardens. Set off on a drive through the rolling hills of the quintessentially English Cotswolds; with charming villages and colorful gardens. Arrive in Bath, a striking city of honey-colored Georgian buildings with an ancient heritage. Take a walking tour of the city before visiting the famed Roman Baths. Dine at your hotel this evening. (B,D)

Visit prehistoric Stonehenge and marvel at the vast monoliths mysteriously erected 5,000 years ago. Head to the medieval city of Salisbury, with free time for lunch and sightseeing. Along with charming local shops, Salisbury boasts a splendid 13th-century cathedral housing the world's oldest working clock. Head back to Bath, where your evening is free to explore and dine as you wish. (B)

Visit Winchester, in medieval times the most important city in England; some believe this is where the legendary King Arthur had his Round Table. Enjoy some free time to explore. Next, delve into nautical life in Portsmouth, where you'll visit the historic dockyards. Head on to dinner at your hotel in the countryside. (B,D)

Visit Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk. Head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town, for some free time to discover its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and charming shops and pubs. Next take a stroll to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England. Head to your hotel for dinner. (B/D)

Journey to romantic Leeds Castle in Kent, once called “the loveliest castle in the world”. Tour this storybook structure, complete with a moat, and discover its colorful gardens. Proceed to the beautiful city of Canterbury. Take time to explore its medieval center before visiting its imposing cathedral and hearing some of its enthralling tales. Head to London where you'll dine with your group. (B/D)

Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Next, savor afternoon tea, a classic English experience, before spending the rest of the day at leisure, exploring London. (B/L)

Depart London and head to the university city of Cambridge. Visit the Cambridge American Cemetery, memorializing thousands of World War II soldiers, including bandleader Glenn Miller and Joseph Kennedy, JFK's brother. Finish the day's activities by punting down the River Cam, taking in the sights of this university city on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Your evening is free to explore. (B)

Head to Lincoln, with its towering cathedral and castle overlooking the city. Stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch. Arrive in York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms, quaint old pubs, and intriguing medieval churches. Your tour director will bring you on a walking tour, then enjoy the rest of the day free for exploring. (B/L)

Journey back in time on a vintage train ride: go from the Goathland Station that portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film to the old whaling town of Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker's “Dracula”. Tour Whitby's pretty harbor and cobbled streets with your tour director, then enjoy free time for lunch. Head back to York and visit York Minster, a Gothic cathedral resplendent with medieval stained glass. (B,D)

Take a scenic drive through the lush green splendor of the Yorkshire Dales, pausing in the romantic market town of Richmond. Head on to Keswick, in the famously beautiful Lake District, where you'll have some free time for lunch. Visit the Lakes Distillery, dating back to the Victorian era, and enjoy a tour with a tasting. (B/D)

Take a short scenic cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere, seeing mountain vistas, wooded isles, and lakeside villages. Head on to Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. Tour this fun, friendly city on foot with your tour director – and you are free to explore for the rest of the day. You might check out the many attractions around the Albert Dock, including the Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. (B)

Head to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's hometown. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the 500-year-old thatched house, surrounded by gardens, where The Bard's wife was born. Drive to Oxford to discover this storied university city on a walking tour with your tour director. Visit a local restaurant for a farewell dinner with your group. (B/D)

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster
  • Windsor Castle
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cruise on Windermere
  • Lakes Distillery

  • Enjoy a vintage train ride through rolling hills and charming countryside departing from the real Hogsmeade Station of the Harry Potter films.
  • Tour Stonehenge, the famous mysterious stone monoliths built in prehistoric times.
  • Savor a taste of whisky at the Lakes Distillery, in majestic surroundings on Bassenthwaite Lake.

  • 13 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)

  • MGallery Castle Hotel (4 Stars)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bath (4 Stars)
  • Hilton Avisford Park (4 Stars)
  • Chilston Park Hotel (4 Stars)
  • Hilton London Kensington ( Stars)
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre (4 Stars)
  • Malmaison York (4 Stars)
  • Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa (4 Stars)
  • Malmaison Liverpool (4 Stars)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre (4 Stars)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster
  • Windsor Castle
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cruise on Windermere
  • Lakes Distillery

  • Enjoy a vintage train ride through rolling hills and charming countryside departing from the real Hogsmeade Station of the Harry Potter films.
  • Tour Stonehenge, the famous mysterious stone monoliths built in prehistoric times.
  • Savor a taste of whisky at the Lakes Distillery, in majestic surroundings on Bassenthwaite Lake.

  • 13 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)

  • MGallery Castle Hotel (4 Stars)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bath (4 Stars)
  • Hilton Avisford Park (4 Stars)
  • Chilston Park Hotel (4 Stars)
  • Hilton London Kensington ( Stars)
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre (4 Stars)
  • Malmaison York (4 Stars)
  • Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa (4 Stars)
  • Malmaison Liverpool (4 Stars)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre (4 Stars)

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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