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Gems of Southern England

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Fully Guided Coach Group Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Windsor
 Trip Finishes
London
8 Day Gems of Southern England Itinerary (CIE Tours)
Countries Explored: England
Accommodation
3 - 4 Star
Max. Group Size
44
Trip Code
ENA223

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on CIE Tours 8 Day Gems of Southern England. Explore the southern corner of England's bustling cities and breathtaking scenery. Journey through the ancient cities of England’s historic South: palaces, castles, cathedrals, and gardens await you.

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; dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening. (D)

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)

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/D)

Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Stonehenge
  • Kensington Palace
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Windsor Castle

  • Visit Blenheim Palace – the birthlace of Winston Churchill, it gives insight into the real world that inspired Downton Abbey.
  • Explore Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard; at the height of the British Empire, it was the world's greatest naval port.
  • Visit Kensington Palace, the childhood home of Queen Victoria and home to many notable royals over the last 300 years.

  • 7 Breakfasts (B) , 1 Lunches (L) and 4 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)

  • 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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Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'Gems of Southern England' Reviews

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Gems of Southern Ireland   0 , New Zealand, Sep 2022
The tour around the southern part of England was amazing. Highlights were Windsor Castle, Bath, Salisbury, Portsmouth and Canterbury Cathedral. Our guide Garth was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend CIE Tours.
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