Thursday: We enjoy our outward journey making our way to Stratford-upon-Avon where we enjoy some free time to explore. Following our time here we makethe short journey to Ettington Chase Hotel, our base for the next 4 nights.
Friday: Following breakfast this morning we make our way to the beautiful ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ – Oxford, where we spend the day. Oxford has so much to offer: visit one of the many historical museums. Marvel at the old buildings or visit oneof the 38 independent colleges which make up Oxford University; take a punt or if shopping is your thing then Oxford is packed with beautiful independent shops. Following our time here we make our return to the hotel.
Saturday: After breakfast this morning we enjoy an excursion which takes us to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, known for its quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone. We head to Tetbury, an architectural gem and an historic wool town, well known for its independent shops, including antiques, vintage & interiors, exclusive boutiques and the Highgrove shop. After some free time here we head via Burford with its famous High Street and on to Bourton-on-the-Water, oftenreferred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’.
Sunday: Today is the highlight of our tour as we head for Blenheim Palace to enjoy our day at the BBC Countryfile Live Show. With a whole host of exciting attractions, the show brings together everything visitors cherish about our countryside, from wildlife and farming to outdoor pursuits and food. This year at BBC Countryfile Live not only will there be the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite presenters at the main theatre show, there’s also the chance to get a real glimpse behind the scenes with The Countryfile Experience, a new addition to this year’s event – celebrating 30 years on air of Countryfile.
(Please Note: Entrance to Blenheim Palace itself is not included).
Monday: Following breakfast we leave the hotel and make a stop at Trentham Shopping Village, before continuing our journey home.