The Cotswolds area is one of England’s favourite destinations, famous for hundreds of honey coloured limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting. For lovers of the retro and vintage, the Cotswolds is a delight, full of experiences, inspiration and shops that you just can’t find anywhere else. And for something a little bit special in the beautiful Cotswolds, we visit the Tortworth Court Hotel with its Victorian elegance in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside. Experience a gem of a garden set in a hidden Cotswold valley with its magnificent views. Enjoy a trip back to a bygone age on the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. All this as part of a fantastic itinerary to ensure that this is a truly wonderful holiday.
Four Pillars Tortworth Court Hotel 4****
The Tortworth Court Hotel is a magnificent four star country house hotel situated in a wonderful location. A Grade II Listed Victorian Mansion, the Tortworth Court offers all the grandeur of an elegant hotel along with modern amenities including indoor pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room all in its own 30 acres of private grounds.
16th – 20th April 2017 5 days Deluxe Tour £399pp 30th July – 3rd August 2017 5 days Deluxe Tour £439ppDAY 1 – Travel to our hotel, the beautiful Tortworth Court stopping around lunchtime at Bourton on the Water for a couple of hours.DAY 2 – Today we have a guided tour of the beautiful city of Bath. See the amazing architecture including the famous Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and the Cathedral. There is plenty of time to explore the quaint lanes and alleyways and if it’s retail therapy you crave, Bath is the place.DAY 3 – A Drive through the Cotswolds as we head to Moreton is Marsh. From there we continue our journey to Toddington where we board a steam train for a scenic journey to the regency town of Cheltenham. Please note that due to operational reasons the steam train is sometimes replaced by a diesel locomotive.DAY 4 – We visit Gloucester Docks which has become a popular destination where you can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian Port. Following that we visit the lovely Sudely Castle which contains many fascinating treasures from ancient Roman Times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by award-winning gardens and a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate. Sudeley Castle & Gardens is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. Today we can explore the beautiful 15th century church where she lies entombed.DAY 5 – After breakfast we make our journey home.
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