Step into the Storybook: Enchanting England & Wales 2024

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2 Days / 1 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : Year Round
Start: Bristol, England
End: Bristol, England

Step into the Storybook: Enchanting England & Wales: 1 nt Stratford-upon-Avon

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

History lovers, look no further for your perfect tour. From Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley to the birthplace of Shakespeare and the world-famous Oxford, this two-day tour from Bristol will give you access to some of the best spots to show off the UK’s rich past.

Discover the beauty of the Wye Valley, not to mention the people and places that inspired the life and writing of William Shakespeare.

And if you’ve always wondered what the fuss is all about over Oxford, now is the time to dive deep into the city and learn all about its past.

You’ll return to Bristol inspired and awe-struck by these fascinating regions.

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Wye Valley – From Silurian Limestone to extensive cave systems, this valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a reason.

Tintern Abbey – Sitting on the banks of River Wye, this gothic national icon has some fascinating history.

Cotswolds – Drive through and explore the iconic region known as the Cotswolds, enjoying beautiful landscapes and quaint villages along the way.

Stratford-upon-Avon – Spend the night in the birthplace of Shakespeare and discover more about the life of this renowned playwright.

Oxford – Whether you’re excited for the internationally-acclaimed university, or for seeing the locations used in Harry Potter, we know you’ll get a kick out of Oxford.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Bristol (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 08:45 (tour departs at 09:00) – Bristol Pick-Up, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ

Drop off Location & Time

Bristol
7:45pm

Price Includes

  • 1 nights Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full English breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Admission to Tintern Abbey

Meals

  • 1 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Bristol - Tintern Abbey - Ross-on-Wye - Broadway - Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Venture through Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Spend the night in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare

Departing Bristol, your journey begins with a scenic drive through what is considered the birthplace of British tourism and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. We’re talking about Wye Valley, of course, which is dubbed an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You’ll love the views of this region as we head towards Tintern Abbey on the banks of River Wye. There’s some fascinating history behind this now-roofless national icon which was founded in 1131. Afterwards you make your way to the market town of Ross-on-Wye where you have free time to explore and grab a bite to eat.

Then it’s time to head to Broadway. No, we’re not talking about seeing a stage production, we’re talking about the picturesque village in the Cotswolds. This is a great time for a spot of shopping, or simply wander and enjoy the town before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, your base for the night. You arrive in the birthplace of Shakespeare in the mid-afternoon so there’s still some time to explore and sort yourself out for dinner.

You’re spoilt for choice in Stratford-upon-Avon. Perhaps you’ll explore the Schoolroom and Guildhall, where Shakespeare was first inspired by literature and theatre. Or perhaps you’ll visit his childhood home and hear tales of his family life.

Day 2Stratford-upon-Avon - Chipping Campden - Bourton-on-the-Water - Oxford - Bristol

  • Stroll around Chipping Campden, one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the UK*
  • Enjoy your time exploring the sites and history of Oxford

You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a movie today. Your first destination is considered one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the UK. Wander around the picturesque village of Chipping Campden before heading to Bourton-on-the-Water. Quite a literal name, as this village boasts the beautiful River Windrush running through it, and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds.*

You continue onto Oxford, your main stop for the day. Famously known for its university, the city of Oxford has an interesting history and plenty of things to do and see. You can learn about some of it at the Ashmolean Museum, Britain’s oldest public museum. If museums aren’t your thing, there’s always Oxford Castle & Prison, a tour of some of the colleges around town, and even several Harry Potter locations to spot.

Enjoy a relaxing drive back through some of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the perfect way to end your day as you head to Bristol where your tour ends in the early evening. (B)

* If your tour leaves after 1st April 2025, you will visit Blenheim Palace instead.

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: April to May – Thursday $480 $510
2024: June to September –  Thursday $510 $540
2024: October –  Thursday $480 $510
2024: November to December – Thursday  $450 $480
2025: January to March – Thursday $450 $480

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: April to May – Thursday $490 $650
2024: June to September –  Thursday $520 $680
2024: October –  Thursday $490 $650
2024: November to December – Thursday  $450 $620
2025: January to March – Thursday $450 $620

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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