AARP Members Save an additional $100 per personAARP Members SAVE an additional $100
Save $100 on Airfare - Ends July 31, 2019Save $100 on Airfare - Ends July 31, 2019
Additional Savings for Past TravelersAdditional Savings for Past Travelers
After your arrival into London Heathrow and transfer to your central London Hotel, why not explore the city of London? Whether you stroll through one of the Royal Parks, shop in the vibrant West End or visit one of the world-famous historical attractions, London has plenty to keep you entertained. At 4:00 pm meet your Travel Director and fellow companions to see some of London's most famous sights, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a traditional English pub Welcome Reception.
Today we visit Kew Gardens, London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world's most diverse collection of living plants and a scientific research centre of international renown. Perfectly in bloom in May here we explore the stunning grounds and architecture. This afternoon, enjoy an included visit to Chelsea Physic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in London.
Your morning transfer takes you to the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show! The show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers, and horticultural skills from around the world. You will be able to see magnificent floral displays, model gardens, tools and a host of garden structures and artifacts. There will be extensive displays with areas to learn about plants and growing flowers. Tonight consider joining your Travel Director for dinner at a lively restaurant or perhaps take in a West End show.
Travel to the pleasant RHS Garden Wisley. Renowned as the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens, and the state-of-the-art glasshouse. Here you will enjoy a guided walking tour. You will then have free time for lunch in one of the restaurants on the grounds. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor, scene of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs? Later arrive at the oldest university city in England, Oxford. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Enjoy a stroll with your Local Specialist around Oxford's historic University Colleges, where you'll see where Britain's elite students receive their outstanding education. Visit the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the oldest in Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The rest of the day is yours to explore this university city.
Walk in the footsteps of the magnificent playwright, poet, and actor, William Shakespeare, where you'll enjoy a fascinating visit to his birthplace. Hear tales of his family life from the costumed guides and admire rare artifacts from the Trusts world-class collections. Continue to Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. See this historical English home - a thatched farmhouse containing original Tudor furniture - where Shakespeare courted his former bride. Meander the cottage's gardens and grounds overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs.
Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest villages in England with its attractive bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush. Then onto the charming village of Bibury; a wonderfully attractive setting along the River Coln. Admire Arlington Row, the quaint group of weavers' cottages dating back to the 16th Century. Visit Painswick for its Rococo Garden, the country's sole surviving example. Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea prior to arrival in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, where you'll check in to your hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure.
See the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Continue to Wells and visit Bishop's Palace, which has been the home of the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years. Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil gardens hidden within the ramparts of the Palace. Return to London where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available to Heathrow.
Trip not yet reviewed
Sign Up >