2025 : English Odyssey

14 Days/13 Nights

Explore every corner of England's bustling cities and breathtaking scenery

See the England of your dreams on this sweeping tour, discovering castles and cathedrals, scholarly Oxford and Cambridge, Bath's Georgian splendor, the Lake District, and so much more.

Trip Highlights:

  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster
  • Windsor Castle
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths
  • Punting on the River Cam
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Cruise on Windermere

    Hotels:

  • Castle Hotel Windsor
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bath
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole
  • Chilston Park Hotel
  • 100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre
  • Hilton York
  • Briery Wood Country House Hotel
  • Hotel Indigo Liverpool
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel
  • Call (336) 243-2153 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503296

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1WindsorArrival - Windsor Castle : Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the King, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.
    Day 2BathBlenheim Palace - Cotswolds & Bath : 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)
    Day 3BathStonehenge - Salisbury : 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)
    Day 4BrightonWinchester - Portsmouth - Brighton : Visit Winchester, where some say the legendary King Arthur had his roundtable. Delve into nautical life at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where you can see the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII's favorite ship, which sank in 1545. Enjoy dinner at your seafront hotel in Brighton, a friendly, creative city that's been a popular resort area for centuries. (B, D)
    Day 5MaidstoneBirling Gap - Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sissinghurst : Visit Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk. Head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town, for free time to discover its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and charming shops and pubs. Stroll through Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest in England; then on to your hotel for dinner. (B, D)
    Day 6LondonCanterbury Cathedral - Leeds Castle : Journey 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. Proceed 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. Dine with your group in London. (B, D)
    Day 7LondonKensington Palace - London Exploring : Visit Kensington Palace, the home of Prince William and Princess Kate. Savor a light lunch before spending the rest of the day exploring London as you wish. Dine independently this evening. (B, L)
    Day 8CambridgeCambridge American Cemetery - Punting : Depart London and head to the Roman city of St Albans or 17th-century Hatfield House, depending on your departure date. Next, visit the Cambridge American Cemetery, honoring the thousands of American soldiers who gave their lives in World War II. Continue on to Cambridge for a sightseeing trip on the River Cam, as you go punting on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Your evening is free to explore as you wish. (B)
    Day 9YorkLincoln - York : Head to Lincoln, with its towering cathedral and castle overlooking the city. Stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch. Arrive in York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms, quaint old pubs, and intriguing medieval churches. Your tour director will bring you on a walking tour, then enjoy the rest of the day free for exploring. (B, L)
    Day 10YorkWhitby - Castle Howard - York Minster : Visit the old fishing town of Whitby. Tour its pretty harbor and cobbled streets with your tour director before departing for Castle Howard, a 300-year-old stately home that has been the setting for numerous film and TV productions, including the hit show 'Bridgerton'. Head back to York and visit York Minster, a Gothic cathedral resplendent with medieval stained glass. (B, D)
    Day 11WindermereYorkshire Drive - Lake District : Take a scenic drive through the lush green splendor of the Yorkshire Dales, pausing in the romantic market town of Richmond. In the famously beautiful Lake District, enjoy free time for lunch in Keswick. Visit The Lakes Distillery, producers of whisky, gin, and vodka picturesquely located in a 160-year-old farmstead on the banks of the River Derwent. Have dinner with your group tonight at your hotel near the banks of Lake Windermere. (B, D)
    Day 12LiverpoolCruise on Lake Windermere - Liverpool : Take a short scenic cruise on England's largest lake, Windermere, seeing mountain vistas, wooded isles, and lakeside villages. Enjoy a walking tour of fun, friendly Liverpool - birthplace of the Beatles - followed by free time to explore on your own. You might check out the many attractions around the Albert Dock, including the Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. (B)
    Day 13OxfordStratford-upon-Avon - Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Oxford : In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's hometown, visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage where The Bard's wife was born. The 500-year-old thatched house is surrounded by lovely gardens. Drive to Oxford to discover this storied university city on a walking tour with your tour director. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)
    Day 14OxfordTour Ends In Oxford : Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/12/2025$5,145.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    05/03/2025$5,495.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    05/24/2025$5,495.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    06/28/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    07/12/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    08/16/2025$6,695.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    09/20/2025$5,695.00* (USD) / 14 Days from Windsor Castle to OxfordQuote
    Lodging
    Castle Hotel Windsor
    DoubleTree by Hilton Bath
    DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole
    Chilston Park Hotel
    100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Hilton Cambridge City Centre
    Hilton York
    Briery Wood Country House Hotel
    Hotel Indigo Liverpool
    DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel

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