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3-day tours from London to English regions

Small group tour (maximum 16 people) with choice of overnight accommodation

Rabbies small group tour bus in the Cotswolds
Just you and 15 others in a small group tour to the Cotswolds

Why choose these 3-day English regional small group tours?

London is not England, in fact its a totally different culture and pace of life to much of the rest of the country. London is very multi-cultural, busy, crowded where people always seem to be in a rush with no time to stop and linger.

Outside London it is different with a more traditional and relaxed, friendly ambiance. Day tours from London offer glimpses of some of the finest sights, these short break tours allow you to properly explore a region of England.

Tours are a mix of sights that you will find in all the guide books and other discoveries that only a knowledgeable local can bring to your attention. Tours are a maximum of 16 people with a driver guide (in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach), providing a personalised service during the tour.

All tours include 3-star accommodation with breakfast included.

No tour group is identical but travellers on these tours tend to be 25-35 or over 45 years with a slight bias to females. Travellers tend to be inquisitive, independent and well educated that appreciate the informed presence of a tour leader.

Tour 1 - Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath and the South West Coast   Tour 2 - Lake District Explorer Tour   Tour 3 - Stratford the Cotswolds and Oxford   What to expect   Accommodation & luggage  

Tour 1 - Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & the South West Coast Tour

Stonehenge
Prehistoric Stonehenge
Roman Baths, Bath
Roman Baths at Bath
Lulworth Cove
The beautiful Lulworth Cove

Discover the delights of southwest England on this 3-day tour from London. Marvel at the mighty, prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge, and enjoy a 2-night stay in the lovely university city of Exeter.

See top Exeter attractions including the Exeter Cathedral, and experience the wild beauty of Dartmoor, and the charming market town of Tavistock.

Lastly, visit ancient Glastonbury and the exquisite 18th-century city Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman Baths.

 

  • Visit Stonehenge, the powerful stone circle that stands as a testament to our ancestors' beliefs

  • Experience enclosed Lulworth Cove, take in the dramatic views of the Jurassic Coast and Durdle Doorn

  • Explore the beauty of the remote wilderness at Dartmoor

  • Visit Tavistock, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, the famed British maritime explorer

  • Cross the time-trodden slabs of the medieval miner’s Clapper Bridge

  • Visit Glastonbury and mythical kingdom of Avalon and King Arthur.

  • Visit Bath, England’s premier city of architecture, Georgian living and Roman leisure

  • 2 nights' accommodation in Exeter boasting ancient city walls, a Norman castle, Gothic cathedral, Tudor heritage, a quayside, and a vibrant commercial and restaurant area.

  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  • Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & the South West Coast tour details

Selected Wednesdays April - October

Departs 9.15am - London Victoria - Green-line Coach Terminal

Returns 7.00pm 3 days' later

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3-DAY TOUR OF STONEHENGE, BATH AND SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

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3-Day Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & the South West Coast Tour from London

• Professional guide/driver • Small group tour (max 16 people) • 2 nights 3-star en-suite accommodation with breakfast • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach


Tour 2 - Lake District Explorer Tour

Lake District scenery
The beautiful Lake District scenery
Lake District houses
Lake District houses
Lake District scene
Classic Lake District scene

Discover the best of British history and nature on a 3-day small-group tour to the Lake District. To avoid the long journey north to the Lake District by road, the tour uses a fast relaxed train service between London and Penrith on the edge of the Lake District from where the tour bus meets you.

This tour will allow you to visit the very best of the Lake District including Ullswater Lake, Kirkstone Pass, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, and much more.


  • Explore the ancient ruins of Penrith Castle

  • Marvel at the scenery of the Lake District throughout with access to the small lanes in your small bus

  • Experience Ullswater, “England’s most beautiful lake”

  • Visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, once a hub of ancient pagan rituals

  • Experience Lake Windermere with option of cruise or just enjoy the sublime views over lunch

  • Visit Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

  • Visit Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”

  • Drive over the Whinlatter Pass into the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer

  • Learn about the slate mines at the Honister Mountain Pass

  • 2 nights' accommodation in Keswick or Windermere

  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  • 2nd class return Virgin Rail travel from London Euston to Penrith Station

  • Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

Lake District Explorer tour details

Most Mondays & Thursdays May to October

Departs 8.45am - London Euston Railway Station

Returns 6.30pm 3 days' later

 

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3-DAY TOUR OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

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3-Day Lake District Explorer Small-Group Tour from London

• Professional guide/driver • Small group tour (max 16 people) • 2 nights 3-star en-suite accommodation with breakfast • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach • 2nd class return rail travel from London Euston to Penrith station


Tour 3 - Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and Oxford Tour

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Oxford skyline
Bodleian Library, Oxford

Travel back in time to Shakespearean England on a 3-day sightseeing tour to Stratford-on-Avon, Blenheim Palace, and more.

The tour is a great opportunity to understand how the Bard’s hometown inspired his most famous works. In between sightseeing, spend two nights in complimentary accommodation.

  • Visit Blenheim Palace, one of England’s largest houses and the birthplace of Winston Churchill

  • Visit Rollright Standing Stones, Neolithic and bronze age monuments

  • Visit Hook Norton Brewery in the Cotswolds

  • Visit Warwick Castle, one of England’s best preserved medieval castles

  • Visit Shakespeare attractions in Stratford upon Avon

  • Visit rolling hills, villages, and farms of the Cotswolds region

  • Visit Cotswold villages: Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water

  • Visit Bampton, featured prominently in the TV series Downton Abbey

  • Visit Oxford, world famous university city

  • 2 nights' accommodation in Stratford upon Avon with breakfast

  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  • Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

Shakespeare & the Cotswolds tour details

Alternate Tuesdays all year

Departs 9.15am - London Victoria - Green-line Coach Terminal

Returns 7.15 pm 3 days' later

 

Stratford, Oxford, Cotswolds tour form London

3-DAY TOUR OF STRATFORD, THE COTSWOLDS & OXFORD

Stratford, Oxford, Cotswolds tour form London

3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

• Professional guide/driver • Small group tour (max 16 people) • 2 nights 3-star en-suite accommodation with breakfast • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach

What to expect, what is included

There is an underlying assumption on these tours that a substantial number of travellers want a degree of independence and not be tied to the entire group all the time in what they see and do at each location visited.

The key thing to understand with this tour is that admissions are not included unless stated, you can pick and choose what you want to see at the pace you want to see them.

The driver-guide is there to tell stories, give insights and answer your questions. Once at a destination it will vary how much if any guiding is performed by the driver-guide, the accent is to enable you to see and experience what is most rewarding for you personally within a small group.

Accommodation, food & luggage

On reservation you have a choice of a guest house or hotel with breakfast included.

Single rooms and family rooms are available.

Food and drink is not included in the tour price except breakfast.

Your driver-guide will provide guidance on the best options throughout the tour.

Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. 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) plus a small bag for on-board personal items.

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