Wonderful Wiltshire & The Berkshire Downs

Wonderful Wiltshire & The Berkshire Downs

Based at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER BLUNSDON HOUSE HOTEL

DEPARTS SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST

RETURNS TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST

 

4 DAYS FROM £308

 

Renowned for iconic white horses carved into the rolling downs, almost half of Wiltshire is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Quintessential villages are interspersed with historic market towns and ancient archaeological sites including Avebury Stone Circle and Stonehenge – perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. The beautiful Berkshire Downs feature chalk ridgeways, meandering rivers and country lanes; look out for racehorses on their training gallops!

 

Highly praised by our clients in previous years our base for the tour is once again the superb BEST WESTERN PREMIER BLUNSDON HOUSE HOTEL which is set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside, near Swindon overlooking the Vale of Cricklade with views of the Cotswolds. Owned and run by the Clifford family for over 50 years, the Blunsdon House features two restaurants, three bars, leisure centre & spa with swimming pool and sauna, along with a fully equipped gymnasium. All of the well decorated en suite bedrooms feature a tv, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Saturday 10th August
Departing Newark midmorning we travel south calling for an extended lunch break at Stow on the Wold for approximately 2 hours. We then continue through the scenic Cotswolds so to our hotel on the outskirts of Swindon.

Sunday 11th August
A full day tour via Salisbury Plain calling at Stonehenge, perhaps the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man. We return via Avebury (home to one of the largest and oldest prehistoric stone circles in the world) to the pretty market town of Marlborough whose High Street is one of the widest in the UK and lined on both sides with characterful old buildings housing an array of high quality shops.

Monday 12th August
Today we cross into the Royal County of Berkshire for a visit to the magnificent Highclere Castle home to the Carnarvon family and the setting for the hugely popular period drama Downton Abbey which portrays the lives of the fictional Crawley family and the servants who work for them. Following a tour of the house, you can explore the beautiful gardens and visit the acclaimed Egyptology Exhibition, a fascinating look in to the work of the 5th Earl and Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of The Kings in 1922.

Tuuesday 13th August
Departing our hotel after breakfast we return via an extended break in Stratford upon -Avon before arriving home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £308 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room

 

SUPPLEMENTS

Double room for sole occupancy £81.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel

Admission to Stonehenge

Admission to Highclere Castle

 

NOT INCLUDED

Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TBA TBA
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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10 Aug
2019
£308.00

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