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England & Cornwall, Towne & Country

Explore the best of England from the bustle of London to Oxford, Bath, and the rugged Cornish coast. Begin with a London city tour presented by a Blue Badge guide. We will explore Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, enjoy a full afternoon tea, and more. Visit Bletchley Park and learn about Alan Turing and the enigma machine. Go on a walking tour of Oxford, explore Blenheim Palace, tour the Roman Baths, and in Devon, explore Greenway, Agatha Christie’s vacation home. Spend a leisurely day in Cornwall with a walking tour of Port Isaac and visit an authentic smuggler’s hideaway at the Jamaica Inn. Travel to the Salisbury Plain and marvel at monumental Stonehenge, then arrive in Windsor for a tour of Windsor Castle before we return home.

Hosted By: Aimee Granger

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Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
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Day 1 : Fly to London

Joined by our Tour Director, we relax during an overnight flight to Great Britain.

Day 2 : Hampton Court Palace

In London we are warmly welcomed by our British Blue Badge Guide, the most experienced guides in the UK.

We then depart for Hampton Court, Henry VIII’s favorite palace. Located on the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace was one of England’s most modern, sophisticated, and magnificent homes of its time. Explore Henry’s opulent State Apartments, tour the vast Tudor Kitchens, and feel the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery before strolling the glorious gardens.

In the evening we settle in to our accommodations in central London and get to know our fellow travelers during a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : London City Tour

After an included English Breakfast, we are joined by our Blue Badge Guide whose enthusiastic passion for British history and traditions enhance our introduction to London.

We arrive at the Tower of London and learn about its legendary past, see Britain’s Crown Jewels, the armory, and much more.

View the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Prime Minister’s Office on Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace.

Look forward to views of the city from the Thames on a Thames River Cruise.

The tour ends with a full afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, expertly brewed tea, freshly baked pastries, and scones with jam at Harrods, a department store with more than 160 years of history.

Breakfast, Tea

Day 4 : Buckingham Palace

We tour glorious Buckingham Palace, the headquarters to the United Kingdom’s monarchy. Tour the opulent staterooms used by the royal family for public events and ceremonies, the throne room, and the garden where the Queen holds her annual garden party.

Next we savor a fish and chips lunch at the Anchor Bankside Pub. The remainder of the day is ours to discover everything London has to offer.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Bletchley Park & Oxford

We travel northwest of London to tour Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and many others worked in secret to unlock the German Enigma Machine during World War II. Explore the Visitor Centre and the Codebreaking Huts.

After, we travel to Oxford, known as the City of Dreaming Spires. We go on a walking tour of Oxford’s city center with our Blue Badge guide, visiting local markets, Christchurch Cathedral, and more. Some of these places, including our accommodations this evening at the MacDonald Randolph Hotel, are filming locations to several popular television series.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Blenheim Palace

This morning we travel northwest to Richmond and the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. The principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, this is the only non-royal country house to hold the title of palace. Filled with marvelous treasures, this 187 room home is truly a wonder.

This afternoon, we journey to the Georgian city of Bath and enjoy a city tour before checking-in to our comfortable accommodations.

Breakfast

Day 7 : Bath & Greenway House

This morning we tour the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Baths, built over hot springs by the Romans and rediscovered in Georgian times.

Next, we journey down to Devon and take a ferry to visit Greenway, mystery author Agatha Christie's vacation home on a hill overlooking the river Dart.

Our overnight accommodations for the next two nights are in Plymouth.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Port Isaac & Cornwall

Today we travel to Cornwall.

Our local guide, who is also an extra in a famous public television series, will lead a walking tour of the picturesque village of Port Isaac, the setting to a popular British medical drama-comedy.

In the afternoon we have the opportunity to spend time at leisure in the village of Tintagel or visit the remains of Tintagel Castle, steeped in the legend of King Arthur and offering magnificent views of the Cornish coast.

Next we will visit Jamaica Inn, once a haven for smugglers and shipwreck looters and the setting to the famous Daphne du Maurier mystery novel Jamaica Inn.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Stonehenge

After breakfast at our leisure we travel to the Salisbury Plain for a tour of the fascinating landmark. One of the most recognized prehistoric monuments in the world, few places have generated more speculation than the mysterious circle of standing stones known as Stonehenge.

We have the afternoon to learn about the site, then we travel east to the historic town of Windsor.

Breakfast

Day 10 : Windsor Castle

Today we visit Windsor Castle, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, and the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Prominently situated on 26 acres high above the River Thames, the castle features magnificent state apartments, St. George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a masterpiece in miniature.

We have the rest of the afternoon on our own in Windsor.

Tonight, we feast with our fellow travelers at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner, celebrating our final evening on the Sceptered Isle.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

Breakfast

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights in London
  • 1 night in Oxford
  • 1 night in Bath
  • 2 nights in Plymouth
  • 2 nights in Windsor

Attractions & Highlights

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • London city tour with British Blue Badge Guides
  • Tower of London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Bletchley Park
  • Oxford walking tour
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Roman Baths tour
  • Greenway, Agatha Christie's home
  • Port Isaac walking tour
  • Jamaica Inn

16 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Afternoon Tea at Harrods in London
  • Authentic pub lunch
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Windsor

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Price Per Person

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Double

$6199

Single

$7599

Final Payment Date: 06/07/2022

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Aimee Granger

Aimee Granger is WPT’s Director of Legacy Gifts, working with devoted viewers of Wisconsin Public Television who wish to include WPT in their estate plans. She is a member of the PBS Development Advisory Committee, and holds a Certificate of Fundraising Management.

When not at WPT, Aimee enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking and traveling with her husband and two young daughters. Some of her favorite adventures have taken her to Nicaragua, Morocco, Costa Rica, Portugal, and Switzerland.

Aimee a proud sustaining member of Wisconsin Public Television, loves to chat about favorite programs with other public television viewers.

Join Aimee and other WPT viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.