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London & The Cotswolds


April 13, 2018 – April 22, 2018

A "Downton Abbey" Tour! Visit out website for full details


  • Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of London
  • Explore prehistoric Stonehenge
  • See the famous Highclere Castle - aka Downton Abbey
  • Visit the nearly 800-year-old Lacock Abbey
  • See Bampton Village, a picturesque hamlet in Oxfordshire
  • Check out Christ Church College of Oxford
  • See Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
  • Visit the world's oldest and largest occupied castle in Windsor
  • Take in the striking gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey
  • Cruise the River Thames in London
  • Free time to explore London

About the Tour


Friday, April 13

Depart from one of these locations near you: Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Des Moines, Ft Dodge, Rochester, or Waterloo

The adventure begins with a motorcoach ride to Chicago's O'Hare airport for your non-stop flight to Heathrow Airport.

Saturday, April 14 (D)

Upon arrival in London, you will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city including the Tower of London, Big Ben, Coca Cola London Eye and the exhibition at Tower Bridge

Overnight at The Copthorne Tara Hotel in London

Sunday, April 15 (B,D)

You're on your way to Stonehenge, Europe's most famous prehistoric site

After Stonehenge, it's on to Highclere Castle and Gardens - aka Downton Abbey

Continue to Lacock Village. Visit Lacock Abbey, where Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Wolf Hall and Downton Abbey, amongst others, were filmed

Check in to the The Royal Hotel in Bath for the next two (2) nights

PLEASE NOTE: The order of events from April 15 - April 18 is subject to change

Monday, April 16 (B,Tea,D)

This morning you will visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at The Bridge Tea Rooms

Tuesday, April 17 (B,D)

Travel to The Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty and hundreds of small towns and thatched medieval villages

Stop in Bampton Village, where most of Downton Abbey's outdoor scenes were filmed. Fans will recognize Crawley's house exterior, St. Mary's Church and the library, which serves as the entrance to the cottage hospital

Check into The Holt Hotel for the next two (2) nights

Wednesday, April 18 (B,D)

Enjoy a tour of Christ Church College in Oxford, where scenes from the Harry Potter films were shot

This afternoon, take a private tour of Blenheim Palace to finish the day

Thursday, April 19 (B)

Travel to Windsor this morning for a guided walking tour of Windsor and Eton, with some free time to explore

Check out Windsor Castle this afternoon, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world

Return to London, where we'll check back in to The Copthorne Tara Hotel for the next three (3) nights

Friday, April 20 (B)

Today is a full day in London

Tour Westminster Abbey, followed by a lunch cruise on the River Thames

Visit St. Paul's Cathedral before returning to the hotel

Saturday, April 21 (B,D)

Today is a free day in London

Enjoy a farewell dinner for your last evening

Sunday, April 22 (B)

Fly out of Heathrow Airport and arrive at Chicago's O'Hare airport, where a motorcoach will be waiting to return you to your departure city.

Welcome Home!

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OccupancyPrice / person

Rates listed above are per person

$900 per person deposit due at booking

Final payment due February 9, 2018


  • Luxury motorcoach transportation to and from airport
  • Airline transportation to and from Heathrow Airport
  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person (does not include airline baggage fees)
  • Lodging as listed on itinerary
  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions
  • Gratuities for local guides
  • Meals as listed on itinerary
  • Guidance of a professional tour manager
  • Travel Protection Plan

Dates and Times

Starts: April 13, 2018 midnight

Ends: April 22, 2018 midnight



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