From the vibrant city of London to the relaxing, unspoiled Isle of Wight, this Southern England tour is a vacation of a lifetime!
Save 10% on the hidden treasures of South England
ALL IN PRICE $1,844 CAD
Based on May 7 & October 1, 2019
OXFORD Walking tour
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Walking tour, [LF] visit Shakespeare’s schoolroom; welcome dinner
TETBURY Visit the picturesque Cotswolds town
BATH Visit this elegant Georgian city
LYMINGTON–YARMOUTH Ferry crossing
ISLE OF WIGHT Visit Osborne House
EAST COWES–SOUTHAMPTON Ferry crossing
SALISBURY Visit the cathedral; [LF] enjoy tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant
STONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monument
HURRY OFFER ENDS ON NOVEMBER 27TH 2018
*Book and deposit a 2019 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between August 4, 2017 and November 27, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer not valid with any other offer except Repeat Traveler benefit and air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2: LONDON–OXFORD–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and depart at 8 am for a lovely day of sightseeing. Drive through Runnymede, site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, and enjoy a walking tour through Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. Then, discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Your Tour Director will take you on a stroll ending at SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM. It was here that William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 3: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–COTSWOLD–BATH
A particularly scenic day. Enjoy a lovely, relaxed sightseeing morning through the Cotswolds’ idyllic rolling hills and discover its charming villages. Stop in Tetbury, a historic wool town and architectural gem, before continuing on to elegant Bath, famous for the Roman excavations and its stunning Georgian buildings. You will have time to discover the town on your own and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Later, consider an optional excursion to the picturesque, 13th-century village of Castle Combe. Breakfast included.
Day 4: BATH–ISLE OF WIGHT–SOUTHAMPTON
Take a short FERRY ride and discover the Isle of Wight, situated off England’s south coast, with unspoiled and spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage. OSBORNE HOUSE, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home, invites you to visit Victoria and Albert’s private apartments, their bathing beach, and children’s play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Then stroll through the garden terraces where the fabulous views across the Solent reminded Prince Albert of the Bay of Naples. Return by FERRY to the mainland for overnight in Southampton. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 5: SOUTHAMPTON–SALISBURY–STONEHENGE–LONDON
Today, visit the splendid Salisbury CATHEDRAL, the ultimate in Early English Gothic architecture and home to the best-preserved, original Magna Carta. Enjoy TEA and PASTRIES in the Refectory restaurant. Then, try to unravel the mystery of prehistoric STONEHENGE. First, explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? Breakfast included.
Day 6: LONDON
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast included.