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England Exploration (combinabe with Ireland fall trip)
September 30 - October 7, 2024


England Exploration (combinable with Ireland trip)- Fall 2024

Join us for this exploration of England. From London to Cambridge to Oxford and more, there is something for everyone on this trip. In addition to seeing the highlights of England, we will be off-the-beaten path visiting some of tour leaders favorite hidden gems. For those wanting to spend more time in the British Isles, this trip is combinable with our Ireland fall trip.

About our trip guide: Louise Maciejewski
Born in Great Britain, Louise grew up in Oxford, England. She attended St. Clare’s Hall in Oxford, and then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology London, England. Having travelled widely throughout Europe, she settled in Tuscany where she runs an Organic Olive farm. She also works as a certified tour guide all over Europe. She is excited to share her love of England & Scotland with you.


DAY 0 - Sunday, September 29

Fly from the USA to London, England.

DAY 1 - Monday, September 30: Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in central London. You will have time to check-in and relax before meeting the group for a welcome talk this evening. A casual walking tour of the nearby area is available for those arriving earlier in the day. Overnight in London.

DAY 2 - Tuesday, October 1: London

Today we will start the morning by enjoying the classic pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. A boat ride down the Thames will bring us to the Tower of London. We will finish the day with an optional visit to the Westminster Abbey for Sunday evening song service. Overnight in London.

DAY 3 - Wednesday, October 2: Canterbury

Today we will leave London to start our exploration of the rest of England. We will start with a visit to the quaint medieval city of Canterbury. We will visit its storied cathedral and learn some of its more interesting (and sometimes gruesome) past. Afterwards we will make our way to city of Cambridge with its famous namesake University, out base for the next two nights. Overnight in Cambridge.

DAY 4 - Thursday, October 3: Cambridge

Today we will get a good look at the charming University town of Cambridge. We will visit the areas near to the University, the beautiful botanic gardens and enjoy strolling along the lovely streets and greenways of this small city. Overnight in Cambridge.

DAY 5 - Friday, October 4: Oxford

Today we will move to Oxford to visit its wonderful museums, storied libraries, and famous colleges. Fans of Harry Potter will recognize some of filming locations set at the University. Later you will be fascinated by the collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Overnight in Oxford.

DAY 6 - Saturday, October 5: Bath & Avebury Henge

Today we will visit the breathtaking city of Bath (a UNESCO world heritage site), where we will learn about its ancient past. The Roman Baths, about 2,100 years old, are amongst the most famous and important Roman remains north of the Alps and mark the beginning of Bath's history as a spa town. We’ll then admire the city’s many beautiful buildings before we head to Avebury, a lesser know henge and standing stone circle where we will be able to explore freely and up close. Overnight in Oxford.

DAY 7 - Sunday, October 6: The Cotswolds

Today we will explore the Cotswolds area with its charming and picturesque villages. We will start the day with a visit to the magnificent Blenheim Palace and Gardens., followed by some charming and picturesque villages where we will enjoy a festive farewell lunch at a local pub. Overnight in Oxford.

Day 8- Monday, October 7: Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport in London.


England Trip Details:
2 nights in London
2 nights in Cambridge
3 nights in Oxford
Total: 7 nights, 8 days

England Price:

What is included in the trip

  • All accommodation in nice hotels and country inns
  • All breakfasts and either lunch or dinner every day
  • All sightseeing and guided tours as per the itinerary
  • All transportation in a deluxe bus with air conditioning
  • Whiskey tastings
  • Professional tour leader and local guides
  • Airport Transfers

What is not included

  • International airfare from and back to the US
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance: https://customizedjourneys.com/travel-insurance/
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and local guides


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