Beautiful Cotswolds & Historic Gloucester - Sun 12th May 2019
- Duration: 4 Days
- Product code: PRS4C1
An enjoyable 4 day short break at a great time of year to
explore the beautiful Cotswolds and the rejuvenated historic centre of
One of England’s favourite destinations, The
Cotswolds is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Gentle hills
criss-crossed with stone walls, hidden river valleys, and distinctive market
towns and villages are the hallmark of this wonderful region. During this break
you will see many of the best sights including the delightful
Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and much much more. Staying at the excellent 4* Mercure Gloucester
Bowden Hall Hotel which has proved so popular on previous visits.
Departing your local pick-up point (approx. 8.00/9.00am), we head to Bath for an extended
lunch stop in this beautiful city. Time enough to enjoy lunch and take a look
at the historic centre before we continue to the hotel – arriving mid/late
Great day today as we head in to the centre of Gloucester. The city has an amazing history
few can rival. Roman ruins can still be seen in the City Museum, and the Anglo
Saxons also successfully defended the
city from the Vikings. The famous Cathedral has seen Kings crowned and laid to
rest. Boasting some of the best-preserved Victorian Docks in the country with a
thriving pavement café culture – a joy to explore on foot. During the day we
have included a walking tour of the historic sites with a local guide plus a
cruise of the Gloucester Docks on a pleasure boat.
After breakfast we will be joined by a local guide for a full day exploring the quintessentially English Cotswolds countryside. With various stops during the day we hope to show you most of the famous towns of the area including the lovely towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water with its delightful low stone bridges plus some towns and villages you may not have seen before.
After breakfast we head home. Stopping on route in Salisbury for an early lunch before arriving back to your local drop off point at around 3.00/4.00pm.
Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
4* Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
Beautifully located in 12 acres of sweeping parkland close to Gloucester and the delightful Cotswolds scenery, this hotel enjoys a reputation for excellent customer service and facilities. We have enjoyed several Christmas holidays at this excellent hotel.
With splendid panoramic country views, you can relax in one of the lounges or enjoy a drink in the bar. Dinner is served in the stylish Dearmans Restaurant which will offer a choice of menu and a full cooked breakfast in the morning.
The bedrooms are spacious and nicely appointed with en suite bathrooms with Flat Screen TV, phone and tea/coffee facilities. No Lift at hotel. Free Wi Fi.