Destinations Explored

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London

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Bath

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Oxford

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During this nine-day adventure, you'll experience the must-see sights and hidden gems of England. You'll start in the iconic capital city of London before making your way to Bath—arguably the most picturesque town in England—and end in the storied university town of Oxford.

Key Highlights

Tour the royal landmarks and see the changing of the guards with a private historian

Explore the street art of Shoreditch and East London with a local artist

Wander the historic spa city of Bath with a local historian

Learn about the literary history at historic sites around Oxford with a local literary historian

Best Times to Visit

March - June

September - December

Sample Trip Itinerary

Day 1-3

London

Arrival at Heathrow Airport.

Accommodation in London

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Get picked from Heathrow Airport for your private transfer

Get from Heathrow Airport to your lodging with ease thanks to a pre-booked private transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle. 

Tour royal London with a local historian (including Buckingham Palace and Changing Of The Guards)

Get a better understanding for the fascinating, storied history of the monarchy with a half-day tour of royal London. As you watch a Changing of the Guard ceremony, a local historian will explain the origin of the Royal Body Guard, which was made a permanent institution during the reign of Henry VII over 500 years ago. 

Enjoy dinner & a show on a sightseeing cruise down the Thames

On your dinner cruise down the River Thames, you'll enjoy an elegant, four-course meal while taking in a live cabaret performance. Dance your way through the rest of the evening as you cruise pass London's most iconic monuments illuminated against the night sky. 

Enjoy an early access guided tour of the Tower of London

With exclusive, VIP access to the Tower of London—one of the city's most in-demand attractions—you'll bypass all the crowds, catch the storied opening ceremony, and explore the highlights with a smaller, intimate crowd. The best part? You'll be among the first visitors of the day to view the iconic Crown Jewels in the Jewel House. 

Meet a local artist for a private street art tour

During this behind-the-scenes private tour, a local street artist will bring you around the Shoreditch neighborhood in East London, where you'll encounter the city's most iconic murals and graffiti art. Along the way, your guide will provide additional context on the street art scene in London, which is progressing from the underground into the mainstream cultural zeitgeist. 

Day 4-6

Bath

3-hour drive from London to Bath.

Accommodation in Bath

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Learn about the city's legendary spa on a private, half-day tour

Alongside a Blue Badge-registered guide, you'll discover the fantastic Roman baths that give the city its name. Famed for their Roman heritage, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these incredible remnants of ancient Roman social life still flow with natural hot water. 

Highlights of the tour include the Georgian buildings along the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Sally Lunn's Museum, and skip-the-line tickets to the baths. 

Indulge in Bath's "guilty pleasures" on a food tour

On this intimate walking tour, you'll visit Bath's most skilled culinary artisans and taste eight artisanal snacks along the way. There will also be plenty of time built in to stock up on culinary gifts and admire the city's UNESCO-recognized scenery. 

Enjoy a private tour of historic Stonehenge and Avebury

Travelers from around the world flock to Stonehenge and Avebury every year—and for good reason. This prehistoric site was constructed by a civilization that left no written records behind, which has caused the architectural wonder to become not just a topic of debate among archaeologists, but also the center of innumerable myths in modern pop culture. On this half- or full-day tour, you'll explore both Stonehenge and Avebury as your expert guide shares theories on their respective origins. You'll also get the chance to visit nearby, less well-known sights that many others miss, like the West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill. 

Day 7-9

Oxford

2-hour drive from Bath to Oxford.

Accommodation in Oxford

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Embark on a private pub & city walking tour

Get your bearings in Oxford on an intimate evening walking tour of the city's historical sights and pubs. Your guide will introduce you to some of the best-known urban legends recounting the student antics of the university town's past as you visit a handful of pubs once frequented by famous alumni. 

Follow the footsteps of literary legends on a historical walking tour of Oxford

Discover the literary side of Oxford on a private tour with a local historian. You'll visit the places where Narnia and Middle Earth were forged, discover the real-life inspiration for Hogwarts, visit the pub where The Inklings (including JRR Tolkein) met every week, glimpse the original spot that inspired Lewis Carrol to write Alice in Wonderland, and so much more.  

Explore Shakespeare's picturesque hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a medieval market town in the West Midlands that's best known as the birthplace (and final resting place) of Shakespeare. 

Unusually, Shakespeare is buried inside Holy Trinity Church, as opposed to in its graveyard, and his grave bears a curse for an epitaph which he penned himself to ward off potential grave diggers looking for relics from the world’s most famous writer.

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his best-known plays (Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet) in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre, which line the banks of the River Avon. 

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