Hidden Treasures of Southern England (GV)

6 Day Tour from London to London

2020 Tour Details

This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts with a short drive from London to Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to William Shakespeare’s schoolroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, mysterious Stonehenge, and Georgian city of Bath. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best-preserved original Magna Carta. Discover the Isle of Wight with a rich historical heritage and visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home.

Throughout this tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Plus, to give you authentic experiences, Globus has included special treats, such as tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant in Salisbury.

From the vibrant city of London to the relaxing, unspoiled Isle of Wight, this Southern England tour is a vacation of a lifetime!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

OXFORD
Walking tour
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy tea and pastries in the Refectory restaurant
STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

Headsets throughout the tour except London.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Notes:

  • Your sightseeing may be moved to an alternate day due to events in the city.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferries Lymington-Yarmouth, East Cowes-Southampton.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full English breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Stratford

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM, where William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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.
Today’s Distance: 83 mi / 133 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Today’s Distance: 97 mi / 156 km

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

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 of the four original manuscripts of the Magna Carta. Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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?
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CHRISTIAN PORZIO

Escorting tours for more than 4 years

As a Shakespeare's county local, from the stories of Kings, Queens and Heroes to the traditions, the culture and the food of everyday, I will be escorting you on an unforgettable journey across our breathtaking islands. By the end of it you will be as passionate about Britain as I am.

Tour Director - CHRISTIAN PORZIO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,682*
18 guests in a party: $247*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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