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8 night/ 7 day Luxury Tour

From £1285 per person based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room and start any day

DURATION: 8 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS

DISTANCE: 41¾ MILES / 67 KM

GRADE: EASY TO MODERATE

The ultimate in Cotswold walking luxury lets you relax and soak up the atmosphere of the very best the Cotswolds has to offer. From Oxford to Bath there is a highlight around every corner.
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The Butter market in Chipping Campden © Jo Ward

Day 1: Arrive in Oxford, 2 nights
Arrive in Oxford and stay at The Old Parsonage or The Old Bank hotel for 2 nights. Have a guided walking tour of the city in the afternoon.

Day 2: Free day in Oxford or guided tour of Blenheim Palace and walk back to Oxford.
Enjoy the delights of Oxford or transfer to Blenheim Palace for a guided tour and walk back along the Thames footpath to Oxford, 11 miles.

Day 3: Chipping Campden and the Arts and Crafts Movement, 2 nights
Transfer to Chipping Campden and stay at either the Cotswold House hotel or Charingworth Manor; just outside the village but set in its own extensive grounds for 2 nights. Both hotels have spas. Have a guided tour of the village and visit the Court Barn Museum with its wonderful collection of Arts and Crafts exhibits. Take time to visit existing craftsmen and women still carrying on the tradition in the Old Silk Mill.

Day 4: Walk to Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens.
Walk to Hidcote, one of England's most famous gardens, 3.5 miles each way. Created by Major Lawrence Johnston and strongly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement it mirrors a series of outdoor rooms whose formality gradually lessens as it merges with the landscape around it. Just across the road is Kiftsgate whose garden has evolved due to three generations of women gardeners and offers spectacular views out across the Vale of Evesham. Walk back to your hotel or have a taxi transfer.

Day 5: Upper or Lower Slaughter, 2 nights
Transfer to Upper or Lower Slaughter and enjoy a 10 mile circular walk taking in the Windrush and Wardens Way and some of the best walking in the Cotswolds. Enjoy a leisurely pub lunch in Naunton before heading back to you hotel. Overnight The Lords of the Manor hotel or The Slaughters Country Inn for 2 nights.

Day 6: Transfer to Bibury for the day
Transfer to Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England. Walk along the river Coln and admire Arlington Row, the former weavers cottages whose iconic image makes it one of the most reproduced scenes in England. Enjoy a choice of 3 scenic walks; all 6 miles long. One of the walks finishes at Barnsley House hotel to admire the garden designed by Rosemary Verey. Transfer back to The Slaughters.

Day 7: Transfer to Bath, 2 nights
Transfer to Bath for a guided tour of the city and a chance to explore the Roman Baths and Spa. Overnight at The Royal Crescent, Bath Priory or M Gallery Francis hotels for 2 nights.

Day 8: Free day in Bath
Take a skyline walk around the hills of Bath, 6 miles or to the neighbouring riverside town of Bradford-on-Avon, 10 miles and have a taxi transfer back. Options also exist for a guided tour of the outlying villages such as Lacock and Castle Combe and the ancient stone monuments of Avebury and Stonehenge.

Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Transfer to Bath train station or book a private transfer to any airport or London.
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Key Points

This itinerary is based around two beautiful villages and 2 historic cities, all in the Cotswolds. Accommodation consists of The Old Parsonage or The Old Bank hotel in Oxford, Cotswold House hotel or Charingworth Manor in Chipping Campden, Lords of the Manor or The Slaughters Country Inn in Upper and Lower Slaughter and The Royal Crescent, Bath Priory or M Gallery Francis hotel in Bath. 2 nights in each location.

Price is based on 2 people sharing an en-suite double or twin standard room at the following accommodations; The Old Parsonage, Cotswold House hotel, The Slaughters Country Inn and M Gallery Francis hotel. Starting on a Sunday night the cost is from £1285 per person for 8 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, people and luggage transfers to complete the walks and transfers as listed and comprehensive and easy to follow route notes and maps.

Additional night can be added at any location and extra nights can be added in Stratford-upon-Avon if you wish.
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