Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the UK’s most popular destinations.
Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the UKs most popular destinations. Steeped in history and home to William Shakespeare, the town is renowned for its beautifully preserved half-timbered Tudor buildings and for the stunning Warwickshire countryside in which it is set. In the Cotswolds, sleepy, honeycoloured towns and villages, made famous in Laurie Lees Cider with Rosie, lie hidden in secluded valleys, awaiting your discovery.
The Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel, is set in the heart of Stratford. This hotel has 78 individually named bedrooms, each of which is equipped with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and WiFi. Bedrooms vary in size, as befits this beautiful 17th-century building.
Europa Buscentre to Stratford-upon-Avon via Cairnryan with Stena Line. We have a welcome tea/coffee on arrival.
Hotel: Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel (4 nights D, B&B)
Take time to relax and explore Stratford at your own pace. The town is synonymous with William Shakespeare so take a short stroll to his birthplace or visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage.B, D
Today we explore the towns and villages of the northern Cotswolds. Our first stop is the delightful Bourton-on-the-Water, after which we continue to the market town of Stow-onthe- Wold, highest of the Cotswold towns.
Our last stop is Broadway with its picturesque thatched-roofed houses.
It is Blenheim Palace today, birthplace of Winston Churchill and one of England’s most spectacular stately homes. This magnificent Grade I listed building has priceless collections for you to view and enjoy.B, D
After breakfast, we begin our homeward journey, driving to Cairnryan and taking the Stena Line ferry back to Belfast.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Bourton-on-the-Water Stow-on-the-Wold Broadway Blenheim Palace
Single Room Supplement