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Cotswolds Historic Houses & Gardens

Cotswolds Historic Houses & Gardens

Home to some of the country’s finest houses and estates discover the fascinating historic houses and gardens on this enchanting break to the enchanting Cotswolds with visits to Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Hidcote Manor Gardens and Tredegar House.

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Hello ‘Honey’, home to some of the country’s finest houses and estates discover the fascinating historic houses and gardens on this enchanting break to the enchanting Cotswolds with visits to Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Hidcote Manor Gardens and Tredegar House, one of the architectural wonders of Wales and. As well as a relaxing cruise on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.



Return luxury coach travel on 'The Optimum Experience' vehicle

4 nights half board

Visit to Worcester en route on day 1

Visit to Cheltenham

Admission into Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Bowood House & Gardens & Hidcote Manor Gardens

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal cruise


Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout




& GARDENS (HALF DAY): We visit Sudeley Castle & Gardens with admission included. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, it is the only privately owned Castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds - Catherine Parr (the last of Henry VIII's six wives). Surrounded by a breath taking 1,200 acres estate and ten award-winning gardens, the centrepiece is the stunning Queens Garden, named after four of England's Queen's (Anne Boleyn, Catherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I) who once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre here.


& GARDENS (HALF DAY): Home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Bowood House and Gardens hosts a wealth of unique art, antiques and historical reassures with over 300 exhibits on display. The private Georgian house sits amongst magnificent award-winning Italian inspired formal gardens and what is regarded to be one of the best-preserved examples of 'Capability' Brown Parkland.


& SHARPNESS CANAL CRUISE & CHELTENHAM (FULL DAY): We head to Gloucester, for a leisurely 45-minute cruise on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. Discover the history of the canal while relaxing on board the Queen Boadicea II, which helped evacuate troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. In the afternoon we visit the spa town Cheltenham, the gateway to the Cotswolds know for its Regency buildings including the Pittville Pump Room, for some free time to explore.


(HALF DAY): Before returning home, we visit the National Trust's Hidcote Manor Gardens. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston, it is one of the greatest gardens in the country! Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour.

Holiday Inn Swindon ***



This modern hotel offers a leisure centre, an international restaurant, and a scenic garden terrace. The bright and airy guest rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and feature air conditioning and a flat-screen plasma TV with satellite channels.


Hotel Facilities:

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi


The Optimum Experience...


We are pleased to introduce our NEW luxury range 'the Optimum Experience' by Skills which will feature a selection of our 2021 holiday packages.

With an elegant and stylish design, our Optimum Experience offers amazing passenger comfort with soft, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat.



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