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England's Great West Way | 6 Day Train Tour

Starts and ends in London

Tour Highlights*

6 Days / 5 Nights

Oxford University 

Cotswolds & Bristol

Roman Baths

Windsor Castle

  

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

Automatic economy car with:
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft protection (TP),
  • Value added tax (VAT)
  • Third party liability
  • Location service charge (LSC)

Accommodation

  • Swindon (2)
  • Bath (2)
  • Windsor (1)

Other Inclusions

  • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
  • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

6 Day England's Great West Way Chauffeur Tour

All aboard the Great West Way! You're about to embark on a journey into the past. What better way to get there than by one of the oldest railways in the world? Expect the unexpected. Delight in the splendid serendipity. Hurry up - the conductor's waiting! It's time to step on board, and you've got the best seat in the house.

Day 1: National Trust & Great West Railway

Your Great West Way adventure begins in the heart of English culture and modernization. It’s time to see some of what makes this the ‘Great’ West Way. Board the train at London’s Paddington Station to continue your journey. Stop in the market town of Swindon and visit the Museum of the Great Western Railway. Rightfully located in a restored station, this place features old locomotives and train carriages, including Queen Victoria’s Royal Saloon from 1897. From there you can walk over to the National Trust Center and get an in-depth look at rarely seen English artifacts through touring its exhibitions. From the pieces of literary greats such as Beatrix Potter to furniture makes like Thomas Chippendale, there are many gems to uncover. Enjoy lunch at one of the town’s cozy cafes with the chance to meet some new friends.

Overnight in Swindon

Day 2: Oxford Adventures  

Even more 'Great' things await today as you take the train north from Swindon to the town of Oxford. This idyllic, English collegiate spot is filled with culture and history. Take a tour of the Bodleian Library to see where literary greats like Lewis Carroll once studied. Stroll through the shops filled with character and personality. Stop in one of the cafes for a tasty treat and mingle with some of the locale. There's much to see and do here, and you have the rest of the day to explore at your leisure. Later on, take the train back to Swindon.

Overnight in Swindon

Day 3: Basking in Bath

Get back on the train and enjoy the rest of the journey to Bath. After getting settled into your accommodations, venture over to the Roman Baths for a look at this treasured phenomenon and learn about its rich past. We also recommend setting your sights on the Royal Crescent. Spend the rest of the evening strolling along Bath’s cobblestone paths as you take in this marvelous city.

Overnight in Bath

Day 4: The Ship that Changed the World  

After a hearty English breakfast this morning, take the train toward Bristol.You’ll be journeying through part of the Cotswolds region today. Be sure to keep an eye out for thatched English cottages and quaint, idyllic gardens in the distance. Arrive in the maritime cultural hub of Bristol. Pay a visit to the Clifton Suspension Bridge that spans the Avon Gorge. The modern marvel’s same designer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, also designed the SS Great Britain found nearby. Deemed ‘The Ship that Changed the World’, the SS Great Britain’s living museum tells the story of emigration, exported goods and wartime. You’ll learn about all of that and much more during your visit. Spend some time walking around the city and you keep an eye out for street art by local Banksy street art – an iconic part of Bristol’s city scene. Enjoy the restaurants, shops and cultural institutions. Later, return to Bath for a relaxing evening.

Overnight in Bath

Day 5: Windsor Castle

You’ll leave Bath this morning and take the train for more Great West Way explorations. Get ready for another round of lovely English countryside today. Stop at Kennet & Avon Canal for a unique look at the history of English waterways. You can take a journey along the river while you’re at it. Later on, continue traveling on the train and arrive in Windsor. Spend the afternoon touring what is the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Later on, enjoy dinner in quaint Windsor town as you bask in the culture and history before you.

Overnight in Windsor

Day 6: Return Home

Head to the London airport today and begin your journey home.

 

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