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Heart of England

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Heart of England - Back-Roads Touring
Heart of England - Back-Roads Touring
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Starts
London
Destinations
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Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Visit the childhood home of William Shakespeare
  • Discover neolithic Avebury away from the crowds
  • Stroll through iconic film sets in Lacock
  • Snap picture-perfect villages in the Cotswolds
  • Stay overnight in vibrant, historical Bath
Age range
40 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Mini-coach
Start and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour Heart of England, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through London, England and 7 other destinations in England. Heart of England is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • MA
    Written on June 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Heart of England I see a previous review and I whole heartedly agree. The best part of our trip. Felt rested and did not get tired like I did when we were sightseeing in London. Helen Pointer was absolutely amazing. She was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very hands on. She made our trip. Backroads is lucky to have her. What a amazing driver she is too. This was our first time doing this kind of trip as we usually go on our own and weren't sure if we would like a group trip. We were thrilled. The members of our trip were great, mostly Austrailians, we are Canadian and one more single Canadian. What a group. Will think back very fondly on this trip. Enjoyed everywhere we went, the food was good and liked our accommodations. Would recommend this trip and would do a Back-Roads tour again.
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  • F
    Written on September 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My husband and i took the 5 day "Heart of England" tour with Helen Pointer as our guide. I can't say enough good things about Helen. Her love for what she does shines through in everything she does. She was articulate, generous with information, great at making us a cohesive group, enthusiastic, the list goes on and on. What an asset to the company. The only bad thing that Helen did was completely spoil us for our other tours on this particular trip, because compared to Helen no one quite measured up. The boutique hotels we stayed at were charming and Helen knew just how much time we needed in each stop. It was always just the right amount of time. I wish that Backroads Touring would add their name to Trip Advisor because I had wanted to leave a glowing review there but wasn't able to. I knew nothing about Backroads Touring before we took this trip but they were the only tour company that were offering 3 days in Bath (though really it's only about 1-1/2 days in Bath since we arrive in the afternoon on day 1, spend the whole day in Bath on day 2, and then leave on the morning of the 3rd day). I like that with Backroads you don't have to worry about a darn thing. All of the entrance fees to the attractions are included in the price, along with a Welcome dinner and a Farewell dinner. Although my husband and I are not the most social of people I liked that the Welcome dinner gave us all a chance to form acquaintances and learn each other's name in a social atmosphere. Can't say enough good things about Backroads except that we'll definitely be using them again for our next trip overseas.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: London - Oxford - Cotswolds
  • Day 2: Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-avon - Cotswolds
  • Day 3: Cotswolds - Lacock - Bath
  • Day 4: Bath
  • Day 5: Bath - Longleat - Avebury - London

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  • July 4, 2015

    What times of morning do these tours leave accomodation? Eg 7 am? Do you have free time during day? What sort of accomodation do you provide?

    Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe. They generally use a 3-star / 4-star standard of accommodation ranging from country inns to town centre hotels. All hotel rooms are private ensuite.

    Generally touring days are conducted at a leisurely pace; you can take your time and avoid rushing from place to place. Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach. On a typical day, you might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.

    In cities, walking tours are offered by your guide, however, you will also have free time to shop, relax etc.

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    Start and end in London.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Back-Roads Touring booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 December 2017 the full payment of $1,777 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1777 for Heart of England, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 470 km.
    • London (England)
    • 82 km
    • Oxford (England)
    • 50 km
    • Cotswolds (England)
    • 48 km
    • Stratford-upon-Avon (England)
    • 91 km
    • Lacock (England)
    • 17 km
    • Bath (England)
    • 22 km
    • Longleat (England)
    • 39 km
    • Avebury (England)
    • 120 km
    • London (England)

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