English Odyssey CIE Tours International

English Odyssey

Explore England’s great cities, both ancient and modern, on this 14-day English Odyssey tour. Discover magnificent castles and cathedrals. View the ancient baths and mysterious Stonehenge. View the beauty of the Cotswolds, enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere in the famed Lake District and take a punting ride on the River Cam. Visit the scholarly cities of Oxford and Cambridge. Throughout this sweeping tour of England you can take in the splendorous landscapes and learn about England’s vibrant history and culture and how it has influenced modern day England.


14 Daysfr. $4,695

  • A welcome drink with your group
  • A visit to Winsdor Castle
  • A visit to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill
  • A walking tour of Bath including a visit to the Roman Baths
  • A visit to Stonehenge
  • A visit to the medieval city of Salisbury
  • A visit Winchester, once the most important city in England
  • A visit to the historic dockyards of Portsmouth
  • A visit to Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk
  • A visit to Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • A visit to Leeds Castle in Kent, once called “the loveliest castle in the world”
  • A visit to Canterbury
  • A visit to Kensington Palace
  • A classic English afternoon tea experience
  • A visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery
  • A punting ride down the River Cam
  • A visit to Lincoln with a stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch
  • A walking tour of York
  • A vintage train ride from Goathland Station, portrayed in the first "Harry Potter" film
  • A visit to York Minster Cathedral
  • A visit to the Lake District with a stop at the Lakes Distillery including a whiskey tasting
  • A cruise on Lake Windermere
  • A walking tour of Liverpool
  • A visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon where The Bard’s wife was born
  • A walking tour of Oxford
  • A farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Oxford
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 10 dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, a cozy tavern dinner in Edinburgh, and dinner at an historic pub in York.
  • MGallery Castle Hotel in Windsor (1 night)
  • Doubletree by Hilton in Bath (2 nights)
  • Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel (1 night)
  • Chilstom Park Hotel in Maidstone (1 night)
  • Hilton London Kensington Hotel in London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel in Cambridge (1 night)
  • Malmaison York Hotel in York (2 nights)
  • Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa in Windermere (1 night)
  • Malmaison Liverpool Hotel in Liverpool (1 night)
  • Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre Hotel in Oxford (1 night)

ARRIVE IN WINDSOR Location Information Description

Windsor, United Kingdom

Meet your guide at 2:00 PM in your Windsor hotel. Venture to see the splendors of Windsor Castle, a residence of the Queen, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group, and dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.

MGallery Castle Hotel

BLENHEIM PALACE Location Information Description

Woodstock, United Kingdom

Travel to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill and often seen as the setting for popular TV shows and movies; tour the house and explore the gardens.

BATH Location Information Description

Bath, United Kingdom

Set off on a drive through the rolling hills of the quintessentially English Cotswolds; with charming villages and colorful gardens. Arrive in Bath, a striking city of honey-colored Georgian buildings with an ancient heritage. Take a walking tour of the city before visiting the famed Roman Baths. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

Doubletree by Hilton

STONEHENGE & SALISBURY Location Information Description

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Visit prehistoric Stonehenge and marvel at the vast monoliths mysteriously erected 5,000 years ago. Head to the medieval city of Salisbury, with free time for lunch and sightseeing. Along with charming local shops, Salisbury boasts a splendid 13th-century cathedral housing the world’s oldest working clock. Head back to Bath, where your evening is free to explore and dine as you wish.

Breakfast

Doubletree by Hilton

WINDCHESTER Location Information Description

Windchester, United Kingdom

Visit Winchester, in medieval times the most important city in England; some believe this is where the legendary King Arthur had his Round Table. Enjoy some free time to explore.

PORTSMOUTH Location Information Description

Portsmouth/England, United Kingdom

Next, delve into nautical life in Portsmouth, where you’ll visit the historic dockyards. Head on to dinner at your hotel in the countryside.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel

Birling Gap, Royal Tnbridge Wells & Sissinghurst Location Information Description

Maidstone, United Kingdom

Visit Birling Gap for a gentle cliff walk. Head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town, for some free time to discover its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and charming shops and pubs. Next take a stroll to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England. Head to your hotel for dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Chilstom Park Hotel in Maidstone

LEEDS CASTLE Location Information Description

Kent, United Kingdom

Journey to romantic Leeds Castle in Kent, once called “the loveliest castle in the world”. Tour this storybook structure, complete with a moat, and discover its colorful gardens.

CANTERBURY Location Information Description

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Proceed to the beautiful city of Canterbury. Take time to explore its medieval center before visiting its imposing cathedral and hearing some of its enthralling tales. Head to London where you’ll dine with your group.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton London Kensington Hotel

KENSINGTON PALACE Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

Visit Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate.

Next, savor afternoon tea, a classic English experience, before spending the rest of the day at leisure, exploring London.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hilton London Kensington Hotel

CAMBRIDGE AME Location Information Description

Cambridge/England, United Kingdom

Depart London and head to the university city of Cambridge. Visit the Cambridge American Cemetery, memorializing thousands of World War II soldiers, including bandleader Glenn Miller and Joseph Kennedy, JFK’s brother.

Finish the day’s activities by punting down the River Cam, taking in the sights of this university city on a traditional flat-bottomed boat. Your evening is free to explore.

Breakfast

Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel

LINCOLN Location Information Description

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Head to Lincoln, with its towering cathedral and castle overlooking the city. Stop in a pub for a traditional Sunday roast lunch.

YORK Location Information Description

York, United Kingdom

Arrive in York, an ancient city of narrow cobbled streets, charming tearooms, quaint old pubs, and intriguing medieval churches. Your tour director will bring you on a walking tour, then enjoy the rest of the day free for exploring.

Breakfast, Lunch

Malmaison York Hotel

VINTAGE TRAIN RIDE Location Information Description

Goathland, United Kingdom

Journey back in time on a vintage train ride: go from the Goathland Station that portrayed Hogsmeade Station in the first “Harry Potter” film to the old whaling town of Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”.

WHITBY Location Information Description

Whitby, United Kingdom

Tour Whitby’s pretty harbor and cobbled streets with your tour director, then enjoy free time for lunch.

YORK Location Information Description

York, United Kingdom

Head back to York and visit York Minster, a Gothic cathedral resplendent with medieval stained glass.

Breakfast, Dinner

Malmaison York Hotel

LAKE DISTRICT Location Information Description

Lake District, United Kingdom

Take a scenic drive through the lush green splendor of the Yorkshire Dales, pausing in the romantic market town of Richmond. Head on to Keswick, in the famously beautiful Lake District, where you’ll have some free time for lunch. Visit the Lakes Distillery, dating back to the Victorian era, and enjoy a tour with a tasting.

Breakfast, Dinner

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

CRUISE ON LAKE WINDERMERE Location Information Description

Windermere, United Kingdom

Take a short scenic cruise on England’s largest lake, Windermere, seeing mountain vistas, wooded isles, and lakeside villages.

Liverpool Location Information Description

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Head on to Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles. Tour this fun, friendly city on foot with your tour director – and you are free to explore for the rest of the day. You might check out the many attractions around the Albert Dock, including the Beatles Story, the Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Breakfast

Malmaison Liverpool Hotel

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Location Information Description

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Head to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s hometown. Visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the 500-year-old thatched house, surrounded by gardens, where The Bard’s wife was born.

OXFORD Location Information Description

Oxford, United Kingdom

Drive to Oxford to discover this storied university city on a walking tour with your tour director. Visit a local restaurant for a farewell dinner with your group

Breakfast, Dinner

Courtyard by Marriott Oxford City Centre Hotel

TOUR ENDS IN OXFORD Location Information Description

Oxford, United Kingdom

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% per person
  • 15 - 8 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 90% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
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