Gems of Southern England CIE Tours International

Gems of Southern England

Discover the beauty and history of southern England and explore its palaces, cathedrals and gardens. Journey to Windsor, the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Canterbury and London. Explore the Roman baths, ancient Stonehenge and the Salisbury Cathedral. The crowning glory of this trip are visit to the stunning palaces including Windsor, Blenheim, Leeds and Kensington.


8 Daysfr. $3,045

  • A welcome drink with your group
  • A visit to Windsor Castle
  • A visit to Blenheim Palace, the magnificent country house once home to Winston Churchill
  • A walking tour of Bath
  • A visit to the famed Roman Baths
  • A visit to prehistoric Stonehenge
  • A visit to Winchester and Portsmouth
  • A gentle cliff walk at Birling Gap
  • A visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells, a delightful old spa town
  • A visit to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England.
  • A visit to Leeds Castle in Kent
  • A visit to Canterbury including the Canterbury Cathedral
  • A visit to Kensington Palace
  • Afternoon tea in London
  • 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)
  • 4 dinners
  • Castle Hotel Windsor in Windsor, England (1 night)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bath in Bath, England (2 nights)
  • Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel, England (1 night)
  • Chilston Park Hotel in Maidstone, England (1 night)
  • Hilton London Kensington Hotel in London, England (2 nights)

Arrival | Windsor Castle 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; dine and explore this intriguing medieval town as you wish this evening.

Castle Hotel Windsor

Blenheim Palace | Cotswolds | Bath Location Information Description

Blenheim Park, 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.

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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 Bath

Stonehenge | Salisbury Location Information Description

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Visit prehistoric Stonehenge and marvel at the vast monoliths mysteriously erected 5,000 years ago.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom

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.

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Bath, United Kingdom

Head back to Bath, where your evening is free to explore and dine as you wish.

Breakfast

DoubleTree by Hilton Bath

Winchester | Portsmouth Location Information Description

Winchester, 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.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Enjoy some free time to explore. Next, delve into nautical life in Portsmouth, where you’ll visit the historic dockyards.

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Arundel, United Kingdom

Head on to dinner at your hotel in the countryside.

Breakfast

Avisford Park Hotel

Birling Gap |Royal Tunbridge Wells | Sissinghurst Location Information Description

Royal Tunbridge Wells, 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.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom

Next take a stroll to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of the finest gardens in England.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom

Breakfast, Dinner

Chilston Park Hotel

Leeds Castle | Canterbury Cathedral 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.

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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

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London, United Kingdom

Head to London where you’ll dine with your group.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hilton London Kensington Hotel

Kensington Palace | Afternoon Tea | London Exploring 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, Dinner

Hilton London Kensington Hotel

Tour Ends in London Location Information Description

London, 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.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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