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An English Exploration

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An English Exploration

15 Days

This chauffeur-driven tour provides the opportunity to experience the best England has to offer from the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District and the charm of the Cotswolds, to the culture and history of London.

Impeccable accommodation, world-class dining, knowledgeable guides and exclusive experiences including private tours of royal residences combine to create an unforgettable showcase of England.



This Dream Escape English Exploration may include the following experiences;

  • Follow in the footsteps of literary greats; visit the cottages where Beatrix Potter penned many of her famous works and another filled with memorabilia linked to William Wordsworth, its former resident.


  • Experience the charm of luxury travel once enjoyed by wealthy Victorians with a cruise in a steam-powered yacht, choosing to relax in one of the opulent saloons or feel the breeze on her open-air decks.


  • Take a private guided tour of one of Britain’s finest stately homes which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.


  • Discover the important story of the Codebreakers during World War II at a historical site that was previously one of Britain’s best kept secrets.


  • Explore the Cotswolds with your driver-guide admiring the pretty stone villages dotted in between the rolling hills that define the area.


  • Visit Oxford, famous for it’s prestigious university and home to royalty and scholars for over 800 years.


  • Explore the private gardens of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with a special guided tour led by one of the gardeners.


  • A private local guide will accompany you as you discover one of the finest ancient historic sites in Northern Europe.
  • Visit a breathtaking prehistoric monument which stands as strong today as it did 3,500 years ago and was the first place in the UK to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status.


  • Explore the graceful tree-lined avenues, ancient woodlands and 18th century lakes of a previous private royal hunting grounds with a private horse-drawn carriage ride.


  • Visit HM The Queen’s preferred weekend residence; a glorious 13-acre complex of medieval, Restoration and Georgian buildings.


  • Embark on a fast and fun two-hour orientation tour of London in two restored Classic Mini Coopers.


  • Discover secrets of the Second World War as you descend beneath the streets of London into a hidden labyrinth of government offices.


  • View the city from a new perspective from the top of one of London’s highest landmarks.


We suggest a mix of luxury iconic city hotels and historic country properties during your stay:

An intimate Lake District hideaway, with no more than twenty individually designed rooms, offering an idyllic setting with a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere.

A magnificent hotel situated on Bath’s elegant Royal Crescent.

A Luxury country house hotel, a place of politics, power and parties for 300 years and a family-owned Royal favourite in London.


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Experience the charm of luxury travel once enjoyed by wealthy Victorians with a cruise on Coniston Water in a steam-powered yacht, choosing to relax in one of the opulent saloons or feel the breeze on her open-air decks. The crew will bring the area to life with tales of Coniston’s many famous connections.


Follow in the footsteps of literary greats with visits to charming towns and historic homes, all of which boast impressive literary connections. Visit Hill Top cottage to see where Beatrix Potter penned many of her famous works, or visit Dove Cottage which is now a quaint museum packed full of memorabilia linked to William Wordsworth, its former resident.


Until fairly recently Bletchley Park was Britain’s best kept secret. The secrecy surrounding all the activities carried on here during World War II was of vital importance to national security and the Allies’ ultimate victory. It was here that an organisation called the Government Code and Cypher School studied and devised methods to enable the Allied forces to decipher the military codes and ciphers that secured German, Japanese, and other Axis nation’s communications. Bletchley Park heralded the birth of the information age with the industrialisation of the codebreaking processes enabled by machines such as the Turing/Welchman Bombe, and the world’s first electronic computer, Colossus. Today, Bletchley Park is a treasured heritage site designed to preserve the important story of the Codebreakers during World War II, and a truly fascinating visit.


Blenheim Palace was given to the first Duke of Marlborough by a grateful Nation, following his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in August 1704.


Visit the private gardens of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for a very special visit. A keen gardener himself, His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house since his arrival in 1980.


Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress. The breathtaking prehistoric monument stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago. Over 30 years ago in 1986, Stonehenge was amongst the first seven sites in the UK to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Built in several stages from around 3000BC, it is speculated that it took over 30 million hours of labour to construct. To this day its purpose remains a mystery; however the alignment of the awe-inspiring stones suggests that the circle is connected with the sun and the passing of the seasons


Windsor Castle is a glorious 13-acre complex of medieval, Restoration and Georgian buildings.


Begin the day with a fast and fun two-hour orientation tour of the City of London in two restored Classic Mini Coopers.


The London Eye is an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. The world’s largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes



The Lake District is considered by many to be amongst the most picturesque areas in all of England. Renowned English poet William Wordsworth said of the Lake District that there is “nowhere in so narrow a compass with such a variety of the sublime and beautiful”. In 2017 it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status, the first of the UK’s national parks to be given this. It is the area’s combination of breath-taking natural landscape alongside its cultural links to art and literature that makes it so unique, and indeed, so worthy of preserving.


Glorious all year round, the Cotswolds are the largest of all the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. It is best known for representing “quintessential England”: rolling hillsides, country lanes and pretty stone villages. Perhaps the key to the Cotswolds’ irresistible and characteristic pull lies in the limestone bedrock from which so many of its towns and villages are built. It is this golden stone attributed from medieval wealth from wool merchants that makes the area equally as beautiful on an overcast afternoon or a sunny morning.


Oxford has been a home to royalty and scholars for over 800 years. It is famous for its university. The grouping of towers and spires, have provided the city the moniker ‘the city of dreaming spires’ and offer a beautiful sight from a distance. On closer view, the 38 colleges of Oxford University are a wonderful example of British architecture of every period, ranging from medieval times to the present.


Considered one of Britain’s most beautiful cities, Bath is home to some of nation’s grandest and most graceful architecture. Sweeping crescents of gorgeous Georgian architecture co-exist harmoniously with ancient cobbled alleys and grand Roman Bathhouses, ensuring that almost every corner of the city boasts classical beauty that will stop you in your tracks.


Windsor lies in Royal Berkshire, whose Royal associations date back to the establishment of Windsor Castle by William the Conqueror in the 11th The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, it saw King John ride out from its walls to sign Magna Carta at nearby Runnymede in 1215. In 1850 Queen Victoria designated it Royal Berkshire and it was at Windsor Castle in 1839 that the young queen proposed to her beloved Albert.

The town of Windsor is a haven for shopping. Encased within the Victorian railway station are a wealth of high-end outlets. It’s a pleasant stroll from here across the river to Eton High Street. Noted for its art and antique shops, this charming thoroughfare also leads to Eton College, the country’s most famous school.


London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

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