Oxford and the Cotswolds
Immerse yourself in quintessential England as you take in the history, traditions, and landscape of one of England's most beloved regions. From rolling green hillsides to the inviting quads of historic colleges to imposing castles, experience authentic English charm on this 9-day tour.
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2015 CAMBRIDGE PRE-PROGRAM OPTION
Experience a second prestigious university town while walking in the pristine quad and along the sculpture‑lined corridors of Cambridge and visiting the famed King’s College Chapel. Tour Bletchley Park, the secret World War II intelligence site where the British deciphered the German code, which was especially crucial to the war effort. Accommodations for three nights are in a comfortable, centrally located hotel.
2015 MARLOW, WINDSOR, ETON POST-PROGRAM OPTION
Enjoy a close look at the world of British royalty with a visit to Windsor Castle, home to England’s kings and queens for over 1,000 years. Nearby, cruise leisurely along the Thames and see the school of the Prime Ministers of England, Eton College. Visit Basildon Park, a restored 18th century mansion, and a setting for several well-known movies such as Pride and Prejudice and Dorian Gray. Overnight for two nights at the Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in Marlow.
2014 CAMBRIDGE PRE-PROGRAM OPTION
What better place to begin your immersion into English life than in lovely Cambridge. This merry university town’s charm and history rival those of Oxford in a breathtaking setting of medieval architecture, manicured gardens and the winding River Cam. Guided tours feature Bletchley Park, the UK’s wartime code-breaking headquarters; the striking Perpendicular King’s College Chapel, home to Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi; Sidney Sussex College; Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial; and St. John’s College’s famous Bridge of Sighs. With time at leisure, perhaps you’ll try punting on the Cam in a wooden flat-bottomed boat, a traditional pursuit of residents and visitors alike and an exceptional way to observe life in this ivy-covered community. Accommodations for three nights are in a deluxe, centrally located hotel. This Pre-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
2014 CANTERBURY POST-PROGRAM OPTION
Made famous in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Canterbury’s history and heritage is immortalized in the medieval pilgrimage site of the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, a World Heritage site, founded in 597 A.D. Visit Winston Churchill’s home at Chartwell and Down House, the home of Charles Darwin. See the stunning White Cliffs of Dover and explore the secret underground tunnels of the Dover Castle. Accommodations for three nights are in an inviting, centrally located hotel. This Post-Program Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.