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 nine-day tour.
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- Visiting Mount Fuji, by way of rural Japan
- Saturday in Pamplona
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGES AND CHAPELS, EAST ANGLIA
Experience this iconic and prestigious British university town while walking in the pristine quad and along the sculpture-lined corridors of Cambridge. Visit the famed King's College Chapel and tour Bletchley Park, the secret World War II intelligence site where the British deciphered the German code. Accommodations for three nights are in the comfortable, centrally located Cambridge City Hotel.
WINDSOR CASTLE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, RIVER THAMES
Explore life in the villages surrounding the Thames and cruise the river itself for a spectacular view of the locales that dot its storied banks. Visit romantic Windsor Castle, the family home of the British royalty for nearly 1,000 years, and look for the Queen's Royal Standard flying from the Round Tower to see if she is in residence. Visit the traditional college town of Eton, site of England's most famous public school and the historic and picturesque regatta town of Henley-on-Thames. Accommodations for two nights are in the deluxe, riverside Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel in the charming Buckinghamshire town of Marlow.