Group Tour of Jolly ‘Ol England based on the Oviatt Family from Tring England. Escorted group travel via luxury motor coach with guide(s)
Join us as we venture back to the homeland to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors as we visit the very places they were known to have roamed.
Although this tour was specifically built for the Oviatt Family – I will be opening it to anyone interested in English History. This is based on the life of William The Conqueror as the Oviatt Family played a part in the Battle of Hastings when we stormed across from France known as the Huguenots.
May 23 – June 3, 2021
Departure day from the US Saturday May 22, 2021
Day 1 Sunday May 23 – Arrival into Birmingham Int’l Airport to be met by our Coach and Driver. We will be spending the afternoon in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Take a walking tour visiting places associated with William Shakespeare, before we come to our hotel for the night. Welcome Dinner included this evening
Day 2 Monday May 24 – After breakfast at the hotel we venture out to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Afterward we spend the afternoon in Oxford with a walking tour of the “city of dreaming spires”. We will be spending the next two nights in our ancestral home of Tring!
Day 3 Tuesday May 25 – Breakfast at hotel then off we go to the Village of Tring where you spend the day exploring on your own. Back to our hotel for the night
Day 4 Wednesday May 26 – After breakfast we are off for a morning visit to Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta. We then visit Old Sarum. In the afternoon it’s Stonehenge for a private tour with our guide. (subject to change) then back to Salisbury for the next two nights.
Day 5 Thursday May 27 – Today we have listed to visit the town of Bath, possible walking tour, afterward a free day on your own to explore – but this could change – leaving this up to our driver and guide on the day. Back to our hotel in Salisbury for dinner at the hotel
Day 6 Friday May 28 – It’s off to the South of England. We make a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard before we overnight in Rye with dinner at our hotel.
Day 7 Saturday May 29 – After breakfast we head out to Battle Abbey built on the very spot where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Back to our hotel in Rye for dinner
Day 8 Sunday May 30 – Today we visit one of the most famous gardens in England – Sissinghurst Castle Gardens possible tour by head gardener Tony Smith. In the afternoon we spend time at Dover Castle before we move onto Kent “The Garden of England” for the next two nights.
Day 9 Monday May 31 – After breakfast we venture into Canterbury, most famous for the murder in 1170 of Archbishop Thomas Becket. Immortalized in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” published in the 14th century. From here we depart to Chapel Down Vineyards. Tour the winery that supplied refreshment at the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Dinner at the Swan Restaurant on the Chapel Downs Estate. Back to Kent and our hotel.
Day 10 Tuesday June 1 – After breakfast it’s off to London! If you are departing us today we will make arrangements for transfer to the airport for your return to the US. For the rest of you, we check into our hotel in Waterloo then you have time on your own in the city.
Day 11 Wednesday June 2 – After breakfast at our hotel It’s a free day in London! Our guide will be available to take you around if wanted, maybe even get the chance to see the “changing of the guard” at Buckingham Palace. As tonight is our last night in England, you will be swept over London with a glass of Champagne on the London Eye before joining a river cruise for our farewell dinner on the Thames!
Day 12 Thursday June 3 – It’s off to the airport for your return home. We transfer you to either Heathrow or Gatwick and say our goodbyes
Luxury Coach with Driver/Guide(s), Tour Manager, 10 nights luxury hotels, all visits according to itinerary, 2 meals daily, Dinner cruise on the River Thames, porterage of 1 bag each, more surprises along the way, fun family insights
Group Air to be determined
Extra meals not specified in itinerary, gratuities to driver/guide(s) tour manager or other servers, porterage of extra bags, Travel Insurance (highly recommended), sundries or extras not specified in itinerary, all other costs not shown