About the tour: Blenheim Palace & Steaming through the Cotswolds

All aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway as we chug through the picturesque scenery to Broadway in the Cotswolds. We also walk in the footsteps of the Greatest Briton, Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace as we learn more about our wartime leader amidst sumptuous furnishings and architecture. Plus, visit Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, where history and romantic architecture combine.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Gala dinner on final evening
  • Local Joining Points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon.

    It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. Sit back, relax and enjoy light refreshments on our journey.

    We will then enjoy free time in Broadway, which remains today as it has for centuries with the picturesque rolling hills overlooking the ancient honey-coloured period buildings.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
    • Broadway

    Stratford-upon-Avon is a pretty riverside town, most famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare. You may choose to immerse yourself in the Bard's world and visit his birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, or his final resting place at Holy Trinity Church. Beside Shakespeare, Stratford offers lots to do, with excellent shops and restaurants, pretty timbered buildings and cruises upon the river.

    We also enjoy a visit to Warwick, with free time to explore. You may choose to visit Warwick Castle, founded by William the Conqueror, or simply stroll through this historic town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Included Highlights

    • Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Warwick

    Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history. Situated in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, it is one of England's largest houses and is a stunning example of architecture.

    Arguably, it is most famous as the birthplace and home of Sir Winston Churchill, England's Prime Minister between 1940-45 and 1951-55. There are exhibitions here dedicated to one of our greatest leaders and the work he did during the war.

    We then return to the hotel for a gala dinner to celebrate our final evening together.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Blenheim Palace
    Blenheim Palace

    Included Highlights

    • Blenheim Palace

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Blenheim Palace & Steaming through the Cotswolds

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hotel & Spa in the scenic Warwickshire countryside.