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Navigate the English rail network as you explore the heart of England and its historic cities. Sit back and enjoy the scenic countryside roll by before exploring the grandeur of Bath, Shakespeare's Stratford and the University city of Oxford not to mention the capital city of London.



5 days / 4 nights

Regions visited:
Heart of England

Start point:
Central London

End point:
Central London/p>

Yes (subject to rail timetables)


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Regency City of Bath and Roman Baths

Heart of England by Rail Tour - Bath

Bath, Wiltshire, England

Arriving in to London, use your rail pass on the dedicated airport express line in to the city centre before joining the national network to glide to the city of Bath. Bath oozes Georgian opulence and is home to so many sites of historic importance that the entire city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit architectural highlights including the Elizabethan Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent, a wealth of quality museums, exhibitions and of course the spectacular Roman Baths and Pump Room.

accommodationOvernight: Bath.

distanceJourney time: 20 minutes to London (via Gatwick/ Heathrow Express) and London Underground, followed by 1 hour 30 minutes to Bath (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Bath Abbey and Roman Baths.


Stratford-upon Avon and Warwick Castle

Heart of England by Rail Tour - Bath

Anne Hathaway's House, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

From Bath, ride the rails to Birmingham in the heart of England which, with its large rail hub, you can use as your base for the next two days. After dropping your bags at the hotel, take the train to Stratford-upon-Avon, a picturesque, medieval town of Tudor timberwork buildings, open greens and boats bobbing on the river Avon. The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford is brimming with cultural and historic attractions including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Hall's Croft. On route back to Birmingham, stop at Warwick to explore one of England's finest medieval fortresses at Warwick Castle.

accommodationOvernight: Birmingham.

distanceJourney time: 2 hours (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare's Birthplace and Warwick Castle.


Oxford, Oxford University and Birmingham City

Heart of England by Rail Tour - Oxford University

Oxford University, Oxford, England

This morning take the train to the University city of Oxford where you'll enjoy the college quads and spires of the world-renowned Oxford University. Soak up the unique academic ambience which once inspired the likes of Tolkien, CS Lewis and Oscar Wilde and explore the famous colleges such as Magdalen and Christchurch or the Bodleian Library and New College Hall used as parts of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies. By evening explore the vibrant city of Birmingham the historic town hall and cathedral or the modern shopping developments not to mention ample bars and restraurants.

accommodationOvernight: Birmingham.

distanceJourney time: 1 hours and 20 minutes (approx.) - each way.

attractionsHighlights: Oxford University and Oxford City.


Wesminster Abbey, Tower of London and London City

Heart of England by Rail Tour - Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London, England

Travel by rail from Birmingham to London to explore this magnificent city. London is a thriving metropolis with a vibrant modern culture and rich history and heritage. Explore world renowned sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames.

accommodationOvernight: London.

distanceJourney time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Westminster Abbey and Tower of London.


Return home

Make your way to the airport for your return flight from Heathrow or Gatwick.


Heart of England by Rail - rail tour of England


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  • 4 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked English breakfast each morning.
  • Britrail England Consecutive Passes (4 day).
  • Adeo travel rail information including station details, journey durations and departure times.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip.
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.


  • Abbey Hotel, Bath x 1 night
  • Burlington Hotel, Birmingham x 2 nights
  • Phoenix Hotel, London x 1 night

As our rail tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc.

Unless otherwise requested all suggested accommodations for our rail tours will be within walking distance or a short taxi journey from the local railway station.


  • Upgrade your rail passes for First Class Travel.
  • Enjoy City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tours in Bath and London.
  • Buy advance tickets for Shakespeare's Birthplace or the London Eye.
  • Purchase a London Visitor Travel card for your London travel needs.


  • Add extra nights in London to really explore this magnificent city.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain rail tours.
  • Have your own rail travel expert accompany you on your tour.

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arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

arrowPRICING 2017/18

Twin/Double - from GBP £525 per person.

Single supplements apply for solo travellers – please contact us for details


  • Above pricing is an estimated "from" price based on mid-season travel (March/April).
  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Above pricing is based on suggested accommodations listed however please note that we can tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences.
  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room with one adult Britrail pass per person as specified.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.

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