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England Explorer offers an in depth tour of this great nation. From the charming countryside of the Lake District and the Cotswolds to the exciting cities of Liverpool and York this tour takes in England's most renowned sites and some lesser known gems.



10 days / 9 nights

Regions visited:
All of England

Start point:
Central London or London Airport

End point:
Central London or London Airport



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selfdrivetourSelf drive tour: England Explorer


Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds

England Explorer Tour - The Cotswolds

Bibury, Gloucestershire, England

Departing London head firstly to Oxford to soak up the unique academic ambience and explore the lawns, quads and spires of renowned Oxford University which once inspired the likes of Tolkien and Oscar Wilde. Visit nearby Churchill's Blenheim Palace before arriving at Tudor town Stratford-upon-Avon home to a wealth of Shakespeare Heritage including his birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Take time to enjoy strolls in the Cotswolds countryside and a visit to Warwick Castle.

accommodationOvernight: Stratford-upon-Avon or The Cotswolds x 2 nights.

distanceJourney details: 90 miles / 145 km, 2 hours 35 minutes (approx.), if starting at Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Oxford Colleges, Shakespeare's Stratford and Warwick Castle.


York and York Minster

Travel north to stunning city of York with a wealth of historic and cultural sites to explore from the cobbled Shambles, Britain's first shopping street, the Viking Jorvik Center, the medieval city walls,gates and towers and the National Railway Museum current home of the Flying Scotsman. The highlight of course will be exploring the iconic York Minster.

accommodationOvernight: York.

distanceJourney details: 155 miles / 250 km, 3 hours (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: York Minster.


Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District

England Explorer Tour - Lake District

Lake District, Cumbria, England

Cross the barren Yorkshire Dales on route to the awe-inspiring countryside of the Lake District and the surrounding fells, woodlands, stone walls and quaint villages. Enjoy walking, hiking, tranquil boat trips or lazy drives soaking up the scenery or cultural visits including Wordsworth's Rydal Mount and Beatrix Potter's Hilltop. On the ancient northern border of England explore Carlisle Castle and the Roman forts along Hadrian's Wall.

accommodationOvernight: Lake District x 2 nights.

distanceJourney details: 125 miles / 200 km, 2 hours 40 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: The Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.


Liverpool and Chester

Pass south to visit the magnificent cities of Liverpool and Chester. Liverpool was designated as European City of Culture in 2008, home to two cathedrals, the famous Albert Docks and a wealth of Beatles Heritage including the Cavern Club and Penny Lane. A short drive south is stunning walled city of Chester home to an excavated Roman Amphitheatre, an impressive cathedral and the unique Tudor Facaded "Rows".

accommodationOvernight: Liverpool or Chester.

distanceJourney details: 90 miles / 140 km, 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx.), for an overnight in Liverpool*.

attractionsHighlights: Liverpool City, Cavern Club and Chester City.


Bath City and the Roman Baths

England Explorer Tour - Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey, Bath, England

Head South to the city of Bath to experience a glorious UNESCO world heritage city which oozes Georgian opulence and is home to architectural highlights including the Elizabethan Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent not to mention the spectacular iconic Roman Baths and Pump Room.

accommodationOvernight: Bath.

distanceJourney details: 195 miles / 310 km, 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Roman Baths.


Wells, Glastonbury and Stonehenge

Enjoy today exploring the myth and legend starting in tiny town of Wells, home to a stunning Cathedral and Bishops Palace before seeing Glastonbury, spiritual capital of England shrouded in mystery with both Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor holding connections with Arthurian Legend and the Holy Grail. Finally enjoy visits to the iconic standing stones of Stonehenge or lesser known Avebury stone circle.

accommodationOvernight: Salisbury.

distanceJourney details: 40 miles / 65 km, 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury and Stonehenge.


Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester and Downton Abbey

England Explorer Tour - The Cotswolds

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester and Downton Abbey After exploring the cobbled streets and squares of Salisbury and England's tallest cathedral spire at Salisbury cathedral, you may choose to visit the historic town of Winchester and Winchester Cathedral which is the final resting place of Jane Austen or her former home and exhibition at Chawton. Finally visit Highclere Castle which you'll recognise as television's Downton Abbey.

accommodationOvernight: Windsor.

distanceJourney details: 70 miles / 110 km, 1 hour 35 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral and Highclere Castle.


Windsor town and Windsor Castle

Spend today exploring the magnificent town of Windsor home to cobbled squares, timber fronted houses, and the world's largest inhabited castle at Windsor Castle, the Queen's favoured residence.

distanceJourney details: 10 miles / 15 km, 40 minutes (approx.), based on a route to Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Windsor Castle.

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England Explorer Tour Map - self drive tour of England


selfdriveSelf drive tour: England Explorer


  • 9 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 10 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • 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.


  • Walton Hotel, Cotswolds near Stratford-upon-Avon x 2 nights
  • York Pavilion Hotel, York x 1 night
  • Burnside Hotel, Windermere, Lake District x 2 nights
  • Brook Meadow Hotel, near Liverpol and Chester x 1 night
  • Limpley Stoke Hotel, near Bath x 1 night
  • Grasmere House Hotel, Salisbury x 1 night
  • Beaumont Estate, near Windsor x 1 night

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.


  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour York, Liverpool or Bath.
  • Purchase the English Heritage and/or National Trust overseas visitor passes for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Pre-book entry to the Shakespeare's Houses heritage attractions in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in London before or after your trip.


  • Add extra nights in any of your destinations to explore further.
  • Add a night in the South East of England to your itinerary.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

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selfdriveSelf drive tour: England Explorer

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

From GBP £749 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.


  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • 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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