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  1. Day 1 Stonehenge and Salisbury

    Arriving at London Heathrow or Gatwick Airports, collect your vehicle and head out in to the English countryside. Passing on to the eerie Salisbury Plain make your way to the historic city of Salisbury itself, a charming town which is home to cobbled streets, market squares and Britain’s tallest cathedral spire which also houses Europe's oldest working clock and a copy of the original Magna Carta. A short drive from Salisbury, visit the world’s most iconic stone circle and Stonehenge, a pre-historic site dating back more than 2000 years.

    Overnight: Salisbury

    Journey details: 70 miles / 1hr 30mins approx*

  2. Day 2 Bath City and Roman Baths

    From Salisbury cross the Salisbury Plain on route to Bath. You may choose to stop at the historic town of Lacock and Lacock Abbey which have been used in the filming of period dramas and film alike including the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and the Harry Potter Movies. Arriving in Bath, explore the city. 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 and of course the spectacular Roman Baths and Pump Room.

    Overnight: Bath

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 45 miles / 1hr 15mins approx*

  3. Day 3 The Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon

    Departing Bath head north through the heart of the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds passing through quaint and eccentric chocolate-box villages such as Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold. Arriving in Stratford-upon-Avon, explore this picturesque, medieval town of Tudor timberwork buildings, open greens and boats bobbing on the river Avon. Stratford is of course home to a wealth of heritage sites dedicated to the town’s most famous resident William Shakespeare.

    Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 80 miles / 2hrs 20mins approx.*

  4. Day 4 York Minster and York City

    Continuing your journey north you may choose to stop at England's most impressive medieval fortress at Warwick Castle on route to the grandiose city of York. York is home to a wealth of historic and cultural sites from the cobbled Shambles, Britain’s first shopping street to Viking heritage at the Jorvik Center. Stroll along the remaining medieval city walls, gates and towers or visit the National Railway Museum, current home of the Flying Scotsman, visit the Mansion House or the Tudor exhibition at Micklegate Bar, before enjoying York’s undoubted highlight at the iconic York Minster.

    Overnight: York

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 150 miles / 3hrs 15mins (approx.)*

  5. Day 5 Cambridge Colleges and London

    Making your way south today head to the glorious university city of Cambridge where you can explore labyrinthine cobbled parades and squares and marvel at the intricate architecture of world-renowned University colleges. Take a stroll along the Backs, extensive parklands behind the university or take a punt on the river with one of the resident students. By afternoon, return your vehicle to Heathrow Airport and make your way in to central London. Orientate yourself in the city perhaps seeing the iconic sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames.

    Overnight: Central London

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 225 miles / 4hrs 15mins approx*

  6. Day 6 London City and Sights

    Dedicate your final stay in this magnificent city, a thriving metropolis with a vibrant modern culture and rich history and heritage. Perhaps visit the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Trafalgar Square or Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms exhibition. Culture vultures will delight in some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries including the Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum whilst Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the West End make for unrivalled shopping opportunities.

    Overnight: Central London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  7. Day 7 Return Home

    This morning enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel before checking out. You may have a chance for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing before making your way back to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airports, return your vehicle and check-in for your return flight to your home nation.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked English breakfast each morning
  • 5 days car rental (outside London - suggested collection and return from Heathrow) inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Admission to Stonehenge, The Roman Baths and Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
  • 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

Suggested accommodations

  • Grasmere House Hotel, Salisbury x 1 night
  • Combe Grove Manor Hotel, Bath x 1 night
  • Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon x 1 night
  • Hedley House Hotel, York x 1 night
  • Mornington, Bayswater, London x 2 nights

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.

Optional extras

  • Enjoy an open-top bus tour of London, York or Bath.
  • Add private transfers to / from London from the airport.
  • Add extra pre/post tour accommodation in London or at Heathrow/Gatwick Airport before or after your trip.

Customize this tour!

  • Add extra nights in any of your destinations to explore further.
  • Add a night in the Lake District or Chester/Liverpool to enhance 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.

Departure Dates 2019/20

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!

Pricing 2019/20

From GBP £775 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.

Pricing Notes

  • 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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