- Tour the ancient city of Bath and see where "Bridgerton" was filmed
- Visit the gardens and historic market towns of the Cotswolds region
- Learn about birds of prey at the Cotswold Falconry Centre
- Stroll the campus of Oxford University on a "Harry Potter" tour
|Day 1||Arrive in London & Transfer to Bath, Literary Tour||Bath|
|Day 2||"Bridgerton" Tour of Bath||Bath|
|Day 3||Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh||Moreton-in-Marsh|
|Day 4||Day Trip to the Cotswold Falconry Centre||Moreton-in-Marsh|
|Day 5||Visit Cotswolds Gardens & Transfer to Oxford, University Tour||Oxford|
|Day 6||Bodleian Library Tour, Punting & Picnic in Oxford||Oxford|
|Day 7||Oxford to London & Depart|
Day 1: Arrive in London & Transfer to Bath, Literary TourWelcome to England! After arriving in London, there will be no time to waste, as beauty and adventure await further west. You'll immediately hop a train for the 1.5-hour journey to the incomparable city of Bath. The uniqueness of Bath derives from its well-preserved Roman history, which is most famously exemplified by its namesake Roman Baths. There's also the incredible Georgian architecture to spare, plus a rich literary legacy centered around Regency England's most famous female author, Jane Austen.
Bath gave Austen much fodder for her novels. During the early 19th century, the well-heeled of British society flocked here to socialize, bathe in the Roman Baths, stroll the 18th-century Sydney Gardens and the Royal Crescent—a circular street of refined Georgian townhouses—and dance and flirt at the endless balls and social engagements. If you are passionate about Jane Austen, inquisitive about the Regency period, or simply an anglophile history buff, you will have a wonderful time on this guided walking tour. It brings a bygone age back to life for all to experience.
Day 2: "Bridgerton" Tour of BathNetflix's hit series "Bridgerton" has taken the world by storm. Set in London during the Regency era, the first season told the love story of London socialite Daphne Bridgerton. Yet despite being set in London, many of the scenes were actually filmed in Bath to take advantage of the city's well-preserved Georgian architecture.
On this private walking tour around Bath, you'll see the locations featured in the series. Highlights include the residences of Lady Danbury and the Featheringtons, the Modiste dress shop, Gunter's tea shop, the street Daphne galloped down to save her love from a duel, and more. During the tour, you'll learn about the very real history behind the buildings seen in this fictional show.
Day 3: Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh
Today you're off to the nearby Cotswolds, one of the most stunning regions in the UK. This rural area of southern England encompasses six different counties and enjoys AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) conservation status. The region is denoted by rolling green hills, medieval villages, and various sites of cultural and historical interest.
You'll be traveling from Bath to one such idyllic little market town: Moreton-in-Marsh. It dates to the 13th century and is one of the principal villages in the northern Cotswolds region. After checking in to your B&B, you can head out and explore the town. You'll see many historic inns and manor homes dating to the 18th century along the High Street. There's also the famous Redesdale Market Hall, a municipal building constructed in 1887 and whose ornate clock tower is one of the town's icons.
Day 4: Day Trip to the Cotswold Falconry CentreOutside of Moreton-in-Marsh is the Cotswold Falconry Centre. This breeding and conservation site was opened in 1988 with the aim of providing the public with a greater knowledge of birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry. It's a great place to take the kids; it's home to some of the most amazing birds you can see up close, including owls, eagles, hawks, and falcons. There are many things to see and do here, including breeding aviaries and flying shows.
Today you'll visit the center to learn more about birds of prey. You'll even take part in an on-site falconry experience. Flying Start is an hour-long activity in which you'll play the role of falconer and fly these amazing birds yourself. After the tour, you'll return to town and will have the rest of the day free.
Day 5: Visit Cotswolds Gardens & Transfer to Oxford, University Tour
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Walk in the footsteps of Harry as you see the actual places that inspired the story of the boy wizard. Author J.K. Rowling once applied to study at Oxford University, and it left an impression on her. Thus, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford when they were preparing the films, pointing out various sights they could use, such as the statue that looks like 'Nearly Headless Nick' and Turf Tavern Lane, which looks like Knockturn Alley.
The tour includes a visit to one of the actual shooting locations in the film: Oxford's Divinity School, where they filmed the classroom, dance, and infirmary scenes. Your guide will reveal much insight into the actors, the producers, and J.K. Rowling's inspirations throughout the tour. Also, as you walk around, you'll take part in a Harry Potter quiz to test your knowledge of the books and films. After the tour, you'll return to your hotel in Oxford.