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Historic Warwick and Cultural Coventry

  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Warwickshire

    Group Tours in Warwick
  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Warwickshire

    Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Warwickshire

    Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • St Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire

    St Mary's Church, Warwick, Warwickshire - St Mary's from College Gardens
  • Coventry, Warwickshire - Guild Hall Tapestry

    Coventry, Warwickshire -Guild Hall Tapestry
4 day tour
From £165 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Coventry has won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021. Now it is time for groups to discover the historic buildings and ancient legends which contributed to the successful bid. Neighbouring city of Warwick may be best known for its castle, but did you know there are some amazing historical gems nestled in the twisting streets? On our tour we discover the Lord Leycester Hospital, Coventry Cathedral, the Guild Hall,  and St Mary’s Church, Warwick’s church of treasures.


Dates

Dates throughout 2021 & 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

Coventry Cathedral and Walking Tour

Today we meet our guide in the heart of the city, at the gardens of Lady Godiva’s Cathedral, where we walk the tranquil grounds and learn about Coventry’s rich history. Next we walk to ‘Coventry Cathedral’ which is in fact two buildings that lie at the very heart of the city of Coventry. The newly built Cathedral stands next to the ruins of the ‘old Cathedral’ which was destroyed during the Blitz. Our next stop is St Mary’s Guildhall, which boasts a long list of esteemed visitors including Shakespeare and Mary Queen of Scots. The afternoon is free to explore Coventry’s many shops and restaurants.

Day 3

Warwick – Lord Leycester Hospital and St Mary’s Church

Lord Leycester Hospital is a historic group of medieval timber-framed buildings dating from the late 14th Century. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the buildings became a place of retirement for old warriors who had fought in the Elizabethan era wars.  These soldiers are known to this day as the Brethren and with the Master, still live within the walls of the building.  One of the Brethren will be your tour guide.

After time in Warwick, we take a short stroll to St Mary’s Church, one of the largest churches in Britain.  It is well known for the stunning medieval Beauchamp Chapel with intricate stained glass and medieval and Tudor tombs, including that of Sir Robert Dudley, a favourite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I (a small donation is appreciated on the day).

Day 4

Travel home

On your way home you may wish to call into nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare.


Suggested hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff 

Hilton Warwick Hotel ****

The Hilton Warwick Hotel is conveniently located just off M40 and Junction 15, making it the perfect base for exploring Warwick and the surrounding area. There are 181 comfortable and well-equipped bedrooms, including 4 accessible rooms. All bedrooms have shower over baths. There is a lift to all floors and complimentary on-site coach parking.

Novotel Coventry ****

The 4-star Novotel Coventry M6 J3 hotel is conveniently located just ten minutes from the city centre, with easy access to the city’s major road networks. The hotel has a lift to all floors and complimentary coach parking on-site.

 

Other hotels are available for this tour – details on request


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4 days / 3 nights
2021 Dates From £165.00 per person
2022 Dates From £175.00 per person

A supplement will apply for occupancy of a single room – details on request

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