Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for the Cotswolds
Regency Cheltenham and Historic Gloucester
This tour offers the opportunity to discover regency Cheltenham, historic Gloucester, and the picturesque Cotswolds town of Broadway, and take a steam train ride on the heritage Gloucester Warwickshire Railway.
Dates throughout 2021 & 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
If time and route permit, why not travel to your hotel via the Cotswolds to see some of the picturesque market towns and villages.
Broadway, steam train ride and Cheltenham
This morning we travel to Broadway, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’. The pretty tree-lined High Street includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottages. We then travel to Toddington station for a steam train ride on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway. The 35-minute journey towards Cheltenham passes through delightful Cotswolds scenery with views over the Vale of Evesham to the distant Malvern Hills. Specifically designed as a pleasure health resort for wealthy visitors, Cheltenham Spa is an elegant town with many of the regency, architectural and heritage features still to be seen today.
Gloucester, its Cathedral and Historic Docks
Today we travel to Gloucester. Our first stop is the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, where a volunteer guide will reveal many of the stories and secrets of this extraordinary building. Of special interest is the medieval Great Cloister, famous for its fan vaulting. The cloisters have also appeared in the Harry Potter films and on TV in Sherlock, Wolf Hall and Doctor Who. The historic Gloucester Docks, just a short walk away, offers a dramatic waterfront, converted warehouses and an array of restaurants and bars. Next door is Gloucester Quays with more than 60 outlet shops.
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in May 2019
Holiday Inn Gloucester ***
This modern, smart Gloucester hotel is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester, less than 15 minutes’ drive from Gloucester Cathedral and Cheltenham. Enjoy delicious meals at the hotel’s airy restaurant or relax with a coffee in the modern bar and lounge. The hotel has a Health Club with indoor pool, spa, sauna, whirlpool and steam room. Relax in one of the comfortable en-suite bedrooms with TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There are two disabled adapted rooms available. The hotel has on-site coach parking.
Cheltenham Chase Hotel ****
This charming hotel is perfectly located for exploring both the spa town of Cheltenham and the town of Gloucester. The hotel offers all amenities needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay. There is a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and laundry service. The Health Club and Spa invites you to unwind your body and mind with a sauna, solarium, spa, pool and gym. The hotel has 122 en-suite bedrooms which are stylishly furnished and feature a plasma-screen TV, seating space, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms for disabled use are available. The hotel has a lift and on-site coach parking.
Jurys Inn Cheltenham ****
Jurys Inn Cheltenham is located just outside Cheltenham, a short drive from the racecourse and other top attractions. At this hotel you will find a restaurant offering delicious food and refreshing drinks and a sleek Lounge Bar. To stay fit during your vacation you can use the fully-equipped gym, tennis courts and swimming pool and for relaxation there is a steam room and sauna. All 122 stylish bedrooms include an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, iron and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors and on-site coach parking.
Hallmark Hotel Gloucester ****
This hotel is located a short drive from the centre of Gloucester, in the countryside where you will find miles and miles of cycling routes and beautiful walks. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, spa and gym. The Brasserie style restaurant with bright contemporary interiors offers a modern British and European menu with Asian and Moroccan influences. All 95 modern bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and feature flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has lots of steps and no lift. There is on-site coach parking.
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights|
|2021 dates||From £204.00 per person|
|2022 dates||From £215.00 per person|
Single room supplement available upon request.