England Stratford upon Avon & The Cotswold Way Walk
Double / Single
£605 / £1062
How does this work?
Any start date. February to November.
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
A four centre, self-guided walking tour in England tour starting in Stratford-upon-Avon and then walking along the Cotswold Way inn-to-inn from Chipping Campden to Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. 5 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, 2 nights in Stratford-upon-Avon and 3 nights in the Cotswolds, 2 days walking the Cotswold Way inn-to-inn from village to village. Walking maps and guide book supplied. Taxi transfer from Stratford-upon-Avon to Chipping Campden and then luggage transfer between accommodation and transfer to Cheltenham on final morning.
This tour allows you time to explore the delightful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and if you are lucky to see a Shakespeare Play at the Swan Theatre one evening. You and your luggage will then be transferred to the market town of Chipping Campden. You will then follow the Cotswold Way Path through the Gloucestershire countryside to Winchcombe. You will stay at the world-renowned village of Broadway and the creep through the quiet and sleepy Stanton and enjoy the farm animals of sheep and cows through a pastoral countryside scene. Accommodation is en-suite in Stratford-upon-Avon and we do our best to provide en-suite at the places you stay along the Cotswold Way.
DAY ONE: Arrival in Stratford-upon-Avon. You may arrive anytime after 2pm. Evening meals are generally available between 7pm - 9pm in nearby restaurants or inns (NOT provided in tour price). Overnight at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
DAY TWO: Discover Stratford-upon-Avon. On this first day you wander around this famous old town at your own pace and hopefully discover its links with Shakespeare. There is the church and the theatre as well as Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Overnight at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
DAY THREE: Transfer from Stratford-upon-Avon to Chipping Campden. We will arrange to collect you and your luggage at about 2pm and transfer you to the market town of Chipping Campden. Again there is much to see and photograph. Overnight at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England.
DAY FOUR: Walking from Chipping Campden to Broadway. 8 miles (13km) and 900 feet ascent. On this first walking day you follow the Cotswold Way along "The Mile Drive" and head up to the Broadway Tower and then down to the pretty stone village of Broadway. Dinner can be taken at the hotel or nearby pubs (not included in tour price). Overnight at Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
DAY FIVE: Walking from Stanton to Winchcombe. 8 miles (12km) and 135 feet ascent. The taxi will collect you after breakfast and take you to the sleepy village of Stanton, where you start your walk. The Cotswold Way is a low-level route. You finish at the town of Winchcombe, with much of interest, hiding within the streets. Dinner can be taken at any of the local inns or restaurants (not included in tour price). Overnight at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England.
DAY SIX: Departure from Winchcombe to Cheltenham station (included in tour price). The taxi will collect you after breakfast and transfer you to the rail station in Cheltenham.
RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON to STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (NOT included in tour price): Stratford-upon-Avon is the nearest rail station with good regular connections from London or Birmingham.
TRAVEL from WINCHCOMBE to CHELTENHAM (included in tour price): We will collect you and your luggage after breakfast and transfer you to Cheltenham rail station.
RAIL TRAVEL from CHELTENHAM to LONDON (NOT included in tour price): Cheltenham is the nearest rail station. Trains run every hour to London (Paddington) and Birmingham. Presently the 11:10pm from Cheltenham arrives at London at 13:12pm.
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Discount rail tickets to Stratford-upon-Avon and from Cheltenham. Extra nights in Stratford upon Avon or in the Cotswolds.
GRADE D: Between 8 - 11 miles (13 - 18 kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Light Waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. No more than 1000 feet ascent and/or descent a day. Footpaths through farmland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.