Antiques, Cotswolds & Autumnal Leaves

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Bath
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  • 8 hours
  • Bath
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Encounter the majesty of England in autumn. Embark on a journey deep into the Cotswolds to explore the historic town of Tetbury, home to England’s greatest antique stores & Prince Charles’ very own shop before enjoying a fabulous lunch amongst the locals.

Then, prepare for an encounter with wondrous natural beauty, to wander beneath the canopies of the serene sentinels that mark the Maple Avenue at the world’s greatest arboretum.

Admire the gently falling shapes of golds, crimsons & plum that silently glide & land to form a mottled mustard carpet under foot, all under the golden rays of a retreating sun.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: In & Beyond Bath, Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN England

Journey into the heart of the Cotswolds.

Duration: 8 hours

Inclusions
  • All costs are included so you can focus on enjoying yourself
  • An engaging, intelligent local driver-guide
  • An amazing lunch (with beverage of your choice) at a stunning country coaching inn
  • A unique journey into authentic England, led by a local.
  • Collection and return to your Bath accommodation
  • Small group of 8 or fewer in a comfortable vehicle.
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - In & Beyond Bath

Exclusions
  • Gratuities/tips are not included but are gratefully accepted. As a company we believe that gratuities are an important part of motivating and recognising outstanding service, and reward the guide for the commitment and care they have provided. They are discretionary and not expected.
  • Additional purchases such as gifts, additional refreshments etc. are not included.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • Tour operates in all kinds of weather, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 10 years (younger children are welcome on condition they are well-behaved & do not undermine other guests' experience!)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Bath, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up in Bath and surrounding areas.


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

trippygal23

28 Sep, 2021

This was not the typical rigidly-structured tour at routine destinations. If you need a break from tourist traps, want to see places and do things that you'd normally never see/do, and spend time with a very personable local, then this may be the tour for you. It was pricier than other tours I have taken, but it was one of several I'd booked for my longer-than-normal vacation in the UK, and honestly, I'd forgotten about the cost completely when the day came. In my case (and admittedly, there are still a lot of folks in lock-down mode), I was the only one on the tour. I think it would be enjoyable for a couple or singles traveling together, etc. It probably would not appeal to families with young children. Those who love antiquing, want to explore without self-driving, or avoid tourist areas (e.g., if this is not your first trip to Bath), may enjoy this outing best. As for the itinerary -- Jules drove out into the Cotswolds on the little winding roads surrounded by rolling fields that always look so charming in films. We made a couple of early stops off the beaten path, but the best was at an unassumingly large home structure that, oh by the way, was originally built as a castle. It was situated next to a gorgeous old church and magical-looking cemetery, and you'd probably never know it was there at all. Throughout the day's drive, Jules pointed out stone walls and gates of great estates, grazing sheep, the landscape, and he talked in depth about the history of the region. He is knowledgeable and interesting, and talks engagingly on many subjects. If you are looking for large-scale antiques to ship home, Jules knows where to find them, but the antique store where I found packable tidbits was in Tetbury, and we had our lunch stop in a nice cafe there. (Lunch was included in the tour price.) The autumn aspect of the trip was best enjoyed whilst walking the paths at the arboretum (entry included); however, even in late September, we were a bit too early for what should be a colorful show of maple leaves. The grounds are very level and its paths are well-maintained and well-marked. It was a beautiful and quiet place to take photographs and walk in nature without feeling like one had to call it a hike. Throughout the day, Jules frequently asked me what I wanted to do, and if I wanted to stop for a photo in the middle of the road to take a picture of a rainbow-framed field, we stopped. He was keen to ensure I was enjoying myself. As for the royals, that aspect was mainly that we were traversing their lesser known stomping grounds. This tour felt like a friend had picked me up at my hotel and taken me out for a day's ramble and conversation in the surrounding area.

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