Charms of England

Charms of England

Charm, simplicity, and complete indulgence: these are the major ingredients of this lovely eight-night discovery of England and its bucolic bests. Follow Ker & Downey as we put a new twist on old favorites – like London’s classic highlights – and reveal new destinations from soaring heights, whether from a hot air balloon in the Cotswolds or a treehouse in The New Forest.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive London / The Arts Club Hotel

  • Day 2:

    London / The Arts Club Hotel

  • Day 3:

    London / The Arts Club Hotel

  • Day 4:

    The Cotswolds / Dormy House

  • Day 5:

    The Cotswolds / Dormy House

  • Day 6:

    The New Forest / Chewton Glen

  • Day 7:

    The New Forest / Chewton Glen

  • Day 8:

    The New Forest / Chewton Glen

  • Day 9:

    Departure

Itinerary Description:

Start your journey with three days in London. Explore the buzzing capital and discover exclusive and hidden spots from your home-away-from-home at the Dover Street Arts Club. A unique program will be crafted for you to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and gastronomy of London. Don't be shy about your wants and wishes while in London. Ker & Downey's access to many secrets of the city will ensure a completely unique experience.

From London you will travel to the Cotswolds, firstly to discover Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim is a true masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture, and home to one of the most impressive collections of paintings in Europe. You will meet your guide on arrival for a private tour of the Palace State Rooms and Private Apartments, through to the Churchill Exhibition, before enjoying a three-course lunch. After lunch take a guided walk around the gardens with picnic-style Afternoon Tea served beside the lake before continuing on to Dormy House.

Stay for two nights at the award-winning boutique hotel with a picture-perfect setting where you can take in the glorious British countryside from above. We will arrange your very own hot air balloon flight to soar over beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages dotted below. Enjoy an afternoon strolling through the villages, antiques shops, and sampling the country pubs. With an adventure into the heart of the English countryside – with more wonderful restaurants than you can imagine in so-called sleepy villages – this is a real chance to immerse yourselves in all that is great in Britain.

From the Cotswolds you will venture further south to the fabulous country estate of Chewton Glen, known for its renowned restaurant, indulgent spa, and private treehouse suites. Set close to the south coast, Chewton Glen is also the perfect base for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Enjoy charter a private yacht for a day to explore the island gem off the coast of Hampshire before being whisked back to Chewton Glen for your final evening in the UK.

Your Ker & Downey travel expert can help you expand your Charms of England journey to include other areas in the UK and Ireland. Consider heading west for more outdoor exploration in Wales, go north to the highlands of Scotland, or opt for a jaunt to Ireland.

Customize This Journey

Choose additional countries and destinations, change property selections, add activities, tours, and more. With Ker & Downey, the choice is yours – just ask your travel expert!

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