A Royal England
Experience England as the royals do. Lodge at the most ultraluxe accomodations and take part in quintessitial British activities.
- From the Lakelands to the Cotswolds, experience the beauty of the English countryside.
- Visit historic sites like Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace and Oxford University.
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Tower of London.
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Windsor Castle guided by the Queen's cousin.
Embark on a journey through England as the royals do. From lodging at the most exclusive, high-end properties to private visits to scenic helicopter rides, this ultraluxe journey will surely impress. Highlights include discovering the British countryside, the historic sites of London and Manchester, and enjoying private castle tours.
Welcome to London, England! Enjoy a VIP meet and greet service upon arrival to the airport. You will be escorted to the arrivals hall where you will meet your driver guide, who will accompany you through the remainder of the tour. Venture to your luxury accommodation. Opt to take today to relax and rejuvenate or explore many of London’s sites. London is one of the most exhilarating and diverse cities in the world. This thriving metropolis has a rich history evident at every street corner and yet it continues to innovate, reinvent itself and lead the world. In the evening, board your private capsule aboard the London Eye and enjoy a champagne toast as you gaze upon the sun setting across this historic city.
Meet your driver guide in the lobby of your hotel.In the morning, partake in an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Tower of London. Take the remainder of the day to explore the English capital’s iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Private access to both Hampton Court and Windsor Castle early in the morning. Private hire of the Little Banqueting House in the gardens of Hampton Court as a setting for a sumptuous lunch. This beautiful small building designed by Sir Christopher Wren sits right on the Thames and used to be the favourite dining spot of King William III. Exclusive access to the rooftops of Hampton Court and to some of the ‘Grace and Favour’ apartments. We are in the unique position of having extremely rare access to the Royal Palaces. Accompanied by the Queen’s cousin, we can tailor an itinerary that takes you into some of the most exciting and little-seen areas of the Palaces. For more details, please visit ‘Behind-the-Scenes of Windsor Castle’ in the Historical Highlight Tours section.
Today, depart London with your driver guide and make your way to Oxford. Oxford is one of England’s most charming cities, in large part thanks to its ancient university buildings. The university is thought to be the oldest in the English-speaking world with teaching dating back to 1096. There are plenty of quintessentially English cafes, museums and galleries to dip in and out of, as well as pretty riverside walks. The Manoir is set in the charming village of Great Milton and is surrounded by 30 acres of manicured lawns and orchards.On your way to Berkshire, visit Windsor Castle.
In the morning, explore Oxford with your driver guide. Take the afternoon to venture to the historic Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is grand, aristocratic and bold, quite suitable for the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace was originally a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough from a grateful nation and was later saved from ruin by the dowry of an American heiress. Today, the Palace thrives as one of Britain’s most impressive pieces of architecture.
Depart Oxford and make your way to Cotswolds. Characterised by rolling hills, ancient woodland and sleepy villages of honey-coloured cottages, the Cotswolds is pretty enough to charm even those who are lucky enough to live there. Stretching for 100 miles across the five counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, this is the England of picture books. A tapestry of farmland is divided by 4,000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls and covered with a scattering of pretty market towns, stately homes and castles. Along the way to the Cotswolds, visit the famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. Believed to have been constructed between 4000 and 5000 years ago, the ring of standing stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including hundreds of burial mounds, and remain an enigma to archaeologists to this day.
Visit the famous prehistoric monument of Stonehenge today. Believed to have been constructed between 4000 and 5000 years ago, the ring of standing stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including hundreds of burial mounds, and remain an enigma to archaeologists to this day. In the evening, enjoy a private chef’s table private dinner. You will be picked up in a luxury vehicle and welcomed into the Cookery School with nibbles and the farmshop’s very own Prosecco. You will then be guided through a beautifully balanced four-course menu, with matching wines, cooked from scratch right in front of you as you sit at the kitchen bench. It’s a great way to pick up some professional cookery tips whilst enjoying good company and delicious food in luxurious surroundings. A fun atmosphere and your very own chef, will create unforgettable memories.
Robin Dale, farmer and tour guide, is a bit of a local legend. On this exclusive VIP tour, you will join Robin on his farm, home to his family for 300 years. You will have the chance to explore the ‘lay of the land’ and discover all the secrets of farming in the Cotswolds. You will have exclusive access to his private museum, where a range of pictures, fossils and historic farm machinery will be explained to you by your host. The Cotswolds are famous for their ‘dry stone walls’ and Robin has built one specially for you. He will share the ancient craft with you and even give you the opportunity to place some stones yourselves. Not many tours offer you the chance to take part in creating Cotswold history! Once your work is done, Robin will take you on a tour of the local area, where he will share his deep knowledge of the English countryside. For us, of course, no exclusive tour in the Cotswolds would be complete without a private visit to an English manor house, so to end the day, you will be taken on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a Georgian mansion one of the finest in the Cotswolds. If it’s gardens you like the Manor’s gardens are sublime and after your tour of the Manor we can also organise a private lunch or afternoon tea in the gardens or in the grand dining room. Once you have finished, Robin will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel or do a bit more touring.
Depart the Cotswolds in the morning and tour to Manchester. Spend the next two days exploring Manchester with your driver guide.
Depart Manchester and make your way to the Lake District.The Lake District is a beautiful patchwork of lakes, forests and mountains. In spring and summer, a blanket of green covers the ground and lakes shimmer in the sun. The Lake District is home to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, as well as the deepest and longest bodies of water in England, Wastwater and Windermere. The landscapes inspired romantic poets such as William Wordsworth, and after exploring the area yourself, you’ll soon see why. Spend the next few days exploring the Lake District with your driver guide.
Depart for Berkshire in the morning following breakfast. Enjoy a private helicopter transfer to this magical region. Marvel at the green pastures of the countryside from above. One of the Home Counties – the name given to counties that surround London – Berkshire is renowned for its connections to the Royal Family, with Windsor Castle one of its star attractions. There are pretty towns and villages to explore, beautiful stately homes and gardens that burst into colour in spring, summer and autumn. The River Thames winds its way through pretty, peaceful countryside. Take the remainder of the day to enjoy the grounds of Cliveden House. Partake in a traditional afternoon tea.
Enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
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