2019-04 UK Countryside and City

7-19 April 2019
Destinations: 
Moreton-in-Marsh, Salisbury, Windsor, London, Gatwick
Sunday 7 April

Fly overnight from the USA to London Gatwick

Depart MCO 9:00 PM DL 4369 operated by Virgin Atlantic

Monday 8 April

10:25 Scheduled arrival in Gatwick/ LGW
Meet Elizabeth Pontvik just outside baggage claim
Join our rental van for 83 mile ride to spend the afternoon visiting Blenheim Palace and gardens, "fascinating, sumptuous and still occupied" home of the Dukes of Marlborough, set in 2000 acres of parkland
https://www.blenheimpalace.com/visitus/
Later continue 32 miles to the historic Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh

Redesdale Arms
Moreton-in Marsh

Tuesday 9 April

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for 43 mile full day round trip including Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Cotswold towns of Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Redesdale Arms
Moreton-in Marsh

Wednesday 10 April

Breakfast in hotel
8:00 Bags on van for 60 mile drive to visit Roman and Georgian Bath
10:30 free walking tour by The Mayor's Corps of Honorary Guides http://www.bathguides.org.uk
60 miles, about one hour south to Stonehenge
9 miles on to Salisbury
5:30-6:10 Choral evensong in Salisbury Cathedral
The Cathedral is about a 6 minute walk from The White Hart
https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/about-us

The White Hart Hotel
Salisbury

Thursday 11 April

7:00 Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for one hour travel to visit HMS Victory in Portsmouth
https://www.hms-victory.com/

The White Hart Hotel
Salisbury

Friday 12 April

Breakfast in hotel
8:45 Bags on van
9:00 depart hotel lobby for morning visit to Winchester Cathedral, perhaps we can take a tower tour.
https://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/

before traveling on about an hour to Windsor
https://www.rct.uk/
1:25 Dag arrives at London Heathrow BA 0553 Terminal 5
Oakley Court Hotel
Windsor

Saturday 13 April

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for visit and services at Newbold College< br />
http://www.newbold.ac.uk/
There is a 5:15 coral evensong in St George's Chapel, Windsor, doors open at 5:00
Oakley Court Hotel
Windsor

Sunday 14 April

Breakfast in hotel
8:45 Bags on van
9:00 Departure to visit Hampton Court Palace
https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/#gs.1hy48a
Paul and Gerald return the van to Gatwick, now we are on foot
Premier Inn Victoria
London

Monday 15 April

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for visit to Westminster Abbey, Changing of the Guard, Cabinet War Rooms, walk in St James Park
Goodbye to Elizabeth and Dag
Premier Inn Victoria
London

Tuesday 16 April

7:00 Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for Tower of London
boat ride to Greenwich
Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark visits
Premier Inn Victoria
London

Wednesday 17 April

7:30 Breakfast begins in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for visit to British Museum, British Library, etc
Globe Theater visit, St Paul's Visit, Tower Bridge
London

Thursday 18 April

7:30 Breakfast in hotel
9:00 depart hotel lobby for museums galorel
London Transport Museum, etc.
Late afternoon train from Victoria Station to Gatwickl
Marriott Courtyard Gatwick
Gatwick

Friday 19 April

No included hotel breakfast
Hotel shuttle 3£ per person to LGW airport for flight home
10:10 DL4408 LGW Virgin Atlantic
2:25 MCO

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

Moreton-inMarsh

The Redesdale Arms Hotel
High St, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AW, UK
+44 1608 650308
https://www.redesdalearms.com/

Salisbury

The White Hart Hotel
1 St John Street SP1 2SD
SALISBURY UK
(+44)1962/312801
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6616-mercure-salisbury-white-hart-hotel/index.shtml

Windsor

Oaklely Court Hotel
Bray, Windsor SL4 5UR, UK
+44 1753 609988
https://www.oakleycourt.co.uk/

London

Premier Inn Victoria
82 - 83 Eccleston Square, Victoria, London SW1V 1PS, UK
+44 871 527 8680
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/london-victoria.html?cid=GLBC_LKEBAR

Gatwick

Marriott Courtyard

Gatwick Airport
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lgwcy-courtyard-london-gatwick-airport/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2