Shakespeare, Severn Valley & Cotswolds Steam

Shakespeare, Severn Valley & Cotswolds Steam

This delightful tour features a day at the popular Severn Valley Steam Railway, a day exploring the Cotswolds including vintage steam, plus a visit to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon - all from our base at a 4* hotel with leisure facilities and with no single supplement!

5 Days From Only £495

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 1 August 2019

Thursday 29 August 2019

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A day exploring the Severn Valley Steam Railway

  • Steam through the Cotswolds on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

  • A visit to the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway

  • A guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Free time in Shakespeare’s Stratford

  • A 4* hotel with leisure facilities

  • No single room supplement!

 

All excursions and admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Thursday - Arriving in Solihull, check into the St John's Hotel close to the station. Relax this afternoon in the hotel's leisure club ahead of dinner this evening in the hotel restaurant.

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DAY 2

Friday - We travel by train to Kidderminster for a day exploring the Severn Valley Railway. Preservation of this historic full-size standard gauge line began in 1965. From Kidderminster the steam-hauled trains ply a scenic 16 mile route closely following the River Severn to Bridgnorth in Shropshire. On arrival there is free time to explore this lovely town before returning by steam train to Kidderminster and our service train onwards to Solihull.

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DAY 3

Saturday - After breakfast we transfer by coach to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Beginning our journey at Cheltenham Racecourse, we steam into the Cotswolds on a scenic line recently extended to Braodway. A short transfer takes us into Broadway itself for free time in this quintessential Cotswold village. Broadway's pretty High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottages.

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DAY 4

Sunday - A short change at Birmingham allows us to transport you by train along the picturesque "Shakespeare Line" to Stratford-upon-Avon. On arrival our local guide introduces Shakespeare's Stratford on a guided walking tour. We enjoy some free time in Stratford, with the opportunity to visit some of the Shakespeare sights or maybe take a boat trip. Back at the hotel, we enjoy a final dinner together.

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DAY 5

Monday - We bid farewell to our hotel and the 'Heart of England', making our journeys home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

St John’s Hotel, Solihull

The St John’s Hotel is a 4* hotel with 180 comfortable rooms equipped with satellite tv, coffee/tea making facilities, iron and board, and individual climate control. The hotel features a restaurant and bar, plus a leisure club including swimming pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and gym.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£650

£565

-£10

Greater London

£695

£590

-£10

South of England

£715

£600

-£10

East Anglia

£735

£620

-£10

South West

£685

£590

-£10

Heart of England

£590

£530

-£5

Midlands

£565

£530

-£5

Yorkshire

£630

£550

-£10

North East

£675

£590

-£10

North West

£610

£540

-£5

South Wales

£680

£580

-£10

North Wales

£650

£575

-£10

Scotland

£740

£630

-£15


 

Tour Base Fare (joining at hotel) £495

 

No Single Room Supplement

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & dinner each evening

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail travel as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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