This Southern England tour highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your tour starts in London with guided sightseeing of the city’s must-see attractions, including Big Ben and a visit inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the historic church built in the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visits to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and a town that brings to life what life was like in 16th-century England; mysterious Stonehenge; the fascinating Roman ruins in Bath, once used over 2,000 years ago for bathing and socializing; and Hever Castle, the 13th-century, double-moated castle and childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Enjoy a walking tour of Hampton Court Palace’s gardens, with their sparkling fountains and ornamental flower displays. Visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta.</BR></BR>Throughout this tour of Southern England, you will be accompanied and guided by local experts who will bring these destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of southern England’s history, treasures, and secrets. Plus, to give you authentic experiences, Globus has included special adventures, such as tea and scones at The Anchor pub near the ruins of 12th-century Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales. </BR></BR>At the end of your Southern England tour, you’ll travel to Paris via the Eurostar train for three nights. Visit the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, where you’ll see its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass windows. Also enjoy time to explore Paris on your own. All services in Paris, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.</BR></BR>From the vibrant cities of London and Paris to the relaxing, seaside town of Brighton, this Southern England tour—with an extension to Paris—is a vacation of a lifetime!</BR>
LONDON Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHAMPTON COURT A special walking tour through the palace’s ornamental gardensOXFORD Visit the university citySTRATFORD-UPON-AVON Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace; welcome dinnerBROADWAY Visit the picturesque Cotswolds villageTINTERN ABBEY Take pictures of the abbey ruins; [LF] enjoy tea and scones at The Anchor pubBATH Visit the Roman relicsSTONEHENGE Visit the prehistoric monumentSALISBURY Visit the cathedral city; [LF] enjoy lunch in the Refectory restaurantBRIGHTON Visit the popular seaside resortHEVER CASTLEVisit the double-moated, 13th-century castleLONDON-PARIS By high-speed Eurostar TrainPARISGuided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The LouvreHeadsets in Paris
Full English breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Stratford
Motorcoach; free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.