Day 4: Ross-on-Wye – Symonds Yat – Ross-on-Wye
We head to Symonds Yat Leisure Park, where you may decide to go for a walk along the River Wye or simply relax in a local cafe soaking up the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley. Lunch today will be in a family run Inn, which has stood for centuries in a spectacular position on the east bank of the River Wye, where the river flows into a steep wooded gorge, on the edge of the Forest of Dean. This afternoon we learn more about wine at Three Choirs Vineyards, where a local expert will take us for a walk through the vineyards, explaining how they grow vines in this region. Of course, this visit wouldn’t be complete without a wine tasting session. Later, we stop at the imposing Goodrich Castle, the construction of which began in the 11th century but was not finished until 200 years later. Despite the fact that it was partially ruined in the 17th century, it has kept its original grandeur and is a fascinating site to explore. Back in Ross-on-Wye we enjoy an evening at leisure. (B, L) Overnight: The Chase Hotel (or similar)
Day 5: Ross-on-Wye – Cotswolds – London
There is plenty of time to explore the old market town of Ross-on-Wye this morning. With its pretty Tudor timbered houses and medieval atmosphere, the centre has retained an authentic, traditional charm. Our last pub lunch together will be in a traditional inn that serves food cooked from scratch using an abundance of fresh local ingredients. Your meal can be washed down with a cask ale of locally brewed beer or a glass of wine from the extensive list which includes new world favourites and some stunning locally produced wines. En route back to London we stop in some of the Cotswold’s most typically charming villages. On arrival in London our tour sadly comes to an end. (B, L)
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Driver/tour leader
- Mini-coach transportation
- Full English breakfast daily
- 2 x evening meals
- 3 x lunches
- Wine & Perry tasting
- Included Entrances: Westonbury Mill & Water Garden, Eastnor Castle, Mappa Mundi & Goodrich Castle.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Our tour commences from the New Blossoms Hotel, St John Street, Chester, CH1 1HL at 9:30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure
Drop-off 5:30pm at Grange Wellington Hotel, 71-72 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PA. Please bear in mind that drop-off time is an estimate only – traffic can be unpredictable!
Additional Information We have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours, hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.
Adult Price: £1075 (double share)
Adult Price: £1215 (single)