Guided Coach Tours

Experience special guided coach tours with Anne Bartlett a registered Blue Badge Tour Guide for the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, The Malverns, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire

Anne works with Tour Operators and Group Organisers to provide an expertly planned route or a varied itinerary for group holidays which will include highlights of your chosen destination. She wants to make your visit to England one to enjoy and remember.


Enjoy guided coach tours around the Cotswolds Romantic Road

A huge range of special guided coach tours and excursions can be taken when your holiday base is in Gloucestershire:  There are two excellent routes around the Cotswolds that take in the area's most picturesque villages.  The northern route includes Broadway, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold.  The southern route includes Northleach, Burford, Bibury, Cirencester and Painswick.

The perfect way to experience the history and beauty of The Cotswolds is from the comfort of a seat on a luxury coach; you can see over the hedges and admire the area of outstanding natural beauty. The route takes you through some of the most picturesque Cotswold villages. Regular stops enable you to take photographs, visit cafes, shops and enjoy a lunch in a traditional English pub or restaurant. And during the journey Anne can tell you about this internationally famous area of Britain.

Guided Coach Tours around The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

The Forest of Dean was the first National Park to be created. Set between the confluence of the River Severn and the River Wye the forest’s stunning scenery, history and heritage lends itself to a fascinating tour.The Wye Valley cuts its way through a spectacular limestone gorge on the borders of England and Wales. During the 18th century well-to-do “Gentlemen of Leisure” went on a grand tour of Europe. However during the Napoleonic Wars they had to look closer to home for their search for the picturesque. They found the wild beauty and dramatic scenery of the Wye Valley. Boat trips between Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow became popular with poets and artists alike and this area became the birthplace of British Tourism. Puzzle Wood

Guided Coach Tours from The Cotswolds to Bath

Travel through the Cotswolds to visit the Georgian City of Bath, now a World Heritage Site with its beautiful buildings and historic Roman Baths. Visit The Jane Austen Museum, The Royal Crescent and The Assembly Rooms, which was the hub of the social life in the 18th century. Roman Baths, Bath

Guided Coach Tours around Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick

The charming town of Stratford-Upon-Avon is situated on the banks of the River Avon. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the U.K, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There is a choice of beautifully preserved houses and gardens to visit, all connected with Shakespeare and his family, take a boat trip along the river, admire the parks and gardens or visit the exciting range of shops in the town centre.
(See my blog about a visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon)

Shakespeare's Birthplace
We can visit the magnificent medieval Warwick Castle, home of generations of Earls of Warwick. A defensive site of tremendous military importance, the impressive castle has been expanded and modified over several hundred years to become first a fortress and later a palatial residence. Now it is a top tourist attraction where visitors can experience life in the castle during different periods of history:
(see my blog about a visit to Warwick Castle)

Guided Coach Tours from the Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace and Oxford

We will travel to the magnificent Blenheim Palace, home of 11th Duke of Marlborough. This Baroque masterpiece, designed by Sir John Vanburgh between 1705 and 1722, contains fine carvings, rare furniture, famous paintings and a series of hand woven tapestries that describe the battles that took place during the war of the Spanish Succession. Blenheim Palace is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and beyond is extensive parkland designed by Capability Brown.Sir Winston Churchill (1874) was born at Blenheim Palace by accident six weeks prematurely. Visit the room where he was born and view the interesting exhibits that describe his childhood, his army career and his hobbies.Learn about Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877 – 1964) the American wife of the 9th Duke and her success as an eminent English society hostess.
Blenheim Palace

Queen's College, Oxford

Guided Coach tours to Oxford

Explore the famous university town of Oxford with its impressive buildings of Cotswold stone.Tour Christchurch with its Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter connections. Look at the famous Bodleian Library and University Church of St Mary the Virgin where it is possible to climb the steps of the tower for a view over the roof tops of the city of dreaming spires.There are many museums including the Museum of Oxford, The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ashmolean Museum.

Alice's shop, Oxford

Guided Coach Tours to The Malverns

The Malvern Hills rise dramatically from the Severn Plain. A guided coach tour around the hills provide spectacular views across Gloucestershire towards the Cotswolds in the East and Herefordshire towards the Black mountains in the West.
We will see some of the best preserved ancient fortifications around an Iron Age hill fort known as British Camp.
A stop in the Victorian Spa town of Great Malvern could include a visit to Great Malvern Priory Church which has dominated the town for 925 years. The Medieval Abbey Gateway houses the local museum with galleries explaining the local geology, the famous water cure, the sporty Morgan Motor Car and the development of RADAR.
The Malvern Hills were inspiration for Edward Elgar who composed some of his most famous music here. A tour could include a visit to Lower Broadheath – Edward Elgar’s birthplace.

Edward Elgar's statue


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