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The charm of the Cotswolds and beautiful Blenheim

The Cotswolds

Join Reays on our 5 day holiday to the Cotswolds, a stunning rural area of natural beauty covering parts of six counties.


Join Reays on our 5 day holiday to the Cotswolds, a stunning rural area of natural beauty covering parts of six counties.

The Cotswolds is a stunning rural area of natural beauty covering parts of six counties, including Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire each with those defining Cotswold features of honey golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’, providing a quintessential English charm found no where else in the world.


The Holt Hotel ***

Located in Oxfordshire and on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Holt Hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive from Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village, and a 25 minute drive from Oxford city centre.


The hotel has undergone significant refurbishment in the past year. The hotel offers 86 individually styled bedrooms, as well as a restaurant, bar, lounge, courtyard garden and free WiFi. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, television and free tea and coffee.


There are a variety of dining facilities at the hotel. Guests can enjoy the refurbished Du Vall’s restaurant for breakfast each morning while Highwayman’s Bar and Lounge serves dinner daily.


Price includes:

  • 4 night stay at The Holt Hotel

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast

  • All excursions and entrance fees including Blenheim Palace

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver



Today we leave the local area in the morning as we journey south. We will stop at Stratford-upon-Avon where you will have free time to spend at your leisure. There are so many fantastic areas to explore, which is why visitors flock back year after year to discover more. From quaint side streets with unique and individual shops to open parklands along the river, there's something for everyone. Afterwards rejoin the coach as we continue our journey to the hotel, checking in, in time for our evening meal.


After breakfast we will depart the hotel for a full day excursion to the splendid city of Oxford. Once in Oxford you will have free time to explore the city which is often described as the city of dreaming spires. From the ancient University of Oxford to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds there is so much rich history and culture for you to explore. Whether you want to discover an ancient civilisation at a world famous museum, wander around some of the most famous landmarks in the UK or relax with an afternoon tea, you will find something to do for all occasions and all members of the family. After a full day in Oxford we will return to the hotel for our evening meal.


Today we head out into the Oxfordshire countryside and visit Blenheim Palace which is set in two thousand acres of beautiful parkland and is the birth place of Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterwards we will take a trip to Winston Churchills grave at the nearby St Martin before we return to our hotel for our evening meal.


Today we will enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful Cotswold's, truly an area of outstanding beauty. We will take in the many pretty villages and market towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh before returning to our hotel in time for dinner.


Today we wave goodbye and set off on our journey back home, with a lunch stop on route. We will arrive back in Cumbria late afternoon.

Monday 3rd August 2020

5 days

Price per adult twin or double: £409.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £100.00 (double room for sole occupancy)

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking. All sums quoted include taxes where applicable.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure

Blenheim Palace


Important information

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Barrow Ramsden Square Ramsden Square (Stop K), LA14 1XL
Barrow Walney Promenade The King Alfred, Ocean Rd, LA14 1HA
Barrow, The Strawberry 228 Abbey Road, LA14 5LD
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Dalton, Tudor Square Outside The Golden Ball Pub, Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8RJ
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Grange-over-Sands Lindale Bus Stop, outside Hadwins Garage, Lindale
Grange-over-Sands LA11 6LJ
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Newby Bridge On the A590, Near Swan Hotel, Ulverston LA12 8NA
Penrith Castle Gates bus stop / opposite Penrith Train Sta
Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7JQ
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Ulverston Greenodd Greenodd bus stop, Ulverston, LA12 7RG
On the A5092, near end of Main Street
Ulverston, The Kiosk The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BY
Whitehaven Bus Stop (opposite Shipwrights Arms)
Whitehaven, CA28 7XE
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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