Discover the Cotswolds and Bath Escorted Tour

Tour highlights

  • Explore the picturesque city of Bath
  • Visit the ancient Roman Baths
  • Discover the history and architecture of the Longleat Estate
  • Travel by train through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside
  • Enjoy the formal garden rooms at Hidcote
  • Marvel at the Royal International Air Tattoo

Days 1 - 4: Longleat Estate and Bath

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Day 1 - Arrive at Longleat Club Campsite

Settle into the campsite and meet your tour hosts and fellow members.

Day 2 - Longleat Estate

Your first destination is close to the campsite as you visit the Longleat estate. The estate is home to the Marquess and Marchioness of Bath who live in Longleat House but is also home to an array of wildlife and is the UK’s number one safari park. Enjoy a tour of the historic house and maybe venture into the safari park if it takes your fancy.

Built in the 16th-century during the reign of Elizabeth I, Longleat House is considered one of the best examples of buildings from the era. A guided tour of the house will unveil the history and charm of the Thynne families home, as you explore its stately rooms, paintings and tapestries. You’ll also have the opportunity to wander through the houses’ formal gardens, which date back to the beginning of the 19th-century.

Your entrance ticket also gives you access to the safari park, so you could take your own vehicle through the park to see the amazing species ranging from big cats to elephants and giraffe’s or you have the option to use the estates ‘Safari Bus’, which is available on a first come, first served basis, if you’d prefer to let someone else drive, leaving you free to enjoy the animals.

Day 3 - Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 4 - Bath

A full day in Bath awaits you today. The city has a long history thanks to its thermal springs that first drew people to the area and gave the city its name. The Romans cemented the city’s reputation when they built the famous Roman Baths in the centre of the city, enabling them to relax and unwind in the warm waters. Entry to the baths for a self guided tour is included, enabling you to admire the architecture of the baths. Dating back almost 2,000 years it is a testament to the skills of the Romans that we can still walk around the building today.

Once you’re finished in the Roman Baths the rest of the city awaits you, with sights to see including some of the city’s more recent architecture like The Circus, a circular set of townhouses, and the famous Royal Crescent. Closer to the city centre you’ll find historic Pulteney bridge or you might like to enjoy a stroll along the River Avon. Or if you fancy trying out the thermal waters for yourself, you might want to bring your swimming costume and head to the modern Thermae Bath Spa (not included).

Days 5 - 6: Cirencester and the Cotswolds

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Day 5 - Cirencester

Head north today to your next campsite at Cirencester Park Club Campsite

Day 6 - The Cotswolds

Today takes you into the beautiful and scenic Cotswolds. Start the day with a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on a 28 mile journey through the wonderful scenery of the Cotswolds with views of sleepy hamlets and rolling hills. Arrive at the station by coach and then sit back and soak up the views of this picturesque corner of the country as the train winds its way along the tracks.

In the afternoon the coach will take you to Hidcote, a National Trust property famed for its wonderful arts and crafts inspired garden. As you explore the grounds of Hidcote you’ll come across a series of ‘garden rooms’ each with their own theme and setting, such as The Bathing Pool and The Red Borders. As you wander further, the landscape changes from the formal gardens to more natural areas that run out to the surrounding countryside.

Days 7 - 9: Royal International Air Tattoo

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Day 7 - Royal International Air Tattoo

A very different day awaits you today as we take you to the Royal International Air Tattoo. Marvel at the world's largest military airshow as the planes fly overhead from vintage propeller planes to the modern jets of today. When you want to rest your neck from all that looking up at the sky, on the ground you’ll be able to get up close to some of the planes. Perhaps get a selfie with the pilots and discover more about the RAF in a section dedicated to our airforce with around 200 RAF personnel on hand to give you an insight into their world and the planes and helicopters they fly.

Day 8 - Free day to enjoy at your leisure

You might want to take it easy today after a busy few days, or if you’ve still got the appetite to explore why not head out in your own vehicle and discover more of the Cotswolds.

Day 9 - Depart campsite

It’s time to say goodbye after an enjoyable few days.

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Image taken by Grant Cargill at North Ledaig Club campsite

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