Iconic cars, speed and gardens are the main attractions on this tour.We visit the famous Morgan Motor Company, timber framed Ledbury, medieval Tewkesbury and glorious Gloucester, as well as the flamboyant Painswick Rococo Gardens and the stunning Royal Gardens at Highgrove and finally the new Silverstone Experience.
Sunday: From local pick-up points we travel to Royal Leamington Spa before continuing on to Cheltenham Chase Hotel arriving early evening.
Monday: This morning we visit the magnificent Morgan Motor Company where we enjoy a guided tour of the factory, watching skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make the famous Morgan bespoke sports cars. Our day continues with a visit to the timber-framed, market town of Ledbury where we have free time to explore before returning to our hotel.
Tuesday: Today we have a relaxing day exploring the medieval town of Tewkesbury in its picturesque riverside setting. See the Heritage Centre and Church Street, lined with half-timbered houses or Tewkesbury Abbey. After time for lunch, we travel to Gloucester where we spend free time exploring. You might like to visit the medieval Cathedral (used in Harry Potter films as ‘Hogwarts’ ) visit the Victorian docks, Gloucester Waterways Museum or take a boat trip.
Wednesday: Today, we enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Led by an expert guide, we are provided with a unique insight into family life on the estate and how His Royal Highness has crafted each organic garden from scratch. In the afternoon we visit the rococo garden of Painswick positioned in a hidden valley offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and intriguing garden buildings.
Thursday: After breakfast we check-out of the hotel visiting The Silverstone Experience for an exciting 3 hour journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing before making our way back home.
The Cheltenham Chase is a luxurious 4 star hotel set in 15 acres of private grounds on the edge of the picturesque Cotswold Hills offering fantastic views of the surrounding hills, modern accommodation and excellent leisure facilities including an indoor pool and spa. The hotel has a lift, tea /coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.