This tour proved very popular in 2017 with some real delights for animal and nature lovers, as it includes fabulous birds of prey at the Cotswold Falconry Centre, exotic wild animals at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and a host of birdlife at Slimbridge.
Day 1 You are picked up from your door by taxi, then by coach we travel across country toward Swindon and our hotel, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.
Day 2 This morning we visit two beautiful towns on the River Windrush, beginning with Bourton on the Water. After a little time to explore, we move on to Burford, where there is time to get some lunch. We spend the afternoon in the wonderful Cotswolds Wildlife Park. Set in over 160 acres of beautiful parklands, this conservation park has a hugely diverse collection of species including lions, giraﬀes, lemurs, rhinos and reindeer!
Day 3 We begin our day in the elegant spa town of Cheltenham before boarding the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway for the 14-mile journey through beautiful Cotswold scenery to Broadway. In the afternoon we travel to Moreton-in-Marsh and visit the Cotswold Falconry Centre, home to over 60 diﬀerent species of birds of prey.
Day 4 Travelling west, we reach Slimbridge Wetland Centre – the wetland that inspired Sir Peter Scott to found The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in 1946. This haven for wildlife is a delight for all nature lovers. The afternoon can be spent in Swindon or enjoying the leisure facilities of your hotel.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit the pretty cathedral town of Winchester, before continuing to the local area to meet our taxis.
Our four-star Best Western hotel is set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside close to the village of Blunsdon St Andrew. The hotel has a restaurant, three bars, cocktail lounge, swimming pool, steam room, solarium, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.