Explore transport past and present as we look to the industrial age for travel by canal and steam, to the luxury of today at the Jaguar Land Rover Experience.
Day 1 A morning taxi from your home to your tour coach before travelling up to the Midlands and our hotel.
Day 2 This morning we visit Stratford-upon-Avon with free time to explore the hometown of Shakespeare, with its many shops, cafés and attractions. In the afternoon we make our way to the Shakespeare Distillery for a fun and informative tour around the working distillery followed by a tasting of 3 spirits and a Gin and Tonic!
Day 3 Into the Black County with a visit to the Dudley Canal to discover the limestone caverns and man-made tunnels which stretch deep underground. We have time in the visitor centre and enjoy a 45-minute canal cruise venturing into the tunnels. Our afternoon is spent at the Black Country Living Museum, where we have a glimpse into 200 years of history with over 50 authentic shops and houses.
Day 4 We drive across to Kidderminster this morning to the Severn Valley Railway for a return steam train journey to Bridgnorth. Enjoy a 16-mile journey through peaceful scenery, beautifully restored stations and the iconic Victoria Bridge. After some free time in Bridgnorth, we return to Kidderminster to meet our coach.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel a short distance to go behind the scenes at the state-of-the-art production facility of Jaguar and Landrover. We have a welcome drink and introduction before being shown the fascinating process as the cars come together through the work of the skilled technicians and Jaguar’s robotic army! We then make our way homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way.
Set within acres of ancient woodland where deer roam free, our four-star hotel is a comfortable and stylish base for our tour. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, steam room, ﬁtness centre and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi available and a lift.