From beautiful towns to historic cities and a plethora of castles, manors and gardens, the Great West Way® introduces you to many hidden gems.

The Great West Way® touring route connects iconic destinations and attractions between West London and Bristol. As one of the great roads commissioned by the Kings of England, the route twists its way through emerald landscapes, filled with both the world-famous and yet-to-be-discovered. Every twist and turn along the Great West Way® offers up something different to those who want to delve a little deeper into England’s luscious landscape and rich heritage.

Day 1

London & Windsor

Fly to London and start your journey along the Great West Way® with a visit to Windsor Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Enter into the regal world of kings and queens on a tour round the majestic state apartments. 1x overnight stay in Reading.

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Day 2

Stately manor of Stonor & Malborough

Discover the stately manor of Stonor, the 850-year-old home of the Stonor family. Explore its hallowed halls and uncover centuries-old art and treasures from around the globe. Next, gain insights into the traditional brewing techniques employed by the West Berkshire Brewery on a guided tour. End the day at the Merchant’s House in Marlborough, a gloriously restored 17th century house, which was built and renovated by a middle class silk merchant. Filled with old furnishings, acclaimed wall paintings and decorative features, the enchanting house sweeps you back to bygone days. 2x overnight stays in Swindon.

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Day 3

REME Museum & Lacock & Avebury

Start the day with a visit to REME Museum which displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Discover the extensive collection of historic repair and recovery vehicles. Continue to the charming market village of Lacock where you can visit the Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, which chronicles the history of photography. Following this visit the beautiful Bowood House and Gardens, a Grade I listed estate with vibrant gardens and a rich history. Finish the day at Avebury, a marvel of pre-historic Britain.

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Day 4

Bath & Bristol

Visit the historic Iford Manor and enjoy the beautiful Peto Garden, a colourful flowery paradise. Head over to Bath for lunch and a city tour, before enjoying some free time to explore the romantic city on your own. In the afternoon, visit the Jane Austen Centre and enjoy a cream tea in the Regency Tea Rooms. Continue to Bristol, your base for the night. 2x overnight stays in Bristol.

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Day 5

Bristol & Berkeley Castle

Drive over the Clifton Suspension Bridge for an iconic morning view over Bristol. Continue to Berkeley Castle, an ancient fortress dating back to the 12th century. The atmospheric castle does not disappoint with its fascinating history. Afterwards, the enchanting tree garden of Westonbirt Arboretum awaits. Meander along the tree top walkway and admire the array of tree specimens from around the world. On the way back, stop at Bristol Blue Glass for a glass blowing demonstration.

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Day 6

Bye Bye England

In the morning visit the Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyards before heading to Bristol Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, divert off the route for a visit to Bombay Sapphire Distillery in the morning before heading to London for your flight home.

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Day 1

London & Windsor

Fly to London and start your journey along the Great West Way® with a visit to Windsor Castle,...

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Day 2

Stately manor of Stonor & Malborough

Discover the stately manor of Stonor, the 850-year-old home of the Stonor family. Explore its...

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Day 3

REME Museum & Lacock & Avebury

Start the day with a visit to REME Museum which displays the proud history of the Corps of the...

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Day 4

Bath & Bristol

Visit the historic Iford Manor and enjoy the beautiful Peto Garden, a colourful flowery paradise....

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Day 5

Bristol & Berkeley Castle

Drive over the Clifton Suspension Bridge for an iconic morning view over Bristol. Continue to...

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Day 6

Bye Bye England

In the morning visit the Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyards before heading to Bristol Airport for your...

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Entrance package

Windsor Castle, Stonor Park, West Berkshire Brewery, Merchant’s House in Marlborough, REME Museum, Bowood House and Gardens, Avebury, Iford Manor – The Peto Garden, Jane Austen Centre, Regency Tea Room, Berkeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bristol Blue Glass, Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyards or Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Services

Accommodation
5 overnight stays with breakfast and dinner: 1 x in Reading, 2 x in Swindon, 2 x in Bristol
Arrival by air
Flight booking optional at a supplement, round tour coach for 6 days included

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