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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley

4.1 stars(45 reviews)

Historic steam railways and picture-postcard villages

5 days From £429 per person

2022 Tour code: 22WCS

About the tour

From picture-postcard villages and lush rolling meadows to gentle waterways and historic steam railways, discover quintessential English charm and beauty in abundance on this superb holiday.


What’s included


Day 1 - Worcester

Your holiday begins on arrival in Worcester, where you meet your Tour Manager and group at your hotel. After settling in, you're free to begin exploring ahead of dinner in the hotel. Worcester is a medieval city filled with history and surrounded by idyllic countryside, including the rolling hills and quaint villages of the Cotswolds, regarded as one of the most delightful areas of England.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Exploring Worcester

Discover Worcester on a guided walking tour today, taking in the city's many excellent attractions. See the timber-framed Tudor buildings that line the old streets, and of course, the magnificent cathedral. Situated on the banks of the River Severn, this Anglican cathedral was built between 1084 and 1504 and showcases an eclectic blend of architectural styles, from Gothic to Norman. With some free time, enjoy getting to know the city at your own pace. Perhaps stop for an afternoon tea, do a spot of shopping in the excellent boutiques, or visit the Museum of Royal Worcester to see the famous Worcester porcelain.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Travel by coach to the spa town of Cheltenham and board the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for a journey through the countryside. This trip showcases some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds, passing the Cheltenham Racecourse and offering views of the Vale of Evesham. The train arrives in Broadway, a pretty village nicknamed the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. You enjoy time here for lunch; the main street the village takes its name from is lined with independent restaurants and cafés you could visit. In the afternoon, you continue to the quaint market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Enjoy time to enjoy the beautiful little town. Perhaps take a look at 'Ye Old Stocks' in the centre of the town, or visit the lovely Victorian market hall.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - The Severn Valley Railway

Your morning begins in Bridgnorth where you're free to explore. The town is divided into two by the River Severn, the High Town and the Low Town, You could take a trip on the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway. This funicular railway takes passengers up and down the sandstone cliffs that separate the two parts of the town. Next, enjoy an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway. The 16-mile route follows the winding path of the River Severn, offering up splendid views of remote valleys. A highlight of the journey comes as the train travels across the 200 metre Victoria Bridge, where you can enjoy excellent river views. From Kidderminster, you travel back to Worcester by coach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Home

After breakfast, your holiday ends and you're free to depart or continue exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Worcester

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, Worcester

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4.1 stars4.1 / 5 · 45 reviews

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Mr L Green

2 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

Poorly planned lacking in understanding customer expectations

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Chris Marchant

5 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

A wonderfully organised and led trip. The train rides in the Forest of Dean and on the Warwickshire and Gloucestershire Railway were brilliant and the tour of Worcester was so informative with a lovely guide. The hotel staff were all brilliant at the White House. The only slight downer was the cuisine. The vegetables were tasteless. Maybe this was down to the Brexit driven shortages both of staff and fresh produce.

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Mr Roger Godbold

3 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

Basically this is a very good holiday. It is centred around Worcester and customers reside in a very good hotel (excellent service, food, etc.). Because of a recent change of venue, the trip needs to be re-organised (which amounts to some juggling of the days) and, when done, this is a break that I would thoroughly recommend to all.

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Dear Mr Long

1 stars

Submitted 28 Sep 2021

We purchased Severn Valley rail trip and got Dean Forest rail trip. No comparison. Completely short changed with no mention of compensation.

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Mrs Marion Llewellyn

5 stars

Submitted 13 Sep 2021

We had a lovely time, really enjoyed the trips on the steam trains and would definitely go on a similar trip

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Christopher Jay

5 stars

Submitted 09 Sep 2021

Very pleasant break

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