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Attractive medieval setting and historic steam railways

5 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 20WCS

About the tour

Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday, enjoying wonderful journeys on heritage railways including the Warwickshire Railway.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Worcester

On arrival in the medieval city of Worcester, your Tour Manager will be waiting for you at the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel. After settling in, you are free to begin exploring ahead of dinner in the hotel this evening.

Includes
  • Dinner
Worcester
Day 2 - Exploring Worcester

Discover Worcester on a guided walking tour taking in the city's many attractions, including its timber framed Tudor buildings, and of course the magnificent cathedral.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Worcester Cathedral
Day 3 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Travel by coach to the spa town of Cheltenham and board the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for an atmospheric steam-hauled* journey across the Vale of Evesham and through the pretty Cotswolds' countryside. We then transfer to Broadway, which is far more quaint than it's American counterpart. We enjoy some time here for lunch, and this afternoon, visit the quaint market town of Moreton-in-Marsh.

Enjoy plenty of time at leisure to enjoy this beautiful little town, that is filled with history, having been a settlement since the Iron Age. Perhaps take a look at 'Ye Old Stocks' in the centre of the town, or pay a visit to the lovely Victorian market hall, designed by Ernest George in 1887.

*Steam-hauled where possible

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Day 4 - The Severn Valley Railway

Your morning begins in Bridgnorth where you are at leisure. In your free time, you could take a trip on the Castle Hill Railway, the country's only inland funicular line.

Next, enjoy an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway*, which follows the path of the River Severn, through remote valleys and past the 200 metre Victoria Bridge. From Kidderminster, travel back to Worcester by coach.

*Steam-hauled where possible

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Severn Valley Railway
Day 5 - Worcester

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure or continue exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Worcester Cathedral

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.

Trains

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Severn Valley Railway

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Reviews

95% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mrs I Hendy

Submitted 10/10/2019

The only thing that lets you down is the lack of hearing awareness when we have guides talking they should have equipment for the hard of hearing,also the main tour guide should be deaf aware

Mr M Jones

Submitted 10/10/2019

Excellent holiday, led by a very good leader.

Anonymous

Submitted 02/08/2018

the trips were very good+Sue, the tour manager was fabulous

Anonymous

Submitted 05/07/2018

Well organised good hotel and food

Mr T Sebire

Submitted 28/06/2018

Great hotel and great tours.

Mr A Lock

Submitted 14/06/2018

Went like a clockwork train from start to finish

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