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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley

(Tour code: 17WCS)Attractive medieval setting and historic steam railways

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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Tour Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Worcester
  • Bridgnorth
  • Excursion on the Severn Valley Railway
  • Cheltenham
  • Excursion on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
  • Medieval market town of Stow on the Wold
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Worcester Cathedral
Day 1


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.

  • Dinner
Malvern Hills
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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Walking Tour
G&W Railway
Day 3

G&W Railway and Cheltenham

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. This afternoon, visit the quaint medieval market town of Stow on the Wold in the heart of the Cotswolds nestled atop an 800ft hill. The town is reputed to house the oldest Inn in England, which can trace its legacy back to 947AD, and is dotted with narrow cobbled alleyways and streets, centred around the charming village green complete with 19th century stocks. Enjoy time at leisure to explore.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Severn Valley Railway
Day 4

The Severn Valley Railway

Your morning begins in Bridgnorth where you could take a trip on the Castle Hill Railway, the country's only inland funicular line. Next it's time for an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway*, which follows the winding path of the River Severn, through remote valleys and past the 200 metre Victoria Bridge. From the town of Kidderminster, you travel back to Worcester by coach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Worcester Cathedral
Day 5


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

  • Breakfast

Special Event

Our 22 May departure coincides with a special steam weekend at the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway.


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