Althorp and Treasures of the Shires

Althorp and Treasures of the Shires

Staying at the 4* Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, Kettering

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door 2 Door Home Collection
  • Tour Guide
  • Porterage
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Admission to Bletchley Park
  • Rutland Water cruise with morning coffee
  • Return train ride
  • Admission to Althorp
  • Tour of Kings College

Day 1

Following your home pick up.

We visit Bletchley Park, the fascinating World War II codebreaking centre, where thousands lived and worked in secret deciphering the Nazi messages, ending the war early and saving thousands of lives. There’s a wartime mini cinema, a display of wartime toys and an outstanding Churchill collection. Arrive late afternoon near Kettering.

Day 2

Boat and train day out.

In the morning, we visit Rutland Water for a cruise aboard Rutland Belle. This large horseshoe shaped reservoir is particularly attractive and is home to many rare species of birds. We continue to the pretty stone built town of Stamford for lunch. In the afternoon, we take a return ride on the Nene Valley Railway from Wansford to Peterborough. This standard gauge heritage railway runs for seven miles through lovely rural Cambridgeshire scenery.

Day 3

Impressive Althorp.

We visit Althorp, the Spencer Family home, with memories of Diana, Princess of Wales who passed away 20 years ago in 1997. Plenty of time to explore this exceptional stately home, with lavish state rooms and beautiful grounds. Althorp contains one of the finest private collections of art, furniture and ceramics in the world, including numerous paintings by Rubens, Reynolds, Stubbs, Gainsborough and Van Dyck.

Day 4

Cambridge and Ely.

We visit the university city of Cambridge. We have
arranged a guided tour of Kings College, including the magnificent Chapel, Exhibition and College grounds. We continue to Ely, where the cathedral is known as the ‘Ship of The Fens’.

Day 5

Homeward journey.

4* Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, Kettering

Excellent modern hotel with extensive leisure and spa facilities on the outskirts of Kettering.

Modern Coach Travel

Our comfortable coaches offer:

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet / washroom
  • Reclining seats
  • Hot & cold drink facilities
  • TV/DVD/CD
  • Friendly informative staff

 

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