England: Castles, Cottages, and Countryside
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Rudy Maxa, the Savvy Traveler, answers London's call with this expert tour of its traditional sights and contemporary, cutting edge attractions. Galleries, museums, restaurants, and the best of London's sights get close attention. In London's breathtaking countryside, Rudy points out mythic castles and palaces, like Henry VIII's Hampton Court, then he visits the ultimate college town, Oxford. Browse in the real Alice in Wonderland's candy store, visit Jane Austen's house, and gaze upon the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge. In Bath and Wales, experience Georgian loveliness in Bath, where its history stretches back to ancient Rome. King Arthur comes alive in the legends of Camelot in Glastonbury. Visit castles and country fairs in Wales and the Wye River Valley. Stops include a trip on a vintage train through Brecon Beacons National Park. Tour the royal castles, abbeys, and stately homes outside of London. Visit Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Woburn Abbey, home of the famous afternoon tea, and Harwood House, home of Princess Mary. Then tour medieval Warwick Castle, the baroque grandeur of Castle Howard, and Beaulieu, that dates back to William the Conqueror. Finally, delightful Chatsworth, the grandest country house in England, and Broadlands where Royalty spend their honeymoons. Approx. length: over 2 hours.