DAY 1 Depart from your local city.
DAY 2 Arrive in the vibrant city of London where you will stay just minutes from the Buckingham Palace gates at the 4.5-star St. James Hotel. Meet and mingle with your fellow travelers during a three-course meal in the hotel dining room.
DAY 3 Receive an overview of the city’s most popular destinations during a coach tour, including a special "Victoria" tour of spots significant to the formidable Queen and Prince Albert during the Victorian era. A stop will be made at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Then return to the hotel for a short walk to Buckingham Palace, where you can take a leisurely self-guided audio tour. The evening is yours.
DAY 4 Spend the day like a Downton Abbey denizen. Take a selfguided tour, chat with docents at Highclere Castle and stroll the sprawling gardens. Light lunch is available at one of Highclere’s tea rooms. The nextstop is a ride to Bampton, the charming village that is another filming location used for some of the show’s most memorable scenes. Spend the night in The Carnarvon Arms, which is the inn used by the Downton Abbey cast. The 19th-century building was a former Highclere coaching inn. (Only double beds available). You may also stay at Newbury Hilton.
DAY 5 Travel from Newbury to Stonehenge then to the house of frequent Highclere visitor, Jane Austen. The evening concludes in Padstow at the favorite hotel of The Prince of Wales and his wife, the former Mrs.Wallis Simpson. The 4-star Metropole Hotel in Padstow will be our home in Cornwall until we depart for Bath.
DAY 6 Visit the quaint fishing point, Padstow, which is a featured location for PBS hits Doc Martin and Masterpiece: Poldark. The day includes panoramic tours of St. Ives and St. Just. The drive between St. Ives and St. Just is often called the most scenic in all of Britain. Finish the afternoon in St. Ives with the locals favorite meal, a Cornish cream tea.
DAY 7 Port Issac, the main filming location of Doc Martin, is where our tour starts on this day. We will explore Port Issac by the local Doc Martin expert. After you break for an early lunch on your own, we will head to St. Agnes where we will make and dine on “pasties,” a traditional Cornish baked pastry.
DAY 8 Revel in beauty as we view the glorious scenery from Poldark. The sights will include striking Cornwall vistas used in the show and other charming locations. Dinner is at one of celebrity chef Rick Stein’s restaurants.
DAY 9 We take a late morning trip to Tintagel Castle. Our last site to visit in Cornwall is the medieval fortification whispered to be the site of mythical King Arthur’s Castle. The day includes lunch overlooking the fabled ruins. The next stop is Bath, with a walking tour of Bath’s historical and ancient Roman sites. Hotel — Hilton Bath City.
DAY 10 Enjoy a two-hour soak at Thermae Bath Spa, or stay dry and learn more about the Roman Baths at the Pump Room Museum. In the afternoon, view the quaint thatch roofs and rolling hills in the villages that dot The Cotswolds. The evening in Bath is yours.
DAY 11 In the morning, we travel to the childhood home of Winston Churchill. We return to London for an afternoon private tour of Downton Abbey and Poldark costumes at Angel’s Costumiers. Our final night together concludes with a dinner in the St. James Court’s dining room. Enjoy a final night in the famed hotel.
DAY 12 Depart for your local city.