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Highlights of England Luxury Gay Tour

Highlights of England
Luxury Gay Tour

Windsor, Oxford, Cheltenham, Stonehenge, Lacock, Bath, Bilbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York, Yorkshire, Cambridge, Durham, and more!

11 Days from/to London, UK

May 8 – 18, 2019


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England Gay Group TourAn extraordinary itinerary through Merry ‘Ole England, visiting the most famous regions and sites in the country. As you read through this exceptional program, you will recognize place names that have been on your radar for most of your life. Even if you have already been to a few of these beautiful towns and places, you will delight in return to them and seeing even more of the country that spawned entire society in the USA. Join us and we will make fabulous memories along the backroads and in the pubs and having bragging rights to say – “We’ve seen it all!”

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London? Oh, yes, we are not seeing London as a group since so many of us have spent time there, but this can be done pre- or post- tour and Coda will be happy to arrange it for you.


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Highlights of England Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 0 - Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Depart USA, Canada bound for London, UK
Depart the USA, Canada on any regularly scheduled flight to London.


Day 1 - Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Arrive in London, UK
England Gay Tour - LondonArrive at Heathrow Airport. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening meet with your guide and the rest of group for a Welcome Dinner. Overnight in London.

Meals: Welcome Dinner
Hotel: Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 2 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
London | Windsor Castle | Oxford | Cheltenham
England Gay Tour - Windsor CastleAfter breakfast, drive to Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. The tour will include visits to the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel as well as an opportunity to explore the historic town of Windsor itself.

Continue on to Oxford for a walking tour of this ancient university town including a visit to Christchurch. Christchurch is the essential place to visit in Oxford. Two of its famous landmarks, Tom Tower, by Christopher Wren, and Oxford’s Cathedral spire, contribute to the city’s celebrated skyline. Many famous writers and poets are also associated with the college including Lewis Carroll, W.H Auden and John Locke.

Continue to Cheltenham and check into your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 3 - Friday, May 10, 2019
Stonehenge & Lacock
England gay tour - StonehengeToday we will drive to Stonehenge the ancient pre-historic monument whose function even to this day is shrouded in mystery.

Continue to Lacock where you will enjoy afternoon tea followed by some time at leisure.

In the afternoon return to our hotel in Cheltenham.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 4 - Saturday, May 11, 2019
Bath & Bibury
England Gay Tour - BathToday travel to the World Heritage city of Bath, one of England’s most attractive cities. On arrival, there will be a guided walking tour of Bath including the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

After Lunch return to Cheltenham via the village of Bibury in the Cotswold.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 5 - Sunday, May 12, 2019
Stratford-Upon-Avon to Peak District
England Gay Tour - Stratford-Upon-AvonBreakfast at the hotel. Continue this morning to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. A guided tour will include a visit to the Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.

Continue to Peak District and check in to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Peak District, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 6 - Monday, May 13, 2019
Peak District
England gay tour - Chatsworth HouseExcursion to the Peak District including a visit to Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, with wonderful collections of art, furniture and other treasures. Joseph Paxton, famous head gardener in the 19th century, created the gigantic rock garden, the enormous gravity-fed Emperor fountain, the beautiful Pinetum and glasshouses. The famous waterworks include the twenty-four steps of the 300 year old Cascade, falling 200 yards down the hill, the magic of water shooting from the branches of the willow tree fountain, and the trough waterfall. As well as the huge maze, and the rose, cottage and kitchen gardens, there is a new sensory garden.

Return to Chester via Biddulph Grange, an amazing Victorian garden created by Darwin contemporary James Bateman as an extension of his beliefs and scientific interests. His plant collection comes from all over the world – a visit takes you on a global journey from an Italian terrace to an Egyptian pyramid, via a Himalayan glen and Chinese-inspired garden. Discover the fabulous collection of rhododendrons, dahlia walk and oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China by the great plant hunter Robert Fortune.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Peak District, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 7 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
England Gay Tour - YorkAfter breakfast continue to York with for a walking tour including the famous Minster and the “Shambles” arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world.

Visit York Minster, one the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: The Principal York Hotel, York, 5*
Room: Standard Room


Day 8 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
England gay tour - Castle HowardDepart the hotel today with a visit included to Castle Howard, home to the Howard family for over 300 years. You will travel via the town of Whitby, split down the middle by the mouth of the River Esk, on one side a busy commercial and fishing port. On the other a traditional seaside resort. Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Continue to the seaside town of Whitby for time at leisure.

Visit Whitby Abbey. Lunch at a local restaurant and return to York


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: The Principal York Hotel, York, 5*
Room: Standard Room


Day 9 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
From York to Cambridge via Sandringham
England gay tour - Sandringham EstateDepart York this morning and continue south via Sandringham en route to Cambridge. Visit to Sandringham Estate. Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park.

Continue to Cambridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Felix Hotel, Cambridge, 4*
Room: Standard Room


Day 10 - Friday, May 17, 2019
Raby & Durham Castles
England gay tour - Raby CastleThis morning tour to Wordsworth’s Cottage and Hill Top former home of Beatrix Potter. Depart Windermere this morning and journey across the Pennines to Durham to the north east region of England.

En route there will be a stop a visit to Raby Castle, the home of Lord Barnard and one of the finest medieval castles in England, Raby Castle has been in the Vane family since 1626, but its history spans over 600 years. Set in the heart of the Durham Dales in Co Durham; explore the Castle and its beautiful 200-acre deer park, with walled gardens. Continue to Durham for a visit to Durham Cathedral and some free time to explore around this medieval city.

Continue this afternoon to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street, Durham, 5*
Room: Standard Room


Day 11 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Depart hotel for London Heathrow airport or extend your trip in London.

Meals: Breakfast


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What's Included:

• 10 nights accommodations at four or five star hotels:
- 1 night at Amba Hotel Charing Cross in London;
- 3 nights at The Greenway Hotel & Spa in Cheltenham;
- 2 nights at Losehill House Hotel & Spa in Peak District;
- 2 nights at The Principal York Hotel in York;
- 1 night at Felix Hotel in Cambridge;
- 1 night at Lumley Castle Hotel in Chester-le-Street, Durham;
• Breakfast daily, three lunches & six dinners
• Complete itinerary of activities and sightseeing as described
• Professional English-speaking local guides
• Coda Representative based on minimum participation of 8
• Complete pre-departure support and assistance and package of final documents portfolio


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Not Included:

• Airfare to/from London
• Trip cancellation and interruption insurance (recommended)
• Meals and beverages other than specified in itinerary
• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone and internet, etc.
• Gratuities to Local guides, drivers, Coda Tour Manager, etc.


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Tour Hotels

Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London

Amba Hotel Charing Cross, LondonJust steps from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, Amba Hotel Charing Cross is housed in a beautiful, Grade II-listed building next to Charing Cross train station. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant and stylish rooms.

You can reach sights including The Mall, The National Gallery and the banks of the River Thames within a short walk. Theatreland is within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Amba Hotel Charing Cross roomSmart, spacious rooms have unlimited free WiFi, free minibars and Nespresso coffee makers. The Terrace offers an all-day dining venue and bar, where you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea, or a cocktail prepared by the in-house mixologist.

This is our travelers favourite part of London. This area is also great for shopping, with popular brands nearby: Apple, H&M, Chanel, Burberry.


The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham

The Greenway Hotel & Spa, CheltenhamThis sophisticated Elizabethan manor and spa boasts traditional countryside elegance and modern luxury. Set amongst the beautiful Cotswold hills, it is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Cheltenham. The Greenway Hotel & Spa is part of the Eden Hotel Collection which has been awarded the 4 Red Star AA Award.

The luxurious Elan Spa provides guests with a hydrotherapy pool and outdoor hot tub. Guests can also enjoy a treatment in the Elan Spa or a game of croquet in the landscape gardens.

The Greenway Hotel, CheltenhamAll rooms are furnished with a unique mix of traditional country manor and stylish boutique decor. With original wooden furniture, comfortable beds and vibrant soft furnishings, rooms also include cosy bathrobes, complimentary mineral water, and luxury toiletries.

Guests can enjoy fine dining in chic, elegant surroundings at the award-winning restaurant, or relax with a meal in the informal and stylish The Front Row Brasserie. While dining, guests can appreciate beautiful views over the Cotswold Hills.


The Principal York Hotel, York

The Principal York HotelThe 5-star Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, is set in quiet gardens, with views into the new Garden Room overlooking York Minster. Free WiFi is available through the hotel, and the leisure club includes a sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool.

The Refectory Kitchen and Terrace, and Chapter House bar offer fresh, seasonal food with a local flavour, while traditional afternoon tea is served in the Garden Room. A full English buffet breakfast is available each morning.

The Principal York Hotel roomIt has stylish and modern rooms featuring a flat-screen Smart TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and a work space area. Guests will find an iron, ironing board and hairdryer in the wardrobe and each bathroom has a rain shower.

With a gym and indoor pool the hotel is next door to York Train Station, with fast and frequent connections to London, Scotland and across the north of England.


Felix Hotel in Cambridge

Felix Hotel, CambridgeIn a privately-owned Victorian Villa, Hotel Felix is a 5-minute drive from the historic city centre of Cambridge. The luxury hotel has an award-winning restaurant, leafy gardens and boutique bedrooms with stylish decor.

With free Wi-Fi, the 4-star bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV, and the designer Hypnos beds have Egyptian cotton sheets. The modern bathrooms feature fluffy robes and rain showers. Some rooms are situated within the Victorian mansion part of the hotel and have original features such as sash windows and high ceilings. The bathrooms are slightly smaller than the other rooms.

Felix Hotel Cambridge roomA continental and full English breakfast are available at an additional charge each morning. Graffiti Restaurant serves modern Mediterranean cuisine and fine wines. With vibrant modern art and a garden terrace, the chic bar offers a range of classic cocktails and gourmet snacks. Guests can enjoy views over the large terrace and landscaped gardens.


Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street, Durham

Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street, DurhamStanding proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.

Located between the historic city of Durham and the vibrant beats of Newcastle, perfectly situated to explore the North East of England. Lumley Castle is undoubtedly one of the finest Durham hotels and UK business and leisure destinations, effortlessly combining old and new to create a truly unique and memorable travel experience.

Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street, DurhamAt Lumley Castle Hotel our accommodation is worthy of being 'No Ordinary'. Hotel offers 73 unique and individual bedrooms all furnished to the highest of standards – some feature signature secret bathrooms!

Decorated with furnishings which evoke a period of a bygone era – elegant drapes, four poster beds, feature baths and rooms with stunning views over the surrounding parkland. Here at Lumley the practical meets the unusual and the historical meets the present – ensuring a stay that you will never forget.


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Highlights of England Gay Tour 2019 Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 6295

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy

$ 7495

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*If you would like to be paired with another single traveler, please let us know at the time of booking. This cannot be guaranteed and the single rate applies if no roommate is found.

$750 per person deposit required at time of booking. Final payment is due not later than 90 days prior departure.

Payment card charges may apply.


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