Statue of Edward Elgar,
Malvern and Elgar
This corner of England is home to beautiful countryside, ancient forest, prehistoric archaeological sites, sumptuous gardens, magnificent ecclesiastical architecture and unique artefacts of worldwide significance. Our tour's highlights include a visit to Hereford Cathedral to see the remarkable Mappa Mundi and the only surviving Magna Carta letter signed by King John, a visit to Clearwell Caves and the lovely Hampton Court Gardens. An optional visit to a local vineyard can also be included.
Hereford Cathedral & Mappa Mundi • Hampton Court Gardens • River Wye Cruise • Tintern Abbey
Day 1 Travel to Malvern, with a possible en route visit to the historic town of Worcester with its magnificent cathedral where King John was laid to rest.
Day 2 Morning guided tour of Hereford Cathedral, home to both the 1217 “final” Magna Carta and the unique covering letter by King John. The cathedral is also home to the Mappa Mundi, one of the oldest maps in the world. Continue to Hampton Court Gardens before following the “Elgar Route” through the Herefordshire and Worcestershire countryside.
Day 3 Morning visit to Symonds Yat for a cruise on the River Wye through the lovely scenery of this renowned beauty spot. This is followed by a break at the Old Court Hotel before continuing south along the River Wye by coach to visit the gothic ruins of Tintern Abbey.
Day 4 Morning panoramic tour of Malvern and the Malvern hills followed by an afternoon with the freedom to explore Malvern further at your own pace perhaps strolling through the Winter Gardens and boutique shops or taking in a matinee at the Festival theatre.
Day 5 Return home by coach.
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Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern
This hotel is a magnificent virginia creeper clad Victorian building, surrounded by the Malvern Hills and at the heart of the historic spa town of Great Malvern. All rooms have hairdryer, television and telephone.
• 4 star • 103 bedrooms
Your tour includes:
• 5 days coach services
• 4 nights half board in Malvern with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English Breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Hereford Cathedral
• Admission to Mappa Mundi Museum
• Admission to Hampton Court Gardens
• Cruise on River Wye
• Admission to Tintern Abbey
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