2023 Cotswolds Escape

June 22 – 30, 2023
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Learn more, and book online.)
Price: From $3,795 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Soak up the magic and distinctive charm of the English countryside! Unpack for seven nights in the Georgian town of Woodstock and encounter the Cotswolds, where floral pathways and storybook scenery evoke a quiet beauty.

Venture out each day to honey-colored villages and customary gardens, cast together with centuries-old tales. Travel to Oxford to stand beneath the ivory towers of its storied university. Uncover the lives of William Shakespeare and Sir Winston Churchill in Stratford-upon-Avon and the stately Blenheim Palace. Spend a day amid the limestone houses, stone bridges and shop-lined streets of Cotswold villages, including Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Engage with a Cotswold family at their traditional farm, and visit Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage city filled with archeological wonders and beautiful Georgian architecture. Plus, choose between visiting Blenheim Park or Hidcote Manor Gardens! This handcrafted, small-group journey features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in London | Transfer to Woodstock
  • Day 3 : Oxford | Woodstock
  • Day 4 : Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Day 5 : Minster Lovell | Bourton-on-the-Water | Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Day 6 : Cotswolds
  • Day 7 : Bath
  • Day 8 : Woodstock
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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