THE ACHITECTURE OF ENGLAND

SEPTEMBER 10 TO 17, 2019

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PRESERVATION GREENSBORO

ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE SEPTEMBER 2019

$4100 DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Single supplement $1250

Tour includes 8 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, 1 high tea, all trip-related admissions and guides, transportation and gratuities. Cost does not include airfare, airport transfer or alcoholic beverages.

ACCOMMODATIONS; MONTAGUE ON THE GARDENS, LONDON; THE GONVILLE HOTEL, CAMBRIDGE; NOEL ARMS HOTEL, CHIPPING CAMPDEN AND HARRINGTON HOTEL, BATH

TRIP BEGINS AND ENDS IN LONDON

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

LONDON

Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. with welcome and introductions before heading out for our first activity.

‘HOW TO READ A BUILDING’

We begin our time in England with a tutorial given by an expert.  Benjamin Briggs takes us through 

LINCOLN’S INN

and the Inns of Court to teaches us the fundamentals of ‘reading’ buildings, a pleasure in and of itself as well as excellent preparation for our busy week ahead.

TEA AT THE MONTAGUE

Consistently considered one of the best high teas in London.

SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM

We end our day with a special treat, a private candlelight tour of the home great eccentric 17th century architect, Sir John Soane.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

We depart by chartered bus for Cambridge

LUNCH :: THE PINT SHOP

A new take on an old institution—a pub lunch at this fun and delicious spot.

 THE COLLEGES & KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL

We have a guided tour of select colleges as well as taking an in-depth look at the magnificent King College Chapel.

DINNER :: NAVADHANYA

We dine at this Michelin recommended Indian restaurant.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH

We depart by bus for Chipping Campden, making two very worthwhile stops along the way.

ELY CATHEDRAL

We have a guided tour of  this extraordinary cathedral dating form 1083 and known for its elegant combination of its original Romanesque elements with its equally magnificent Gothic additions

LUNCH :: LAMBS RESTAURANT

A hardy country lunch before heading to the tiny hamlet of Wilmcote for our next tour.

MARY ARDEN’S FARM

A perfectly preserved Tudor homestead would be worth a visit on its own merits and as it happens this one has an additional draw given that the  owner, Mary Arden, was William Shakespeare’s mother.

OPEN DINNER

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

CHIPPING CAMPDEN VILLAGE TOUR

Chipping Campden is a particularly charming example of a centuries old and ever prosperous Cotswold village with its signature elements of a market hall, terraced high street and ‘wool’ church all, of course, built in honey-colored Cotswold stone. 

LUNCH :: EIGHT BELLS

Another day, another delightful pub lunch, this time at the very local Eight Bells

KELMSCOTT MANOR

We have a private tour of William Morris’s  country estate to see the first hand the design work of this great master of the English Arts and Crafts movement

DINNER OPEN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th

HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN

One of the great English gardens designed by Lawrence Johnston, an American as it happens, and also in style of  the Arts and Crafts Movement

OPEN AFTERNOON

DINNER THE ROYAL OAK

This gastropub is worth traveling for so we hop over just a few villages for what promises to be a truly outstanding meal

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th

We travel by charter bus to Bath 

MUSEUM OF BATH ARCHITECTURE

An invaluable guide to the great beauty, complexity and variety of Bath architecture.

WALKING TOUR

We begin with a visit to No. 1 Royal Crescent, a renowned living history museum that affords visitors an interactive experience of Regency life both above and below stairs.  We then go on from there to experience first-hand the architectural wonders of Bath in an approximately 2-hour leisurely tour.

DINNER OPEN

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th

ROMAN BATHS

We tour the famous baths from which the town not only gets its name but one could argue it’s very culture.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS

We have our ‘elevenes’ at this famous Regency watering hole before our open lunch and afternoon of exploration

DINNER :: CLOISTERS

Architecturally listed and delicious—I suspect that says it all!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER, 16th

We depart by charter bus for London

OPEN AFTERNOON OR OPTIONAL MODERN LONDON WALKING TOUR

For those of you who just can’t quite get enough, we offer one last tour focused on the Modern Architecture of London

DINNER :: DALLOWAY TERRACE

Vivacious spot near our hotel for our send-off dinner

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

Tour ends with breakfast