England Self Drive Vacations Customized for You
Choose from a great range of vehicles for your England Self Drive Vacation, both automatic and manual. The 7 Seater people carrier is our largest vehicle available, although we recommend for groups of 5 or more that you opt for one of our Chauffeur Driven England Vacations.
This example of an England Self Drive itinerary includes 4* Hotels but you can easily upgrade to 5* Hotels or even Castles for that extra luxury on your England Self Drive Vacation.
Day 1: Windsor Hotel, Berkshire, England
Arrive at your chosen London Airport early in the morning after your transatlantic flight. Collect your car and make your way to your hotel in the quintessentially English town of Windsor. On arrival, visit Windsor Castle – the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen’s favorite weekend home. You may also like to tour Eton College or stroll through The Savill Garden before checking in to your centrally located hotel.
Day 2: Bath Spa hotel, Somerset, England
This morning, depart Windsor and travel towards Bath. En-route, visit Salisbury a fine medieval city and explore the impressive Cathedral crowned with Britain’s tallest spire in built by superb craftsmen in the 13th Century. The afternoon will no doubt be the highlight of your day as you visit the world famous Stonehenge. This evening you will arrive in Bath and check into your hotel in the heart of this ancient Roman city.
Day 3: Bath Spa hotel, Somerset, England
Spend today exploring Bath, visiting its unique architectural landmarks including the Circus, the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey, Assembly Rooms and the iconic Pulteney Bridge. The Roman Baths are a compulsory visit providing water for over 2,000 years. A revered Temple was built next to the sacred spring – believed to have healing qualities which attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire. Soak in these waters yourself with a trip to Britain’s only Thermal Spa. A memorable treat is the rooftop thermal pool here.
Day 4: The Arden, Warwickshire, England
Depart Bath and travel through the beautiful Cotswold countryside until you reach Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend the rest of the day exploring one of England’s most picturesque towns – with it’s timber-fronted buildings, Stratford is famed for England’s greatest Bard. Visit the museum and exhibition at Shakespeare’s Birth Place and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, home of Shakespeare’s wife. In the evening check into your centrally located hotel.
Day 5: The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, England
This morning travel North to the city of Chester. This fascinating city is located within its original Roman city walls and beyond the famous East gate clock tower. Its main streets are The Rows, galleried arcades set on two tiers and styled in Georgian and Victorian mock Tudor. For a spot of shopping visit Chester’s traditional market and then on to the grand Chester cathedral which has stood in the city for almost 800 years. Round off your visit by viewing the recently excavated Roman amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before continuing on to Liverpool and your centrally located hotel.
Day 6: The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool, England
Liverpool is a unique city full of character, home to two stunning cathedrals and the most listed buildings outside of London. Enjoy the city’s Beatles history visiting Matthews Street and the famous Cavern club where “The fab Four” first performed together. Your Beatles inspired hotel is located nearby. The Magical Mystery Tour, a sixties technicolor bus will take you to Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. From here it’s on to the stylish Albert Docks, the renowned Tate Art Gallery, shopping in the fashionable arcades, a visit to the Beatles Story Exhibition and on to view the iconic Liverbirds standing atop the Liver buildings.
Day 7: The Grasmere Hotel, Cumbria, England
Travel North to the English Lake District and spend the day exploring this area of extraordinary beauty. Pass sweeping dales, deep valleys and tranquil lakes making stops in traditional Cumbrian towns such as Ambleside and Windermere home to quaint markets, bustling shops and traditional inns. Take long walks, perhaps a boat trip on the lakes and visit attractions at Dove Cottage, Hill Top or Royal Mount to discover why this region inspired artists, poets and authors alike including Turner, Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Your hotel is located in the pretty village of Grasmere.
Day 8: The Grasmere Hotel, Cumbria, England
Travel North until you arrive at Birdoswald Roman Fort Visitor Centre at Hadrian’s wall. As well as gaining insight into life in a Roman legion this is also a working archaeological site with artefacts still being unearthed. Hadrian’s Wall reflects the strength of Roman power, built by the Roman Empire to repel Scottish Pictish Tribes. It stretched 80 miles and in certain sections reached 6m high. It took roughly 15,000 men (3 legions!) six years to complete. After spending some time exploring this incredible feat of engineering, pay a visit to Carlisle Castle before returning to your hotel in the heart of the Lake District.
Day 9: Ansty Hall, Warwickshire, England
Today you will drive through famous Sherwood Forest where you can explore landmarks related to Robin Hood using the Adventurer’s Map. You might like to visit Edwinstowe’s St Mary’s Church where Maid Marian and Robin Hood are purported to have married and visit the National Justice Museum or view Nottingham Castle’s location (reopens 2020) . After lunch continue your journey South to Ansty Hall.
Day 10: The Bloomsbury Hotel, London, England
This morning visit Warwick Castle before continuing on to Oxford via the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Visit Oxford Castle and the world renowned University before exploring Oxfordshire . A visit to impressive Blenheim Palace is a must and for Downton Abbey fans will recognize the church, Mrs Crawley’s House and war memorial in the village of Bampton as the location of Downton Village. If you have time you might also like to stop off at Didcot Rail Centre where you can ride a real steam train on running days or view the locomotives in the museum. In the evening continue on to London and your centrally located hotel.
Day 11: The Bloomsbury Hotel, London, England
Explore London at your own pace. The hop on/hop off tour is a great way to get around and see the sights. Recommended sites include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Lambeth Palace. London is also well known for it’s shopping, take a stroll down Oxford Street to see why. In the evening head to a West End show – our concierge service will book you tickets to a show of your choice.
Day 9: Depart England for Home
Allow plenty of time to return your car rental before boarding your flight home.
Our self-drive tours include all of your luxury accommodations, breakfast every morning and also your car hire. As all Sheenco tours are individualized to suit your specific needs supplementary items can be added on to your chosen itinerary. Our concierge department will be available to assist you and you will also have 24 hour on tour support.