Lady Di Country

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Lady Di Country

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Destination for this trip:

England, United Kingdom

Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1700 to $ 2000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

8 days based in the beautiful countryside of central England where Lady Di grew up - staying in a fabulous castle-like hotel in Rushton with daily sightseeing.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - England

    Arrival London, UK
    Arrive at Heathrow International Airport, meet your Assistant, deluxe motor coach and transfer to your Hotel. Porter service at the Airport included - 1 piece pp. The rest of the day at leisure to rest and relax in this beautiful hotel.
    This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at your Hotel (D)

  • Day 2 - England

    Creaton - in the county of Northamptonshire, UK
    Breakfast at Hotel. This morning meet your local Guide – embark your deluxe motor coach and enjoy a scenic drive through Northamptonshire to visit Rockingham Castle. William the Conqueror ordered the castle to be built. In medieval times, Richard the Lion Heart used the castle. King John left his treasure chest in the Great Hall (and it's still there). It was Henry VIII who granted this Norman castle to Edward Watson, and the Watson family have owned it ever since 1544.
    Overnight at the Rushton Hall Hotel or similar (B)

  • Day 3 - England

    Creaton- in the county of Northamptonshire, UK
    Breakfast at Hotel. This morning after breakfast meet your local guide, deluxe motor coach and embark on your full day tour of London, the capital of United Kingdom. We’ll see Princess Diane’s last Residence “ Kensington Palace”. Plus London’s other famous landmarks: Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament , Big Ben, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and enjoy an entrance to London’s infamous Tower of London. It served as a place of execution and torture, an armory, a treasury, a zoo, a mint, a public records office, an observatory, and since 1303, the home of the Crown Jewels.

  • Day 4 - England

    Creaton-in the county of Northamptonshire, UK
    Breakfast at Hotel. Morning - Free. This afternoon meet your local guide, deluxe motor coach and enjoy your drive to Kelmarsh Hall, former home of Nancy Lancaster, the Virginian born socialite who inspired the timeless "English Country House Style”. This graceful 18th century historic house, designed by James Gibbs, is set in beautiful romantic gardens and surrounded by its own working estate in the rolling Northamptonshire and Leicestershire countryside.
    Overnight at the Rushton Hall Hotel or similar. (B)

  • Day 5 - England

    Creaton- in the county of Northamptonshire, UK
    Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast meet your local guide, deluxe motor coach and start your full day excursion of Lady Di’s Northamptonshire. In 1976 Lord Spencer married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth. During this time Diana traveled up and down the country, living between her parents' homes - with her father at the Spencer seat in Northamptonshire, and with her mother. Visit Althorp in the morning. Althorp has been the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the early 16th century and is currently owned by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. Today we will see the award winning exhibition “Diana – a celebration” and the peaceful round oval lake set in 500 acres of parkland where Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest. After lunch we will visit Boughton House – known as "The English Versailles" – with outstanding collections of 16th and 17th century art, carpets and furniture. This 500-year-old Tudor mansion was home of the Duke of Buccleuch.
    Overnight at the Rushton Hall Hotel or similar (B)

  • Day 6 - England

    Creaton-in the county of Northamptonshire, UK. After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide and deluxe motor coach to enjoy a full day tour of Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington. (The first president of the United States of America didn't live here, but George Washington's great-great-great-great-great grandfather did). A copy of Lawrence Washington's coat-of-arms - including stars and stripes - hangs in the great hall of the manor house. Was this the inspiration for the American flag two centuries later? Incidentally, the original stained glass coat-of-arms are at the nearby Fawsley Church which we will also see. Then on to Shakespeare Country, and Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare the greatest writer of the English language. Stratford is a charming market town in the heart of rural England. There are some wonderful half wooden buildings that date back to Shakespeare’s time including the famous cottage of Anne Hathaway who married the great writer in 1582. In the afternoon we will enjoy a traditional “English Cream Tea” – tea, coffee, finger sandwiches and cream/jam scones. A beautiful day with many sights and much history.
    Overnight at the Rushton Hall Hotel or similar (B, and English Cream Tea)

  • Day 7 - England

    Creaton-in the county of Northamptonshire, UK. Last day at leisure – either enjoying the facilities of the hotel or the many other attractions nearby. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at your Hotel. Overnight at the Rushton Hall Hotel or similar. (B,D)

  • Day 8 - England

    Departure Heathrow Airport, Home -USA. This morning meet your deluxe motor coach and transfer to Heathrow International Airport for your flight home. Porter service at the Airport included - 1 piece per person. (B)

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