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United Kingdom 
London and the English Countryside - Pre-reservation 2025

June 2025 (9 Days / 8 Nights) 
This tour starts and ends in London

We are currently in the process of planning this tour. Once we have all the activities, dates, hotels and other details confirmed, and the pricing finalized, we will post a complete itinerary, including the price. If you would like to be notified of this tour's availability when the planning process is completed, please complete the pre-reservation form.

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Experience both London: ancient and modern, funky and elegant, the city of royalty, art, theatre, and the hip British style, and the fairytale English countryside with its gardens, castles, prehistoric monuments, grazing sheep, tiny Cotswolds villages and hearty pub food. During this very special tour, you'll get to know and love London, as you visit the Tower of London, the British Museum and the Westminster Abbey, ride the ultra modern London Eye, enjoy a West End theatre show and a cruise up the Thames River to visit the dreamy Kew Gardens. Enjoy atmospheric English pubs and the elegant afternoon tea, shop for flowers and treasures at neighborhood markets and for the latest fashions at Harrod's. As you set out to explore the English countryside, you'll visit Stonehenge and the ancient Roman town of Bath, synonymous with Jane Austen's novels, hike in the Cotswolds, by picture book perfect villages, streams and open meadows, and see a multitude of castles, palaces, manor houses and hunting lodges. But mostly, you'll create lifelong memories as you enjoy international dining, world art and history, and connect with new, like-minded friends.

HIGHLIGHTS: Touring the Tower of London ● Visiting the Hampton Court Palace and Gardens ● Westminster Abbey ● Cruising on the Thames River ● Taking an elegant afternoon tea ● Dining at a traditional English pub ● British Museum and the National Gallery of Art ● Riding the London Eye ● Admiring the botanical displays at Kew Gardens ● Seeing a play at a West End theatre ● Visiting the Windsor Castle, the largest castle in the world ● Strolling through colleges in Oxford ● Hiking in the fairytale Cotswolds hills ● Exploring the prehistoric monuments in Stonehenge ● Walking in the footsteps of Jane Austen in Bath ● Getting lost in the small-town atmosphere of Stow-on-the-Wold

Itinerary specifics subject to change.


I was originally disappointed about the places we couldn’t visit due to the coronation but the replacements were wonderful. I would keep the secret garden tour in the agenda! - Orma from Pennsylvania

I enjoyed the tour. The pace was fast but comfortable. The tour leader and fellow travelers were generally easy to be around. – Celine from Arkansas

I loved the London & English Countryside tour so much. It was a dream come true. I didn’t have to manage anything, it was all managed for me. I felt very pampered and loved making new friends. I especially appreciated the tour leader’s time spent organizing and waiting in line for the tickets (all the things I didn’t have to do!). I will travel with Sights and Souls again.  Thank you! – Cindy from Oregon

I love the experience of traveling with people who enjoy making new friends as much as seeing new sights! And Anne was wonderful! I would be delighted to be on another trip with her.  She saw to the schedule with an eye to get the most time possible from each stop. I saw her very kindly work to include solo travelers with dinner plans, and etc. - Ruth from New Jersey

My friends are all “over” informed about Sights and Soul, because I talk nonstop about you.  It was a fun and fantastic way for me to spend time with my daughter, sister and two nieces. Wonderful memories were made! I think you all are amazing, great trips and a caring attentive staff! Anne was attentive, making sure everyone was happy! She arranged dinners (for “free” evenings), suggested sights not to miss during free time.  She is lovely! - Tammy from New Jersey

Another hit! Well done. I cannot wait until I retire and can go on tours that don’t take place over school breaks. - Karen from Delaware

Already scheduled tour #6 and #7 in 2018. I am always talking about Sights and Soul to patients, doctors, and other nurses.  Always fabulous, very nicely done, and onward to the next destination. I don’t travel with anyone else. - Diane from Texas

I loved the Costwolds and Bath! I also enjoyed seeing Mousetrap, and all of the lovely meals we had (especially tea at Harrods!) Kew Gardens was also incredible. Our tour leader was great – she kept us organized and on time. My experience with Sights and Soul’s was fantastic! Every detail was accounted for and I was able to be present and relax without the responsibility of planning out every detail – a great gift! - Lauryn from California

My first group tour ever – definitely will not be my last World-class experience with a knowledgeable tour leader. Thank you for making my first group tour and my first trip to England such a PHENOMENAL experience. - Tammy from West Virginia

Loved the personal touches like Mimosas on the London Eye, and nicely chosen dinners. London was far more than I expected. Great group of ladies, super tour leader. Have never been disappointed. Am looking forward to my next trip. - Lindalee from Illinois 

I absolutely loved this tour! Everything from the tea time in London to exploring Jane Austen was amazing. Lisa, the tour leader, had tons of great knowledge about everything. I am pretty much telling every woman I meet to check out your tours. - Lori from Illinois

The tour far exceeded my expectations. The accommodations were outstanding, the food was terrific, the itinerary was perfect, and I loved that we got to see and experience so much. I experienced an excellent tour of London, and the English countryside was just amazing. The hotel at Stow on the Wold was the best. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. - Karen from Illinois

A memorable tour not to be missed. Lisa was wonderful: patient, accommodating, friendly and helpful. An asset to the tour. - Virginia from Maryland

The London and the English Countryside tour was a wonderful expierence. The amazing itinerary, beautiful hotels and incredible food were made even better by the companionship of great women. I will definitely travel with Sights and Soul again. Also, I think that the samll, personal touches added so much to the overall experience. A birthday card, luggage accessories, and friendly, prompt e-mail replies were wonderful. I appreciated all the detailed information that was provided throughout the process. Can't wait to travel with you again! - Ronda from Texas

The England tour was amazing from start to finish, far surpassing my expectations! My memories will always include the ladies in the group and Becky, our tour leader! - RoseAnn from Texas

Thank you so much for your thoroughness and thoughtfulness in providing the best trip for us all! We had a terrific time in England! - Holly from Connecticut

I had a marvelous trip to London and its environs. The museums, theatre, people, sights and sounds, castles, history and more all made for a wonderful trip! Thank you very much for all of your hard work to make us all feel so at ease. - Edwyna from Washington

Thanks again for everything. Our London trip with my mother was the highlight of 2009 and a bright spot in my life. - Jen from Nevada

I appreciated seeing all the amazing sights and being with women who enjoyed the same as me. Keep doing what you're doing. - June from Illinois