There is London and then there is Southern England. Included in your visual journey will be the beautiful gardens at Henry VIII‚Äôs Hampton Court Palace, exploration of the university city of Oxford, then the Tudor-style birthplace of William Shakespeare in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.
You will continue west through the scenic Cotswolds, stopping at the Elizabethan village of Broadway and a 12th-century destroyed monastery in Wales. Visit the amazing Roman excavations in Bath and take a walking tour to Jane Austen’s literary home.
You are invited to contemplate the mysterious Stonehenge and then cross the Salisbury Plain on your way to the magnificient Salisbury Cathedral (tallest steeple in England). Then see the seaside resort of Brighton at nightfall as well as the wonderful Royal Pavilion.
Your last stop before going to London will be the medieval, moated Leeds Castle - home of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.