At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Stroll through chocolate-box charm
Immerse yourself in the Cotswolds, a region that champions Britain in all its glory. Feel transported back in time as we traverse by foot the quiet country roads to connect the honey-coloured villages and bustling market towns. We’ll explore heritage sites such as the University city of Oxford, the Roman city of Bath, and Winston Churchill’s Blenheim Palace. We’ll end our days with world-class cuisine, a nightcap at a local pub, and relaxation at our charming country house accommodations for an English experience you won’t soon forget.
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Day by Day
We’ll warm up our legs with a guided tour of stunning Oxford before we traipse through the lavender fields of Snowshill and make our way to a delicious lunch at Chequers in Churchill.
Meander through the rolling hills to Chipping Campden. We’ll stop for lunch at the lovely Ebrington Arms before visiting the American-inspired gardens at Hidcote.
Discover the country home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace. We’ll dine like royalty, as a sumptuous picnic awaits our arrival.
Venture to the charming town of Bibury, often described as the most beautiful village in all of England. Then it’s south to Tetbury for a private tour of Prince Charles’ gardens.
Step back in time with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Roman city of Bath to stop by Jane Austen’s house and the majestic Royal Crescent.
After a delicious breakfast at the Royal Crescent hotel, you will be driven to the Bath Spa railway station for your onward journey. Cheerio!
Dormy House, Broadway
Back in the 17thC, this establishment went by the name of Willersey Hill Farm and its inhabitants cultivated the surrounding land. Today it has been part of the family-owned Farncombe Estate since 1977 and is one of the Cotswolds' most renowned hotels. It boasts two sumptuous restaurants, a luxurious spa, and spacious and intimate bedrooms. View hotel website »
Barnsley House, Cirencester
An elegant country house hotel, Barnsley House exudes charm and sophistication. Take the winding path from the main house to their outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool—what better way to soothe your muscles after a day of cycling? Cap your day with a well-earned pint at their pub, before settling into your beautifully designed room. View hotel website »
Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
The top-rated hotel in Bath and one of the most famous in England, the Royal Crescent is a touch of class delivered with impeccable English charm and manners. With a luxurious spa, immaculately tended gardens, and an award-winning restaurant, the Royal Crescent is a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity. View hotel website »
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
B&R does it right in every way; from the hotels, routes, tours, variety and especially the guides! They even manage to find the hidden treasures and people unavailable to the typical tourist. You could never design a better trip for yourself than the people at B&R can do for you.— Kristin Turner
This trip is appropriate for travellers who enjoy going for a good walk and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some gently rolling hills, and a few climbs which will be a bit more demanding. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 6.5 to 16 km (4 to 10 mi) and options for shorter or longer routes are available on all days.
“I enjoy going for a good walk and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat, with occasional steeper climbs.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts & lunches, 4 dinners
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Waist pack with water bottle and holder
- Detailed maps and route suggestions
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Services of a professional local guide
Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
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