A garden in the Cotswolds
Readying the table for dinner during your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Bath Abbey, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
A statue in Bath, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
The chef at work your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
The Roman baths in Bath, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Cocktails on the terrace your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Delicious dinners your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
A fabulous dish your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Village life in the Cotswolds
Watching Polo your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Plating dinner your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Lunch served buffet style your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Plating dinner your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Arlington Row, visiting your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
A country church in the Cotswolds
Inside Bath Abbey, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Bath, England, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
The town of Cirencester, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Country living your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
A produce vendor your culinary tour of the Cotswolds
Overview

Quintessential Cotswolds Culinary Tour

The Cotswolds are one of England’s poshest and most picturesque destinations. We have the ultimate in English countryside getaways on this 6-night, all-inclusive itinerary, and it is offered at a special rate exclusive to clients of The International Kitchen!

You will stay at a gorgeous countryside Manor house and enjoy fabulous food and drink prepared by your private, highly awarded chefs. Meals will be prepared with organic, locally sourced ingredients, and served with top European wines. Imagine delicious breakfasts, fresh and varied lunches, exquisite 5-course dinners, and nightly cheese boards. You will also experience lunch at a Michelin-star restaurant in Bath.

The Cotswolds are rife with green valleys and rolling hills, as well as quaint limestone villages that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time – or onto the set of a British period drama! Experience English country living at its best on this perfect tour.

Your host for the week will be the charming Welshwoman Ang, who worked on luxury barges in France for many years before deciding to bring her own brand of luxury travel back home to England.

During her time on the luxury barges she recognized the unique charm of “unpacking once” and feeling completely at home, while enjoying all the amenities of a five-star hotel. She has created just such an experience at a 16th-century Manor House in one of the most picturesque regions of Great Britain: The Cotswolds. She will oversee every part of the trip, and will be on site to make sure your week is the stuff dreams are made of!


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Arthur & Marcia
IL
Trip taken June 2019
The Cotswolds trip was great. First the hosts were very gracious and knowledgeable. The food prepared by the chef was fantastic. Very tasty and the portions were perfect. The excursions were very interesting. The guides were knowledgeable and very entertaining. The trip to a polo match was perfect. Every Americans stereotype of a polo match. We were greeted by a marquee with scenes and tea sandwiches with sparkling wine. Altogether a great trip.

Trip Details

Your one cooking class is a demonstration by your private chef for the week. You can also join the chef at your leisure during the week to learn additional tips and tricks – they are always willing to have company!

Itinerary

Day One – Sunday

  • You will meet your host at a central meeting point in London (Kensington) and transfer by luxury service directly to the Manor house in the Cotswolds.
  • A Champagne reception will welcome you, followed by time to settle in to your luxury bedroom.
  • This evening, enjoy a cocktail on the terrace overlooking the resplendent hills.
  • Five-course dinner to follow in the dining room.
  • Overnight.

The town of Cirencester, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Two – Monday

  • Breakfast at the Manor – a selection of hot and cold items, as you desire.
  • Next, depart with your host on a short drive to Cirencester, one of Britain’s oldest towns. You will enjoy a walk through its center, see its architectural landmarks, and stop in the Corinium Museum, which houses a large collection of Romano-British antiquities.
  • Visit the antiques and craft market for some shopping before returning to the manor house for lunch.
  • Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the grounds. (If you prefer, and optional tour can be arranged to a local brewery to learn about English craft ales.)
  • Evening cocktails and another superb dinner.
  • Overnight.

Watching Polo your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Three – Tuesday

  • After breakfast, spend time in the kitchen with your private chef while he leads a demonstration class focusing on your delicious lunch.
  • After lunch, head out for a quintessentially British excursion – to the polo field!
  • You will visit one of England’s premier polo parks, where Prince Harry & Prince William regularly play. Meet the beautiful horses and see some of the extensive parklands before watching a match.
  • Evening cocktails followed by dinner.
  • Overnight.

Inside Bath Abbey, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Four – Wednesday

  • Breakfast, then depart for a day exploring the well-known city of Bath, made famous by Jane Austen. Visit the town’s iconic landmarks such as the Circus, the Royal Crescent, and Bath Abbey.
  • Lunch in Bath at a Michelin-star restaurant.
  • After lunch, head to the Roman Baths. You will have free time to explore and shop before returning to the Manor house in the late afternoon.
  • Cocktails and dinner this evening, as usual!
  • Overnight.

Delicious dinners your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Five – Thursday

  • Breakfast, followed by a free morning.
  • Lunch at the Manor house.
  • After lunch, set off for a tour of one of England’s most beautiful villages, medieval Burford. Discover the village’s hidden alleyways and courtyards, see the seventeenth and eighteenth-century buildings and the splendid parish church built from proceeds from the wool trade. Head next to the Cotswolds Woolen Weavers to learn about the textile history of the area, which was the source of the region’s fabulous wealth.
  • On the way home, stop briefly at Bibury, home to Arlington Row, which was built in 1380 as a place to store wool and then converted to weavers’ cottages in the 17th century.
  • Return to the Manor house for cocktails and your five-course dinner.
  • Overnight.

Village life in the Cotswolds

Day Six – Friday

  • After your breakfast this morning depart for a visit to the 15th-century Sudeley Castle and Gardens, one of the few castles in England still in residence. The castle contains many beautiful treasures from ancient days to modern times. Visit also the award-winning gardens of this large estate. This is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – the last of Henry VIII’s wives, Katherine Parr.
  • Return to the manor for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.
  • Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn before your cocktails and gala farewell dinner.
  • Overnight.

Bath, England, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Seven – Saturday

  • A final breakfast and return transfer to London. Until next time! (Please note that the Cotswolds are about 2 hours from London and the return transfer on departure day leaves around 9 am, so we recommend an afternoon flight if you are leaving England this day.)

Your hosts for your culinary tour in the Cotswolds

Day One – Sunday

  • You will meet your host at a central meeting point in London (Kensington) and transfer by luxury service directly to the Manor house in the Cotswolds.
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch with time to settle in.
  • In the afternoon visit a local, family-owned vineyard. Have an aperitif and stroll through the vineyard, learning about English grape varieties used for making their still and sparkling wines, and then enjoy a tasting of 5 wines.
  • Five-course dinner this evening at the manor house.
  • Overnight.

The town of Cirencester, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Two – Monday

  • After breakfast, spend time in the kitchen with your private chef while he leads a demonstration class focusing on your delicious lunch.
  • After lunch, set off for a tour of one of England’s most beautiful villages, medieval Burford. Discover the village’s hidden alleyways and courtyards, see the seventeenth and eighteenth-century buildings and the splendid parish church built from proceeds from the wool trade. Head next to the Cotswolds Woolen Weavers to learn about the textile history of the area, which was the source of the region’s fabulous wealth.
  • On the way home, stop briefly at Bibury, home to Arlington Row, which was built in 1380 as a place to store wool and then converted to weavers’ cottages in the 17th century.
  • Return to the Manor house for cocktails and your five-course dinner.
  • Overnight.

Watching Polo your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Three – Tuesday

  • Breakfast at the Manor – a selection of hot and cold items, as you desire.
  • Next, depart with your hosts on a short drive to the Stroud Farmer’s Market, one of the country’s largest food markets. Sample local delicacies and choose ingredients for the chef to include in your dinner. Free time to shop before returning to the Manor House for lunch.
  • After lunch, head out for a quintessentially British excursion – to the polo field!
  • You will visit one of England’s premier polo parks, where Prince Harry & Prince William regularly play. Meet the beautiful horses and see some of the extensive parklands before watching a match.
  • Evening cocktails followed by your farewell dinner.
  • Overnight.

Inside Bath Abbey, visited your culinary tour of the Cotswolds

Day Four – Wednesday

  • A final breakfast and return transfer to London. Until next time! (Please note that the Cotswolds are about 2 hours from London and the return transfer on departure day leaves around 9 am, so we recommend an afternoon flight if you are leaving England this day.)

Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommodations at a luxury stone cottage in the Cotswolds

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • All lunches
  • All dinners
  • Open bar for guests’ use

Classes & Instructors

Your one cooking class is a demonstration by your private chef for the week. You can also join the chef at your leisure during the week to learn additional tips and tricks – they are always willing to have company!

Excursions

  • Visit of Cirencester and the Corinium Museum
  • Excursion to a Polo match
  • Visit of Bath
  • Excursion to Burford and Bibury
  • Visit of the Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Transfer Details

Transfers from/to London (central meeting point).

Included in the 3-Night Trip

Accommodations

3 nights accommodations at a luxury private manor house in the Cotswolds

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • Three lunches
  • Three dinners
  • Open bar for guests’ use

Classes & Instructors

Your one cooking class is a demonstration by your private chef for the week. You can also join the chef at your leisure during the week to learn additional tips and tricks – they are always willing to have company!

Excursions

  • Visit of Stroud Farmer’s Market
  • Excursion to a Polo match
  • Excursion to Burford and Bibury

Transfer Details

Transfers from/to London (central meeting point).

Accommodation Information

Your accommodations will be at a deluxe stone cottage tucked into the hillside.
The property has four guest bedrooms that sleep up to 8 people, two sitting rooms, a dining room and open kitchen. The bedrooms have been fully refurbished with fine linens and elegant en suite bathrooms. The property boasts a lovely stone spiral staircase, wood ceiling beams, and plenty of charm, as well as extensive gardens, outdoor dining, an open fire pit, and hot tub.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Pricing:

6-night Program
US$5500 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$2500 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 90 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

2021
September 5-11 (4 spots left)

Please inquire for 2022 dates.

Private weeks also available for groups of 4 or more, please inquire!

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Pricing:

3-night Program
US$3000 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.
    Balance payment due 90 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    Please inquire for single occupancy pricing.


    Tour Dates

    2021
    No dates scheduled for the 3-night itinerary in 2021.

    2022
    Please inquire.

    Reviews

    We gave this trip 5 stars
    Arthur & Marcia
    IL
    Trip taken June 2019
    The Cotswolds trip was great. First the hosts were very gracious and knowledgeable. The food prepared by the chef was fantastic. Very tasty and the portions were perfect. The excursions were very interesting. The guides were knowledgeable and very entertaining. The trip to a polo match was perfect. Every Americans stereotype of a polo match. We were greeted by a marquee with scenes and tea sandwiches with sparkling wine. Altogether a great trip.

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