Ancient Worcester And Hereford

This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in the Worcester area to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.

  • Our itinerary could include:
    • Worcester & the Royal Worcester Visitor Experience
    • The Black & White Trail & Ludlow
    • Presteigne & the Judge’s Lodgings
    • Hergest Croft Gardens
    • The city of Hereford
    • Gloucester and the National Waterways Museum
  • Group Organiser benefits
  • No single room supplements (selected tours only)

To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - The ancient city of Worcester & the Royal Worcester Visitor Experience. A tour here starts with an introductory film which provides a behind the scenes look at product development, design and manufacture of this famous porcelain. Using life size displays, knowledgeable tour guides describe and compare techniques of the past and present. You can visit the Company's Senior Hand Painting department to see artists at work. The Cathedral is said to be England's loveliest and contains royal tombs, an ancient crypt and chapter house, medieval cloisters and Victorian stained glass.

Day 2 - A guided tour of The Black & White Village Trail takes you through some of the prettiest villages and most beautiful landscape in England. The 40 mile circular trail leads west from the ancient town of Leominster, through a rich landscape of orchards, hopyards and distant hills, taking in the most picturesque black and white villages along the way, as well as the little market town of Kington. Ludlow with its castle perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme is a town which breathes history at every turn. The town centre's ordered elegance is evidence of the 900 year old Norman planned town.

Day 3 - Presteigne and the award winning attraction, the Judge’s Lodging, depicts a most unusual household. Once called ‘the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales’.  See the stunningly restored judge’s apartments to the dingy servants’ quarters below stairs where you can explore their gas lit world. Damp cells remind you of the building’s true purpose, along with the vast courtroom where your imagination in captured by the echoing trial of William Morgan, local duck thief. Hergest Croft Gardens consists of four distinct gardens which extend over 50 acres and have over 4000 rare shrubs and trees.  It is described as 'one of the finest collections of trees and shrubs in Britain'.

Day 4 - Hereford is the Cathedral City and has a relaxed atmosphere of a country market town. Its origin dates back to Saxon times. The award winning Mappa Mundi centre houses the world famous map itself plus the two most extensive Chained Libraries in existence. The city of Gloucester has a unique history, from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. The National Waterways Museum is housed over three storeys in a Victorian warehouse, situated in the heart of the city’s historic Gloucester Docks. This museum recreates the story of the people who worked on the waterways and on the dockside.

With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.