Next weekend we're going to the Cotswolds!
If you haven't been, you haven't experienced England and all it's charm. If you have been... you haven't been with me :)
This Tastour takes you on a journey through some of Englands most idyllic scenery on a discovery of local produce and culture. We'll be stepping back in time, as we stroll through England's historical villages. We'll walk to the source of the Thames, learn how to make perfume and the importance of Trout Farms. PLUS we'll enjoy some of the best dining experiences England has to offer!
This trip is now full. Please see our trip to the Berkshires 18-19 October: http://www.meetup.com/Tastour/events/133342682/
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About our events:
After 5 years, 300 excellently organised events, and 6 overnight trips... one things for sure... Tastour is more fun when you stay over. I hope you'll join me and 8 other taste adventures on this gastronomic tour of the Cotswolds.
As with all of our trips, every detail will be thought of for you and all you'll have to do is treasure the memories (Is that too cheesey? I know I love cheese, and admit it, you do too!)
If you would like to book: A £20 non-refundable deposit required to rsvp on Meetup. Payment due in full within 2 weeks of signing up, or your deposit may be forfeited.
Please email [masked] to request a booking form. Payment in full required to secure your place. Spaces extremely limited.
If you are a MAYBE: PLEASE, change your rsvp to NO, and post a comment in the thread below so that I can follow up if there is still space.
DAY 1: Saturday
8:15 am meet in West London, Shepherd's Bush. For a prompt departure at 8:30am
We'll meet outside White City tube on the Central Line.
(we're heading west, so no point in meeting in central London and fighting the traffic when good food awaits)
9:45 Charming Tea Shop & Free time in the one of the famous Villages
Photo courtesy of TripAdvisor
12:00 Walk to the source of the river Thames
3:00pm Check in to the hotel
4:00 Visit the village know as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds
7pm Dinner - 9 Course Dinner at a restaurant which deserves a Michelin Star or two (not included, £70)
DAY 2: Sunday
9:00 Breakfast & Leisure time. Hotel check-out.
10:00 - Free time in one of England's most charming villages
Optional Sites to see include a model replica of the town, a perfume factory - where they show you how to make it and teach you how to smell it!, plus we'll step 500 years back in time and enjoy a beatiful walk along the river.
2:00 Lunch / Afternoon Tea
Every place we select is extra special and this one will be no different. Our Sunday lunch will be enjoyed in one of England's most beautiful mannor houses. We'll then take a stroll along the river and through the countryside and stumble upon a charming town centre and trout fishing farm. Our local fish expert will teach us about her local craft and we'll have the opportunity to stock up our London kitchens. (they supply ice packs as well)
4:00 Return to London
for me it's all about creating the best experience at reasonable price.
(Please note that this hotel is usually £130 per night)
Fine Wine and Cheese Tasting included
Early Birds save £20 -
£185 Bon Vivant Members - click here to join
(We're doing a special offer on the membership, for new memebers we're giving away £40 wine packs, so with this discount, you've pretty much joined for free - and can attend all the miniTASTINGs for free too!) Or you could join for 1 month and receive one free minitasting.
£220 Non Members
Save £20 if booked by 5th October, standard price is £205/240
Price per person is based on two people sharing
£50 single supplement for a large double bed (only 1 available)
***If two people are sharing a double bed, there is no supplement cost)***
There is a delux room (6m2 bigger) available for an extra charge of £20
Full English Breakfast on Sunday morning
Guided walk in the valley, plus tours of the villages
A shot or two of fine liqueur to warm you up on the walks
Guided walk with two country pub visits
Return transport from London to the Cotswolds. Plus transport throughout your tour.
Parking fees and petrol.
Food, Drink & Hotel cost of Driver & Guide.
A fun group of taste adventure seeking travellers to share the experience with.
Booking fee & insurance (in case of accidents) during the trip.
Additional Food, Drink and shopping
Your Travel Insurance, in case you are sick and can not make the trip.
Note on Cost
This is very close to my cost, to ensure all the spaces are filled, so it's a real bargin.
For those that don't already know, English holidays are very expensive due to the high hotel cost and petrol. The Cotswolds are double the price nearly anywhere else in England. And I'm really pleased with the hotel we've found at a reasonablish rate. Plus, it cost £70 to travel across london in a taxi, so if you factor this in for each of the trips we will be making, you could spend this in just on the transport or hotel alone.
I hope this sounds good. This is a very special area of England and I love planning every last detail and sharing it with you!!! This is something to look forward to as the nights start getting darker and colder, so a big thanks to you all for your interest!
If you would like to book:
A £20 non-refundable deposit required to rsvp on Meetup. Payment due in full within 2 weeks of signing up, or your depsoit may be forfieted
Please email [masked] to request a booking form.
If you can no longer make it, please change your rsvp. If you've requested a booking form, please email me.
Here's to a wild, and crazy weekend in the Cotswolds!