Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation
Choose between two historic walking routes for a self guided hiking vacation either along Englandís Shakespeareís Way or the Thames Path. Both ending up in London.
Stratford-upon-Avon The Cotswolds Blenheim Palace Woodstock Oxford The Chilterns River Thames Path Kew Gardens London Bankside Globe Theatre Windsor
£595To£1180 excluding flights
Price from £1320 for 15 days.
Description of Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation
This vacation can be booked from the 1st March to 31st October each year.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
1 Reviews of Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 10 Jun 2016 by Graham Stenger
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
During the course of the week one cannot fail to be impressed by the sights seen on the Thames Path, sadly the planned programme didn't allow time to visit these places.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
To make sure that the daily walks are within their capabilities, even though the paths are on the level. The Thames path is well maintained but it was noticeable as you approached London, through London and to the east that a number of the signs had been vandalised/pointing in the wrong direction. This needs to be taken up with the appropriate authority to correct these issues.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes it must assist local economies by taking rooms, using restaurants etc.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent, it far exceeded our expectations. We had approached the last phase of the Thames Path with a view that we just needed to get to the Thames Barrier and the end of the walk. In the end the final phase proved to be far more enjoyable as we passed through lovely countryside laced with history.right through to the Barrier.
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PlanetThe Responsible Travel Code of Conduct which you receive with your information pack contains suggestions on how to be an ethical traveler by reducing water usage, recycling and properly disposing of litter, and reducing damage to the environment.
The majority of the accommodations we use are locally owned and operated and use local produce for providing you with breakfast. Wherever possible we use accommodations that are registered with the Green Tourism Business Scheme. There are local shops, pubs and cafes along the Cotswold Way available for lunches and dinners. All these issues make a great difference to the economic welfare of the local community by providing employment.
During the booking process for your vacation we reduce paper usage by corresponding by email wherever possible and only printing correspondence which is legally binding. We recycle our ink cartridges and envelopes, and use low energy light bulbs. Paper which cannot be recycled is shredded and composted.
Whilst on this vacation you will be walking at your own pace in your own group. We restrict group sizes on our self-guided walking vacations to a maximum of 12 to reduce impact on the community.
We encourage you to use this walking vacation as means to support your chosen charity by way of sponsorship.
PeopleWe are a family run business and are committed to operating a Responsible Travel Policy. We aim to provide a quality and positive experience for our customers while contributing to and enhancing the local economy and respecting the environment.
Whilst walking you are taking part in a healthy activity and visiting the area while reducing road congestion. The local authority encourages people to visit the area on foot using public transport in line with their desire to encourage sustainable tourism.
There are a large number of National Trust Properties. The membership and entrance fees are used to restore and conserve our heritage, and provide employment for local people.