the history and pageantry of British Thoroughbred horse
days in Newmarket, center of the racing and breeding
industry in Britain. Stay at the Bedford Lodge Hotel
& Spa, a picturesque setting adjacent to famous
paddocks and training stables. Watch the "gallops",
tour National Heritage Centre for
Horseracing and Sporting Art and the National Stud.
introduction to English horseracing in Newmarket, settle
into the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, the four
star hotel closest to Ascot Racecourse. Welcomed by
the owner, you'll meet the locals at
the Thatched Tavern, a 400 year old establishment, serving
traditional English food.
it's time for hats and race day attire - you're off to Ascot
for a BRILLIANT day of fun and English Championship
racing. Enjoy the races and a two course buffe in your
private box located in the King Edward VII Enclosure.
George Inn, an historic inn and pub in Eton is your home
base for the last part of the trip. Just outside your door
is the Thames River and across the river is Windsor.
Tour Windsor Castle (of course). Then you may choose to take a
cruise on the Thames River, make a day excursion to
explore Stonehenge, Oxford or Bath or take the train into
person based on double occupancy
stop, roundtrip air MSP-London Heathrow
lodging & breakfast in Newmarket
lodging & breakfast in Ascot
lodging & breakfast in Eton
seats at Ascot including race cards, dinner & tea