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On this private luxury tour, explore the traditions of the influential Arts and Crafts movement, which emerged in the late 19th century and celebrated traditional skills, handmade objects and the individual craftsman. Tour beautiful homes designed by innovators such as William Morris, see important Arts and Crafts objects and sites, and explore the Cotswolds, the bucolic region that inspired many artists associated with the movement.

Begin in London, the birthplace of the Arts and Crafts movement. During private touring with an art expert, visit the legendary Victoria & Albert Museum and tour the Emery Walker House, famous for its William Morris interiors. Also, experience Victorian-era cultural influences in the Linley Sambourne House, filled with eclectic decor, and Leighton House, renowned for its Arab-themed mosaic floors, tile-covered walls and gilded ceilings. One day, take a private excursion to Red House, the only building commissioned by William Morris, which is known for its vernacular style and surrounding gardens. Also, visit nearby Eltham Palace, a model of Art Deco opulence.

Continue to the Cotswolds, a beautiful region of rolling hills and small villages where many Arts and Crafts practitioners set up their businesses. Visit Kelmscott Manor, the country house of William Morris, and explore villages such Chipping Campden and Cheltenham, where many Arts and Crafts-related buildings and interiors remain in use. Tour country estates and gardens, and browse local shops dedicated to the traditional design still thriving in the Cotswolds.

All touring is flexible and also includes visits to our favorite neighborhoods, museums, specialty shops, food markets, historic pubs and private gardens.

Day 1: Arrive London
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 2: London
Full-day private tour

Day 3: London
Full-day private tour

Day 4: London & Red House
Full-day private excursion to Red House and Eltham Palace

Day 5: London – Cotswolds
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 6: Cotswolds
Full-day private tour of local villages

Day 7: Cotswolds – London
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night with touring en route

Day 8: Depart London
Private airport transfer

Hotels

London: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Claridge’s or The Savoy
Cotswolds: Buckland Manor

Contact us for the latest price and availability.

Prices are based on double occupancy and do not include airfare. Prices are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Includes

  • Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
  • Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
  • Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
  • Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
  • A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
  • Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
  • Unique, insider travel experiences

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