Vintage Trail UK • 25 August 2012

Vintage Trail UK

This luxurious 12 night/13 day tour is timeless and elegant, a vintage take on London, Devon and Somerset. From only $7099 per person twin share - you will not be disappointed!

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I am so very excited to introduce this tour to our collection for 2012.  London is my favourite city in the world and countryside UK is unbeatable, particularly in the Somerset, Dorset and Devon areas we will be inhabiting on this fabulous luxury journey.  And 2012 is the year to be in London!  Dynamic, sophisticated, full of so much history, culture and now a true gourmet's delight with some of the best restaurants in the world!  Not to mention being a fashion capital that is hard to beat (yes I think it is better than even Paris).  And of course there are those games.......

This truly elegant and stylish tour is a combination of the places that I love most, with inclusions that are to die for.  I know many of us are familiar with this part of the world, but Travelling Divas in collaboration with Charlotte Smith (a doyenne of vintage and curator of the Darnell Collection) has created a tour that provides a different view of this gorgeous part of the UK, focussing on 'Vintage UK':  including fashion, culture, gorgeous accommodation and the historic, combined with some of the best one of a kind experiences we can offer.

We stay in beautiful accommodation: the Bath Spa Hotel, a gorgeous 5* hotel in the centre of Bath; be pampered at the divine Bovey Castle in Dartmoor (why not indulge in a little falconry or sloe gin making?) and finish in London at the stylish Montague on the Gardens, a converted town house in the heart of Bloomsbury which was once the favourite stamping ground of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Set.

We indulge our need for retail throughout, with Charlotte taking us to some of the best vintage shops you can find, including those frequented by the celebrity set;  in London we spend a day where we learn how to combine vintage with high street, including a private shopping session at Harvey Nichols!  

To get our fill of the fabulous British culture, we hit some of the great museums on offer and visit some beautiful stately homes;  spend time with a world expert on Indigo Dye and clothing on the silk route; go behind the scenes with the Curator of the Museum of London costume department (exclusive); enjoy a private tour and breakfast in the Orangerie at Kensington Palace before it is open to the public!  We spend an afternoon with Victoria & Albert, checking out the amazing exhibition of 'British Glamour:  Ballgowns since the 1950's' and finally to make sure we haven't missed anything iconic, we head out on our own private London Bus for some sightseeing and lunch at Fortnum & Masons!  Oh and did I mention French Bubbles on the London Eye?

We haven't forgotten pampering either with a spa treatment at Bovey; we have the food aspect covered with many meals included (including a private dinner at River Cottage) plus a night at the Theatre.....but with so much to talk about I think the itinerary is the best place to get the full details!  Join Charlotte and I in the UK for what is truly a one off experience - it will be fantastic and I can't wait!

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