A Choral Tour of Mercia

Mercia is the old Saxon name for the kingdom occupying the centre of England. It has a rich choral tradition most notably with the "Three Choirs Festival" (The three choirs are from Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals). Sir Edward Elgar was born near Worcester and this tour also includes visits to Stratford, Oxford, Malvern, Bath and London. Leominster Parish Church is a Norman former abbey church and is renowned for the excellent quality of its acoustics.

Day 1 On Flight

Depart U.S.A.

Day 2 Arrive in London - Transfer to Worcester (8 nights)

Visit some of the Cotswolds prettiest villages en route to Worcester

Day 3 Day trip to Malvern

Provisional concert in Malvern

Day 4 Day in Worcester

Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral

Provisional concert in Worcester Cathedral

Day 5 Day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace

Day 6 Day trip to Herefordshire

Leominster, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford Cathedral

Provisional concert in Leominster Parish Church

Day 7 Free day or day trip to London

Day 8 Day trip to Oxford

Introductory walking tour of Oxford, Guided tour of Christ Church College

Provisional Evensong at Christ Church, Oxford

Day 9 Day trip to Bath

Roman Baths, Bath Abbey

Provisional Concert in the Pump Rooms, Bath

Day 10 Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flight