How to holiday in England in style
Holidaying in Britain isn’t generally seen as a particularly glamorous or exotic sort of affair. When you think of British summertime most people’s first thoughts will go to a disappointing weekend spent at Blackpool Pleasure Beach where your dad tried really hard to get a tan, or maybe even that one time your family went to Butlin’s and you saw three(!) members from S Club 7 sing “Reach” to a crowd of 50 octogenarians. These drab memories are a shame really, because the UK does have some absolutely lovely sights.
It seems like the folks at Elegant Resorts agree with us, with its 'England All Stars Journey' offer being perhaps the most quintessentially British holiday package we have ever seen.
Targeting residents of the Gulf, the custom-made itinerary is about as British as celebrating the Queen’s birthday with tea and crumpets whilst politely queuing up for a late train. In the rain.
A quick scan over the four-night itinerary sees you getting rather a lot for rather a lot of money (Dhs31,000 pp to be precise). The trip includes a stay in London, a helicopter transfer to Blenheim Palace and, following a private guided tour, a drive in your dream car - which is an Aston Martin (we all know it’s an Aston Martin) - through the winding roads of the Cotswolds.
From bustling Soho to the peaceful manor houses, formal gardens and medieval hamlets, if you’ve never visited England before this is the chance to get a feel for all that the country has to offer. But it's not all immpecably manicured lawns and cups of tea, the trip also includes a visit to Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, so you can fill your boots excercising your imagination (and your double-0 status).
The trip takes place on September 4 to 8, and is not for frugal types, but it does involve a helicopter ride! What did you expect? And besides, if you book by the 1st of August you will get an exclusive 5% rate reduction. That’s a tidy bit of saving that you could spend on more marmite than your body can naturally handle. So say pip-pip and toodle-oo to all your worries and immerse yourself in the beauty of blighty.