English Elegance: Majestic Manors of Bath & Cornwall

Register

 

Request a Reservation

 

 
  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_1.jpg

  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_2.jpg

  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_3.jpg

  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_4.jpg

  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_5.jpg

  • Start Date May 12 2020   End Date May 20 2020

    images/trips/639_trip_6.jpg

| Next Image

 
 
Lecturer
Alice Schwarz
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
|  Text Size A A

Discover the rich heritage of England's architecture, enjoy exclusive events, and stay in stunning historic properties

For English landowners in the medieval period, the need to protect life and property dictated that homes doubled as fortresses. However, in the relative peace and prosperity of the Tudor era, royals and nobles embraced beauty and extravagance, using vast estates to flaunt status and wealth. Later, the austere 18th-century Georgian style toned down the ornamentation, referencing the ancient Greeks and Romans. Discover this rich heritage during a week in the picturesque Southwest of England. On a journey from the ancient Roman spa city of Bath to the rugged, windswept coastlines of Cornwall, visit lavish ancestral properties, from Tudor/Stuart estates to a Jacobean mansion owned by the Earl of Sandwich. Stay in luxurious manors where landed gentry have lived and collected extraordinary works of art for centuries.

 
Program Rates From:
$8,999
Summary
• Stay at glorious properties including the Royal Crescent Hotel, built by John Wood the Younger, and 17th-century Pentillie Castle
• Explore the first planned city outside of London, whose components of squares and crescents are all architectural innovations
• Enjoy an after-hours reception at the 18th-century home-turned-museum of a prosperous Bath resident, and mingle with fellow travelers at a reception in the beautiful former home of an eccentric author and dilettante
• Admire an estate's 18th-century surroundings during a private lunch hosted by the lord of the manor
• Sip afternoon tea in a Georgian setting once frequented by Jane Austen
Program Rates From:
$8,999
Summary
• Stay at glorious properties including the Royal Crescent Hotel, built by John Wood the Younger, and 17th-century Pentillie Castle
• Explore the first planned city outside of London, whose components of squares and crescents are all architectural innovations
• Enjoy an after-hours reception at the 18th-century home-turned-museum of a prosperous Bath resident, and mingle with fellow travelers at a reception in the beautiful former home of an eccentric author and dilettante
• Admire an estate's 18th-century surroundings during a private lunch hosted by the lord of the manor
• Sip afternoon tea in a Georgian setting once frequented by Jane Austen

Share this trip