Gardens of England & Wales with Chelsea Flower Show

Start: London Finish: London

Visiting: England, United Kingdom, Wales


Duration: 14 Nights

Tour Operator: Insight Vacations


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Tour Overview

Explore the beauty of nature throughout England and Wales. Experience the famous Chelsea Flower Show, walk the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and so much more.

Highlights

  • iconInsight Experiences - Scenic Drive: Embark on the Snowden Mountain Railway Excursion
  • iconInsight Experiences - Hampton Court Palace: Discover the wonders of Hampton Court Palace
  • iconInsight Experiences - Kew: Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
  • iconTrentham Gardens: Stroll through the award winning Trentham Gardens
  • iconHilltop: Visit Hilltop, the home of Beatrix Potter
  • iconInsight Experiences - London eye: Sip champagne as you enjoy a bird’s eye view from the London eye
  • iconInsight Experiences - Wales: Explore the Bodnant Gardens in Wales
  • iconWales: Explore the Bodnant Gardens in Wales
  • iconGardens of Wisley and the Lost Garden of Heligan: Visit the Gardens of Wisley and the Lost Garden of Heligan
  • iconInsight Experiences - Chatsworth House and Gardens: Explore Chatsworth House and Gardens
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Places You'll See

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Arrive London

Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London

Welcome to London! On arrival you are transferred to your trip hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Drink and trip briefing at your hotel.

icon Day 2: Chelsea Flower Show

Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show! Enjoy the extensive displays of show gardens and magnificent "oral displays before a transfer in the afternoon back to your hotel. Later, enjoy a glass of champagne and a bird’s eye view of London from the London Eye before dinner at a local restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 3: London Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

On your guided sightseeing this morning see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square. Witness the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if operating) before enjoying lunch in a typical English pub. This afternoon you are free to enjoy London at your own pace.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

icon Day 4: Kew Gardens & Hampton Court Palace

Accommodation: Amba Marble Arch, London

Meals: Breakfast

This morning visit the famous Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Explore inside the vast Victorian glasshouses and see the indoor galleries. This afternoon, discover the wonders of majestic Hampton Court Palace, home to the Kings and Queens of Britain since the time of Henry VIII. Discover the magnifi€cent State Apartments and explore the riverside gardens.(Breakfast)

icon Day 5: London – Wisley Gardens – Cornwall

Accommodation: The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / St Mellion International Resort Saltash

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the gardens of Wisley today, renowned as the flagship garden of the Royal Agricultural Society. Then continue to the county of Cornwall.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 6: Lost Garden of Heligan & the Cornish Coast

Accommodation: The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / Alverton Hotel Truro

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We visit Heligan, one of the most mysterious estates in England. Unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth, the Lost Gardens were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration! This afternoon is then free for you to relax at our beautiful hotel.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 7: St Austell – Cheltenham

Accommodation: Queens Hotel MGallery Cheltenham

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our journey takes us through the English countryside to Bath. Visit the 18th Century Pump Room and the ancient Baths, then enjoy some free time to browse the quaint streets. Continue to Hidcote Manor Gardens, one of the greatest arts and crafts gardens in England. Then it’s on to the town of Cheltenham where we have a two night stay.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 8: Cotswolds Excursion

Accommodation: Queens Hotel MGallery Cheltenham

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Full day sightseeing of the Cotswolds begins in Burford, where there’s time to visit one of the small tea houses before heading south to Bibury described as the ‘prettiest village in Britain’ for an included lunch. Later we return to Cheltenham.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

icon Day 9: Powis Castle & Llandudno

Accommodation: Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

This morning stroll trough the award-winning Trentham Gardens. We then enjoy an afternoon tea prior to our visit to Powis Castle gardens with its spectacular terraces and stunning vistas.(Breakfast / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)

icon Day 10: Bodnant Garden Excursion

Accommodation: Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno or similar

Meals: Breakfast

The day starts with a visit to Bodnant Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. Later visit the village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa, at 3,560 feet the highest peak in Wales including a fabulous trip onboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway.(Breakfast)

icon Day 11: Llandudno – Lake District

Accommodation: Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Farewell Wales and continue north to the English Lake District where you see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. We then visit the picturesque village of Hawkeshead, famous for its whitewashed cottages and cobbled lanes. Continue to our traditional hotel set on the shores of Lake Windermere.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 12: Lake District Experience

Accommodation: Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windermere or similar

Meals: Breakfast

A day devoted to this scenic wonderland, beginning with a visit to Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter and where she spent much of her life. Next. admire the Topiary Gardens, the fi€nest, oldest and most extensive garden in the world at Levens Hall. Later, perhaps take a cruise on Lake Windermere?(Breakfast)

icon Day 13: Lake District – Chatsworth – Nottingham

Accommodation: Mercure Nottingham City Centre

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Head into the rolling Derbyshire countryside to the Chatsworth Estate, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Visiting the house, we see the elegant interiors, admire the art collection of 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Our guided walking tour of the gardens provides an insight into the principle historic features of the garden before an included lunch. Later continue to the historic city of Nottingham.(Breakfast / Lunch)

icon Day 14: Nottingham – Blenheim Palace – Bampton Village – London

Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning explore the magnificent house and gardens of Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Continue to the village of Bampton to see the street where many scenes from the “Downton Abbey” TV series* were filmed. Later, return to London for a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise! *Disclaimer: This sightseeing is an unlicensed and unauthorized tour of sites featured in the television series "Downton Abbey" produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBC Universal International Limited. Insight Vacations Limited and this trip do not have association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of the television series "Downton Abbey", Carnival Film and Television or NBC Universal International Limited.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 15: Farewell London

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast your trip comes to an end with a transfer to London Heathrow Airport for your onward flight.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    Business class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air conditioned coach*

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    Hotel and restaurant tips included

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    Concierge service and luggage handling throughout

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    Accommodation in premium hotels in the best locations

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    Included airport transfer service on first and last day of trip (selected times)

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    Concierge service and luggage handling throughout

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    Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Insight Vacations requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Dates & Availability

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Nights

14

Available

99

Thursday May 20, 2021

Nights

14

Available

99

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

14Nights

99Available

Thursday, May 20, 2021

14Nights

99Available