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The Gardens of England and Wales with the Chelsea Flower Show

Operated by: Insight Vacations

15 Days from $5,559 per person

Countries Visited

England ...more England

Locations Visited

London, Cheltenham, Llandudno, Nottingham ...more London, Cheltenham, Llandudno, Nottingham
  1. Day 1 Arrive 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.

    hotel Amba Marble Arch London
  2. Day 2 Chelsea Flower Show

    A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show! Enjoy the extensive displays of show gardens and magnificent floral 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)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Amba Marble Arch, London
  3. Day 3 London Sightseeing

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Amba Marble Arch, London
  4. Day 4 Kew Gardens & Hampton Court Palace

    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 magnificent State Apartments and explore the riverside gardens.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Amba Marble Arch, London
  5. Day 5 London – Wisley Gardens – Cornwall

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / Alverton Hotel Truro
  6. Day 6 Lost Garden of Heligan & the Cornish Coast

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / Alverton Hotel Truro
  7. Day 7 St Austell – Cheltenham

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel DoubleTree by Hilton/Queens Hotel Cheltenham
  8. Day 8 Cotswolds Excursion

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel DoubleTree by Hilton/Queens Hotel. Cheltenham
  9. Day 9 Cheltenham – Powis Castle – Llandudno

    Today we travel to the David Austin Nursery for roses where we enjoy morning tea followed by a tour of the gardens. Next, visit Powis Castle gardens with its spectacular terraces and stunning vistas.(Breakfast / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno
  10. Day 10 Bodnant Garden Excursion

    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)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno
  11. Day 11 Liandudno – Lake District

    Farewell Wales and continue north to the English Lake District where you see some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Admire the Topiary Gardens, the finest, oldest and most extensive garden in the world at Levens Hall. Then continue to our traditional hotel set on the shores of Lake Windermere.(Breakfast / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay, Windermere
  12. Day 12 Lake District Experience

    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. We then visit the picturesque village of Hawkeshead, famous for its whitewashed cottages and cobbled lanes. Then there is free time to relax in your tranquil surroundings. Perhaps take a cruise on Lake Windermere?(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay, Windermere
  13. Day 13 Lake District – Chatsworth – Nottingham

    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)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Mercure, Nottingham
  14. Day 14 Nottingham – Blenheim Palace – Bampton Village – London

    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 “Downtown Abbey ”TV series were filmed. Later, return to London for a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise!(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Amba Marble Arch, London
  15. Day 15 Farewell London

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

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Accommodation in premium hotels in the best locations
  • Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout
  • Business class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air conditioned coach*
  • Included airport transfer service on first and last day of trip (selected times)
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included
  • Concierge service and luggage handling throughout

Authentic Dining

  • Dining Summery: 14 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 2 Dinners with Wine, 1 Lunch, 2 Lunches with Wine

Insight Experiences

  • Enjoy a Thames River Dinner Cruise
  • Explore the famous Chelsea Flower Show
  • Sip champagne as you enjoy a bird’s eye view from the London eye
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
  • Discover the wonders of Hampton Court Palace
  • Visit the Gardens of Wisley and the Lost Garden of Heligan
  • Explore the Bodnant Gardens in Wales
  • Embark on the Snowden Mountain Railway Excursion
  • Visit Hilltop, the home of Beatrix Potter
  • Visit Blenheim Palace
  • Enjoy morning tea at the David Austin Nursery for roses
  • Explore Chatsworth House and Gardens

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Start Date: Fri, May 22, 2020
Return Date: Fri, Jun 5, 2020
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