The Gardens of England and Wales with the Chelsea Flower Show (Summer 2020)

Tour Type: Special Interest Trip
Brochure Type: Special Interest Trips 2019

The Chelsea flower show collection is a selection of escorted journeys featuring the Chelsea flowers show departing May 2019.

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
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

Call (215) 885-1888 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14887428

Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2020
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive 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.
Amba Marble Arch London
Day 2LondonChelsea 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)
Amba Marble Arch, London
Day 3LondonLondon 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)
Amba Marble Arch, London
Day 4LondonKew 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)
Amba Marble Arch, London
Day 5TruroLondon - 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)
The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / Alverton Hotel Truro
Day 6TruroLost 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)
The Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell / Alverton Hotel Truro
Day 7CheltenhamSt 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)
DoubleTree by Hilton/Queens Hotel Cheltenham
Day 8CheltenhamCotswolds 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)
DoubleTree by Hilton/Queens Hotel. Cheltenham
Day 9LlandudnoCheltenham - 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)
Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno
Day 10LlandudnoBodnant 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)
Llandudno Bay/Belmont, Llandudno
Day 11WindermereLiandudno - 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)
Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay, Windermere
Day 12WindermereLake 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)
Lakeside Hotel & Spa/Low Wood Bay, Windermere
Day 13NottinghamLake 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)
Mercure, Nottingham
Day 14LondonNottingham - 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)
Amba Marble Arch, London
Day 15LondonFarewell London: After breakfast your trip comes to an end with a transfer to London Heathrow Airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)
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