Discover London's historic palaces and explore some of the most beautiful gardens in England. This new short break includes Waddesdon Manor, Hampton Court Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, RHS Wisley and Kensington Palace.
Discover the opulent splendour of London's historic palaces and explore some of the most beautiful gardens in England on this short break. A fantastic opportunity to learn about the individuals who lived at these world-renowned residences, view some of the finest art and antiques in the country, marvel at historic architecture and gain inspiration from the exquisite gardens and grounds.
A contemporary hotel situated on the outskirts of Reading. Facilities include a restaurant and bar plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, hairdryer and tea / coffee facilities. Lift to all floors.
Day One: We travel to Buckinghamshire for a visit to magnificent Waddesdon Manor, a truly stunning French Renaissance style chateau built in the 1870s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, and home to one of the finest collections of French 18th Century decorative arts in the world. Appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and beautiful gardens, before we continue to the Hilton Hotel on the outskirts of Reading.
Day Two: Today we explore the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the most famous gardens in the world with over 100 top-class attractions. Kew features 130 hectares of spectacular landscapes, tropical glasshouses, a soaring treetop walkway, plus the Millennium Seed Bank which stores a vast quantity of the world's wild plant seeds. This afternoon we travel into London for a visit to Kensington Palace the childhood home of Queen Victoria and current residence of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Kensington is one of Londons most exquisite palaces with acres of manicured gardens plus the world-famous Orangery.
Day Three: Enjoy a full day at majestic Hampton Court Palace, well known as Henry VIII's favourite royal residence. Discover the fascinating stories behind the magnificent buildings and priceless art collections, and learn more about the enormous Tudor Kitchens which fed over 600 people twice a day. Hampton Court gardens are internationally renowned for being amongst the most beautiful gardens in the world, and the famous Maze is the most visited in the country.
Day Four: We visit the Gardens at RHS Wisley, brimming with majestic beauty and stunning floral displays throughout the year. A truly world class garden which will capture your imagination with its richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and state-of-the-art Glasshouses and captivate your senses with its vibrant colours and fragrance. We depart mid-afternoon and commence our homeward journey.
Three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast
All admissions and guide costs.
Return travel by luxury coach.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Abergele|| Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop |
|Bangor, Nelson Pub|| Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub |
|Bangor, Pontio Centre|| Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop |
|Bethel|| Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop |
|Bontnewydd|| Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop |
|Bryngwran|| Bryngwran, School Entrance |
|Caergeiliog|| Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub |
|Caernarfon, Campbell Road|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road |
|Caernarfon, Leisure Cent.|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre |
|Caernarfon, Morrisons|| Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Waterloo Port|| Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Y Glyn|| Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road |
|Chester|| Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop |
|Chirk|| Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre |
|Colwyn Bay|| Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Criccieth, Medical Centre|| Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop |
|Deganwy|| Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|Halkyn|| Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans |
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
|Holyhead|| Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance |
|Llanberis, Maes Padarn|| Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn |
|Llanberis, Spar|| Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop |
|Llandegai|| Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance |
|Llandudno|| Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop |
|Llandudno Jct. New Road|| Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|Old Colwyn|| Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop |
Opposite The Plough Inn
|Oswestry|| Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park |
|Penmaenmawr|| Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar) |
|Penrhyn Bay|| Penrhyn Bay, Post Office |
|Penygroes|| Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel) |
|Porthmadog|| Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop |
|Pwllheli|| Pwllheli, Bus Station |
|Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms |
|Rhos on Sea, Hickorys|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant |
|St. Asaph|| St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station |
|Valley|| Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel |
|Wrexham|| Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street |
|Y Felinheli, St. Marys|| Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop |
|Y Felinheli, Victoria|| Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop |
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