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English Country Gardens 2014

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White Cliffs of Dover, EnglandTower Bridge at night in London, England
White Cliffs of Dover, England
Tower Bridge at night in London, England
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Special Interest
  • Description: From the Bluebell steam train and seaside tastes of Brighton to the poetic gardens of Sissinghurst and traditional cream teas, discover the flowers and feasts of south-east England. It's Insider moments like… walking in the shadow of Henry VIII at Hampton Court, your Local Expert recounting near-forgotten recipes from the Royal Tudor kitchen. Getting inspired by the green fingers of master-gardener Capability Brown, as you breathe in the scent of Sheffield Park gardens. The tang of salt spray in the breeze, as your National Trust expert helps you find the flowers unique to the White Cliffs of Dover. And tasting wine at Kent's oldest vineyard, discovering a cool climate doesn't prevent it making a good tipple.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Eastbourne Dinner Drive to the historic Alfriston, a quaint Sussex village. See timber framed medieval houses and the Long Man of Wilmington before dining on seasonal food.


    • + Brighton Walking Tour And Royal Pavilion Rich in heritage and bursting with stunning Regency architecture, Brighton is a beautiful coastal city. With your Local Expert, glimpse its fascinating past as you alk through the medieval lanes, have a guided visit of the Royal Pavilion and Gardens.


    • + Canterbury Cathedral Take a guided walk through the medieval walled city of Canterbury. Visit the exquisite head church of the Anglican Religion and see where the shrine of Thomas A Beckett lay, a medieval pilgrimage site and inspiration for Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


    • + Chiddingstone Dinner Enjoy a lovely drive through the Kent countryside to the National Trust Village of Chiddingstone. Visit the historic Castle Inn for dinner and see the ancient Chiding Stone.

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