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In Full Bloom

9 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

This unique itinerary encompasses the best of England's country gardens.

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In Full Bloom

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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      This unique itinerary encompasses the best of England's country gardens. Weaving through some of England's prettiest villages, your journey will take you to famous places such as Anne Hathaway's cottage in Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, the botanic gardens in historic Oxford and the charming Roman city of Bath.


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      Trip code: CF0057GL

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 8 full breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      Day 1

      Arrive London (3 nights)

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      Kew Gardens and Chelsea Physic Garden

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      RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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      London – Oxford (3 nights)

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      Oxford and Free Time

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      Stratford – Upon-Avon Excursion

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      Oxford – Bath

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      Bath – London

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      Day 1

      Arrive London (3 nights) Day 1 - Arrive London (3 nights)

      After your arrival into London Heathrow and transfer to your central London Hotel, why not explore the city of London? Whether you stroll through one of the Royal Parks, shop in the vibrant West End or visit one of the world-famous historical attractions, London has plenty to keep you entertained. At 4.00pm meet your Travel Director and fellow companions to see some of London's most famous sights, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a traditional English pub Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Cumberland

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Cumberland

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Kew Gardens and Chelsea Physic Garden Day 2 - Kew Gardens and Chelsea Physic Garden

      Today we visit Kew Gardens, London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world's most diverse collection of living plants and a scientific research centre of international renown. Perfectly in bloom in May here we explore the stunning grounds and architecture. This afternoon, enjoy an included visit to Chelsea Physic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in London.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 3

      RHS Chelsea Flower Show Day 3 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      Your morning transfer takes you to the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show! The show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers and horticultural skills from around the world. You will be able to see magnificent floral displays, model gardens, tools and a host of garden structures and artifacts. There will be extensive displays with areas to learn about plants and growing flowers. Tonight consider joining your Travel Director for dinner at a lively restaurant or perhaps take in a West End show?

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 4

      London – Oxford (3 nights) Day 4 - London – Oxford (3 nights)

      Travel to the pleasant RHS Garden Wisley. Renowned as the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art glasshouse. Here you will enjoy a guided walking tour. You will then have free time for lunch in one of the restaurants in the grounds. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor, scene of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs? Later arrive at the oldest university city in England, Oxford. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Oxford Spires/Belfry Hotel/Oxford Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Oxford Spires/Belfry Hotel/Oxford Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Oxford and Free Time Day 5 - Oxford and Free Time

      Enjoy a stroll with your Local Specialist around Oxford's historic University Colleges, where you'll see where Britain's elite students receive their outstanding education. Visit the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the oldest in Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The rest of the day is yours to explore this university city.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 6

      Stratford – Upon-Avon Excursion Day 6 - Stratford – Upon-Avon Excursion

      Walk in the footsteps of the magnificent playwright, poet and actor, William Shakespeare, where you'll enjoy a fascinating visit to his birthplace. Hear tales of his family life from the costumed guides and admire rare artefacts from the Trusts world class collections. Continue to Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. See this historical English home - a thatched farmhouse containing original Tudor furniture - where Shakespeare courted his former bride. Meander the cottage's gardens and grounds overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Oxford – Bath Day 7 - Oxford – Bath

      Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest villages in England with its attractive bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush. Then onto the charming village of Bibury; a wonderfully attractive setting along the River Coln. Admire Arlington Row, the quaint group of weavers' cottages dating back to the 16th Century. Visit Painswick for its Rococo Garden, the country's sole surviving example. Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea prior to arrival in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, where you'll check in to your hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Apex City Centre/Hilton City Bath

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Apex City Centre/Hilton City Bath

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Bath – London Day 8 - Bath – London

      See the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Continue to Wells and visit Bishop's Palace, which has been the home of the Bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years. Enjoy the beautiful and tranquil gardens hidden within the ramparts of the Palace. Return to London where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Cumberland

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Cumberland

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 9

      Depart London Day 9 - Depart London

      Say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of your holiday. Airport transfers are available to Heathrow.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      What's Included

      Dining

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        • 2 dinners


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