Chelsea Flower Show 2022

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From unique English manor houses, an elegant French château and grand gardens steeped in history and tradition - we'll stop and smell the roses on this leisurely tour of South East England's regal towns and show-stealing stately homes. And the jewel in the crown? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.  

Highlights
  • Tour the historic and beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew
  • Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns Tunbridge Wells and Windsor
  • Wander the fabulous show gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Destinations
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Festivals
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • History
  • Photography

Location: London

Our tour of England’s green and pleasant land will begin in the country’s iconic capital. After meeting the group at our London hotel, we’ll get to know one another better over a delicious welcome meal.

Accommodation: The Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells

We'll begin our journey with a visit to one of the most unique manor houses in Kent: Ightham Mote. This medieval house dates back over 700 years and can only be reached via an ancient stone bridge that stretches over its very own moat. This afternoon we'll visit the charming Scotney Castle, where we'll take some time to wander the house and gardens - before we end our delightful day in Tunbridge Wells. Tonight, there's another sumptuous group dinner on the agenda.

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells

This morning our road will turn east to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, an iconic retreat that's renowned for its romantic design and colourful rose arrangements. Then: we'll swap sculpted layouts for a naturalistic approach to planting at Great Dixter. Here, we'll tour the old timber-framed house that was home to famous British gardener Christopher Lloyd - and explore the gardens that were his pride and joy. Upon returning to Tunbridge Wells, we'll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Windsor

After breakfast in Tunbridge Wells, we’ll make tracks to the award-winning gardens of Hever Castle – the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second queen, Anne Boleyn. This afternoon will see us wandering the tranquil RHS Garden Wisley, taking in the sounds of the water flowing through the rock garden and enjoying the serene Alpine Meadow. Rich in history and royal tradition, Windsor will be our final stop of the day. This evening, we’ll clink glasses over an included dinner and share plans for the free day awaiting us tomorrow.

Accommodation: Castle Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Windsor

What better way to spend the day than discovering Windsor’s regal highlights at our own pace? We’ll have plenty of time to visit the Castle, wander the picturesque riverside and sample a delicious afternoon tea at one of the tearooms around town. After a full day of exploring, choose from one of the many cosy pubs and eateries – and enjoy an evening spent at your leisure.

Accommodation: Castle Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

This morning, we’ll pay a visit to the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park. As we walk through the themed gardens, be sure to keep an eye out for an array of rare plants from around the world. Then: swap English country houses for an elegant French château – the Grade One listed Waddesdon Manor. After taking some time to wander through the exquisite gardens, house and exhibitions – we’ll make our way back to London. Spending the evening exploring the capital's array of gastronomic options or relaxing at our hotel – we will look forward to tomorrow’s exciting agenda.

Accommodation: Harbour Hotel Richmond (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

Today the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be yours to enjoy. From the world-famous show gardens to the astounding floral displays on offer in Chelsea's Great Pavilion – this truly spectacular event showcases the very best of garden design and is sure to be a highlight of our trip.

Accommodation: Harbour Hotel Richmond (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

It may be the last day of the tour, but there’s still time to enjoy some more English treasures before we say goodbye. This morning we’ll take a stroll around the splendid Kew Gardens. The palm house, a jaw-dropping example of Victorian engineering, is sure to add a final flourish to that holiday photo album. We will say our farewells upon returning to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transport
    -Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
    -Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    -
  • International Travel
    -
  • Country Entry Visas
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All listed entrance fees are included
Please check as per your country of origin
Yes, a maximum of 20Kg (Dimensions of Width, Length and depth equalling 158cm) plus one day bag on board
There is a small supplement varying per tour
We pride ourselves on adequate free time on tour
An understood ability to walk comfortably unassisted
This will vary per location, we pride ourselves on accommodation that speaks to the region we are staying in.
This will vary per location - we pride ourselves on accommodation that speaks to the region we are staying in.
At the passengers discretion
There is a Tour Leader and Driver on every departure

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18-May-2022
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19-May-2022
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21-May-2022
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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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Start:London
Finish:London
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Back-Roads with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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