English Country Gardens 2022

7 nights from £2219

English Country Gardens BRT
Start:London
Finish:London
Duration:7 Nights
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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Overview

Aromatic gardens, esteemed stately homes and charming countryside vistas - this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens is certainly one for the photo books. From the romance of Sissinghurst Castle to the opulence of Hampton Court Palace, the historic city of Windsor and the iconic engineering of London's Kew Gardens - we'll take the back roads to uncover the best of this green and pleasant corner of England. .......read more
Highlights
  • Tour the incredible manor houses, castles and beautiful gardens of South East England
  • Stroll the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew

Itinerary

Location: London

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

Our tour of England's green and pleasant land will begin at 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 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 once home to famous British gardener Christopher Lloyd - and explore the gardens that were his pride and joy.

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 wife, 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 relaxing in the Alpine Meadow. Rich in history and royal tradition, Windsor will be our final stop of the day – where a hearty included meal awaits. *Tours departing on the 4th September 2022 will experience a full day at the RHS Wisley Flower Show and will be unable to visit Hever Castle due to time constraints.

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Location: Windsor

What better way to spend the day than discovering Windsor's regal highlights at your 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.

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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. After some free time wandering the exquisite gardens – 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: The Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

This morning we’ll take a look around the splendid Hampton Court Palace and Gardens*. With 60 acres of exquisite formal gardens, three National Plant Collections and the world’s oldest puzzle maze – we’ll have plenty of free time to explore this world-famous estate. Following on from our visit, we’ve an appointment to keep at the Beefeater Gin Distillery – where a guided tour of the facility is in store. Tonight, is your last on tour so we suggest spending your free evening dining at one of the capital’s fantastic restaurants. *Tours departing on the 3rd July 2022 will experience a full day at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and will be unable to visit the Palace and Beefeater Gin Distillery due to time constraints.

Accommodation: The Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

It may be our last day together, but there’s still time to enjoy some more English treasures. 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

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What's Included

Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
    Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • International Travel
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Airport Transfers at Destination

FAQ

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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Dates

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04-Sep-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
Duration:7 Nights
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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