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Hampton Court Flower Show 2020 (in Jul 2020)

Price: R 36,160.00

6 nights, London round-trip.

Visiting .1 country: England.

Aromatic gardens, esteemed stately homes, charming countryside vistas - this leisurely tour of South East England's greatest gardens is certainly one for the photo books. And the main event? A trip to the green-fingered event of the year, the Hampton Court Flower Show.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Stroll the fabulous show gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show
  • Tour the historic manor houses and beautiful gardens of South East England
  • Enjoy overnight stays in historic royal towns Tunbridge Wells and Windsor

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Set departures in: Prices per person sharing from:
July 2020 R 36,160.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - London - Igtham Mote - Scotney Castle - Turnbridge 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 a welcome dinner on the agenda.

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Turnbridge Wells - Sissinghurst - Great Dixter - Turnridge 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.

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Turnbridge Wells - Hever Castle - RHS Garden Wisley - 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 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.

Accommodation: Sir Christopher Wren Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - Windsor - The Savill Garden - Windsor

What better way to spend the day than discovering Windsor’s regal highlights? First, we’ll visit 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, an afternoon tea cruise awaits us back in Windsor.

Accommodation: Sir Christopher Wren Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Windsor - Waddesdon manor - Cliveden - London

This morning we’ll swap English country houses for an elegant French château: the Grade One listed Waddesdon Manor. Then: onwards to Cliveden, which boasts colourful gardens for every season (not to mention glorious views over the River Thames). This afternoon, we’ll return to London – where we’ll look forward to the excitement of the days to come.

Accommodation: Richmond Hill Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - London - Hampton Court Flower Show - London

Today the Hampton Court Flower Show will be yours to enjoy. From urban patches with remarkable water features to gardens that conjure images of different countries from around the world, this spectacular event showcases the very best of contemporary garden design.

Accommodation: Richmond Hill Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - London - Hampton Court Palace - Kew Gardens - 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 look around the splendid Hampton Court Palace and Gardens before moving on to Kew. The palm house, a jaw-dropping example of Victorian engineering, is sure to add a final flourish to that holiday photo album.
Meals: Breakfast

Validity Set departures in July 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator Back-Roads Touring
Tour Identifier/s BEHHFLL-0
Inclusions • 6 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
• 6 nights in boutique accommodation
• Premium mini-coach transportation
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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