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Illuminating Kew Winter Special 2019

  • The Fire Garden at Kew Gardens ©Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

    The Fire Garden at Kew Gardens ©Jeff Eden, RBG Kew
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Two Turtle Doves in Kew's Fire Garden © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Two Turtle Doves in Kew's Fire Garden © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Bloom by Squidsoup © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Bloom by Squidsoup © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew
  • Squid Soup illuminations at Kew Gardens ©Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

    Squid Soup illuminations at Kew Gardens ©Jeff Eden, RBG Kew
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Three French Hens in Kew's Fire Garden © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London - Three French Hens in Kew's Fire Garden © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew
  • Temperate house in the snow © RBG Kew

    Temperate house in the snow © Kew Gardens
  • Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces

    Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
  • Hampton Court, London ©hrp.org.uk

    Hampton Court, London ©hrp.org.uk
2 day tour
From £79 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Includes entrance to Kew Gardens Illuminations

The magnificent gardens at Kew get a beautiful seasonal makeover once more in 2019, as Christmas at Kew Gardens brings illuminations to light up the buildings, trails and planting. The mile-long trail will lead visitors past two huge Christmas trees, a scented garden and all kinds of nature-inspired lights. Santa’s Snowflake Grotto returns and there’ll be a vintage carousel, Christmas gifts and traditional festive nibbles and drinks.


Dates

Late November & December 2019


Suggested itinerary by Coach for 1 night

Day 1

Travel to London and Kew Illuminations

Arrive in London, and visit Kew Gardens, where fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. The Palm House leaps into life with a dazzling show of laser beams, jets of light and kaleidoscope projections. The trail is very popular and entry is by timed entry ticket. The trail opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm. You can choose from eight session times. Visits are timed at 30-minute intervals from 5pm until 8pm and the last session starts at 8.15pm.

Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Windsor, The Musical Museum or other area attractions and return home

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast; you then have some free time to explore.  We have lots of suggestions in the area for you. Take the short drive to Windsor, and maybe a visit to the Castle? The Musical Museum at Kew Bridge offers a guided tour, and organ recital and tea & biscuits.


Featured hotels

We offer a selection of 3 and 4-star hotels in the area, including the Holiday Inn Shepperton,  Novotel Brentford, Hilton Cobham, Hilton Croydon, Jury’s Inn Croydon, Hallmark Croydon, Crowne Plaza Hotel Heathrow and Holiday Inn London M4 J4.


 2 days / 1 night
 Winter Weekends in 2019  from £79.00 per person

A single room supplement will apply and this varies between hotels – details on request.

The Christmas Illuminations at Kew commence on the late November 2019 and run until end of December 2019.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with a free place for the coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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