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NEW! GROUP TOUR 2019 – London’s Greatest Gardens

  • Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces

    Hampton Court Palace (NCN), courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
  • Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces

    Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
  • Relaxing in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces

    Relaxing in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace © Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
  • Gardens at Hampton Court Palace

    Gardens at Hampton Court Palace (NCN)
  • Palm house parterre in summer © RBG Kew

    Palm house parterre in summer © RBG Kew
  • Giant Waterlillies © RBG Kew

    Giant Waterlillies © Kew Gardens
  • Cambridge Cottage Garden © RBG Kew

    Cambridge Cottage Garden © RBG Kew Gardens
  • Foxgloves © RBG Kew

    Foxgloves © Kew Gardens
  • View from the Rock Garden towards the Glasshouse in Spring at RHS Garden Wisley.© RHS

3 day tour
From £165 per person

On this new tour, we take you to three of London’s greatest gardens, combining floral spectacle, architectural magnificence and historical adventure. Join us as we visit Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace & Gardens and RHS Wisley.


Dates

Weekends in 2019


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Hampton Court Palace & Gardens

Travel to London and start your visit at one of the best known gardens in the world: Hampton Court Palace & Gardens, the former home of flamboyant King Henry VIII. Discover Henry’s enormous Tudor kitchens, get lost (and hopefully found) in the world’s oldest puzzle maze and great vine (submitted to the Guinness World Record Book in 2005), and learn all about your surroundings from the costumed tour guides. Hampton Court Palace is also home to a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.

Day 2

Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and guided tour

After breakfast, it’s off to Kew Gardens for a full day to explore this world famous attraction. With more than 130 hectares of landscapes and gardens, tropical glasshouses, giant water lily pools, a treetop walkway and lake, it’s no wonder that Kew is a firm favourite with groups of all ages. When it’s time for lunch, there’s a choice of four cafes and restaurants. During your visit you’ll be taken on a 60-minute guided tour of the gardens by one of Kew’s friendly and knowledgeable guides, or as an alternative we can arrange for tickets on Kew’s own land train. This vehicle operates a hop-on hop-off circuit of the gardens (full circuit takes about an hour) and there is also a commentary.

Should you wish, we can also arrange prepaid vouchers for lunch, snacks etc which you can use in one of the onsite restaurants and coffee shops.

Day 3

RHS Wisley and guided tour

Royal Horticultural Society Wisley is generally regarded as the jewel in the crown of the many RHS gardens around the UK and undoubtedly one of the finest gardens in the world. There are more than 200 acres of gardens offering exquisite examples of innovative design and cultivation techniques. Your visit includes a 60-minute tour, giving you time to learn all about the history of the RHS and Wisley and explore the impressive glasshouse and exotic plants. It’s a fitting end to three days of gardening excellence.


Suggested hotel – Visited by Greatdays in August 2017

Holiday Inn London Shepperton ****

Sitting in 11 acres of parkland near the M25 and M3, with free coach parking & only 15 minutes’ drive from the Hampton Court Palace, The Holiday Inn Shepperton is perfectly located for this tour.

All the bedrooms have their own bathroom with a shower, a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Other facilities include tea/coffee, irons and work desks.

Guests have access to the indoor pool, gym, sauna & steam room. Afterwards, head to the comfy lounge for a pint and watch sports on TV, or tuck into international dishes at Regatta Restaurant. Stay in touch using the free Wi-Fi, and enjoy a late-night snack with 24-hour room service.
Find more information about the Holiday Inn Shepperton here: Hotel Website 

 Other hotels are available on request.


This tour is also available midweek, or with additional nights added – please contact us for details and prices.

The attractions shown can be taken in a different order if required, please let us know what you would like, and we will tailor an itinerary and quotation for you.


 3 day tour
 Dates throughout 2019  from £165.00 per person

A single room supplement will apply

 

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with a free place for 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. Picture is for illustrative purposes only.

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