Est. 1985
Request Brochures Brochures

Suffolk Villages and Saffron Walden

  • Finchingfield ©Braintree District Council

    Finchingfield ©Braintree District Council
Suffolk
£29.00 per person based on 35 paying persons

Explore some of the most beautiful countryside in England on this day trip. Take a scenic tour with your knowledgeable guide through Gainsborough country to Saffron Walden. This place holds great significance in the cloth industry of the Tudor period.

Visit to Finchingfield

After meeting your guide, you pass through the village of Thaxted. It was once home to the composer Gustav Holst and famed as the spiritual home of Morris Dancing. The first stop of the day is at Finchingfield for morning coffee. With its duck pond and windmill, it is said to be one of the prettiest villages in England.

Suffolk Countryside

Leaving Finchingfield you will continue into Suffolk, passing by Sudbury, birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough and travelling through more glorious countryside and pretty villages, including Lavenham, considered by many to be the best preserved medieval village in Britain.

Lunch at The Bull Hotel

You will end your morning tour at Long Melford, famed for its very long village street and made famous as a film location for the TV series Lovejoy. Enjoy lunch at the historic Bull Hotel.

‘Dick Turpin’ Country

After lunch, you will head back towards Essex and into ‘Dick Turpin’ Country, passing through many more pretty villages including Hempstead, birthplace of the famous Highwayman.

Saffron Walden

The final stop of the day is at Saffron Walden, famed for its production of the Saffron Crocus, once used as a dye in the cloth industry which dominated this area in the Medieval and Tudor Period. Here you can enjoy a short walk with your guide before heading home.


Dates

2022 Dates available on request


10.30am

Visit to Finchingfield

Meet your guide and pass through the village of Thaxted before arriving for the first stop of the day at Finchingfield for morning coffee.

11.15am

Suffolk Countryside

Leaving Finchingfield you will continue into Suffolk, passing by Sudbury, travelling through more glorious countryside and pretty villages.

1.00pm

Lunch at The Bull Hotel

You will be served lunch with coffee and tea.

2.15pm

‘Dick Turpin’ Country

After lunch, you will head back towards Essex and into ‘Dick Turpin’ Country.

3.15pm

Saffron Walden

The final stop of the day is at Saffron Walden. Here you can enjoy a short walk with your guide before heading home.


Prices are per person based on 35 paying persons. Right hand picture: Medieval cottages, Lavenham ©VisitBritain-Craig Easton

Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if valid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

Send an Enquiry

Greatdays Wholesale

Greatdays offer a trade only booking service for coach and tour operators or professional group travel organisers and we can provide single or multiple elements of a holiday.

Read more

bawta ETOA CTA AGTO

Greatdays Holidays

Greatdays are able to offer a complete tailor-made booking service for group travel organisers with the help of one of our friendly consultants to assist you through the booking process.

Read more

ABTA ATOL CTA AGTO