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Cruise, Coast & Gardens of Suffolk & Essex

Cruise, Coast & Gardens of Suffolk & Essex

This tour combines exploration of the regions' beautiful countryside and quaint villages, in addition to two lovely gardens, a river cruise and free time at a number of seaside resorts.

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CRUISE, COAST & GARDENS OF SUFFOLK & ESSEX 

 

5 – 9 August 2019

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £460

 

This tour combines exploration of the regions’ beautiful countryside and quaint villages, in addition to two lovely gardens, a river cruise and free time at a number of seaside resorts.

 

Highlights

 

MV Jahan Deben River Cruise   |   Woodridge   |   Beth Chatto Gardens   |   Lavenham Guided Walking Tour   |   Flatford   |    RHS Garden Hyde Hall   |   Southend-on-Sea

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel to Essex with a comfort stop in the historic university city of Cambridge enroute.  Arrive at your hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

Today we travel to Waldringfield to board MV Jahan for a cruise on the calm waters of River Deben, one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast.  Following our cruise we visit Woodbridge, the largest market town on the river and home to one of only five tide-mills restored in the UK.  Later we continue to the much admired Beth Chatto Gardens, once an overgrown wasteland, the gardens are an inspiration to all visitors.

 

DAY THREE

Our excursion today takes us to Lavenham for a guided walking tour, known as ‘England’s Finest Medieval village’ – Lavenham is a quaint village with fine examples of timber framed Tudor buildings.  We then continue to Flatford, home to the 18th century mill made famous in Constable’s paintings before visiting the delightful village of Dedham.  Time allowing, we return to the hotel via the exclusive resort of Frinton-on-Sea, an ideal place to enjoy a walk along the prom.

 

DAY FOUR

Travel past Chelmsford to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, an eclectic, yet fine garden with wonderful panoramic views over Essex which often surprises visitors. We then have time at leisure in the traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world.  At Pier Head, see the active RNLI station and perhaps visit is gift shop, stroll along the promenade or visit one of the towns shopping centres.

 

DAY FIVE

Sadly this morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Porterage

·          River Deben cruise inc tea/coffee & biscuits

·          Admission Beth Chatto Gardens

·          Guided walking tour of Lavenham

·          Admission RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

 

CROWNE PLAZA FIVE LAKES HOTEL & SPA, Colchester

Set in 320 acres of English countryside including its own golf course and ornamental lakes, this hotel offers a great base from which to explore Suffolk and Essex.  Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer all the amenities that you would expect of a hotel of this standard including tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.  Hotel also has an indoor pool, leisure facilities and lift.

DAY ONE

Depart with your home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel to Essex with a comfort stop in the historic university city of Cambridge enroute. Arrive at your hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO


Today we travel to Waldringfield to board MV Jahan for a cruise on the calm waters of River Deben, one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast. Following our cruise we visit Woodbridge, the largest market town on the river and home to one of only five tide-mills restored in the UK. Later we continue to the much admired Beth Chatto Gardens, once an overgrown wasteland, the gardens are an inspiration to all visitors.

B, D

DAY THREE

Our excursion today takes us to Lavenham for a guided walking tour, known as 'England's Finest Medieval village' - Lavenham is a quaint village with fine examples of timber framed Tudor buildings. We then continue to Flatford, home to the 18th century mill made famous in Constable's paintings before visiting the delightful village of Dedham. Time allowing, return to the hotel via the exclusive resort of Frinton-on-Sea, an ideal place to enjoy a walk along the prom.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Travel past Chelmsford to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, an eclectic, yet fine garden with wonderful panoramic views over Essex which often surprises visitors. Time at leisure in the traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world. At Pier Head, see the active RNLI station and perhaps visit is gift shop, stroll along the promenade or visit one of the towns shopping centres.

B, D

DAY FIVE

Sadly this morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

CROWNE PLAZA FIVE LAKES HOTEL & SPA, Colchester

Set in 320 acres of English countryside including its own golf course and ornamental lakes, this hotel offers a great base from which to explore Suffolk and Essex.  Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer all the amenities that you would expect of a hotel of this standard including tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.  Hotel also has an indoor pool, leisure facilities and lift.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Porterage

River Deben cruise inc tea/coffee & biscuits

Admission Beth Chatto Gardens

Guided walking tour of Lavenham

Admission RHS Garden Hyde Hall

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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