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Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream

A tour that includes culture, history and nostalgia - visiting Cambridge, St Albans, Newmarket & Saffron Walden, taking in market towns and enjoying a chauffeur punt through the historic city of Cambridge including the all important 'Strawberries & Cream' - finishing with a visit to the excellent RAF Museum at Hendon will complete the tour.

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STRAWBERRIES & CREAM – England’s Dream   

 

11 – 15 July 2019

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £399

 

New hotel for 2019

 

A tour that includes culture, history and nostalgia - visiting Cambridge, St Albans, Newmarket & Saffron Walden, taking in market towns and enjoying a chauffeur punt through the historic city of Cambridge including the all important ‘Strawberries & Cream’ – finishing with a visit to the excellent RAF Museum at Hendon will complete the tour.

 

Highlights

 

Cambridge   |   Guided Tour of Cambridge   |   Chauffeured Punt on River Cam   |   Strawberries & Cream   |   Saffron Walden   |  National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art  |   St Albans   |     RAF Museum at Hendon

 

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service travelling to Hertfordshire with comfort stops enroute, arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea & coffee will be served on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room.  Time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

This morning we journey to Cambridge, here we meet our guide for a tour of Cambridge finishing at the American cemetery.  From here we board our chauffeured punt through the back waters of Cambridge, our guide will not only guide the punt along the River Cam but also ensure we see the highlights of Cambridge’s College buildings.  To compliment this truly English setting ‘Strawberries & Cream’ will be served as you glide by the college buildings.  There will be time for you to explore this wonderful city of Cambridge before we travel back to our hotel.

 

Day Three

After a leisurely breakfast we head off to Saffron Walden a delightful medieval market town from here we visit Newmarket to visit the National Heritage Centre of Horseracing & Sporting Art, that showcases the history, science and art of the sport of kings, and was a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. The museum holds a nationally and internationally significant collection of fine and decorative art, social history objects, archive material and photographs relating to the history and science of the sport and industry of horseracing, as well as BSAT’s collection of British sporting paintings, prints and sculpture. We then return to our hotel.

 

Day Four

This morning we travel south to visit the Roman city of St Albans, here you will find the magnificent cathedral dating back to 1077 and the award-winning Verulamium Museum giving an insight into Roman Life.  You will have time for lunch (not included) before your afternoon visit to the fabulous RAF Museum at Hendon, telling the RAF story with over 100 aircraft.

 

Day Five

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our journey home, with comfort stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Chauffeured punt on River Cam

·          Strawberries & Cream on punt

·          Admission National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

·          Admission RAF Museum Hendon.

 

MERCURE LETCHWORTH HALL HOTEL

The elegant Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel like no other, set in a converted manor house among eight acres of picturesque grounds. Originally built in the 17th-century, the hotel still maintains many of its original features, including a glorious Jacobean fireplace that's ideal for relaxed evenings. 

The hotel has an onsite health club with a pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym.

 

 

DAY ONE

Depart for your holiday with our home pick-up service, travelling to Hertfordshire with comfort stops enroute, arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea & coffee will be served on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room. Time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

This morning we journey to Cambridge, here we meet our guide for a tour of Cambridge finishing at the American cemetery. From here we board our chauffeured punt through the back waters of Cambridge, our guide will not only guide the punt along the River Cam but also ensure we see the highlights of Cambridge's College buildings. To compliment this truly English setting 'Strawberries & Cream' will be served as you glide by the college buildings. There will be time for you to explore this wonderful city of Cambridge before we travel back to our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

After a leisurely breakfast we head off to Saffron Walden a delightful medieval market town from here we visit Newmarket to visit the National Heritage Centre of Horseracing & Sporting Art, that showcases the history, science and art of the sport of kings, and was a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017. The museum holds a nationally and internationally significant collection of fine and decorative art, social history objects, archive material and photographs relating to the history and science of the sport and industry of horseracing, as well as BSAT’s collection of British sporting paintings, prints and sculpture. We then return to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we travel south to visit the Roman city of St Albans, here you will find the magnificent cathedral dating back to 1077 and the award-winning Verulamium Museum giving an insight into Roman Life. You will have time for lunch (not included) before your afternoon visit to the fabulous RAF Museum at Hendon, telling the RAF story with over 100 aircraft.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our journey home, with comfort stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MERCURE LETCHWORTH HALL HOTEL

The elegant Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel like no other, set in a converted manor house among eight acres of picturesque grounds. Originally built in the 17th-century, the hotel still maintains many of its original features, including a glorious Jacobean fireplace that's ideal for relaxed evenings. 

The hotel has an onsite health club with a pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Chauffeured punt on River Cam

Strawberries & Cream on punt

Admission National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

Admission RAF Museum Hendon

 

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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