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Bibles, Boats & Bulrushes

Bibles, Boats & Bulrushes

Hertfordshire and bordering Essex has plenty to offer and this tour will give you an overview of the wonderful countryside, the River Lea flowing through the Lea Valley with its idyllic meadows either side and a chance to see some of the quaint towns and villages along the way including Waltham Abbey, Stanstead Abbotts and Ware.

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Bibles, Boats & Bulrushes

 

Various departures in October 2018 and April 2019 , click departure dates tab for more information.

 

Hertfordshire and bordering Essex has plenty to offer and this tour will give you an overview of the wonderful countryside, the River Lea flowing through the Lea Valley with its idyllic meadows either side and a chance to see some of the quaint towns and villages along the way including Waltham Abbey, Stanstead Abbotts and Ware.

 

Highlights

Waltham Abbey   |   Stanstead Abbots   |   Ware   |   St Albans

 

Day One

From your selected local pick-up point join your coach as we travel south to your hotel in Hertfordshire, with comfort stops enroute.  We arrive mid-afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

After breakfast we travel to Waltham Abbey where you will meet with your guide for the day.  Our first stop will be the Abbey Church, a fine Norman Abbey founded in 1050 by King Harold who is reputedly buried here.  We continue to Hoddesdon where you will enjoy a fish & chip lunch at a delightful riverside pub before embarking on your boat for a delight cruise along the River Lea to Ware.  You will pass through numerous locks and open meadows and through the village of Stanstead Abbotts and then the town of Ware.  After disembarking we will have some free time to explore this charming small market town.

 

Day Three

After breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our journey home but first we make a visit to St Albans.  The cathedral dominates the city’s skyline and is best known for the Shrine of St Alban, Britain’s first Christian Saint which continues to attract visitors from far and wide.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          2 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Full day Guide day two

·          Admission Abbey Church & Abbey

·          Boat cruise on River Lea

·          Fish & Chip Lunch.

 

MARRIOTT CHESHUNT HOTEL,

Conveniently located in Hertfordshire, and just sixteen miles north of central London, the hotel offers an ideal base for exploring rural Hertfordshire.  Relax and unwind in spacious and contemporary 4 star accommodation boasting pillowtop bedding and tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel also has an excellent Health Club with an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, in fact everything that you would need for a relaxing break.

 

DAY ONE

From your selected local pick-up point join your coach as we travel south to your hotel in Hertfordshire, with comfort stops enroute. Arriving mid-afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

After breakfast we travel to Waltham Abbey where you will meet with your guide for the day. Our first stop will be the Abbey Church, a fine Norman Abbey founded in 1050 by King Harold who is reputedly buried here. We continue to Hoddesdon where you will enjoy a fish & chip lunch at a delightful riverside pub before embarking on your boat for a delight cruise along the River Lea to Ware. You will pass through numerous locks and open meadows and through the village of Stanstead Abbotts and then the town of Ware. After disembarking we will have some free time to explore this charming small market town.

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DAY THREE

After breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our journey home but first we make a visit to St Albans. The cathedral dominates the city's skyline and is best known for the Shrine of St Alban, Britains first Christian Saint which continues to attract visitors from far and wide.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MARRIOTT CHESHUNT HOTEL, 4 star

Conveniently located in Hertfordshire, and just sixteen miles north of central London, the hotel offers an ideal base for exploring rural Hertfordshire.  Relax and unwind in spacious and contemporary accommodation boasting pillowtop bedding and tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel also has an excellent Health Club with an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, in fact everything that you would need for a relaxing break.

 

 

INCLUDED:

2 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Full day Guide day two

Admission Abbey Church & Abbey

Boat cruise on River Lea

Fish & Chip Lunch

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
Abergele Abergele Tesco Bus Stop
Bangor Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station
Birkenhead The Old Pump House - Birkenhead
Buckley Mold Road
Outside Town Council Building
Chester - Delamere St Delamere Street
Chester - Holiday Inn Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Connahs Quay Boat House Bus Stop
CH5 4DD
Deeside Deeside Leisure Centre
Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port, Library, Civic Way
Flint Jones Office
Spar Garage, Chester Road, Flint, CH6 5DZ
Holywell Holywell Bus Station
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
Llandudno Junction Train Station Car Park
Llanfairfechan Y Bont Bus Stop Aber Road
Mold Chester Street (near Bus Station)
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub
Oswestry Little Chef/Mile End Services
Penmaenmawr Bangor Road (Spar/ Llys Clwyd)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Prestatyn Prestatyn Bus Station
Rhyl The Clock by the Sea Life Centre
Shotton Ash Grove, Shotton
Wrexham - King Street Wrexham King Street Bus Station
Opposite taxi rank
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