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Royal Sandringham & English Shires

Royal Sandringham & English Shires

Join us as we visit the delightful countryside of central England and two famous stately homes, the Queen's Royal Retreat Sandringham and Boughton House, one of the finest treasure houses in the country, where scenes were filmed for 'Les Miserables'.

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Royal Sandringham & English Shires

 

Various departure dates, please click on departure dates for more information

 

Monday – Friday

5 Days

£398 £50 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

Join us as we visit the delightful countryside of central England and two famous stately homes, the Queen’s Royal Retreat Sandringham and Boughton House, one of the finest treasure houses in the country, where scenes were filmed for ‘Les Miserables’.  We also include visits to the historic town of Stamford and Barnsdale Gardens, once home to BBC Gardeners World as well as a cruise on the Grand Union Canal.

 

Highlights

 

Barnsdale Gardens   |   Boughton House   |   Sandringham House & Grounds   |    Rutland Water   |   Stamford   |   Foxton   |   Grand Union Canal Cruise   |   Kings Lynn  

 

Day One

Begin your holiday with our home pick-up, join your tour coach and travel to Northampton with comfort stops enroute.  Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served on your arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner. 

 

Day Two

We begin today with a drive around Rutland Water as we head for historic Stamford, take a walk around this historic town, there is much to admire, from the beautiful architecture to the delightful shops, with an abundance of coffee shops and pubs to keep you going.  There is time for lunch here before we visit the famous Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home of the late Geoff Hamilton, and Gardeners World.  The gardens are comprised of 37 individual gardens and features all blended together by the borders into one eight-acre garden.

 

Day Three

This morning we make for the little village of Foxton, here we board ‘Vagabond’ an elegant vintage motor launch, for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through peaceful countryside.  At Foxton there is a canal side pub where refreshments are available.  A treat is in store this afternoon as we visit Boughton House, one of the great treasure houses of Europe.  The house has been home of the Montagues and their descendants since 1528 and is now the home of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and his family.  The collection here is staggering – arts, rare furniture, porcelain, weaponry and textiles, in 2012 the house hosted the cast and crew of Oscar winning film ‘Les Miserables’ and was featured in several scenes.

 

Day Four

Norfolk is our destination today as we head east to Kings Lynn, a historic medieval port situated on the River Great Ouse for a coffee stop before continuing to visit Sandringham House and grounds, the Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, here we have free time to explore and obtain lunch, late afternoon return to our hotel.

 

Day Five

This morning after our final breakfast we depart for our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

·          Admission Barnsdale Gardens

·          Admission Boughton House

·          Admission Sandringham House & Grounds

·          Admission Barnsdale Gardens

·          Hotel Entertainment one evening.

 

BEST WESTERN ROCKINGHAM FOREST HOTEL

The hotel is pleasantly situated just outside the pretty Northamptonshire village of Rockingham, and just a short distance from ancient Rockingham Castle.  Its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour.  Bedrooms are comfortable and complete with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel does not have a lift as all bedrooms are ground and first floor only.

 

DAY ONE

Begin your holiday with our home pick-up, join your tour coach and travel to Northampton with comfort stops enroute. Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served on your arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner. Hotel entertainment on one evening during your stay.

D

DAY TWO

We begin today with a drive around Rutland Water as we head for historic Stamford, take a walk around this historic town, there is much to admire, from the beautiful architecture to the delightful shops, with an abundance of coffee shops and pubs to keep you going. There is time for lunch here before we visit the famous Barnsdale Gardens, familiar to many TV viewers as home of the late Geoff Hamilton, and Gardeners World. The gardens are comprised of 37 individual gardens and features all blended together by the borders into one eight-acre garden.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning we make for the little village of Foxton, here we board 'Vagabond' an elegant vintage motor launch, for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through peaceful countryside. At Foxton there is a canal side pub where refreshments are available. A treat is in store this afternoon as we visit Boughton House, one of the great treasure houses of Europe. The house has been home of the Montagues and their descendants since 1528 and is now the home of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch and his family. The collection here is staggering - arts, rare furniture, porcelain, weaponry and textiles, in 2012 the house hosted the cast and crew of Oscar winning film 'Les Miserables' and was featured in several scenes.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Norfolk is our destination today as we head east to Kings Lynn, a historic medieval port situated on the River Great Ouse for a coffee stop before continuing to visit Sandringham House and grounds, the Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, here we have free time to explore and obtain lunch, late afternoon return to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning after our final breakfast we depart for our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BEST WESTERN ROCKINGHAM FOREST HOTEL

The hotel is pleasantly situated just outside the pretty Northamptonshire village of Rockingham, and just a short distance from ancient Rockingham Castle.  Its rural setting gives easy access to the countryside and all the attractions on this tour.  Bedrooms are comfortable and complete with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel does not have a lift as all bedrooms are ground and first floor only.

 

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Admission Barnsdale Gardens

Admission Boughton House

Admission Sandringham House & Grounds

Admission Barnsdale Gardens

Hotel Entertainment one evening

 

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