Door to Door Service. It's over 30 years since HRH, Prince of Wales made Highgrove his home and set about transforming the neglected estate into the magnificent gardens that are there today. The gardens are opened annually and, led by one of HRH Prince of Wales expert guides, visitors can enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the gardens and then relax over a Cream Tea.
Royal Highgrove and Blenheim Palace
Its over 30 years since HRH, Prince of Wales made Highgrove his home and set about transforming the neglected estate into the magnificent gardens that are there today. The gardens are opened annually and, led by one of HRH Prince of Wales expert guides, visitors can enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the gardens and then relax over a Cream Tea. Spend a day at magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It has over 300 years of history to discover and 2000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland, Formal Gardens and Pleasure Gardens to explore. Our tour is completed with a visit to the Cotswold Lavender Farm, where weather permitting, the Lavender fields should be at their peak.
The Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Cheltenham****
Set in 15 acres of private grounds and many spectacular views over the Cotswolds, the bedrooms are modern and comfortably furnished and have luxury toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities and TV. The hotel has a lift.
Door to door pick up service
Elite coach travel
Fully escorted tour with services of Tour Manager
3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the hotel
Visit to World of Wedgewood with light lunch
Visit to Royal Gardens at Highgrove with cream tea
Entry to Blenheim Palace and Gardens
Visit to Cotswold Lavender
4 Days/ 3 nights
Your holiday starts with a pickup from home by one of the vehicles from our Door-to-Door service which will bring you through to our coach. Once on board we make our way to the World of Wedgwood for our light lunch. You may also like to indulge in a browse around the Wedgwood shops before we continue our journey to the hotel, aiming to arrive late afternoon.
After a leisurely breakfast, we'll make our way to Highgrove where we'll enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the gardens by one of Prince Charles Garden Guides. You'll discover how the Prince has transformed a landscape which was once merely a lawn into an ever-changing canvas of magnificent garden scenes. Please make sure you've got suitable walking shoes on! At the end of the tour enjoy a cream tea and you'll have time to visit the Highgrove shop. "Please be aware that to gain entry to Highgrove, you must have photographic identification such as Drivers Licence, Passport, or Bus Pass. Alternatively, two current utility bills in your own name"
Today we visit the World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. With over 300 years of history, Blenheim Palace is set amongst 2000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland, Formal Gardens and Pleasure Gardens. There is so much to see and do here, we plan to spend the day here giving you time to enjoy and explore at your leisure.
Leaving the hotel after breakfast, we make our way to Cotswold Lavender Farm, a 3rd generation family farm set in the beautiful Cotswold Hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale of Evesham. In a typical English summer, the lavender should start to come into flower mid-June with the best time to see it early mid-July, (weather permitting!). Leaving here, we'll start our journey to your drop off point where the Door-to-Door vehicles will be waiting to take you home. A suitable stop will be made around lunchtime.
Acklams coaches reserve the right to amend the itinerary if circumstances require.
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