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Essence of East Anglia

Essence of East Anglia

Door to Door Service. In the delightful and perhaps under-rated counties of Essex and Suffolk, we enjoy picturesque villages, England's oldest town, one of our most recognisable scenes painted by an artist, a fascinating boat trip and a cuppa at Dick Turpin's Birthplace.

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Door to Door Service. In the delightful and perhaps under-rated counties of Essex and Suffolk, we enjoy picturesque villages, England's oldest town, one of our most recognisable scenes painted by an artist, a fascinating boat trip and a cuppa at Dick Turpin's Birthplace.

Essence of East Anglia  

 

In the delightful and perhaps under-rated counties of Essex and Suffolk, we enjoy picturesque villages, England's oldest town, one of our most recognisable scenes painted by an artist, a fascinating boat trip and a cuppa at Dick Turpin's Birthplace.  We start in Constable Country and enjoy a visit to Flatford Mill, the site of the artist's most famous painting, continuing onto Colchester for a visit to Colchester Castle where exhibits span 2000 years.  Next, we take a trip to Hempstead for a cuppa at highwayman Dick Turpin's Birthplace. Onward via Clare and Long Melford to the beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds where time will be spent. Finally, we head for the coast and the historic maritime town of Harwich. Here we board a boat for a fascinating Harbour Tour. Felixstowe, over the water, is Britain's largest container port and you'll hear about the workings of the port as well as some more historic anecdotes.

 

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester ****

A modern 3 star hotel set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Colchester. The hotel has an extensive leisure club including an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room and tennis courts. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available on request.

All the bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities & hairdryer

 

Price includes

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

Entry to Flatford Mill

Entry to Colchester Castle

Harwich Boat Trip

Visit to Wilkins and Sons Jam Shop

 

5 days/ 4 nights

 

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Day 1

We head for Essex, stopping en route for a visit to Mountfitchet Castle and 1066 Norman Village. It is the only Medieval Castle and Norman Village reconstructed on its original site in the world! It also claims the largest Toy Museum in the world, with 80,000 exhibits. After dinner at the hotel there will be a welcome talk and a chance to ask questions about the area.

Day 2

We travel into Constable Country with a visit to Flatford Mill (National Trust), the site of the artist's most famous painting, The Haywain. Continue via Dedham into Colchester, claimed by many to be England's oldest town, for a visit to Colchester Castle where exhibits span 2000 years. Free time afterwards in the town.

Day 3

Essex Villages tour. We travel via Braintree and B1053 to Finchingfield for a short stop, then to Hempstead for a cuppa at highwayman Dick Turpin's Birthplace. Onward via Clare and Long Melford to the beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds where time will be spent. We return with a stop in lovely in the lovely village of Lavenham.

Day 4

four In complete contrast to the villages, we head for the coast and the historic maritime town of Harwich. Here we board a boat for a fascinating Harbour Tour. Felixstowe, over the water, is Britain's largest container port and you'll hear about the workings of the port as well as some more historic anecdotes. The coach will meet you in Felixstowe and return with a stop in historic Ipswich if time permits.

Day 5

We visit Tiptree, home of Wilkin & Sons who produce those small pots of jam and condiments for hundreds of hotels and restaurants. After time in the Museum and Shop we head for home.

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Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester ****

A modern 3 star hotel set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Colchester. The hotel has an extensive leisure club including an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room and tennis courts. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge. The hotel does not have a lift but ground floor rooms are available on request.

All the bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities & hairdryer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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