The Surrey Fringe
5 Day Tour - AB2113
Want to stay close to home and yet enjoy the area that Surrey has to offer. It is rich in history, from the grand palace of Hampton Court and the gardens at RHS Wisley’s Flower Show to the quintessential English countryside.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDenbies Vineyard By Colin SmithDay 1 Late morning departure for the journey to Guildford with time for lunch and to explore before continuing to the hotel for a stay of four nights.
Day 2 This morning you will travel to Polesden Lacey, with glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, first take a wander around the lovely gardens before visiting the house, where the Queen Mother spent her honeymoon, marvel at the glittering gold Saloon, designed to impress kings and maharajahs. In the afternoon we have arranged a visit to Denbies Wine Estate for you to enjoy a 50 minute wine tasting tour.
Day 3 Today a visit to Hampton Court Palace, a jewel amongst English palaces. Highlights include the vast Tudor kitchens, the Great Hall and sumptuous state and private apartments. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, featuring parterres and fountains. In the afternoon you will embark on a 35 minute river cruise to Kingston upon Thames. Re- join the coach and return to the hotel.
Day 4 A visit to RHS Garden Wisley, one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens. Its 240 acres houses a huge diversity of gardens, borders and one of the largest plant collections in the world. The garden highlights are: The Glasshouse, The Exotic Garden, Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden and The Mixed Borders. In June 2021 the new RHS Hilltop opened, which is the UK’s first dedicated horticultural scientific centre, protecting the future of plants and people. Rather than hiding their scientific endeavours behind closed doors, RHS Hilltop will open up spaces so you can watch on as experiments are carried out.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and travel to Windsor for some free time and lunch before commencing the homeward journey.
Included In Cost
- Coach travel
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- entrance to Hampton Court Palace
- one way River Thames cruise
- entrance to Polesden Lacey
- entrance to Denbies Wine Estate
ImagesPolesden Lacey photo by Pam Fray
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