2023 - Evesham Blossom Trail
4 day tour
The Vale of Evesham and its neighbouring area have been famous for fruit and vegetable growing since Medieval times and is known to have some of the most productive horticultural land in the country. For a few weeks every April and into early May, the roadsides around Evesham - along the 'Blossom Trail' - are ablaze with colour from the fruit tree spring blossoms. Based in Great Malvern, this lovely Springtime break includes a heritage train ride to Cheltenham
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1- After joining your holiday coach, it's onward to Great Malvern, stopping en-route for refreshments to arrive in the afternoon. Your hotel is centrally located, ideal for stepping out to explore the pretty town of Great Malvern overlooked by the beautiful Malvern Hills. Dinner, bed and breakfast for 3 nights.
Day 2 - 3 - At leisure in Great Malvern with TWO included excursions
Rail & Blossoms
Your first stop will be Toddington where you join the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway to Cheltenham (NB may be diesel service). Enjoy some free time in this beautiful town with its striking Regency architecture.
Then on to meet your local guide in Evesham for a 2 hour guided coach tour of the famous Blossom Trail, full of fascinating historical, and entertaining, blossom facts. Start at the plum town of Pershore, before continuing through Fladbury & The Lenches.
Worcester & Three Counties
This morning head off to Worcester, a beautiful Cathedral and University City with a fascinating history of industry and a wealth of interesting architecture. With a host of cafés, independent boutiques as well as the splendid riverside, Worcester really is a great place. An included walking tour with a local guide will show you the best of Worcester. After your coach will meander through some of the delightful historic towns and countryside of the Malvern Hills to medieval Tewkesbury, an historic riverside town in Gloucestershire with its ancient Abbey, an imposing feature of the town’s landscape for nearly 900 years.
Day 4 - After breakfast, depart for a drive through the Cotswolds with time for a lunch stop and onwards to interchange and your local joining points mid-evening.
SAROVA ABBEY HOTEL, GREAT MALVERN
This charming 4* hotel has a long history of welcoming guests, having been commissioned during the growth of the spa town in the mid 19th century. Located in the heart of the town, the building retains some outstanding original Victorian architecture beneath its Virginia Creeper clad facade. It offers landscaped gardens and spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills.
The 103 comfortable bedrooms have free WiFi and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant, bar and lift access to all floors.