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Chelsea Flower Show & London's Finest Houses

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8913

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

HHA 2020

PRICE FROM ? £960 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Every May the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea are transformed into a patchwork of show gardens, captivating urban gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant plant displays as the most talented of the horticultural world gather for the UK’s most famous flower show. The iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a must-attend event and on this tour, we enjoy admission to the show alongside the chance to explore some of London’s finest houses including magnificent Spencer House.

Self Drive Itinerary

Monday: Arrival
We check in to the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury in the afternoon. Later, we enjoy a welcome drinks reception hosted by our tour manager followed by dinner together at our hotel.

Tuesday: Spencer House, Green Park & Piccadilly
Today begins at Spencer House with a private guided tour. Built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer (an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales), the house is London’s most spectacular 18th-century aristocratic palace. Designed by John Vardy and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, the State Rooms were amongst the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. After our tour, we enjoy tea and coffee together.

We then enjoy a walk through leafy Green Park, one of eight Royal Parks in London which provides a tranquil refuge from the bustling city. Afterwards, we visit Piccadilly, home to the Royal Academy of Arts and a host upmarket of shops. This is the perfect chance to find somewhere for lunch under your own steam and to explore at leisure. Close by is Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s most popular tourist destinations, home to the iconic Piccadilly screens and the statue of Eros.

Wednesday: Greenwich, Queen’s House & Charlton House
We take a river taxi from Tower Bridge to Greenwich for our visit to Queen’s House. Built between 1616 and 1635, this is one of the most interesting buildings in the country. Designed by prominent English architect Inigo Jones and home to an internationally renowned art collection, there is plenty to discover here. After our visit there is free time to explore Greenwich and purchase lunch.


From here, we head to Charlton House in south-east London, built in the early 17th century by Sir Adam Newton. This fine Jacobean mansion boasts an original oak staircase, and beautiful fireplaces as well as plasterwork ceilings. After our guided tour we enjoy afternoon tea here.

Thursday: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Today we enjoy admission to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Set in 11 acres, this is the most prestigious flower show in the country, showcasing all the latest in garden design innovation. This show is the one the top professionals want to be known for, with over 550 exhibitors all striving for the horticultural prize of prizes, a Chelsea Gold Medal. The Great Pavilion is the centrepiece, housing a vast exhibition of displays by growers from all over the world while the Show Gardens incorporate tranquil water features, sculptures and carefully conceived plantings, making them an annual highlight and the talking point of every show. There are plenty of refreshments on hand too, everything from cafés, farmers’ market stalls, wood-fired pizza and seafood restaurants to a real ale bar and champagne lounge.

After enjoying a farewell dinner at our hotel this evening, we enjoy an interesting themed talk from a guest speaker.

Friday: Departure
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel for our journey home.

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury with breakfast plus 2 dinners
  • Porterage
  • Welcome drink
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Spencer House, Green Park, Piccadilly, Queen’s House & Charlton House
  • Private guided tour, tea and coffee at Spencer House
  • River taxi from Tower Bridge to Greenwich
  • Guided tour and afternoon tea* at Charlton House
  • Admission to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Themed evening talk from a guest speaker
  • Accompanied by a caring and knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout

    *Please inform us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements.

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  • 4 nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury with breakfast plus 2 dinners
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Spencer House, Green Park, Piccadilly, Queen’s House & Charlton House
  • Private guided tour, tea and coffee at Spencer House
  • River taxi from Tower Bridge to Greenwich
  • Guided tour and afternoon tea* at Charlton House
  • Admission to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Themed evening talk from a guest speaker
  • Accompanied by a caring and knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout

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Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 100 miles£99
101 - 150£135
151 - 200£175
201 - 250£225
251 - 300£250
301 - 350£280
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%
Longer journey prices on request
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