2021 - The Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace Flower Show
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TLEI3797
- Travel Type: Coach
2021 - Holiday Inn Express Swindon Centre - 2 Days (CU2AFU)
Take in the sights on a weekend tour to the beautiful Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Flower Show
On this two-day trip, you’ll be visiting Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water, two of the Cotswolds best loved places. After an overnight in Swindon, there’ll be a visit to Blenheim Palace Flower show. The amazing annual event showcases the best of gardening in the UK and is awash with colour.
Please note that dinner is not included on this tour.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Holiday Inn Express Swindon
A modern hotel near the train station in central Swindon, with breakfast included and free WiFi. Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre hotel is in the centre of town and a quick walk from restaurants and bars, as well as shopping at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlets.
After joining the coach at one of our convenient local joining points, we make our way to the Cotswolds. We will be making stops at the beautiful Bourton-on-the-water and what is referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds Cirencester.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before checking out of the hotel and heading for the incredible beauty and rich history of Blenheim Palace, where you can also enjoy the annual flower show. You'll have plenty of time to explore the house, gardens and flower show before getting back onto the coach mid-afternoon for the journey back home to South Wales.
Cirencester & Bourton-on-the-Water
Cirencester (often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds) was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times and iIn later years it was a very prosperous medieval wool town. Cirencester's market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England). The large south porch with its impressive fan vaulting was built about 1490. Cirencester's market town status was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The town has its own farmers' market whilst crafts and antiques markets are also regular attractions.
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water straddles the River Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Standing back from the river are traditional Cotswolds buildings, many of which are now tourist shops for the day-trippers and visitors.
Blenheim Palace & Flower Show
The Blenheim Palace Flower Show returns for its eighth year in 2021 and is a delight for the senses. In 2021 the palace is making some changes to its Grand Floral Pavilion as it introduces a new area – our Floral Street, packed full of new exhibitors with plants, flowers and all things horticultural. The Floral Street promises to be a unique way of seeing and buying plants for your own garden. We invite you to join us for an inspiring day out in the unique surroundings of Blenheim Palace. The show is always packed with inspiration, flowers and plants and everything you need for your home and garden. The show is a celebration of garden lifestyle and the great outdoors.
Originally presented by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops, Blenheim Palace is now home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family whilst also being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, landscaped Parkland and stunning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace provides an aweinspiring experience for visitors. Explore over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and 90 acres of award-winning Formal Gardens. Ride the miniature train to The Pleasure Gardens, a dedicated family area that offers a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground. This is one of Britain’s Greatest Palaces, with a particular focus on the military successes of the nation including a permanent exhibition dedicated to the achievements of Sir Winston Churchill.
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 1 night bed & breakfast
- Excursion to Cirencester & Bourton-on-the-Water
- Entry to Blenheim Palace Flower Show
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
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