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Spalding Flower Parade & Cambridge

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9070

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days


Discover the world-famous Spalding Flower Parade, complete with decorated floats and trailers driving through the Lincolnshire market town.

The Spalding Flower Parade returns! The market town of Spalding was once famous across the globe for its annual Tulip Parade. The history of the Spalding Flower Parade is certainly a long one with its roots dating back to the 1920s. When the Jubilee in 1935 of King George V and Queen Mary coincided with the tulip crop, the event became huge. Each year the parade was the annual highlight and it drew crowds from all over the UK and beyond. Sadly, as the tulip industry fell into decline, so did the parade. However, after a decade-long break, the Flower Parade returned in 2023 and 2024's parade, with a 'Movies' theme, promises to be bigger and better than ever! The Flower Parade will bring decorated floats and trailers, marching bands and dancers and much more.

You'll also spend a day in the beautiful, historic city of Cambridge, nestled along the River Cam and renowned for its world-class university, fantastic architecture, charming cobbled streets, iconic landmarks and interesting shops and boutiques. Perhaps visit the University of Cambridge, marvelling at the architectural grandeur of colleges such as King's College and Trinity College. Stroll through the picturesque Backs, a tranquil riverside area with scenic views of the colleges. Immerse yourself in history at the Fitzwilliam Museum or explore the delightful Cambridge Botanic Garden. Why not take a leisurely punt along the River Cam, taking in the beauty of the city from a unique perspective!

We will also include a visit to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, the world-famous medieval market town.

Your comfortable hotel provides a great base for the weekend with dinner and breakfast included.

An Ideal Choice for:
* Lovers of our nation's natural beauty
* Anyone interested in our culture and heritage
* Couples, friends and family looking to enjoy a fabulous long weekend away
PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient pick up point this morning. We head for our hotel via a visit to the ever-popular town of Stratford-upon-Avon, forever associated with William Shakespeare. It is a thriving market town on the banks of the River Avon, filled with lovely half-timbered buildings and scenic riverside walks.

Arriving at our hotel later in the day, have time to unwind before enjoying our first nights dinner.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we have a fairly early start as we head to Spalding to arrive in time for the start of the Flower Parade.

Return to your hotel to relax and enjoy dinner as you chat to your fellow travellers about your day.

Day 3

After a good breakfast, step back aboard your coach to enjoy a wonderful day amidst the beautiful architecture and traditions of Cambridge.

After a day exploring, we will head back to the hotel where dinner will again be included.

Day 4

After our final breakfast today, we make our way home, with a suitable stop on the way.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with English Breakfast and Evening Meals
  • Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Day in Spalding for the Flower Parade
  • Excursion to Cambridge
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net zero carbon offset certificate


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationStratford-upon-Avon is best known as the birthplace of England’s most famous bard, William Shakespeare. Stratford upon Avon is a pretty historic market town situated on the banks of the River Avon and a popular tourist destination attracting over three million visitors a year. With its beautiful surroundings, wide range of tourist attractions and great shopping, it’s not hard to see why this town is such a hit with coach trip visitors.

Spalding Flower Parade

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Once upon a time, Spalding was known worldwide for it's annual flower parade but sadly, due to lack of funding and support, it ceased to exist in 2013. Well, the good news is, in 2023 it came back and The 2024 Spalding Flower Parade will be BIGGER and BETTER! The Flower Parade will bring decorated floats and trailers, marching bands and dancers and much more.

The history of the Spalding Flower Parade is certainly a long one with it's roots dating back to the 1920s. When the Jubilee in 1935 of King George V and Queen Mary coincided with the tulip crop, the event became huge. The first official Tulip Parade was held in 1959 and within a few years it had become known worldwide. Within only three years of its inception the Parade had become so famous that up to a quarter of a million people were coming to Spalding on Parade Day to line the three-mile route! Whilst some fresh tulips feature in the parade know, it was decided early on to incorporate some artificial flowers including thousands of hand made, knitted flowers.

For more information on Spalding Flower Parade, please click here.


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationCambridge is the country’s most beautiful historic city. Its elegant centre is framed by architectural triumphs, surrounded by green spaces and home to the University of Cambridge’s world-famous colleges. There’s something for everyone in Cambridge. You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, visit the free-to-enter University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art. Cambridge is a compact city with a wonderful choice of shops. From the hustle and bustle of the city’s seven-days-a-week market where you can rub shoulders with the locals in Market Square and the Saturday All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft market, to an abundance of boutiques and independent shops as well as high street brands, designer labels and Shopping Centres.

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The Milestone Peterborough Hotel

The Milestone Peterborough Hotel is a contemporary hotel that boasts excellent amenities and a convenient touring location, positioned just off Junction 16 of the A1(M), on the outskirts of Peterborough.

Enjoy a comfortable and friendly dining experience with mood lighting, art installations and good food, cooked in a modern British style, and relax with a drink in the bar. Each bedroom is equipped with a Hypnos bed, free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, a desk with a chair, an ensuite bath and tea/coffee making facilities.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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