Highgrove Gardens By Coach
1 nights. August 2018. From £159.00.
A rare opportunity to visit the famous Royal private gardens
Enjoy a visit to HRH The Prince of Wales' cherished gardens at his country estate in the heart of Gloucestershire. Since 1980, His Royal Highness has transformed the formerly bleak landscape surrounding the house into one of the most creatively inspired layouts in Britain today - a 'must see' for any garden-lover. As well as this rare horticultural treat, your break will include a tour through the gentle, gorgeous landscape of the Cotswolds and a visit to beautiful riverside city of Worcester.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Entry to Highgrove Gardens
A two-hour walking tour with one of the Prince of Wales's expert garden guides
A visit to Worcester
A scenic tour of the Cotswolds
One night's dinner, bed and full English breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the West Midlands/Bromsgrove area
Return coach travel from your pick-up point and coach travel throughout
The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We'll leave your pick-up point by coach early this morning, and travel to the riverside city of Worcester. You'll arrive by early afternoon, and have time to visit the fine cathedral and the Guildhall museums, and to browse the excellent shops of this compact city, before returning to your coach to continue the journey to your overnight hotel, where you'll arrive in good time for dinner.
After a relaxed breakfast we'll head to Highgrove. Your expert guide will meet you here, and lead you on a fascinating two-hour tour of the grounds. Along the way they'll explain the house's history and the philosophy that underpins the gardens' design and development. Afterwards you'll have time to browse the Estate shop and perhaps enjoy lunch in the Orchard Restaurant.
We'll begin our journey home in the afternoon, arriving back at your pick-up point in the mid evening after a short, scenic tour past the rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds.
AccommodationWest Midlands/Bromsgrove Area Hotel
You will be staying in a carefully chosen, welcoming three-star hotel in the West Midlands and Bromsgrove area. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and each hotel will have a restaurant and a bar.Back to top
Security at Highgrove
Strict security measures are in place at Highgrove, and you will need to bring photographic identification (such as a passport, driving license or bus pass) or two different utility bills. You will not be admitted without identification. The use of mobile phones, cameras, binoculars and all recording equipment is not allowed while on the Highgrove Estate.
Walking tour conditions
We suggest you wear comfortable footwear and clothing, and bring an umbrella in case of bad weather.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. Those bringing a wheelchair must be accompanied by somebody who is capable of pushing them throughout the walking tour.Back to top