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Constable Country & The Smugglers Coast

Lavenham

Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough are all combined to give this holiday a particular charm and nostalgia.

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CONSTABLE COUNTRY & THE SMUGGLERS COAST

 

12 - 16 September 2021

Sunday - Thursday

5 Days

From £439

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Constable County Guided Tour   |   Colchester   |   Essex Smugglers Coast   |   Bury St Edmunds   |   Lavenham

 

DAY ONE

Morning departure from you home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your coach and travel eastwards with comfort stops en route, arriving late afternoon at your hotel, tea/coffee & biscuits await you, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

This morning we discover the idyllic villages on a guided tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham with its tower and little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were all favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand. In the afternoon we visit Colchester before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY THREE

Today’s jaunt takes us to the notorious Essex Smugglers Coast, in the 18th & 19th centuries, the heyday of the smuggling trade, with rivers running deep inland the coastline offered many good landing points for people and cargoes. We start with a visit to Mersea Island and West Mersea before heading to Burham-on-Crouch for our final stop.

 

DAY FOUR

This morning we journey to historic Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and Angel Hotel where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare with their pastel coloured cottage. We take a break in Lavenham one of the UK best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half-timbered houses.

 

DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hotel and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops en route.

 

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Guide services for Constable Country.

 

BEST WESTERN MARKS TEY HOTEL

 

The hotel is 4 miles from Colchester and offers excellent standards of accommodation, bedrooms have TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, the hotels also has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

 

 

 

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

 

 

 

DAY ONE

Morning departure from you home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service, join your coach and travel eastwards with comfort stops enroute, arriving late afternoon at your hotel, tea/coffee & biscuits await you, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

This morning we discover the idyllic villages on a guided tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham with its tower and little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were all favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand. In the afternoon we visit Colchester before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

Today's jaunt takes us to the notorious Essex Smugglers Coast, in the 18th & 19th centuries, the heyday of the smuggling trade, with rivers running deep inland the coastline offered many good landing points for people and cargoes. We start with a visit to Mersea Island and West Mersea before heading to Burham-on-Crouch for our final stop.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we journey to historic Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and Angel Hotel where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare with their pastel coloured cottage. We take a break in Lavenham one of the UK best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half timbered houses.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BEST WESTERN MARKS TEY HOTEL, Colchester

The Marks Tey Hotel offers excellent standards of accommodation and the hotel facilities include the Lifestyle Health & Leisure Club with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym.  Bedrooms are tasteful and comfortable and facilities include, telephone, radio, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Guided services for Constable Country

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Chester Services M56 Chester Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
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Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
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