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Gorgeous Gardens of Hampshire

Gorgeous Gardens of Hampshire

A tour that covers a wide variety of visits to quaint towns, gorgeous gardens and historic houses as we take you around Hampshire to enjoy the delights of the south of England. Enjoy vivid colours and beautiful scenery in the gardens as we travel through the countryside.

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GORGEOUS GARDENS OF HAMPSHIRE  

 

7 – 11 July 2019

Sunday - Thursday

5 Days

£442 £90 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

A tour that covers a wide variety of visits to quaint towns, gorgeous gardens and historic houses as we take you around Hampshire to enjoy the delights of the south of England.  Enjoy vivid colours and beautiful scenery in the gardens as we travel through the countryside.

 

Highlights

 

Winchester   |   Exbury Gardens   |   Farnham   |   Gilbert White & The Oates Collection   |   Newbury   |   The Vyne House

 

 

Day One

We depart from your home with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and  travel south to Hampshire, with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving at our hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

This morning we enjoy a drive to the historic town of Winchester, here you can visit the city’s Cathedral and enjoy the remainder of the morning exploring the high street or perhaps the many museums that Winchester has to offer.  This afternoon we travel to the New Forest National Park and Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200 acres woodland garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

 

Day Three

Our day takes us to Farnham, a historic market town located just inside the county of Surrey, it is known for its Georgian streets, historic buildings and craft heritage and is the ideal place to stop for the morning, as well as lunch (not included).  This afternoon we then visit the Gilbert White & The Oates Collection, the historic house was the home of the 18th century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White; whose major work ‘The National History of Selborne’ has never been out of print since its publication in 1789.  The house is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specialises in 18th century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White.

 

Day Four

Today we head through the Hampshire countryside, arriving at the historic market town of Newbury, an ideal stop for lunch today with plenty of riverside bars, shops and tearooms around the town.  Perhaps visit the West Berkshire Museum to learn more about the surrounding area of simply relax around the town.  Later we leave Newbury passing through the village of Woolhampton, enjoying lovely views of the countryside before arriving at The Vyne House, filled with family collections of furniture, portraits, textiles and sculptures.  The attractive gardens and grounds feature an ornamental lake, one of the earliest Summerhouses in England.

 

Day Five

After a leisurely breakfast we bid farewell and begin our journey home with comfort stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Admission Exbury Gardens

  • Admission The Vyne House & Gardens

  • Admission Gilbert White & Oates Collection.

 

THE CROWNE PLAZA BASINGSTOKE

Perfectly located for our excursion, hotel facilities include fitness centre with gym, restaurant, bar/lounge.  All bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, in fact all the amenities that you could want for a relaxing break.

 

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DAY ONE

Begin with our exclusive home pick-up service and travel south to Hampshire, with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at our hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

This morning we enjoy a drive to the historic town of Winchester, here you can visit the city's cathedral and enjoy the remainder of the morning exploring the high street or perhaps the many museums that Winchester has to offer. This afternoon we travel to the New Forest National Park and Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200 acres woodland garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

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DAY THREE

Our day takes us to Farnham, a historic market town located just inside the county of Surrey, it is known for its Georgian streets, historic buildings and craft heritage and is the ideal place to stop for the morning, as well as lunch (not included). This afternoon we then visit the Gilbert White & The Oates Collection, the historic house was the home of the 18th century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White; whose major work 'The National History of Selborne' has never been out of print since its publication in 1789. The house is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specialises in 18th century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White.

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DAY FOUR

Today we head through the Hampshire countryside, arriving at the historic market town of Newbury, an ideal stop for lunch today with plenty of riverside bars, shops and tearooms around the town. Perhaps visit the West Berkshire Museum to learn more about the surrounding area of simply relax around the town. Later we leave Newbury passing through the village of Woolhampton, enjoying lovely views of the countryside before arriving at The Vyne House, filled with family collections of furniture, portraits, textiles and sculptures. The attractive gardens and grounds feature an ornamental lake, one of the earliest Summerhouses in England.

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DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we bid farewell and begin our journey home with comfort stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

THE CROWNE PLAZA BASINGSTOKE

Perfectly located for our excursion, hotel facilities include fitness centre with gym, restaurant, bar/lounge.  All bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, in fact all the amenities that you could want for a relaxing break.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Admission Exbury Gardens

Admission The Vyne House & Gardens

Admission Gilbert White & Oates Collection

 

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Marble Church
Broughton Layby Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester - Holiday Inn Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Train Station Car Park
Wrexham - Plas Coch Pub Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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