British Gardens and Chelsea Flower Show - 2023
From 14/05/2023 to 29/05/2023
: Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards.
Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
: Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
: We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
: "One experience that is not to be missed on this trip is a visit to the Roman Baths, because it’s an incredible relic of Roman times from 2000 years ago.
"London: See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
Witness the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if operating).
Cambridge: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of a city renowned for its unique, ornate buildings and culture, Cambridge is a historic city full of character.
York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during your orientation of the city.
Hawkshead: Admire the magnificent views of the English Lake District and visit the village of Hawkshead.
Stoke-on-Trent: Explore the magnificent Trentham Gardens.
Enjoy glorious ancient woodland, and discover the Italian Gardens, the Rivers of Grass, and the Floral Labyrinth.
At its heart is the spectacular, mile long Trentham Lake, a wildlife haven studded with small islands.
Chester: During your orientation with your Travel Director see the Jubilee Clock, the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows.
Conwy: See Conwy Castle, the magnificent medieval fortress still towering over the town after 700 years.
Climb the restored spiral staircase, scale the great towers and walk a complete circle around the battlements.
Admire the unbroken town walls of Conwy down and enjoy amazing views out across the craggy mountains of Snowdonia.
The spectacular castle was built by King Edward I and his architect Master James of St George in just four years between 1283 and 1287.
Wales: Bodnant is home to the earliest and grandest laburnum arch built in 1880, and to Britain’s earliest magnolias introduced from China in the late 1800s.
Admire the fine collection of exotic plants, from the Blue Poppy of the Himalayas to the Fire Bush of the Andes, and enjoy Wales’ largest collection of UK Champion Trees.
Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace.
Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
Cotswolds: This breathtaking area is about as quintessentially British as it gets.
Honey-coloured stone houses line the winding streets of the area’s most beautiful towns and villages, while rapeseed fields decorate this colourful part of the UK in splashes of gold.
See Bourton-on-the-Water and the pretty market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, before heading to the historic city of Bath, with its Roman and Georgian architecture.
Bath: During an orientation you will see the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey.
Isle of Wight: Enjoy an orientation drive of this diamond shape island just off the off the south coast of England.
London: Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over London from the London Eye, a rotating observation wheel which is 135 metres (443 ft) high.
London: Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has over 50,000 living plants within its grounds.
Its magnificent scientific collection contains plants from tropical, temperate, arid and alpine climates.
Visit stunning glass houses and walk through beautiful, sculptured gardens, featuring floras from Asia to the Alps.
Woking: Visit the beautiful gardens of Wisley, which is one of the world's great gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration.
Chelmsford: Visit one of the finest gardens in the East of England with its 365-acre site is a haven of peace and tranquillity, encompassing a diverse mix of garden styles from traditional to modern.
Leeds: During your visit of one of the Treasure Houses of England, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity.
It's a place filled with art, culture and heritage.
Ripon: Explore a great abbey and elegant water garden at this World Heritage Site.
Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey, then follow the riverside path to Studley Royal, a playful water garden.
Grange-over-Sands: Visit to Holker Hall and its Gardens, the home of the Cavendish Family and is one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain.
Wiltshire: Enjoy a guided visit of the Bowood House has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754.
Isle of Wight: Visit Osbourne House, a former royal residence designed by Prince Albert himself, in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo.
Crawley: Visit this magnificent Grade 1 listed garden was nearly lost forever and has been the subject of the largest garden restoration in England and possibly Europe.
London: Experience the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, an inspiring and enjoyable showcase of fabulous floral displays and cutting-edge garden design.
Immerse yourself in colour and ingenuity as you enjoy the very best show gardens, flowers, and gardening from around the world.
Chester: Enjoy a delightful farm-to-table dinner at a local restaurant.
London: Enjoy a Thames River Dinner Cruise and admire this magnificent city from the water.
Sit back and take in the striking landmarks and bridges, and enjoy the eclectic riverbank architecture along with a delicious meal.
Dining Summary: 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 14 Breakfast (B), and 1 Afternoon Tea (AT).
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times.
If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
Itinerary / more information
Day Day 1 - Arrive London On arrival you are transferred from London Heathrow Airport to your hotel, the Hilton Bankside. Your base for the next two nights. Ideally located by the River Thames you have free time to explore, maybe visit the nearby Tate Modern or take a stroll along the South Bank? This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a trip briefing and Welcome Dinner.
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