Mother's Day is upon us and what better way to mark the occasion than with flowers. Instead of just giving a pretty bouquet this year, why not treat your mum to a holiday where flowers play more of a starring role? Glorious gardens, beautiful blooms and lasting memories make the perfect gift for Mother's Day – all that's left to do is choose where to take her!
Treat Your Mum This Mother's Day With A Trip To Remember
20 March 2019
For any lover of gardening, the chance to visit England's iconic Chelsea Flower Show is an absolute delight. Join us for a 7-day holiday, which will include a full day's visit to Chelsea, where you'll be free to explore the show at your leisure. Either side of this, we will take you to a range of beautiful gardens and sites, from Stourhead and the UNESCO-listed Roman Baths in the city of the same name, to Gertrude Jekyll's Hestercombe gardens. Plant fanatics will rejoice at the locations visited on this memorable holiday, which will take place in just two months' time.
If the vibrant tulip fields of Keukenhof are on your mum's wish-list of places to visit, you're in luck! This tour doesn't depart until next spring due to incredible demand for this April, but it will give you (and her!) time to prepare for the trip! Travel by Eurostar to Amsterdam, where you'll board the MS Beethoven for the remainder of the trip - which is part-cruise. Discover this city's amazing art museums, soak up its atmosphere and do some shopping before the holiday's highlight – Keukenhof. Over 6 million bulbs are in bloom here in myriad colours, and getting to wander around these fields is an amazing experience.
Monet's Water Lilies series is perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable works of art in our lifetime. This subject matter appeared many times throughout Monet's career and a trip to the inspirational gardens at Giverny in France makes it very easy to see why. Treat your mum to this 4-day holiday across the channel, which takes in the Orangerie Museum in gorgeous Paris, the Château de Chantilly and – of course – the world famous gardens. Lovingly and accurately restored, time to wander these grounds will bring Monet's paintings vividly to life in every dimension.
Is your mother a keen knitter? If so, she might like our Knitting in Shetland holiday, which continues to be incredibly popular and sees likeminded travellers exploring this Scottish isle while indulging their shared passion. Departing this September, this unique tour is ideal for anyone looking to hone their skills in the company of experience knitters, as well as those with an interest in the craft as visits to museums and knitwear outlets are also included. Interactive workshops, excursions and time to enjoy Scotland await.
Roses are widely given on Mother's Day in various colours, but instead of buying a bunch this year you can take your mum on a tour where they are front and centre. The English Rose featuring David Austin is a holiday for anyone who loves these fragrant flowers. Visit David Austin's Nursery in Albrighton, wander around Coughton Court with its collection of over 75 varieties of rose, and see the hybrid tea roses on display at Hodnet Hall.
Book your mum a place on our Classic Scottish Steam Break and let her experience the golden era of travel. This 4-day trip is a real bargain at just £595pp and it will see guests glide over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, take a ride on the world's last seagoing paddle steamer, and encounter the Falkirk Wheel boat lift. Journey through amazing countryside aboard a Jacobite seam train, be treated to champagne and chocolates, and revel in the unforgettable atmosphere that only comes with steam train travel.
If the idea of a steam train trip interests you, but you're looking for something a bit more special and indulgent, why not treat your mum to the ride of a lifetime aboard the legendary Flying Scotsman. This 9-day holiday, which departs this spring, promises to be truly magical. Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct, travel through the scenic Cairngorns and West Highlands, and choose to join optional excursions to historic homes. This is one holiday that is sure to linger in the memory long after the return home.
If the type of holiday you're looking for isn't listed, browse the digital version of our 2020 preview brochure here. For any further questions, please don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 01334 457003 today.