4 days

From £945

Summary

As an alternative to our Gardens of Somerset and Dorset holiday, we offer this stylish tour of the neighbouring counties which are home to a particularly rich selection of wonderful houses and gardens.

Tranquil private gardens are included here, such as The Old Vicarage in Shaftesbury, a delightful wildlife garden that bursts with colour, and The Old Rectory with its walled garden, kitchen garden and masses of roses. Larger and grander gardens are also featured, such as Mapperton House and Gardens, where we enjoy a cream tea, the large plantsman’s gardens at Horn Park with spectacular views across the Dorset countryside and East Lambrook Manor, recognised throughout the world as the ‘Home of English Cottage Gardening’. The highlight is a visit to Minterne, and former home of Sir Winston Churchill, where we enjoy a guided tour of the house and gardens in the company of current owner Lord Digby, with a private lunch also included. Join us as we tour Somerset and Dorset in style!

Tour highlights:

  • Lunch and guided tour of Minterne House and Gardens with Lord Digby
  • Exclusive access to the gardens and tour of Mapperton House followed by a cream tea
  • East Lambrook Manor Gardens, the home of the classic English Cottage Garden
  • Visits to the private gardens of the Old Vicarage, the Old Rectory and Horn Park

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Manchester
Coach bays on Store Street, next to NCP car park
07.30 19.00
Birmingham
Bus stop outside New Street Station
09.15 17.15
Cheltenham/Gloucester
Bus stop at Arle Court Park & Ride, Cheltenham, Jcn 11, M5
11.00 15.30
Bristol
Bus stop outside DoubleTree Hilton, Redcliffe Way
12.00 14.30

Location Depart Return
London
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
08.00 22.00
Reading
Outside Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M4
09.15 20.45
Swindon
Holiday Inn Express, Frankland Rd
10.30 19.30

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Today's Price
£945

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £225

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
19 June 2022 BPSD220619 19 June 2022 (Sunday) 22 June 2022 (Wednesday) £945
(ex. flights)
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