Highgrove Garden and Cotswolds Tour
Join us for an exclusive experience to the grounds of Highgrove, acquired by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1980. Horticultural enthusiasts consider it one of the most inspired and innovative gardens in the UK. A private tour of the highly personal gardens invites you to discover The Prince of Wales’ strict adherence to organic and sustainable gardening. Simultaneously a magical and intriguing space has been created, as well as remaining in harmony with nature. A scenic tour of the Cotswolds will take you past blankets of rolling hills and sheep-grazed pastures, with free time at Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Day 1 Departure: 0700 – 0800 hrs. Travel to Tetbury for early lunch break (cost not included). Arrive Highgrove Garden. Located near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, it was a bleak canvas before HRH The Prince of Wales transformed the grounds. Today the esteemed garden tour is a chance to explore the distinct spaces formed by the Prince’s horticultural ideas. Led by one of HRH The Prince of Wales’ expert guides, the tour lasts approximately two hours and is a walk of about 2 miles. Highlights include the rambling beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, the Cottage Garden, and the elegant Sundial Garden which encapsulates the classic country estate aesthetic. Hotel check-in. Evening dinner included.
Day 2 Depart after breakfast via the Cotswolds, a rural landscape with quintessential English charm found nowhere else in the world. Stops will be made for lunch at Cirencester, considered the Capital of the Cotswolds with a smart range of shops, and Stow-on-the-Wold. Here you will find a huddle of honey-coloured buildings, with fine antique shops and tea rooms. Arrive home: late afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 1 night accommodation
• Traditional English self-service buffet style breakfast
• 3 course (3 choice) self-service buffet style dinner
• Admission to Highgrove Garden
• Cotswolds coach tour
Holiday Inn Swindon
This recently refurbished hotel is located on the outskirts of Swindon. An ideal location for our itinerary with Highgrove Garden just 30 miles and Cirencester 20 miles. This hotel also offers the added bonus of leisure facilities.
Bedrooms: En-suite with shower and bath, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, high speed internet, pillow menu, 24 hour room service and blackout curtains.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Restaurant. Night porter. Spirit Health Club with indoor heated pool, gym and sauna.
Mobility Information: No lift. Ground and first floors. Ground floor bedrooms available on request. There are 15 steps to negotiate to first floor. Restaurant, bar and leisure facilities on ground floor.
Single room supplement £25.00
Tea/coffee after dinner £3.00 per person
Hotel porter service £1.50 per bag each way
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