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Published on: 15 November 2015
A walled oasis
Take a guided tour of one of the world's most enchanting - but least-seen - gardens, in the year that the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday. On this great-value coach trip you'll also visit the Palace itself to see the magnificent State Rooms and a special exhibition celebrating 90 years of style from the Queen's Wardrobe.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head to Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, or pre-purchase tickets to Windsor Castle to see the magnificent State Apartments.
After a pleasant afternoon in Windsor we'll continue to our overnight hotel.
Today we head to Buckingham Palace for a guided tour of this iconic royal residence's delightful gardens. Discover the beautiful herbaceous border, the wisteria-clad summer house, the Rose Garden, the enormous Waterloo Vase and the Palace Tennis Court on which King George VI and Fred Perry 'crossed racquets' in the 1930s.
Your visit will also include time to explore the Palace itself: the Grand Staircase, the State Dining Room, the magnificent Ballroom, the Music Room and the Picture Gallery. Wander through the 'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition, which looks back over 90 years of Her Majesty's style. Enjoy views over the Garden's famous lawn from the West Terrace's new Garden Cafe and browse the Royal Collection Shop's exclusive merchandise.
After your time at the Palace you'll take a short, afternoon 'Royal London' sightseeing tour before we begin our journey home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
|Departure county||Pick-up points|
|Meet At Port|
|Meet At Port||Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port|
|Derbyshire||Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston|
|County Durham||Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees|
|East Riding Of Yorkshire|
|East Riding Of Yorkshire||Beverley, Hessle, Hull|
|Leicestershire||Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough|
|Lincolnshire||Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford|
|North Yorkshire||Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York|
|Nottinghamshire||Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop|
|South Yorkshire||Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1|
|Staffordshire||Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter|
|Tyne & Wear|
|Tyne & Wear||Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay|
|West Midlands||Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton|
|West Yorkshire||Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1|
|Warwickshire||Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick|
|Worcestershire||Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester|
|Departure Date||Price From||Code|
|Sat 10 Sep 2016|
|Sat 10 Sep 2016||£129.00||BHG|
|Fri 16 Sep 2016|
|Fri 16 Sep 2016||£129.00|
|Sat 17 Sep 2016|
|Sat 17 Sep 2016||£129.00|
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
If you have any special needs regarding accessibility, it is important that you let us know at the time of booking so that we can request the appropriate arrangements at Buckingham Palace.