* Price shown: 23 May 2014 - CHK
Visit Chelsea - the world's most famous and best-loved flower show. Marvel at the fabulous show gardens, get advice and inspiration, and see the latest in garden design and equipment. With a visit to historic Kew Gardens also included, this is a break no garden lover will want to miss.
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll journey to the Chelsea Flower Show, arriving by mid afternoon. We'll remain here until 8.00pm, so you'll have plenty of time to search for inspiration. Wander the show gardens, examine the rare and unusual plants in the spectacular Floral Pavilions, and seek out advice from the gardening experts.
Today we head to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. One of the world's leading botanic research institutions, Kew has a fascinating history of Royal associations, and a magical mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, glasshouses and over 30,000 plants. Entrance to Kew Palace, the smallest English royal palace, is also included.
From the springtime flowering cherries to the mangrove swamps of the Princess of Wales Conservatory there's plenty to hold your interest. Don't miss the fantastic Rhizontron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway - at 59 feet high, you'll see trees from a totally new perspective. After a fascinating day out, we'll reboard the coach and head home, returning to the local area by mid to late evening.
The Chelsea Flower Show takes place on open parkland. Some temporary trackway is laid, but we advise suitable footwear be worn.
Entry to Chelsea Flower Show is from 3.30pm onwards.
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 ten 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.
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 or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.