|Departing||August - September 2014|
* Price shown: 08 Aug 2014 - BHG
A walled oasis
Take a guided tour of one of the world's most enchanting - but least-seen - gardens, hidden behind the walls of Buckingham Palace. On this great-value coach trip you'll also visit the Palace itself to see the magnificent State Rooms and a special exhibition on 'Royal Childhood'.
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 'Royal Childhood' exhibition, depicting life here for young members of the royal family. Enjoy views over the Garden's famous lawn from the West Terrace's new Garden Café 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.
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.
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.