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Highgrove Gardens by Coach

2 days from £149*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 20 August 2017 from -
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A rare opportunity to visit the famous Royal private gardens

Enjoy a visit to HRH The Prince of Wales' cherished gardens at his country estate in the heart of Gloucestershire. Since 1980, His Royal Highness has transformed the formerly bleak landscape surrounding the house into one of the most creatively inspired layouts in Britain today. We also include a tour of the gently rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds, together with a visit to delightful Bourton-on-the-Water. This really is a 'must see' for any garden-lover, and definitely a rare horticultural treat.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to Highgrove Gardens
  • A two-hour walking tour with one of the Prince of Wales's expert garden guides
  • A visit to Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds
  • One night's dinner, bed and full English breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Swindon area
  • Coach travel from the local area
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

We leave your local area early this morning and travel to the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to its picturesque low arched bridges across the River Windrush. Arriving by early afternoon, you may wish to explore St. Lawrence's Church with its unusual domed tower, visit the Model Railway Exhibition and Toyshop, or explore the Perfume or Motor Car museums. Alternatively, simply enjoy a seat by the river in one of the many cafes and tea rooms as you watch the world pass by.

After time to explore, re-board the coach to continue the journey to our overnight hotel, arriving in good time for dinner.

Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast, board our coach as we head to Highgrove. The Royal Family purchased the estate, just outside Tetbury, in 1980, and it's gardens are a spectacular lesson in blending creativity and tradition with the organic and sustainable principles that are so important to His Royal Highness.

Your visit will include a two-hour tour in the company of one of the estate's expert guides. The tour will reveal the history and stories behind the creation of these extraordinary gardens, normally exclusively enjoyed by the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall but which, for a limited time only, are opened to the public.

You'll also have time to enjoy lunch at the Orchard Restaurant (payable locally) and explore the Highgrove Estate shop. Then sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic tour of the Cotswolds before we commence your journey home. You should be back in your local area by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Market Harborough
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Oxford
Shropshire
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Taunton, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From
04 August 2017
04 August 2017 £155
05 August 2017
05 August 2017 £159
11 August 2017
11 August 2017 £155
20 August 2017
20 August 2017 £149

Swindon Area Hotel 

You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in the Swindon area, such as the Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West or the Jury's Inn, Swindon. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radio, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. All hotels used have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Security at Highgrove

Strict security measures are in place at Highgrove, and you will need to bring photographic identification (such as a passport, driving license or bus pass) or two different utility bills. You will not be admitted without identification. The use of mobile phones, cameras, binoculars and all recording equipment is not allowed while on the Highgrove Estate.

Walking tour conditions

We suggest you wear comfortable footwear and clothing, and bring an umbrella in case of bad weather.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver 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.)

Triple rooms

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.

Meal arrangements

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.

Joining your holiday

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.

Itinerary changes

In order to ensure the smooth operation of this tour, we reserve the right to reverse the itinerary on Day Two and enjoy the scenic tour of the Cotswolds in the morning and visit Highgrove Gardens in the early afternoon.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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. Those bringing a wheelchair must be accompanied by somebody who is capable of pushing them throughout the walking tour.

Highgrove Gardens reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Highgrove GardensScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
(5 out of 10)

PAULINE

Richmond Single traveller
Unfortunate start as the transport collecting us to take us to the coach was 40 minutes late. That meant we were unable to see the villages advertised in the itinerary. Instead we went to one village and then straight to the hotel. Not what I expected, or booked.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 18 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

KATHLEEN

Leatherhead Couple
It all went smoothly. I enjoyed the trip.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

Helen

rochester Friends
well worth the cost.
Does Newmarket cater for private parties of 40 people?
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 12 October 2016
(10 out of 10)

Diane

Croydon Single traveller
It was excellent value for money and we enjoyed it immensely. Highgrove was, of course very special and we would have liked more time there. As a single traveller I was allocated a really nice room (a rare occurrence), the food was good at the hotel and the pace of the 2 days was just right. We got to the hotel in good time to upack and change for dinner, breakfast was at a leisurely 8.45 and we left in adequate time to get to Highgrove. I would certainly go on one of your trips again. Thank you so much
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 11 October 2016
(7 out of 10)

Lindsey

Kent Couple
disappointing coach which wasn't very clean and had a very smelly toilet. The trip to Highgrove was very good and the main reason for the holiday. We thought the hotel was adequate but the food wasn't very good with no real choice and was cold. Overall, we were satisfied with the trip and would recommend it to others. Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 10 October 2016
(5 out of 10)

JILL

Whitstable kent Friends
Coach journey took 7hrs for a 3hr 20 min trip
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 10 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

ANNE

Wallington, Surrey Friends
Coach driver and tour manager were really good. The hotel was OK not plush but adequate for a one night stay. Food at the hotel did run short at the self service counters so that could be improved.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 10 October 2016