A rare horticultural treat
Highgrove's lawns, meadows and elegant avenues are normally exclusively open to HRH the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and their guests, and so the chance to explore them in the company of an expert guide is a treat for any garden-lover. Don't miss your chance to see one of the UK's most delightful secret gardens on an unmissable horticultural break that also includes a visit the historic riverside city of Worcester and short tour through the unforgettable scenery of the Cotswolds.
Highgrove Gardens Coach Trip Itinerary
Day One: Included visit to Worcester
Leaving your coach pick-up point, early this morning we'll head towards Highgrove. We'll break our journey in the cathedral city of Worcester where you'll have some time to visit the cathedral, take a stroll along the canal or the River Severn, wander round the shops or explore the fascinating Worcester Porcelain Museum before we continue to our hotel, arriving in good time to relax and unpack before dinner.
Day Two: Included Highgrove garden tour
After a relaxed breakfast, board our coach as we head to Highgrove. The Royal Family purchased the estate, just outside Tetbury, in 1980, and its gardens are a spectacular lesson in blending creativity and tradition with the organic and sustainable principles that are so important to His Royal Highness.
The gardens are only normally accessible to the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall and their guests, but they will open to the public for a limited time this year. Your visit will include a two-hour tour in the company of one of the estate's expert guides, who will take you through the gardens' history, creation and development. You'll also have time to enjoy lunch at the Orchard Restaurant (payable locally) and explore the Highgrove Estate shop before beginning your journey home.
Our route will take us on a short, scenic tour past the rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds before returning home, and you should be back in your local area by mid evening.
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.
Security at Highgrove
We suggest you wear comfortable footwear and clothing, and bring an umbrella in case of bad weather.
Walking tour conditions
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
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.
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.
Joining your holiday
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. Those bringing a wheelchair must be accompanied by somebody who is capable of pushing them throughout the walking tour.