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 where, 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 - a 'must see' for any garden-lover, and definitely a rare horticultural treat.
Leaving the local area early this morning we'll travel into Gloucestershire, heading to Highgrove. We'll arrive at Highgrove in the mid-morning, and join one of HRH the Prince of Wales' expert guides for a two-hour tour of the gardens.
Your Day-Trip Itinerary
Normally reserved exclusively for his HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and their guests, the gardens are open to the public on just a few, exclusive days each year. Hear the history of the house and the stories behind the gardens' creation, and then perhaps stop for lunch in Highgrove's Orchard Restaurant and pick up a souvenir in the Estate shop before returning to the coach to begin the journey home.
We should arrive back at your pick-up point in the late afternoon.
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
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.