Great Britain – English Gardens & The Chelsea Flower Show

Price Starting at $4,495.00

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The garden has long been a staple of English culture. From the sprawling and opulent royal gardens, framing castles and manor houses throughout the realm, to the eruptions of color and scent cultivated outside of each modest cottage in the countryside, the art of gardening is a quintessentially English past-time. Delve into the most beautiful and renowned gardens of Great Britain on this horticultural tour and trip to the Chelsea Garden Show. Whether you’re learning to identify medicinal plants in the 350-year-old Chelsea Physic Garden or enjoying Beth Chatto’s gardens, this is an experience that will continue to blossom in your memory forever.

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Your adventure begins as you board your overnight flight to London. Arrive in the morning, and get ready to begin your garden and flower tour. En route to your hotel, you will visit two gardens. Your first stop is the RHS Garden. Wisley is the historic home of the Royal Horticultural Society and houses one of the largest collections of plants in the world. The gardens offer a plethora of different flowers and other plants to tantalize and excite your senses. The famous cathedral-like Glasshouse, which covers an area of 10 tennis courts and rises 40 feet high, is home to the RHS tender plant collection. Your next stop is one of London’s oldest botanic gardens – Chelsea Physic Garden, founded in 1673 as an Apothecaries’ Garden. The gardens contain a unique living collection of around 5,000 different plants. Check into your hotel where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travellers. APEX TEMPLE COURT HOTEL.

(Meals Aloft; Welcome D)

Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Apr-Oct
    $4,495

2020

  • Apr-Oct
    $5,295

Maximum group size: No restrictions, although we recommend a maximum of 30 travelers.
NOTE: This tour can be taken between April and October. The Chelsea Flower Show is only in May, but we will supplement with other gardens during the other months.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Superior accommodations as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast daily, welcome and farewell dinners and all other meals as indicated in itinerary.
  • Chelsea Flower show ticket.
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles during touring.
  • All applicable hotel gratuities and taxes.
  • Specialist guide with a minimum of 10 travelers on the main program.
  • All entry fees per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary passport wallets and baggage tags.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
Both of our programs can take place at any time of the year as London is not a city where fun depends on the weather. While summer is a great time to visit, spring and autumn are also good times, when the crowds are far thinner and sights less crowded. Winters are cold, wet and dark, so outdoor venues are mostly deserted.