Great Britain & the Chelsea Flower Show 2019
Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1 & 2: PERTH TO LONDON (Land only passengers join Day 2 in London)IFMD
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your Kings Tour Manager and fellow passengers then fly to London. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer you to The Cumberland Hotel, located in Marble Arch, London. Settle in and enjoy some free time before dining in the hotel’s restaurant.
Hotel: The Cumberland, London for 4 nights
Day 3: LONDON SIGHTSB D
Breakfast will be served in the hotel’s restaurant before heading out on a tour of London. You’ll be joined by a local specialist who will show you the main sights including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Visit the impressive St. Paul’s Cathedral, including the unique Whispering Gallery. Tonight, enjoy panoramic views of London as you ride the London Eye before settling in to dinner at a typical London pub.
Day 4: MAGIC OF LONDON Including High TeaB
This morning you’ll visit the Tower of London to see the impressive Crown Jewels. Enjoy some free time to explore the fantastic shops or visit a museum. Later in the day, savour a traditional English afternoon tea including champagne at Harrods; one of the most famous department stores in Britain. This evening is at your leisure. You may wish to have an early night or, take in a West End Show.
Day 5: CHELSEA FLOWER SHOWB D
Today will be spent at the Chelsea Flower Show. Stroll through show-stopping and award-winning gardens. Discover rare flowers and plants and creative floral artworks and spot emerging gardening trends. After a lovely day, head back to the hotel with time to freshen up prior to dinner.
Day 6: LONDON TO BATH / ANCIENT STONEHENGEB
After breakfast it’s time to say good bye to London and travel to the gardens of Wisley, a stunning 60 acre estate abound with formal gardens and natural woodlands. Renowned as the flagship garden of the Royal Agricultural Society, Wisley houses an astounding array of common and exotic flora. Explore the beautiful Bowes-Lyon-Rose Garden, the picturesque orchard and the huge cathedral-like glass house with its world class tropical plant collection. Next we travel to visit the prehistoric and mysterious Stonehenge, where the strange and awe inspiring monoliths are reputed to be up to 5000 years old. From here we travel across the Salisbury plain to Bath.
Hotel: Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery by Sofitel for 2 nights
Day 7: BATHB D
We have a relaxed start to the morning before embarking on a tour of the Unesco World Heritage city of Bath. The city is full of Georgian opulence with grand regency architecture. We will visit the Elizabethan Abbey the Royal Crescent and drive over the Pulteney Bridge. This afternoon will be at leisure.
Day 8: BLENHEIM PALACE / THE COTSWOLDS ONTO STRATFORDB
Today we depart the city of Bath and head to Blenheim Palace; birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, where we to visit the magnificent stately home and gardens. Heading for Stratford-Upon-Avon,we cross the beautiful Cotswold Hills.
Hotel: Stratford Limes Hotel, Stratford-upon Avon for 2 nights
Day 9: SHAKESPHEARE’S STRATFROD UPON AVONB D
Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to delight audiences today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. For dinner tonight enjoy a traditional Roast Dinner, served with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.
Day 10: STRATFROD UPON AVON TO LIVERPOOLB
We board the coach this morning and head to Liverpool via the ancient roman walled city of Chester. We enjoy some free time here and meet up again for lunch. After lunch we proceed to Liverpool where the afternoon has been left at leisure.
Hotel: Aloft Liverpool for 1 night
Day 11: LIVERPOOL TO THE LAKES DISTRICTB D
We have a leisurely start to this morning before we head north to the Lakes District. Tonight dinner will be served in the hotel.
Hotel: The Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick for 2 nights
Day 12: ENGLISH POETS AND THE LAKE DISTRICT EXPERIENCEB
Devote the day to a scenic wonderland of rugged mountains and tranquil waters - inspiration to a host of English poets. Visit Wordsworth's grave in the small churchyard at Grasmere. Appreciate the scenic beauty of the English Lake District on a relaxing cruise admiring the magnificent views of rugged mountains, secluded bays and wooded islands. Then, embark on a nostalgic steam train ride along the banks of the beautiful River Leven.
Day 13: WINDERMERE / GRETNA GREENS / ARDOGOWAN / EDINBURGHB L
This morning we depart for Gretna Greens and continue onto Ardogowan. Set in a stunning 10,000-acre coastal estate. Meet Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart for a tour of the expansive house and learn the histories of the area, the family, the domain and its contents - you may even hear about the ghost! After lunch we travel through to Edinburgh.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace for 2 nights
Day 14: EDINBURGH, THE CAPITAL OF CULTUREB
Today we’re joined by a local expert to see the highlights of the city. Enjoy a drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial and see the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Adam facades. Over in the Old Town, visit Edinburgh Castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland’s crown jewels, known as The Honours of Scotland. At the bottom of the Royal Mile stands the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen. With the afternoon at leisure, why not visit the art treasures in the National Gallery?
Day 15: EDINBRUGH / DURHAM / YORKB
Travel through the Borders region over to Northumberland to visit Alnwick Castle, steeped in history and used as the location for many films and TV productions, most famously Hogwarts in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. From here we head to the medieval riverside town of Durham, whose exquisite 11th century Durham Cathedral sits imposing alongside Durham Castle watching over the charming medieval streets below. Continue to York, once the Viking Capital of Britain.
Hotel: Hilton, York for 2 nights
Day 16: YORK | CHOCOLATE HISTORY | HOWARD CASTLE | FAREWELL DINNERB D
On our sightseeing this morning we view York’s ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and visit the magnificent 800 year old Minster, England’s largest medieval cathedral. We then enjoy York’s Chocolate Story, a fascinating fully guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations! This afternoon we visit Howard Castle where generations of the Howard family
have welcomed visitors and one of Britain’s finest historic houses. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 17 & 18: YORK - MANCHESTER TO PERTH (Land only passengers will finish the tour at the airport in Manchester on Day 17)IFMB
This morning we leave York and head to Manchester airport for the flight home to Perth. Upon arrival in Perth the following day, your driver will be waiting to transfer you home.
Join our EXCLUSIVE tour to Britain including the Chelsea Flower Show. This journey is a must for those who have a love of literature and Britain. Stately homes, historic castles and beautiful gardens shape this delightful itinerary. A highlight to this tour is a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design.
- Home pick-up and return by private vehicle
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return economy airfares and taxes
- Exclusive Kings Tour of Britain with deluxe coach and professional driver
- 15 nights deluxe accommodation
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 high tea and 7 dinners
- Sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
- HIGHLIGHT - City tour of London, ride the iconic London Eye and visit the Tower of London
- HIGHLIGHT - Dinner in a traditional London Pub!
- HIGHLIGHT - Traditional afternoon tea at Harrod's
- HIGHLIGHTS - Embark on a nostalgic steam ride along the banks of the beautiful River Leven
- HIGHLIGHT - Join a local expert to see the highlights of Edinburgh
Tours are based on reaching a minimum number. Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. The above price includes $375pp of air taxes which are subject to change. This is an exclusive Kings Tour. MAXIMUM TOUR NUMBER: 21 PEOPLE