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RHS Gardens Hyde Hall

RHS Gardens Hyde Hall

Suffolk and Essex... Cruise, Coast and Gardens

This tour combines exploration of the regions' beautiful countryside and quaint villages, in addition to two lovely gardens, a river cruise and free time at a number of seaside resorts.

Lavenham • Flatford • River Cruise • Beth Chatto Gardens • RHS Hyde Hall • Southend-on-Sea

Day 1 Travel to Essex with a recommended stop in the historic university city of Cambridge en route.

Day 2 Travel to Waldringfield to board MV Jahan for a cruise on the calm waters of River Deben, one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast. Following the cruise, visit Woodbridge, the largest market town on the river and home to one of only five tide-mills restored in the UK. Continue to the much admired Beth Chatto Gardens, where admission is included. Once an overgrown wasteland, the gardens are an inspiration to all visitors.

Day 3 Excursion to Lavenham for a guided walking tour. Known as 'England's Finest Medieval Village', Lavenham is a quaint village with fine examples of timber framed Tudor buildings. Continue to Flatford, home to the 18th century mill made famous in Constable's paintings, before visiting the delightful village of Dedham. Time allowing, return to the hotel via the exclusive resort of Frinton-on-Sea, an ideal place to enjoy a walk along the prom.

Day 4 Travel past Chelmsford to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, where we include admission. An eclectic, yet fine garden with wonderful panoramic views over Essex which often surprise the visitor. On then for time at leisure in the traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world. At Pier Head, see the active RNLI station and visit its gift shop, stroll along the promenade, or visit one of the town's shopping centres.

Day 5 Homeward journey.

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Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes

Set in 320 acres of English countryside including its own golf course and ornamental lakes, this luxurious hotel offers a great base from which to explore Suffolk and Essex.

• 4 star • 194 bedrooms • Lift

• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool

• Coach parking

Your tour includes:

• 4 nights half board near Colchester with:
Porter service
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee

• River cruise with tea/coffee and biscuits

• Admission to Beth Chatto Gardens

• Guided walking tour of Lavenham

• Admission to RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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