The Palm House at Kew
Windsor and the Chelsea Pensioners
Based in Berkshire, our tour allows free time in this Royal Borough together with fascinating visits including the beautiful Kew Gardens and a tour of the fascinating Royal Hospital Chelsea with one of the famous Chelsea Pensioners.
Windsor Castle • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew • Guided tour with Chelsea Pensioners
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Berkshire.
Day 2 The highlight of the tour for many people will be today's visit to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Originally founded in 1682 by King Charles II to provide a retirement home for his soldiers, the institution boasts over three centuries of unbroken service and is now home to 310 “Men in Scarlet”. A guided tour will be provided by a Chelsea Pensioner. Afterwards we can arrange a visit to the neighbouring National Army Museum. Alternatively, visit one of the many attractions in London.
Day 3 Visit the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and explore the glasshouses, landscapes and over 250 years of history within London's only 300 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided tour of the gardens can be arranged at an additional cost. It is also possible for groups to visit Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, if open during visit, at no additional cost. Alternatively, the afternoon is free for shopping and sightseeing in the pretty borough of Richmond upon Thames with its boutiques, galleries and riverside walks.
Day 4 A morning visit to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. As an official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, it is very much a working palace, used regularly for ceremonial occasions. Visitors will be treated to an audio tour introduced by the Prince of Wales taking them through the castle precincts, state apartments and St. Georges Chapel. We recommend an afternoon in Windsor to explore at leisure.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel
This modern hotel is located within easy reach of Royal Windsor and is a good base from which to explore the region. Guest bedrooms have air conditioning and the hotel boasts leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as a lovely terrace and garden.
• 4 star • 380 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure club • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Berkshire with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Royal Hospital Chelsea
• Admission to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
• Audio tour at Windsor Castle
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