Reader Holidays - Hampton Court Flower Show from South Wales Argus
Departing July 2014
*Price shown: 11 Jul 2014 - HCF
An event no gardener will want to miss
Held at the height of the summer, against the backdrop of one of the great Royal Palaces, the Hampton Court Flower Show - with its fabulous show gardens, floral marquees, gifts and gadgets - is packed with ideas and inspiration.
What The Price Includes
- Return coach travel
- One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a good-quality hotel in the Greater London/Heathrow area
- Afternoon admission to the Hampton Court Flower Show
- A visit to Windsor
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the morning we'll head to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for the highlight of the weekend. Spend the afternoon exploring the 50 or so show gardens, including water gardens - a category unique to Hampton Court. Seek the advice of celebrity experts, watch demonstrations and pick up a wealth of traditional, practical and innovative ideas from top garden designers. After your explorations, relax by the bandstand and enjoy the music, sit by the long water or treat yourself to a glass of champagne. However you choose to spend your time you're sure to have a really memorable visit, and head to our hotel full of ideas and enthusiasm for your own garden.
This morning we'll visit Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, enjoy afternoon tea or join our optional excursion to visit Windsor Castle and see the magnificent State Apartments that have welcomed British monarchs with comfort and style for many centuries. After a pleasant day in Windsor we'll continue home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Please note that The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show takes place on open parkland. Some temporary trackway is laid, but we advise suitable clothing and footwear, especially in the event of inclement weather.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and 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).
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately ten days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
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. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Heathrow and Greater London Area Hotel
You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in Greater London/Heathrow area, such as the Holiday Inn Express T5, Heathrow, or St Giles Hotel, Feltham. All rooms in all hotels will have private facilities, TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good restaurant and bar facilities.Further Hotel Information »
You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in Greater London/Heathrow area, such as the Holiday Inn Express T5, Heathrow, or St Giles Hotel, Feltham. All rooms in all hotels will have private facilities, TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good restaurant and bar facilities.Hide Hotel Information »