July Tours

A Relaxing Break in Tenby

Staying at The Fourcroft

 

6 DAYS | 1st July 2019

Tenby is one of the prettiest resorts in Wales and is justifiably proud of its golden beaches, picturesque harbour and ancient town walls. The resort itself remains unspoilt by commercialism and manages to retain its natural beauty with an abundance of quaint narrow streets and alleyways. There’s a ruined Norman Castle, shops and cafes, and even a monastery on nearby Caldey Island which can easily be reached by a pleasant boat trip.


Hampton Court Flower Show & Blenheim Palace

Staying at the 4* Bull Hotel

 

2 DAYS | 6th July 2019

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of an historic palace; this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show transforms 25 acres of parkland into a blaze of colour. Garden lovers can marvel at the beautiful flowers and the innovative conceptual gardens showcasing the next big name! Watch demonstrations by celebrity gardeners, pick up new ideas and learn how to implement them via a variety of talks and demonstrations. During the weekend we also visit Blenheim Palace, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, with gilded state rooms, priceless collections, stunning parkland and magnificent gardens.


Scotland – Royal Deeside – From Coast to Countryside

Staying at The Ardoe House Hotel and Spa

 

6 DAYS | 7th July 2019

Our summer tour north of the border takes us to the heart of Scotland and the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. Midway, in the shadow of Lochnagar mountain, lies royal Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family. Hence the name Royal Deeside.


Steaming Through The Lakes & Dales on the Settle to Carlisle Railway

Staying at the Hallmark Hotel Leyland

 

2 DAYS | 15th July 2019

Our short break gives you the opportunity to enjoy this fabulous steam train journey without having to get up at the crack of dawn. We stay overnight close to where we board the train. We then embark on a beautiful scenic run on the very popular Dalesman steam locomotive. We travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys. The legendary Settle to Carlisle line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead. Upon arrival in the border city of Carlisle there will be time for sightseeing. We arrive about 13.00 for a stop of up to two hours. You may choose to visit the castle, cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum, all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained. We then board the steam train once again for our journey home. The coach will collect you at the end of your Steam journey and whisk you back to the Macclesfield area.


Suffolk & Constable Country

Staying at The Mill Hotel

 

5 DAYS | 22nd July 2019

There are few places in Britain more picturesque than Constable Country in Suffolk, this rural landscape was where the painter John Constable was born, and where he painted his most celebrated works. Picturesque villages, rolling farmland, rivers, meadows, ancient woodlands and a wide variety of local wildlife all combine to create what many describe as the traditional English lowland landscape.


Prince Charles’ Gardens at Highgrove

Hotel TBC

 

2 DAYS | Summer 2019

We are pleased to offer a short break to Gloucestershire and to Highgrove. Since 1980 when The Prince of Wales first arrived at Highgrove His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house. With the help and advice of notable individuals and the dedicated assistance of the garden staff, what was once a somewhat bleak landscape is now one of the most creatively inspired gardens of today. A series of interlinked areas, each with their own character and purpose weave magically around the garden, with the house always visible in the distance.


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