Discovering Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay in Spring
Staying at The Cliffs Hotel in Gwbert on Sea
5 DAYS | 4th April 2022
Nestled between the famous National Parks of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons exists the visually stunning farming country of central Wales. Join us as we embrace the slower, more traditional life of the local market towns; brace yourself for a unique wildlife of red kites and dolphins that happily inhabit the arc of Cardigan Bay; see for yourself the impressive, heatherclad Preseli Mountains; breathe in the salty air of a coastline studded with harbours, sandy bays and small seaside resorts. This is true Mid Wales! With visits to the classic seaside towns of Aberystwyth and Aberaeron, a boat trip around Cardigan Bay, an opportunity to see the Red Kites up close, and chance to explore the famous city of St David’s, this tour is not to be missed!
Tales of the River Thames
Staying at the 4* Bull Hotel
4 DAYS | 15th April 2022
The mighty waterway that is the River Thames is 346 km long and today boasts hundreds of attractions on its banks, from the ancient to the modern. Once a great artery of trade and commerce, a genuine gateway to the rest of the world, the Thames stands now more as a symbol, a quintessential part of London’s identity. So, to help celebrate the longest river in England, we visit several of the attractions on its banks including Savill Gardens and Hampton Court Palace, and take to the waves with cruises from Maidenhead to Royal Windsor and Richmond to Hampton Court, Henry VIII’s magnificent riverside Palace. On our return journey we visit the historic city of Oxford. So jump aboard as we embark on a voyage steeped in horticultural beauty, history and fame!
Scotland’s Garden Route: The Gardens of Dumfries & Galloway
Staying at Stranraer and the North West Castle Hotel
5 DAYS | 19th April 2022
This year we tour Dumfries and Galloway, home to some of Britain’s most beautiful gardens and Scotland’s famous Garden Route. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Scotland’s southwest corner is warmer than you might expect and the gardens in the area take full advantage of this as Spring explodes with horticultural colour. During our tour we visit Culzean Castle, Threave Garden, Logan’s Botanical Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, and Glenwhan Gardens, there is something new for even the most experienced enthusiast.