July Tours

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Staying at the 4* Bull Hotel

 

2 DAYS | 7th July 2022

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of an historic palace; this year’s RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 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 names. Watch demonstrations by celebrity gardeners, pick up new ideas and learn how to implement them via a variety of talks and demos. During the weekend we also visit Waterperry Gardens; made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it is now home to eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens.


Great Highland Railway Journeys

Staying at the Alexander Hotel

 

6 DAYS | 18th July 2022

In a harmonious unification of luxury coach and nostalgic train travel, our Great Highland Railway Journeys tour is your chance of a unique view of some of Scotland’s most dramatic Highland scenery. With an itinerary of several train journeys including a trip across Rannoch Moor and the North Highland Line from the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness. This really is an epic tour with stunning views all the way.


Relaxing Break in Sidmouth & South Devon

Staying at The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel

 

6 DAYS | 19th July 2022

Sidmouth is one of the most unspoilt resorts in the country and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. Quiet and unhurried it is ideal for a relaxing get away. In the resort you will find delightful gardens, cliff path walks, picturesque beaches, and shops that still offer the personal service and friendliness found in a country town. Our hotel is situated on Sidmouth’s Esplanade and is perfectly located for all the resort amenities. The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel has been in the same family for over 50 years and boasts three lounges and a cocktail bar, and a wonderful health complex. All rooms have ensuite facilities, TV, and courtesy tea trays. The hotel has a lift.


Downton Abbey & The Cotswolds

Staying at the Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel

 

2 DAYS | 24th July 2022

Fascinated by TV’s ‘Downton Abbey’? Then jump aboard for our short break to discover the real life locations and world of the Crawley Family! We venture to Bampton in the Cotswolds and to the fabulous Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey itself, one of England’s most impressive inhabited residences. We follow in the footsteps of the show’s cast, explore the beautiful grounds and uncover the Castle’s fascinating history.


Grand Tour of the Shetland & Orkney Isles

 

8 DAYS | 29th July 2022

Join us as we head deep into the raw, wild beauty of the Shetland and Orkney Isles. Lying at the crossroads between Scotland and Scandinavia, both nations and cultures have left their mark in the Isles’ unique identity. Shetland is as close to Norway as it is to the Scottish mainland and owes much of its heritage to the Vikings. On all the islands you will be powerless to resist the awe of the dramatic coastlines, brutal hill landscapes, and foam-laden beaches. So come aboard and witness natural beauty in its purest form!


A Summer Break in Llandudno

Staying at the Tynedale Hotel

 

4 DAYS | 30th July 2022

Come along on a relaxing break to the seaside in a particularly wonderful hotel; recharge your batteries, take in the sea air and blow away the cobwebs on the stunning Welsh Coast.

The rugged mountains of Snowdonia form a spectacular backdrop to Llandudno, the largest resort in Wales, beautifully situated on a magnificent crescent-shaped sandy bay and sheltered by the headlands of the Great and Little Ormes. The resort of Llandudno offers holidaymakers modern amenities whilst still retaining its English Edwardian appeal. You can take a stroll along the flower lined promenade or visit the Victorian Pier, take a walk around the shops or just sit on the promenade and watch the world go by.


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