Quaint villages, green meadows and rich farmlands as depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough and they are all to be found tucked away in this pretty area. This lovely tour gives a taste of the inspirational seaside and traditional countryside of the Essex-Suffolk border which combine to give a holiday of charm and nostalgia.

The four star Best Western Marks Tey Hotel stands on the outskirts of Colchester and offers an excellent standard of accommodation. Hotel facilities include leisure club with indoor pool.


Sunday We depart in the morning travelling to East Anglia and arriving late in the afternoon at our hotel.

Monday Today’s jaunt takes us into the rural north and the coastal village of Thorpeness. Here we pass The House in the Clouds, one of the country’s most famous follies. We also take in the time warp seaside town of Aldeburgh. This afternoon we move on to the beautiful Otley Hall for a visit with afternoon tea. Still a family home, the 16th century moated Hall is set in ten acres of magnificent gardens in tranquil Suffolk countryside.

Tuesday This morning we meet our guide to discover the idyllic villages on our tour of Constable Country, We include East Bergholt; birthplace of the famous painter himself, the church at Dedham with its 131ft tower and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill.

Wednesday Our day begins in the small village of Battlesbridge and its fascinating antiques, collectables and craft centre. It is home to over eighty dealers housed in old buildings and courtyards. From here we visit Southend where you may like to take a train ride to the end of the longest pier in the world. We also fit in a visit to Old Leigh, an old fishing village where craft shops, cottages, wharfs and cockle sheds line the shore.

Thursday After breakfast we make the journey home to Cornwall.


Single rooms available at a supplement of £60 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Welcome hot drink

Glass of wine with dinner on day one

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Otley Hall with afternoon tea

Tour of Constable Country

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 15th to

Thursday 19th October 2017

5 Day Tour


For more details

please phone

01209 717152