SNOWDROPS & SPIRES

4 Star Hotel

Snowdrops are the first bulbs to bloom after the long winter months and they offer the promise of springtime looming.  Many of the glorious displays that return to delight is year after year are in historic sites and this popular seasonal tour offers time to get out in the open and see up close the many species of this beautiful flower.

The four star standard Marriott Hotel Swindon is a contemporary establishment sitting in its own grounds. It has well appointed rooms, lift and excellent leisure facilities including an indoor pool.

Itinerary

Friday We travel from Cornwall in the morning and make our way to Swindon and the site of the former Swindon Railway Works. You can choose to visit the Steam Museum or enjoy a visit to the outlet village. Later we travel the short distance to our hotel.

Saturday Our day begins with a visit to Welford Park in the attractive Lambourn Valley. The riverbanks and beech wood are home to sweeping, vast displays of snowdrops whilst the formal gardens to the south of the Queen Anne House are home to some of the rarer species. In the afternoon we travel to Oxford and have time to explore Britain’s oldest university, the City of Dreaming Spires is steeped in history and character.

Sunday Today we enjoy snowdrops in a different setting. Lydiard House is a Palladian house with a beautiful church, walled garden and formal parkland that plays host to annual snowdrop displays. In the afternoon we join our coach for a scenic tour of the Cotswolds.  

Monday We leave our hotel and begin our journey back to Cornwall. We have a break for lunch in the spa city of Bath.

Term

Limited number of single rooms at supplement of £60

All singles are doubles for sole occupancy

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

 

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

3 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Welcome drink on arrival

Glass of wine with dinner on first night

Porterage

Happy hour with half price drinks between 18:00-21:00

Excursions as detailed

Entrance to Welford Park including a hot drink

Admission to Lydiard House & Walled Garden

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Friday 16th to

Monday 19th February 2018

4 Day Tour

£279

For more details

please phone

01209 717152