8 days. 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts. 3 Dinners.
- City Tour
- Diner's Choice
- Centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show
- Hampton Court Palace
- Kew Gardens
- Windsor Castle
- Wisley Gardens
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Join Collette Vacations and the Royal Horticultural Society on a journey to discover the horticultural heritage of Britain, complete with members-only day access to the Centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show!
Day 2: London, England - Tour Begins
Your horticultural adventure begins in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of Britain. This evening, enjoy a reception with your fellow travelers and representatives from the RHS, followed by a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: London
This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. View Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the changing of the guard (if held). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. You may choose to attend a briefing this afternoon to assist in planning your perfect day at the Chelsea Flower Show. Experts will be on hand with maps and information to ensure your day at Chelsea is unforgettable! Tonight may be the night you elect to enjoy Diner’s Choice - choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of London’s great restaurants or save this culinary adventure for later in your journey. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Chelsea Flower Show
Get out your cameras! Today is the opening of the 100 year anniversary Chelsea Flower Show and you are invited to this prestigious event. Enjoy full access on this members-only day. You will be amazed at the sheer number and variety of gardens and plants on display. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5: Hampton Court
Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining us to discover the wonders of majestic Hampton Court Palace. Chat with Henry VIII and other royals from the Tudor family at this living museum. Listen as they captivate you with their stories as you explore one of Britain’s most important historic buildings. Marvel at the Tudor Kitchens and Great Hall. Lose yourself in the world-famous yew tree maze which consists of over half a mile of winding paths. Stroll in the riverside formal gardens and be transported through five hundred years of royal history during this incredible visit. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Kew Gardens
Begin your day with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. This 300-acre site houses one of the world’s great collections and is featured as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kew Explorer is included for you to discover the many wonders that the gardens exemplify. Next, enjoy an afternoon at leisure in London, or choose to stay with us at Kew for an optional lunch and a tour of Kew Palace, former home of George III. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7: Windsor Castle - Wisley
Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle this morning. This working Royal residence dates back to the 1070s when William the Conqueror built the original wooden structure, since replaced by grand stone edifices. This afternoon, travel to Wisley, a stunning 60-acre estate. As the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley houses an astounding array of common and exotic flora. Enjoy an exclusive RHS gala dinner in the world-renowned Glasshouse. Dine among dazzling flowers and jungle ferns in this dramatic, cathedral-like glass structure and share memories of your spectacular tour experience. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8: London - Tour Ends
Return home with memories and photos to last a lifetime. Today breakfast will be included.