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Tranquil Villages & Garden of Suffolk

Tranquil Villages & Gardens of Suffolk

Mon 1 - Fri 5 May 2023: A 4 Night Tranquil Villages & Gardens of Suffolk Coach Holiday with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 1st to Friday 5th May 2023

 

It is easy to see why some of England’s most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk’s picturesque villages and unspoilt coastline. On this popular tour for 2023 there are quaint traditional fishing villages and wonderful landscapes and gardens just waiting to be discovered.

 

Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights Half Board

  • Entrance to Helmingham Hall Gardens

  • Guided tour of the Suffolk Punch Trust

  • Deben River Cruise

  • Entrance to Ben Chatto Gardens

 

Not included: All lunches

 

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Monday

A journey to the beautiful Bury St Edmunds, a historic market town that developed around the medieval Abbey of St Edmund. From here, it is a short drive to our hotel located in the enviable waterfront area of Ipswich.

Tuesday

Today we visit Helmingham Hall Gardens with its beautiful park, home to a herd of red deer. Discover the spectacular moated hall as well as their famous gardens. A classic parterre flanked by hybrid musk roses lies before a stunning walled kitchen garden with exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables, interspersed by tunnels of sweat peas, runner beans and gourds. There is also a herb and knot garden along with a rose garden of unsurpassable beauty. Later we continue to the coastal town of Aldeburgh, with its fishing boats pulled up onto the beach and a charming High Street.

Wednesday

This morning we visit the Suffolk Punch Trust, where you will be able to learn about this English breed of working horse. You will get an informative guided tour as well as a horse-bus ride and also see rare breed farm animals as well as the museum of rural life and heritage garden. From here we enjoy a relaxing cruise along the beautiful and scenic River Deben.

Thursday

A scenic drive will take you through the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley. An area of outstanding beauty en route to East Bergholt, where John Constable was born. Enjoy some free time before travelling to Beth Chatto Gardens. The gardens began in 1960 from an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel, soil and boggy hollows. It has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside.

Friday

After breakfast, we return via Lavenham, considered to be Britain's best preserved medieval village, before returning home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel

 

4* Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich  

This contemporary, boutique hotel is set on the beautiful Ipswich waterfront. Each of the modern bedrooms has been individually designed with a personal touch, with plenty of warm and welcoming tones and contemporary furnishings. Some rooms offer fantastic views over the marina. Restaurant & bar Mobility Grade: 4. Locality & hotel are generally level throughout. Lift to all floors.

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Mon 1 – Fri 5 May 2023                   

4 Nights                

£649

 

Departs 9.00am

Returns 6.00pm

 

Supplements

Single Room: £119

Holiday Insurance: £31

 

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.

 

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