NEW: The Cotswolds at Snowdrop Time
Friday 8th February 2019
1 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £21.75pp
Single supplement: £40
This new short break takes us to the historic cathedral city of Worcester. It includes a visit to one of the country’s best snowdrop gardens, and explores some of the towns and villages of the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills.
Your Holiday Hotel
You will stay for three nights, with dinner, bed and breakfast at Fownes Hotel. Formerly a Victorian glove-making factory, Fownes is only a short stroll from Worester city centre. Bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. The Hotel has a lift. A three course choice dinner menu is served including tea/coffee, and each day starts with a full English breakfast.
(DAY 1) Friday 8th February
Friday A taxi pick up from your home to the coach. Travelling through Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds we will reach Worcester in the early afternoon, allowing time to explore, visit the Cathedral or take a stroll by the River Severn before dinner.
Saturday After breakfast we will drive through Cotswold Villages such as pretty Chipping Campden, with its honey-coloured stone cottages, to Batsford Arboretum. Batsford is home to one of the UK's largest private tree collections. Wander through drifts of snowdrops and enjoy impressive displays of spring flowering bulbs. The visitor centre has a café and gift shop.
Sunday We will take a drive through the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then via Upton-upon-Severn and Tewkesbury to regency Cheltenham for a short stop. This afternoon we visit Colesbourne Park, where the gardens are renowned for their magnificent display of rare snowdrops. The collection was started in 1874 and now has around 350 different varieties.
Monday Leaving Worcester, we will return through the Cotswolds to Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires. There will be a couple of hours or so in which to explore and find lunch before we head home to Sussex and the waiting taxis.