Sunday 22nd: Morning departure from your home area travelling to East Anglia and arriving late afternoon at Marks Tey Hotel. Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner tonight.
Monday 23rd: This morning we discover the idyllic villages on our tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham, with its 131ft tower, and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand. In the afternoon we visit the ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’ with bustling Clacton-on-Sea and more relaxed Walton-on-the-Naze, returning later to the hotel.
Tuesday 24th: This morning we have a ride to historic Bury St.Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and the Angel Hotel, where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore the town and obtain lunch. From here we head for the pretty villages of Cavendish and Clare, with their pastel coloured cottages, to take a break in Lavenham, one of our best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half timbered
Wednesday 25th: 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, originally built as a water tower, now a family holiday base. We come to the time warp seaside town of Aldeburgh, little changed for many years. From here we continue to historic Southwold and in the afternoon we have a short break in Woodbridge before returning to our hotel.
Thursday 26th: After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.