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Wrest Park, Hyde Hall & Southend

Wrest Park, Hyde Hall & Southend
This tour takes us to some fantastic gardens to see the spring bloom in full force, as well as visits to the Royal Air Force Museum and the sunny seaside town of Southend-on-Sea. Enjoy excursions to St Albans and Hitchin to spend some time relaxing in between visits.

(Photo courtsey of Pixaby)

Your Itinerary

Thursday 6th: Depart from your home area travelling to Hertfordshire, arriving late afternoon at the Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel.

Friday 7th: Today we visit the stunning Wrest Park. Explore the evolution of the English garden with a stroll through three centuries of landscape design in the magnificent 90-acre gardens. Other features include the Log Water, the domed Archer pavilion, the stately Orangery and much more. The café in the walled garden provides an ideal opportunity for a drink and bite to eat. In the afternoon, we travel to the historic market town of Hitchin where we have a short stop. It has a charming and vibrant modern cafe culture and a good selection of specialist shops and boutiques.

Saturday 8th: Our day takes us to the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, here you can enjoy traditional seaside fun in the shape of award-winning beaches, the world-famous pier and its mile-long railway, plus of course all the amusement arcades and the popular fountains on City Beach. This afternoon we then visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall to enjoy one of the finest gardens in the East of England, its location among rolling hills and fantastic panoramic views can often surprise visits to this beautiful and unique area.

Sunday 9th: After a leisurely breakfast, we travel south to visit the Roman City of St Albans. At the city’s historic core, you will find the stunning Cathedral – dating back to 1077. In the afternoon, we visit the Royal Air Force Museum, home to over 85 aircraft and a wide variety of exhibitions and interesting things to see and do. Explore the hanger and marvel at the technology from over the past hundred years.

Monday 10th: After breakfast we leave and head for home.

Mecure Hatfield Oak Hotel, Hatfield ***

This 3-star hotel is in the picturesque county of Hertfordshire located in the centre of Hatfield. The hotel has a popular bar and lounge with Sky TV, leading into the restaurant with a choice of delicious menus, fine wines and spirits.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Royal Air Force Museum
  • Wrest Park
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall
  • Porterage
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
06 May 2021MECURE HATFIELD OAK 5 days 10+ £349.00 View Locations Book Now