2 Nights of English Gardens
2 Nights of English Gardens
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
The Sussex countryside is studded with flourishing gardens, pretty villages and famous castles. Explore this part of the country and discover hidden gems away from the tourist trail.
Visit renowned gardens and manor houses such as Penshurst Place, Nymans Gardens and Wakehurst Place, along with the home of Winston Churchill - Chartwell.
Take a trip on the Bluebell Steam Railway.
Additionally, you may want to stop at Ridgeview Vineyard. With over two decades of experience, the vineyard produces world class sparkling wines using grapes grown on the South Downs.
Your Tour Details
Day 1. Amberley Village, Arundel Castle, South Downs National Park and Nymans Gardens.
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your London hotel at 9.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day
See the quaint villages of Amberley with thatched cottages and ancient castle, set in the beautiful Sussex Downs, completely off the tourist trail. On the edge of the village stands the mighty ramparts of Amberley Castle, once a summer palace for the Bishops of Chichester.
Your guide will show you around Arundel Castle which features a fine collection of paintings, furniture and the amazing Baron’s Hall. Tour the State Apartments and see the stunning furnishings which add to the character of each room.
Nymans Gardens is a beautiful secret of the Sussex Weald with rare and beautiful plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world.
Day 2. Penshurst Place & Gardens, Chartwell and Hever Castle.
One of England’s greatest family-owned stately homes with a history going back over 6 centuries. See the impressive ceiling of the Baron’s Hall. The State Dining Room, Tapestry Room, Long Gallery and the Nether Gallery display a vast collection of paintings, armoury and artefacts. With 48 acres of ground including 11 acres of formal wall garden the place creates a haven within Kent, particularly on a summer’s day.
Home of Sir Winston Churchill for over 40 years, Chartwell has gardens, lakes and buildings designed by the great man himself. See Churchill’s study and exciting exhibition of gifts bestowed by world leaders.
Childhood home of Anne Boleyn, ill-fated second wife of King Henry VIII. See award-winning gardens featuring Roman statues, impressive rose gardens, traditional yew hedge maze, Italian sunken gardens, chamber with real medieval instruments of torture, lake and water maze.
Day 3. Bluebell Steam Railway and Wakehurst Place.
Wakehurst Place - Visit the Elizabethan house, lakes, formal gardens and natural woodland, with a vast collection of botanic gardens and tree collections.
Take a journey on the steam-hauled train which travels through the heart of Sussex. Originally opening in 1882, the railway station is the first preserved standard gauge passenger railway in the world.
Return to London.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
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Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.