Cambridge and Gardens of the South East


Travel by Coach
2 Included Excursions
  • Discover Anglesey Abbey Gardens
  • Explore the university city of Cambridge
  • Marvel at the eclectic mix of horticulture at RHS Hyde Hall
  • Visit the Hylands Estate

On this charming new tour we’ll discover some spectacular gardens and elegant houses in both Suffolk and Essex including Hylands Hall, with meticulously restored period rooms and the beautiful RHS gardens at Hyde Hall amongst others.

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Day One: Home to Ipswich
We’ll make our way from the interchange to the Best Western Ispwich Hotel, where we’ll check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four: Ipswich
We spend three days in Ipswich, during which time we will take two included excursions to see some of the most beautiful cities, houses and gardens in the region. 

We travel to Angelsey Abbey and Gardens which have been transformed from a run-down country house in a desolate landscape to become a beautiful Jacobean-style house amid stunning green gardens. We will then visit the world-famous university city of Cambridge where you will be able to enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful city.

We also visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall in the Essex countryside which mixes traditional English Rose and courtyard gardens showcasing the best the country offers as well as the Dry Garden, featuring a number of typical dessert plants.

You will have free time to enjoy the area around our hotel set in pretty Suffolk countryside. (B,D)

Day Five: Ipswich to Home

Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Best Western Ipswich Hotel

The Best Western Ipswich H otel enjoys quiet countryside surroundings and is well placed for access into Ipswich itself, as well as exploring Suffolk and Essex.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Cambridge and Anglesey Abbey and Gardens

Excursion to Anglesey Abbey and Gardens. A passion for tradition and impressing guests inspired Lord Fairhaven to transform this once run-down country house and desolate landscape. Here we visit the house and have time to explore the beautiful gardens. Afterwards we will visit the historic university city of Cambridge where we will be able to look around the various colleges and a number of museums and galleries within the city.

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Ful Day RHS Hyde Hall and Hylands Hall

Excursion visiting RHS Garden Hyde Hall. Set in the rolling Essex countryside you will find an eclectic mix of horticulture from traditional Rose and Courtyard Gardens to the Dry Garden which showcases a fantastic range of drought tolerant plants! We also call at the Hylands Estate where you can discover the beautiful park, One World Garden and the Stables Visitor Centre.