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Evesham Blossom Trail

Evesham Blossom Trail

Recognised for its apples, pears and plums, the Vale of Evesham and surrounding area boasts some of the most productive horticultural land in the country. During mid-March the soft pink tones of cherry and apple blossom contrast beautifully with the white blossom of the pear and plum trees which explode into life along the roadsides of the Vale.

EVESHAM BLOSSOM TRAIL

 

21 – 25 MARCH 2019

THURSDAY - MONDAY

5 Days

£399 £105 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

 

Recognised for its apples, pears and plums, the Vale of Evesham and surrounding area boasts some of the most productive horticultural land in the country.  During mid-March the soft pink tones of cherry and apple blossom contrast beautifully with the white blossom of the pear and plum trees which explode into life along the roadsides of the Vale.

 

Highlights

 

Cheltenham   |   Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway   |   Evesham   |   Tewkesbury  |   Gloucester

 

Day One

We depart from your home pick-up and join your coach and travel south to our hotel in Gloucestershire with refreshment stops enroute, arriving late afternoon tea/coffee await you whilst your luggage is taken to your room.  Time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

This morning we have some free time to explore the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham. The town is renowned for its Regency architecture, stylish shopping, colourful parks and floral displays.  You can enjoy lunch at leisure in one of the towns many restaurants, this afternoon we board the Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway for a return journey to Toddington, where there is a shop, museum and large tea room.  The line commands views of the hamlets & villages along the way with wonderful outlooks to the Malvern Hills and beyond.  You will also see the magnificent Stanway Viaduct, almost 50 feet high with 15 arches, travel through the mysterious Greet tunnel (look out for the ghost!).  With authentic Great Western Railway stations, vehicle exhibits, a have-a-go signal box and locomotive yard viewing area at Toddington, there is plenty to see in addition to the train journey.

 

Day Three

Today we meet our local guide in Evesham for a tour of the fabulous Blossom trail; we start at the tiny town of Pershore, famous for the Pershore Yellow Egg Plum, before continuing through Fladbury & The Lenches.  Following our guided tour we have free time to explore the beautiful market town of Evesham and get a bite of lunch at your leisure.  In the afternoon we return to Evesham enjoying a relaxing boat trip with cream tea on the River Avon before returning to our hotel.

 

Day Four

Our excursion today takes us to the medieval town of Tewkesbury with its picturesque riverside setting.  You could visit ‘Out of the Hat’, an exquisite example of a 17th century home and shop that now houses a heritage centre or take a stroll along Church Street, lined with half-timbered houses and punctuated with Tewkesbury’s famous alleyways before making our way to the beautiful 12th century Norman-built Tewkesbury Abbey, built to house Benedictine monks in 1211.  Enjoy lunch at leisure in Tewkesbury before we make our way to the beautiful city of Gloucester, here you can enjoy free time to wander around its glorious medieval cathedral which was used as Hogwarts in most of the hugely successful Harry Potter films.

 

Day Five

Today we must sadly leave Cheltenham behind and begin our journey home, with comfort stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Welcome tea/coffee

·          Evesham Blossom Trail Guide

·          Return train Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway

·          River Avon cruise with cream tea.

·          Porterage.

 

CHELTENHAM CHASE HOTEL, Gloucestershire

The hotel is set in 15 acres of private grounds on the edge of the picturesque Cotswold Hills, the hotel is a contemporary and sophisticated haven with 122 elegant bedrooms, each equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  Hardy’s restaurant and Hunts bar and lounge are both spacious, open plan areas with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, there is also a sumptuous spa area, indoor pool, steam room and spa bath.

DAY ONE

From your exclusive home pick-up join your coach and travel south to our hotel in Gloucestershire with refreshment stops enroute, arriving late afternoon tea/coffee await you whilst your luggage is taken to your room. Time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

This morning free time to explore the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham, the town is renowned for its Regency architecture, stylish shopping, colourful parks and floral displays. You can enjoy lunch at leisure in one of the towns many restaurants, this after we board the Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway for a return journey to Toddington, where there is a shop, museum and large tea room. The line commands views of the hamlets & villages along the way with wonderful outlooks to the Malvern Hills and beyond. You will also see the magnificent Stanway Viaduct, almost 50 feet high with 15 arches, travel through the mysterious Greet tunnel (look out for the ghost!). With authentic Great Western Railway stations, vehicle exhibits, a have-a-g0 signal box and locomotive yard viewing area at Toddington there is plenty to see in addition to the train journey.

B, D

DAY THREE

Today we meet our local guide in Evesham for a tour of the fabulous Blossom trail, we start at the tiny town of Pershore, famous for the Pershore Yellow Egg Plum, before continuing through Fladbury & The Lenches. Following our guided tour we have free time to explore the beautiful market town of Evesham and get a bite of lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon we return to Evesham enjoying a relaxing boat trip with cream tea on the River Avon before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Our excursion today takes us to the medieval town of Tewkesbury with its picturesque riverside setting. You could visit 'Out of the Hat', an exquisite example of a 17th century home and shop that now houses a heritage centre or take a stroll along Church Street, lined with half-timbered houses and punctuated with Tewkesbury's famous alleyways before making our way to the beautiful 12th century Norman-built Tewkesbury Abbey, built to house Benedictine monks in 1211. Enjoy lunch at leisure in Tewkesbury before we make our way o the beautiful city of Gloucester, here you can enjoy free time to wander around its glorious medieval cathedral which was used as Hogwarts in most of the hugely successful Harry Potter films.

B, D

DAY FIVE

Today we must sadly leave Cheltenham behind and begin our journey home, with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

CHELTENHAM CHASE HOTEL, 4 star Gloucestershire

The hotel is set in 15 acres of private grounds on the edge of the picturesque Cotswold Hills, the hotel is a contemporary and sophisticated haven with 122 elegant bedrooms, each equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  Hardy’s restaurant and Hunts bar and lounge are both spacious, open plan areas with fantastic views over the surrounding hills, there is also a sumptuous spa area, indoor pool, s team room and spa bath.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee

Evesham Blossom Trail Guide

Return train Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Railway

River Avon cruise with cream tea.

Porterage

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Bodelwyddan Marble Church
Broughton Layby Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk, Moreton Park Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Dobshill Dobshill Layby
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Oswestry Little Chef Oswestry, Little Chef/Mile End Services
Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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