Tour dates May 26th to June 3rd, 2006
Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower are just a couple of the things you will see on this tour. Two cultures, two very different ways of gardening - and both so incredible that we are pairing them with the Eurostar to offer you an incredible taste of two very unique and magical cities - London and Paris. Our hotels are both 4 star for 4 nights each so you can relax and enjoy each city because we have even included a leisure day in each. You arrive at Rubens at the Palace Hotel, on Buckingham Palace Road and from there we start our tour with a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show for the day - a show that every gardener should see at least once! Then we visit the stunning Sissinghurst Castle Garden - once home to Vita Sackville-West, and Christopher Lloyds Great Dixter - both these gardens are so different in style and presentation. Your last day in London is a leisure day to discover on your own before packing up and leaving the next day for Paris. Relax, sit back and enjoy the scenery because before you know it, we shall be in one of the most magical cities and at our hotel, the New Hotel Roblin for the next 4 nights.
It wouldn't be a garden tour if it didn't include Chateau de Versailles and its gardens...we are out this way for the entire day so you have plenty of time to visit both inside and the gardens. Our next visit will be to Monet's garden in Giverny - you must see it to believe it and lunch at Hotel Baudy with a visit to their rose garden - a garden that was tended by aspiring painters in the early days. Again you will have a leisure day in Paris, so make the best use of it...for there is so much to see and so little time - ah but what memories.
Land package includes 8 nights 4 star hotels, breakfast daily, 4 dinners, 1 lunch, Chelsea entrance ticket, entrance fees to gardens, rail ticket, travel card for leisure day in London, all tips to our guides and drivers. Get in touch with Donna 1-888-476-8761 to reserve your spot soon! also visit www.gardeningtours.com for complete day by day itinerary,and reservation form.
1725 British Pounds (approx 3455.00 CDN and 3000.00 US)