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2023 English Gardens & The Chelsea Flower Show

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Tour Itinerary

Savor the joys of spring with privileged access atevery turn on this quintessential English journeyspanning exclusive estates and gardens, culminatingin a Royal Horticultural Society Members’ Day atthe Chelsea Flower Show.

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Blenheim , Cotswolds , London , Sissinghurst , Sussex

  1. Day 1
    Arrive London, England
    Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your luxuryhotel set among gardens. Enjoy a private welcome dinner atthis historic manor house.Hotel: Ockenden Manor  
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    West Sussex
    Journey to Storrington for a private tour of the 16th-centuryParham House and its landscaped Pleasure Grounds. StrollVeronica'''s Maze and The Walled Garden, learning howthey are organically maintained. After lunch at ParhamHouse, visit nearby Borde Hill Garden, set on 200 acres oftraditional English landscape.Hotel: Ockenden Manor  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Sissinghurst & Great Dixter
    Today, enjoy a private tour of the late Christopher Lloyd'''sgarden at Great Dixter, conducted before opening hours.Built in the Arts and Crafts style, it mingles vegetables and flowers, a large orchard with pockets of wildflowers and amagnificent herbaceous border. Later, drive to SissinghurstCastle and stroll its garden. Learn how Harold Nicolson, adiplomat and author, laid down its main lines, while his wife,Vita Sackville-West, a poet and gardening writer, handledthe planting. View the influential White Garden, whichexemplifies early 20th-century garden designer GertrudeJekyll'''s use of color themes.Hotel: Ockenden Manor  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Drive north to the quaint and charming Cotswolds area, pausingin a wooded corner of North Hampshire for a visit to the gardensof West Green House. Learn how acclaimed designer MarylynAbbott fused neoclassical and contemporary influences as youtour the grounds with the senior gardener. Then, stay on sitefor lunch. Later, toast your day with a Scenic Sundowner beforedining at your hotel.Hotel: Dormy House  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    The Cotswolds
    Enjoy a private visit to Kiftsgate Court Gardens and strollthe harmonious, color-schemed upper gardens. Afterward,drive to the lovely town of Chipping Campden to visit itsHigh Street, Jacobean Market Hall and impressive Churchof St. James. Continue to nearby Hidcote Manor ''' oneof England'''s greatest gardens and a true Arts and Craftsmasterpiece ''' for a guided tour through a series of uniqueoutdoor '''rooms.''' Nestled in the Cotswolds, a range ofhills known for their beauty, the garden offers stunningpanoramas across the Vale of Evesham.Hotel: Dormy House  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    The Cotswolds
    Visit the storied grounds of Bowood House & Gardens, a 100-acre country estate that is home to the Marquis andMarchioness of Lansdowne, for an A&K-exclusive tour oftheir private walled garden. Then enjoy time at leisure toexplore inside the house or break for lunch on your own.This afternoon, privately visit Badminton House, the countryhome of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. Explore thehouse and gardens, pausing for a quintessentially EnglishChef '''s Table experience, a traditional cream tea.Hotel: Dormy House  
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Blenheim Palace
    Drive to Blenheim Palace, a magnificent edifice set on2,100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by Lancelot'''Capability''' Brown. Enjoy a special talk and tour focused onthe life of Sir Winston Churchill, who was born here in 1874.Examine the breadth of his talent and achievement, frombricklayer to the '''Greatest Briton.''' After lunch at leisure,continue to London.Hotel: Brown's Hotel  
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    The Chelsea Flower Show
    Attend the world-renowned Chelsea Flower Show on anexclusive Royal Horticultural Society Members''' Day. Enjoya four-course luncheon and an open bar, as well as morningand afternoon tea, in an exclusive Royal HorticulturalSociety hospitality area. Walk countless exhibits showcasingthe finest examples of English gardening and some of themost avant-garde show-garden designs in the world. Returnto the hotel in the late afternoon, gathering in the evening fora farewell dinner.Hotel: Brown's Hotel  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Depart London
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Our more than 55 local offices work tirelessly with our partners behind the scenes.
Abercrombie & Kent’s local staff have longstanding relationships with our suppliers, including restaurants, hotels, boats, transportation providers and venues. These partners know our exacting standards and have been fully vetted by our staff to make sure they comply with all local regulations regarding health and hygiene.

We’re adhering to best practices for cleanliness and disinfection.
We follow the guidelines established by the leading health experts (including the World Health Organization) to minimize any opportunity for coronavirus exposure during your journey. We’ll have hand sanitizer readily available, ensure enhanced cleaning in hotels and restaurants, sanitize vehicles at every arrival and departure (with a focus on high-frequency touchpoints such as door handles) and provide individual service at all meals.

We’re committed to facilitating physical distancing.
Abercrombie & Kent’s private and small-group journeys are already well-suited to exploring with safe physical distancing in place: Your transfers are private, for example, and on group journeys, your vehicles are never more than half full. Moving forward, your guides will forego shaking hands when saying hello, and you’ll experience no-contact check-in/check-outs in many hotels and dining arranged to allow for plenty of space from other guests.

Our small groups make travelling safely that much easier.
Abercrombie & Kent’s small groups make it much easier to maintain cleaning and hygiene procedures and ensure adequate physical distance between guests. On a custom Tailor Made Journey, your group size is completely up to you, of course, and you travel only with the people you choose on most activities.

Wearing masks on your journey keeps everyone safe.
To protect all guests on Abercrombie & Kent small group journeys and Luxury Expedition Cruises, wearing a mask is required in vehicles, indoor spaces, and any outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. On Tailor Made journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed.

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In addition to being experts in your region’s culture, history and wildlife, your guides are fully versed in your destination’s health regulations as well as Abercrombie & Kent’s practices and protocols. They oversee the many procedures that go into making your journey safe, from confirming a restaurant is freshly cleaned before you arrive to ensuring your luggage is always handled carefully (and disinfected properly) between destinations.

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Everyone involved in running your journey — from the guides you travel with to the drivers, baggage handlers and others behind the scenes — observes a strict, round-the-clock health and safety regimen, including regular staff health and temperature monitoring. Abercrombie & Kent staff wear masks at all times and additional personal protective equipment as required.

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