Join us as we explore "The Gardens of London," an 8-day adventure for garden lovers that should not be missed! Head to London with us on May 18!
An informational brochure can be downloaded here.
he Chicago Flower & Garden Show would like to invite you to visit the ardens of London featuring the Chelsea Flower Show!
|May 18 - 25, 2013|
8 Days - 9 Meals
6 Breakfasts - 3 Dinners
London, City Tour, Diner's Choice, Centennial Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Windsor Castle, Wisley Gardens
Rates Per Person
Double: $4049 Single: $5049
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from OHare Intl Airport,Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges,Hotel Transfers.
Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $175 per person.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
Day 2-7 - Kensington Close Hotel and Spa, London
Alternate hotels may be used on some dates.
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Included Meals Key
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show would like to invite you to visit the Gardens of London featuring the Chelsea Flower Show. With our new partner Collette Vacations, we are excited to announce this exciting new tour package.
Day 1: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Overnight Flight
Join Collette Vacations and the Royal Horticultural Society on a journey to discover the horticultural heritage of Britain, complete with members-only day access to the Centennial Chelsea Flower Show!
Day 2: Sunday, May 19, 2013 London, England - Tour Begins
Your horticultural adventure begins in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of Britain. This evening, enjoy a reception with your fellow travelers and representatives from the RHS, followed by a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 3: Monday, May 20, 2013 London
This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. View Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the changing of the guard (if held). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. You may choose to attend a briefing this afternoon to assist in planning your perfect day at the Chelsea Flower Show. Experts will be on hand with maps and information to ensure your day at Chelsea is unforgettable! Tonight may be the night you elect to enjoy Diner’s Choice…choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of London’s great restaurants or save this culinary adventure for later in your journey. (B, D)
Day 4: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Chelsea Flower Show
Get out your cameras! Today is the opening of the 100 year anniversary Chelsea Flower Show and you are invited to this prestigious event. Enjoy full access on this members-only day. You will be amazed at the sheer number and variety of gardens and plants on display. (B)
Day 5: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Hampton Court
Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining us to discover the wonders of majestic Hampton Court Palace. Chat with Henry VIII and other royals from the Tudor family at this living museum. Listen as they captivate you with their stories as you explore one of Britain’s most important historic buildings. Marvel at the Tudor Kitchens and Great Hall. Lose yourself in the world-famous yew tree maze which consists of over half a mile of winding paths. Stroll in the riverside formal gardens and be transported through five hundred years of royal history during this incredible visit. (B)
Day 6: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Kew Gardens
Begin your day with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. This 300-acre site houses one of the world’s great collections and is featured as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kew Explorer is included for you to discover the many wonders that the gardens exemplify. Next, enjoy an afternoon at leisure in London, or choose to stay with us at Kew for an optional lunch and a tour of Kew Palace, former home of George III. (B)
Day 7: Friday, May 24, 2013 Windsor Castle - Wisley
Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle this morning. This working Royal residence dates back to the 1070s when William the Conqueror built the original wooden structure, since replaced by grand stone edifices. This afternoon, travel to Wisley, a stunning 60-acre estate. As the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley houses an astounding array of common and exotic flora. Enjoy an exclusive RHS gala dinner in the world-renowned Glasshouse. Dine among dazzling flowers and jungle ferns in this dramatic, cathedral-like glass structure and share memories of your spectacular tour experience. (B, D)
Day 8: Saturday, May 25, 2013 London - Tour Ends
Return home with memories and photos to last a lifetime. (B)