Polesden Lacey House, near Dorking, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside to explore. It was home to the famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time. Marvel at the glittering Gold Saloon designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects. The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses which are at their best in June, a beautiful herbaceous border and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites. The wider estate has four waymarked trails with plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills.
SATURDAY – From your local departure point, we head for WATERPERRY GARDENS near Oxford (Admission Included), which have been featured on BBC Gardeners World earlier this year. Waterperry Gardens were made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971. They are now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.
We arrive around lunchtime, the afternoon is then yours to enjoy some lunch and free time exploring these fascinating gardens. Mid-afternoon, it is time to bid farewell to Waterperry Gardens as we head to your weekend hotel – the 4* Hilton Cobham Hotel. On arrival, enjoy some leisure time before dinner is served in the hotel restaurant this evening. (Meals - Dinner)
SUNDAY – This Morning following breakfast, we come to what must be the major highlight of this tour, a full day
visit to BROOKLANDS MUSEUM (Admission Included) – the birthplace of British Motorsport & Aviation and home of Concorde.
Before arriving at the museum we take you on a short tour of the wider Brooklands Estate by coach. You will see some of the remaining heritage and features of Brooklands heyday that are not part of the museum site. On arrival at the museum (admission included), the day is then yours to explore this 30-acre site at your leisure. Brooklands was the World's first purpose built motor racing circuit. Here you can view the Club House, Wellington Hanger, Motoring Village housing a collection of Motor Vehicles, Aviation Park and the London Bus Museum plus Mercedes Benz World. We have also included a virtual “flight” experience on the Brooklands Concorde (Admission Included) and there will be an optional chance to experience the new Brooklands 4D Theatre (Admission Extra) - experience what it was like to drive round the famous Brooklands circuit in the famous Napier Railton or fly with the Red Arrows or travel round Le Mans in Mike Hawthorns Jaguar.
Late afternoon, we depart Brooklands and return to your hotel to enjoy some leisure time ahead of dinner this evening. (Meals - Breakfast, Dinner)
MONDAY – This morning following breakfast, we bid farewell to the Hilton Cobham as we take you the short drive to Polesden Lacey House near Dorking, which was once home to the famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time. Marvel at the glittering Gold Saloon designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects.
The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses which are at their best in June, a beautiful herbaceous border and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.
The wider estate has four waymarked trails with plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills.
After lunch, we bid farewell to Polesden Lacey as we journey home taking the memories of this fabulous three-day break with us. We arrive back at your original departure point this evening. (Meals - Breakfast)
Retreat to the picturesque Hilton Cobham and explore Surrey's many attractions. The hotel is set on 27 woodland acres complete with its very own nature trail.
The hotels guest rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind. Wake up in a contemporary, stylish room with on-demand movies and WiFi.
Enjoy simply grilled dishes from Southern France to North Africa, or choose from a selection of specialty pizzas at Mediterranean; our onsite restaurant. Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and mini cakes with a choice of drinks.
GUEST ROOM FEATURES - Enjoy your stay in a comfortable guest room with WiFi and a TV. Our modern rooms boast large windows, a work desk & easy chair. Bathroom Amenities - Hairdryer - Iron/Ironing Board - Tea/Coffee Making Facilities - Telephone - Auto Wakeup
LIFTS - Yes
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All tours are operated by TML Travel Group Limited and are subject to availability and terms & conditions of the TML Travel Group trading charter. All prices are per person based on sharing a twin/double bedded room and are valid for new bookings only. Single occupancy supplement and Insurance not included. New coaches may not be available on all tours. Offers maybe withdrawn at any time. Every attempt is made to keep the information guides up-to-date, however tours maybe subject to change and you will be notified. if this is the case. WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 35 PAYING PASSENGERS IN ORDER TO OPERATE THIS TOUR.