Constable Country

Monday 8th – Friday 12th June 2020

From £480pp

Visit one of the most enchanting corners of England, whose landscape inspired John Constable’s most celebrated works of art. Unchanged by time, Constable Country in Suffolk remains as picturesque as his paintings, boasting a landscape of rural villages, charming cottages and pastoral beauty.

Spend your Post-Annual Meeting Tour exploring gorgeous gardens and medieval market towns, following in the footsteps of John Constable in the pretty hamlet of Flatford, and finishing the day with the traditional tea room delights of homemade scones and fresh cream.

Stay in a 4-star hotel
Admire the scenes that inspired the great artist Constable
Visit the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens
  • What’s Included
    • 4 nights’ half board accommodation based on twin share rooms
    • Coach transport throughout the trip
    • Excursion entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary below
    • Services of a Venture Abroad Representative throughout the trip
    • Travel insurance for passengers aged 89 and under
    Excursions:
    • Wilkin & Sons Jam Museum and Tea Room
    • Beth Chatto Gardens
    • Guided Tour of Flatford
    • Saffron Walden Visit
    • Green Island Gardens

    *Prices are per paying passenger and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and a minimum of 40 paying passengers.

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Southend before departing for Colchester, stopping en route at the Tiptree Jam Factory for a visit to the Wilkin & Sons Museum and Tea Room. Continue your journey and check into the Marks Tey Hotel and enjoy an evening meal.

    Day 2

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart for the Beth Chatto Gardens where you’ll be met by a member of the Garden Team and given a brief introduction to the gardens and Beth Chatto, before the chance to explore the gardens at your own leisure. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Colchester. Evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 3

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then head into Constable Country for a guided tour of Flatford where you can admire the scenes that inspired the great artist Constable. Spend some time exploring the area at your own pace, before returning to the hotel this afternoon. Finish with an evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 4

    Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day of sightseeing, including the medieval Saffron Walden. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the exquisite Green Island Gardens, before returning to the hotel for your evening meal.

    Day 5

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart Colchester and return home.

    Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.

  • Accommodation

    Marks Tey Hotel

    The 4-star Marks Tey Hotel in Colchester promises a comfortable stay, where you can enjoy the heated pool and sauna, leisure club and high quality food in the restaurant. Complete with free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities, it’s the perfect base to explore the beauty of Constable Country. Ground floor rooms are available.

    • 4-star hotel located in Colchester
    • Heated pool and sauna
    • Ground floor rooms available

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