Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th June 2020

From £380pp

A landscape of idyllic towns, historic country houses and rolling countryside, Essex is so much more than its pop-culture stereotypes. Set foot in this beautiful city and you’ll be transported back in time, where you can visit the world’s oldest wooden church, Greensted Church, as well as the majestic Hatfield House.

When you’re not ticking off the city’s historical treasures, you can embark on a journey through Essex’s picturesque countryside aboard the Epping Ongar Railway. The perfect break for members of the Trefoil Guild before the Annual Meeting Weekend.

Stay in a 4-star hotel
Admire the countryside aboard the Epping Ongar Railway
Visit the world's oldest wooden church, Greensted Church
  • What’s Included
    • 3 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
    • Epping Ongar Railway
    • Greensted Church
    • North Weald Airfield Museum
    • Royal Gunpowder Mills
    • Hatfield House

    *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

    Get picked up by your coach where you’ll be transported to the Cheshunt Marriott Hotel in Broxbourne.

    Day 2

    Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll depart for the market town of Ongar where you can ride the beautifully resorted Epping Ongar Railway system. Disembark and enjoy the rest of your day, stopping at the oldest wooden church in the world, Greensted Church, and North Weald Airfield Museum. Finish with an evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 3

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Royal Gunpowder Mills for a look at the fascinating history of gunpowder. In the afternoon you’ll have the chance for a guided tour of Hatfield House, before enjoying the gardens and grounds at your own leisure. Finish with an evening meal at your hotel.

    Day 4

    Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll depart by coach to Southend for the Annual Meeting.

    Itinerary subject to change prior to departure.

  • Accommodation

    Cheshunt Marriott Hotel

    Based in a tranquil location within rural Broxbourne, the 4-star Cheshunt Marriott Hotel offers spacious, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. After a day of sightseeing, tuck into a delicious meal at the on-site bar and grill.

    • 4-star hotel located in rural Broxbourne
    • Accessible rooms available on request
    • Free Wi-Fi

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