Springtime at Kew & Chiswick House

Chiswick House Camellias (Feb/Mar 2020)
Combine your visit to Kew with a visit to the glass houses of Chiswick House (just 2 miles from Kew) to view the 33 heritage camellias in a world-renowned collection. Brought by ship from China in the 18th century, exotic camellia plants were a luxury commodity. The Duke of Devonshire built a 300 foot glass house, one of the largest in the world at the time, to protect his collection of plants. Enjoy the riot of colour when the trees bloom in early spring, heralding the annual Camellia Show. Don’t miss out on a visit to Chiswick House – part of the English Heritage Collection. It was built around 1726 and is one of the earliest and most important Italian villa- style buildings in England.

Kew Orchids (Feb/Mar 2020)
At Kew, the Festival of Orchids highlights the most beautiful species from around the world. This annual event is enough to brighten any winter’s day and takes place in the recently restored Prince of Wales Conservatory. Further botanical delights await you in the tropical Palm House and the Temperance House.

This holiday is part of the Great West Way, a 125-mile route linking London to Bristol. It follows one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England and showcases every day England and world-famous heritage, combining a mesmerising mix of picture postcard villages, rolling hills and historic cities.
Day 1 Arrival
Arrive at hotel.

Day 2 Kew Gardens
Visit to Kew to see the Orchid House, the newly opened Temperance House as well as the large Victorian conservatory housing the Palm House.

Day 3 Chiswick House
Visit the stunning Camellia display at Chiswick House in the renovated Victorian Conservatory (free of charge). Visit Chiswick House, a fine example of a Palladian villa (extra charge approx. £8) – allow 1 hour. The house is open every day except Friday, unless you make a group booking. Have lunch in the Chiswick House garden café before returning home.

Holiday Inn Heathrow M4/J4

Great West Way
A contemporary hotel close to Heathrow Airport, the Holiday Inn M4 J4 at Drayton is perfectly placed for day trips to London's museums, shops and galleries, Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. All 230 bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel has 71 family rooms (double with double sofa bed/twin with single sofa bed), and 6 accessible rooms are available. Enjoy classic and continental dishes in the restaurant, or relax at leisure in the lounge bar. The hotel has a fitness centre available for use.  Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge (hotel uses Parking Eyes).

Holiday Inn Heathrow M4 J4

Heathrow, London
2 Nights Half Board
Feb - Mar 2020 Twin from £124pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 2, incl. driver)

• Full cooked breakfast
• Choice of menu
• Entrance to Kew Gardens
• Entrance to Chiswick House Gardens & Conservatory (Free of Charge)
• Coach parking is on-site & free of charge
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Prices starting from...

£124 for 3 days

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Features of this tour

This holiday is part of the Great West Way