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Suffolk and Essex... Cruise, Coast and Gardens

Suffolk and Essex... Cruise, Coast and Gardens

Explore the region's beautiful countryside and quaint villages, two lovely gardens, and enjoy a river cruise and free time at a number of seaside resorts.

4* Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes


Set in 320 acres of English countryside including its own golf course and ornamental lakes, this luxurious hotel offers a great base from which to explore Suffolk and Essex. There is a lift, leisure facilities and an indoor swimming pool.


Price includes


· 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

· Choice of menu

· 2-hour river cruise with tea/coffee & biscuits

· Admission to Beth Chatto Gardens

· Guided walking tour of Lavenham

· Admission to RHS Garden Hyde Hall

· Porterage

Day 1

We travel to our hotel and settle in before dinner.


Day 2

Travel to Waldringfield to board MV Jahan for a cruise on the calm waters of River Deben, one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast. Following the cruise, visit Woodbridge, the largest market town on the river and home to one of only five tide-mills restored in the UK. Continue to the much-admired Beth Chatto Gardens, where admission is included. Once an overgrown wasteland, the gardens are an inspiration to all visitors.

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Day 3

Excursion to Lavenham for a guided walking tour. Known as 'England's Finest Medieval Village', Lavenham is a quaint village with timber framed Tudor buildings. Continue to Flatford, home to the 18th century mill made famous in Constable's paintings, before visiting the delightful village of Dedham. Time allowing, return to the hotel via the exclusive resort of Frinton-on-Sea, an ideal place to enjoy a walk along the prom.

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Day 4

Travel past Chelmsford to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, where we include admission. An eclectic, yet fine garden with wonderful panoramic views over Essex which often surprise visitors. Enjoy time at leisure in the traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world. At Pier Head, see the active RNLI station and visit its gift shop, stroll along the promenade, or visit one of the town's shopping centres.

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Day 5

After breakfast we begin our homeward journey.


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