4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Full Cooked Breakfast
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
2-hour tour with step-on guide of the Evesham Blossom Trail
We arrive at our hotel with time to settle in before dinner.
Evesham Blossom Trail
Today we will we meet our local guide in Evesham for a tour of the fabulous Blossom Trail. From here we head out through Wickhamford on to the charming Cotswold village of Broadway. The tour then continues through Childswiycombe, and through some very pretty villages on towards Bredon Hill. Next, the route will skirt Pershore and head north to Fladbury. En-route Stella Mccartney's home and Toya Wilcox's home will be pointed out (!), as well as a reindeer park. The tour then continues on to the villages of The Lenches before returning to The Valley Retail Park.
The colour of the blossoms that can be seen throughout the Vale of Evesham range from the delicate whites of the pear and plum to the varying shades of pink of the cherry and apple. The blossom usually appears between mid-March and mid-May with plum and apple blossom being the most common sight along the Blossom Trail. The white plum and damson blossom are the first to spring in this natural work of art, with the white pear and the pink apple blossom following later depending on the weather.
Painswick Rococo Garden
Experience the great outdoors, with a cheeky peek into the flamboyant frivolity of the early 1700s, in the UK's only complete surviving rococo garden. Painswick Rococo Garden is quirky and pretty unique. Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for the owner of Painswick House and his guests, today it's a place to roam free, to get up close and personal with nature, or to feel the warmth of the sun on your face as you take in the spectacular views of the Cotswold countryside and magical follies.
We spend today exploring Gloucester and its medieval Cathedral, which was used as 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry' in the Harry Potter film series. Alternatively, visit the Victorian docks and explore the award-winning Gloucester Waterways Museum. Or why not enjoy a great day of shopping at Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet.
We depart after breakfast and return home.
4* Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall
A stylish blend of traditional and contemporary design creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere throughout this stunning Cotswolds hotel. All the bedrooms in the Georgian four-star country house hotel feature an HD TV and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are accessible by stairs only.
En-suite bathrooms HD TV Free Wi-Fi Hairdryer Tea/coffee making facilities Bar Brasserie restaurant Fitness Centre There is no lift at the hotel