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A Classy Tour of Select English Gardens
'If you love flowers & stunning gardens... this is the Tour for you! Violets & Tea Luxury English Garden Tour was true to its name! Eliza, our tour organiser, did a fabulous job escorting us in a mini bus to beautiful estates each day with either a grand mansion or castle surrounded by magnificent gardens. In Sussex & Kent, we stayed o’night in charming hotels of a by-gone era, which were truly luxurious. Delicious breakfasts, a luncheon at Gravetye Manor in a private room, and several outstanding dinners at first class restaurants were a feature of this tour. I thoroughly recommend Violets & Tea if you’re looking for a classy tour of select English gardens, which is extremely well put together! Many thanks to Eliza for making my holiday one to remember!'
Jan R, Australia
What a trip!
'And what a wonderful and refreshing guide Eliza is! And what an interesting group of people I met!
Travelling as a solo woman I was happy to be so well taken care of by Eliza and Violets and Tea, at beautiful historic hotels, in a luxurious mini bus with wifi, and to visit the Historic English Gardens of my dreams.
At the gardens we were met by knowledgeable experts who guided us through and were able to answer all of our numerous questions. We finished with the Chelsea flower show on their VIP day including a beautiful champagne high tea.
My special dietary requirements were always catered for exquisitely. We enjoyed numerous wonderful meals in top notch restaurants and gastro-pubs. And to top it off, as a group we had a ball!
I thoroughly recommend Violets and Tea: English Garden Tours to anyone wanting to travel in style through these incredible historic gardens.'
Victoria M, Australia
Exceeded our Expectations
'My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and thought our guide was outstanding. Her passion for and knowledge of the gardens, flowers, garden designers, stately manors and history of England was very impressive and helpful.
The tour itself was well-planned with guides in many of the gardens who were the head gardeners at the estates, very interesting. The lodgings that we stayed in, in the Cotswolds, were historic estates that have been upgraded to modern, luxury, standards, very special experiences.
My husband and I are inveterate travelers and a British Garden tour has been a dream for decades. This tour definitely fulfilled our dreams and exceeded our expectations!'
Carol S, USA
Perfect from Beginning to End
'The trip was perfect from beginning to end! The hotels were wonderful, the arrangements all made in advance, the mini bus was clean and carefully driven.
At each garden we visited we were promptly met by either a volunteer or a garden employee who gave us a fantastic tour, each and every one of them!
Our hostess, Eliza, was knowledgeable, interested, and consistently on top of her game! It was truly a pleasure getting to know her and the gardens that she chose for us.
I took the trip with my 82 year old mother and it was the perfect vacation for us. We arrived a day early and Eliza sent us wonderful suggestions for our spare day!
Even the restaurant choices were perfect.
And the Chelsea garden show, what can I say about that? It should be on every gardeners bucket list! What a fantastic garden show!!
I honestly have not one negative thing to say about our entire experience! I recommend Violets & Tea without reservation.'
Jennifer B, Canada