Get out of the city into the marvelously scenic countryside of Kent, see oast houses & blooms.
Kent is an area that rightfully holds the title “The Garden of England!”
Just a stone's throw from the metropolis of London is Kent, the county nicknamed "The Garden of England" as it's home to many of the best Great British gardens. In our day out, we'll sample two of the best known.
See the fabulous Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicholson’s world famous garden. Explore this intimate and intricate garden and visit those parts of the home open to the public. Here, we’ll find a Tudor tower complete with Vita’s workshop, a walled herb garden, mixed border gardens, an oast house museum, a white garden and a cottage garden. Certainly something to delight all interests!
Another gem planted by a well known horticulturalist is Great Dixter, once the home of Christopher Lloyd. He designed the stunning gardens based on the Arts & Crafts style framework plan made by his father and Sir Edwin Lutyens. Enjoy the variety of plantings, including the peacock topiary, wild meadow flowers, mixed borders, the famous Long Border, ponds and the exuberant Exotic Garden. Here too is the largest surviving timber-framed halls in the country (entrance to the house is optional.)
Oft imitated, never duplicated! This is an original SGT itinerary, property of Special Group Tours and to be used only with express permission/in conjunction with SGT.
This is a suggested tour itinerary and can be modified to best you your individual wishes.
A private/custom London day trip is a standard day up to 9 hours total, typically 09:00 - approximately 18:00 - variable by request. You would be picked up from and returned to your central London hotel.
Entrance fees and cost of lunch are not included in your up front rate quote and would be paid directly during your touring day.
The final price may vary per specific requirements but as a rough estimate, expect approximate rates for a private day trip to be:
Standard car accommodating from 1 - 3 guests, approx $755 USD flat rate
MPV/SUV accommodating from 4 - 7 guests, approx $875 USD flat rate
16 seat mini-coach accommodating from 8 - 15 guests, approx $925 USD flat rate
We are happy to assist with your overall holidayplans to UK/Europe if you wish. Please ask us for details. SGT is at your service!
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The SGT Small Group Touring Concept is traveling with just 4 - 14 guests per departure. It is our aim to introduce you to the 'real' country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number. Our concept allows for a leisurely touring pace and flexibility to get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too!
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