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New Forest, Gardens of Hampshire & Thames Cruise

New Forest, Gardens of Hampshire & Thames Cruise

On this lovely tour we visit the beautiful gardens of Hampshire, alongside an excursion to Savill Gardens and a cruise on the River Thames with Cream Tea on board and the stunning Windsor Castle providing the backdrop.

Holiday Highlights


• The New Forest – Lyndhurst, Lymington & Exbury Gardens

• South Downs – Petersfield, West Dean Gardens

• Savill Garden & Thames River Cruise with Cream Tea


We depart and make our way to Basingstoke for 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast

During your stay

• We journey to Windsor and Savill Gardens, regarded as one of the finest oriental gardens in England.
• We board a cruise down the River Thames with Cream Tea and commentary with a stunning view of Windsor Castle.
• Visit to the town of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest since the times of William the Conqueror, with shops, cosy tea rooms, old world pubs and cafes.
• The market town of Lymington, in the south of the New Forest.
• Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200-acre woodland garden famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.
• Visit to South Downs National Park stopping at the market-town of Petersfield on market day!
• Visit to beautifully restored West Dean Gardens, including a Victorian glasshouse, Edwardian Pergola and walled kitchen garden.


After breakfast we depart for home

Your Hotel


The Hampshire Court Hotel stands at Chineham on the outskirts of Basingstoke. Part of the prestigious Q Hotels Groups, facilities include indoor swimming pool and gym. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Bath Bath
Odd Down Park and Ride Coach Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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