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GOLD Hotel Collection Mark Teys Hotel, East Anglia

GOLD Hotel Collection Mark Teys Hotel, East Anglia

Rural villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough are a feature of this holiday. We visit historic Colchester, Otley Hall Ipswich.

Holiday Highlights



• Cruise along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation

• Mersea Island and West Mersea

• Roman Colchester & Woodbridge

• Felixstowe – Traditional Seaside Resort

• Maldon and Blackwater Estuary


We depart and make our way to East Anglia and arriving late afternoon where we enjoy 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


This morning we visit Woodbridge, an historic riverside market town boasting some of the very best restaurants and shopping in the coastal area and also has a working tide mill which is well worth exploring. Later, we drive to the popular seaside resort of Felixstowe where you can obtain lunch, explore the town or enjoy a stroll along the promenade.


Today we make our way to historic Colchester for some free time in the oldest town in England and which boasts a wide "boulevard" as a main street, with many interesting pedestrian shopping malls and lanes with specialist shops and the opportunity to obtain lunch. At one end of the street is beautiful Castle Park, complete with one of the largest Norman Keeps ever constructed, riverside walks and pleasant gardens. This afternoon we make our way back with a drive to Mersea Island and West Mersea for a short break before returning to the hotel.


We first visit the delightful town of Maldon, which in bygone times was a smugglers haven and you have time at leisure to explore. We then make our way to Paper Mill Lock for a delightful afternoon cruise along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation.


After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

Your Hotel


The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel stands 4 miles from Colchester and hotel facilities include Lifestyle Health and Leisure Club with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer with tea/ coffee making facilities.


The hotel does not have 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 Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
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
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
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
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
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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