As a result of requests in our Annual Members Questionnaire a coach excursion has been arranged to one of the most popularly requested excursions, namely, East Anglian Panorama. Explore a part of Suffolk that has slumbering villages and pastoral scenes in the valley home of artists and weavers that were immortalised by John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. Included in our Guided tour we will be visiting the beautiful villages of Long Melford and Lavenham. Our guided tour includes morning refreshments and a two course lunch at a fine country pub in lovely Long Melford. This guided tour is light on the feet but rich on the senses. What better way is there to spend a lovely late Spring day than at one of the most beautiful English locations.
on Tuesday 15th May 2018.
Our coach will depart from outside
Teston Village Hall, Church Street, Teston at 8am.
The Wateringbury Hotel bus stop, Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury at 8.05am.
Returning to the Villages about 7pm.
Our tour begins as we leave Kent via the Dartford Crossing and travel through Essex continuing into Suffolk where we will meet our Guide Jan, in Long Melford, which is where we will have morning refreshments in The Bull Hotel, which is also where we will be coming back for lunch but first of all we will take a coach tour through beautiful rolling landscape of the East Anglian farmlands. This countryside so often painted by John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, is as pretty as a picture. We’ll see quintessentially English thatched villages and the great cloth towns of mediaeval Suffolk; Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford. We pass through Sudbury, nestling in the loop of the River Stour. This was the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough and the setting for Dodie Smith’s 101 Dalmatians. We return to Long Melford for our two course lunch in the Bull Hotel. ‘Melford’ is derived from ‘mill’ and ‘ford’, and ‘Long’ doesn’t need explaining to anyone who has attempted to walk the main street in Long Melford – all 2½ miles of it, which is the longest in England. There will be some free time after lunch to explore the High Street of this engaging Suffolk village which boasts one of the richest and most beautiful of all East Anglian wool churches. Following which we re-board our coach as we continue our tour to Lavenham. Looming above the horizon the tower of St Peter and St Paul heralds our arrival in beautiful Lavenham where crooked and timbered weavers’ cottages line the main street of an immaculately kept town. There will be a gentle walking tour to show the best of the town, with some free time before we re-board our coach to start our homeward journey.
Included in the price:-
All travel in our Scotland & Bates coach with on board drinks and washroom facilities.
Allocated seat on our coach.
Morning refreshments in The Bull Hotel in Long Melford.
2 course lunch, with tea / coffee, in The Bull Hotel in Long Melford.
A Guided panoramic coach tour through the beautiful Suffolk rolling landscapes.
Gentle walking tour of Lavenham.
Teston Tours unique “All-inclusive hospitality” experience.
Excursion is exclusive to Teston Tours.
Escorted throughout by a Teston Tours Organiser.
Lunch selections – main & desert course options, can be made during our morning refreshment stop at the Bull Hotel, Long Melford.
Cost:- £62.00p per person.
lf you are interested in this coach outing to Suffolk, can you book your place as soon as possible
to avoid disappointment and pay a non-returnable deposit, (unless the coach is full
and a replacement person is found), of £25.00p per person, directly to me
at 3 Fairlawn Close, Teston, at the time of booking.
Full payment is due by Friday 13th April 2018.
Cheques made payable to Alan Hayes.
Teston Tours reserves the right to refuse patronage on any of its outings.
For further information please contact,
our web-site www.testontours.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (01622) 812132 or mobile 07977 417902.
Alan Hayes, Teston Tours, Group Travel Organiser,
3 Fairlawn Close, Teston, Maidstone, ME18 5AX.