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3 days

"I associate my careless boyhood with all that lies on the banks of the Stour. Those scenes made me a painter".

John Constable

Characterised by open spaces and big ever changing skies the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley embraces one of our most cherished landscapes. Explore Constable Country and walk in the footsteps of a great artist. We stay with dinner, bed and breakfast at the swish Stoke by Nayland golfing and spa hotel.

Day One: Meet the Blue Badge Tour Guide in Colchester, the UK's oldest town for lunch at a very good Italian restaurant (try their highly regarded pizzas or Spaghetti Bolognaise or opt for a more traditional chicken lunch with potatoes and veg). Then walk it off with a gentle guided tour that includes the Dutch Quarter, Castle Gardens and the Firstsite Gallery where the past meets the present.

Check in at the luxurious resort and enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, sauna or the elegant ambience of the lounge and bar before dinner together.

Day Two: Blue Badge guided tour.

We explore Constable Country with visits to the interesting church in Constable's birthplace of East Bergholt, Flatford Mill and the wool town of Dedham. The day includes a private visit to the Munnings Museum for the once in a lifetime exhibition of his Great War paintings on loan from Canada. You'll be back at the hotel with plenty of time to relax, nap or swim before dinner.

Day Three: Complete your Constable Country trip with a visit to the Beth Chatto, East Bergholt Place, Green Island Gardens or RHS Hyde Hall. Each garden has a lot to offer in June.

Please know that our brochure itineraries are but suggestions.

We welcome requests for tweaks as well as enquiries for bespoke tour but we will say only yes if we have a good knowledge of the area you want to visit and we are able to provide the very best Blue Badge Guides.

• 2 nights DBB Stoke by Nayland Hotel

• 3 course, 3 choice dinners

• Your choice of coach company

• Driver, bed & board and parking

• 10 Single rooms free of supplement

• 2-course lunch with coffee in Colchester

• Blue Badge Guide for 2 days

• Admission Munnings Museum

• Garden admission

• Free place for the Group Organiser

• Up to 1 in 10 free as you fill the coach

• 100% Passenger Payment Protection

• Free GTO Liability Insurance

Available Mon/Tue/Wed June 2019


4* Stoke by Nayland Hotel Idyllically located in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this swish 80 bed luxury spa hotel is in the countryside just outside Colchester. The elegant modern rooms have tea making facilities and air conditioning. Guests enjoy free use of the 18 metre indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna.

£369pp Minimum 25 people

Price Valid to 31 March 2020