Suffolk & Essex

Staying at: The Holiday Inn, Colchester

Monday 20th - Friday 24th June 2022


We board our tour coach and make our way to Colchester. Making refreshment stops en-route we arrive at the Five Lakes Resort for our 4 night stay and several, very pleasant excursions in this region's beautiful countryside.


This morning we travel to Waldringfield to board the MV Jahan for a cruise on the calm waters of the River Deben, one of the most beautiful spots on the East Coast. Following the cruise we visit Woodbridge , the largest market town on the river and home to one of only five tide mills restored in the UK. We then continue to the famous Beth Chatto Gardens . Once an overgrown Wasteland the restored gardens are an inspiration to all it’s visitors.


This morning we have an excursion to Lavenham for a guided walking tour. Known as England’s Finest Medieval Village Lavenham is a quaint village with fine examples of timber framed Tudor buildings. Following some time at this interesting location we then travel to Flatford Home to the 18th century mill, Willy Lotts cottage and Bridge cottage all made famous in Constables paintings. Our last stop today is the pretty village of Dedham. Dedham has a pastel coloured high street, pretty churches and tea shops all in an area of outstanding natural beauty.


Our visit today is to the RHS Garden Hyde Hall. This fine garden has wonderful views over Essex. The garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity with a diverse mix of garden styles all set in a 360 acre site. From here we have time “ at leisure” in the traditional seaside resort of Southend on Sea. Southend on Sea has the longest pier in the world. You will be able to stroll along the promenade, visit the gift shop, lifeboat station or visit one of the town’s shopping centres.


We leave Colchester this morning to make our homeward journey.


  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • 4 Nights Half Board

  • Excursions as Stated

  • Tea/coffee after dinner


£447.00 per person (Double/Twin)

£528.00 per person (Single)


The Holiday Inn is set in the tranquil village of Eight Ash Green which is just outside of the lively town centre of Colchester.The hotel offers comfortable rooms ,a bar and restaurant with varied menu as well as a You Fit Club.The hotel is the perfect base to explore Suffolk and Essex.

  • WiFi

  • Television

  • Hairdryer

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

Passport?: No

Currency: £ (Pound Sterling)