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Gourmet Garden Trail & Group Tour

Gourmet Garden Trail & Group Tour

Gourmet Garden Trail & Group Tour

Vineyards, fruit farms, oysters, breweries and gin's all wrapped up in this unique tour, with exclusive visits and one-off experiences.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Kent, the 'Wine Garden of England', and immerse yourself in a wide range of vineyards, often family-run establishments, for tutored wine tastings, tours and experiences including the world's first winery helter skelter slide! 
  • Discover foods fresh from the Kent coastline including oysters.
  • Lunch in the traditional pub and smokehouse, Freemasons, in Knutsford
  • Visit Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with a maze and grotto, falconry displays and punting along the moat
  • Experiment with flavour profiling at a Kent gin distillery 
  • Follow the Edible Woodland Trail at Dorothy Clive Gardens, in Cheshire - consisting of more than 120 edible plants
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a Waffle House in the cathedral city of St Albans, serving unique dishes such as chilli con carne waffle followed by a banana flapjack!
  • Guided tour at Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame - walk among the oak barrels, large operating machinery and breathe in the aromas of hops and brewing!
  • Foraging on the beach for silky seaweed and wild edible plants which you will use later to prepare something delightful to eat
  • Wander through rose gardens, woodland trails and walled gardens in stunning places such as Penshurst Place and the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
  • Lunch in a gastropub - typical English roast dinner with all the trimmings
  • Visit Knebworth House, a stately home, used for filming 'The King's Speech' and 'Midsomer Murders', with a parkland that hosts red and silka deer
  • Traditional afternoon tea including scones with cream and homemade jam in an English Tearoom
  • Dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant 
  • Visit former monasteries Combermere Abbey and Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, both dating back to the 12th century, where you can enjoy time exploring walled gardens,  wildflower meadows and a fruit maze
  • The Beth Chatto Gardens - five gardens to enjoy including the well-known Water Garden. Beth Chatto OBE is renowned for transforming a once overgrown wasteland into what we see today
  • Quaint villages with antiques and old-style book shops such as the village of Dedham in Essex
  • Visit the first Champagne house to produce premium English sparkling wine
  • Fruit picking experience on a traditional fruit farm, or try some local produce straight from the farm shop

What Our Clients Say

I was very fortunate to be on their 70th and 75th D-Day celebration tours. The service and attention to details was exceptional. It was very moving to go back.

As a Jane Austen enthusiast, this tour was perfect - and the Jane Austen Festival in Bath was just fabulous to see!

Words fail me...The Downton Abbey was a perfectly wonderful travel experience! We did not know we would be the ONLY guests at the Abbey. When we realised how truly exclusive our tour was we were speechless! Surreal being there and actually meeting Lady Carnarvon.