Chelsea Flower Show in Style
May 20 - May 27, 2018
Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Tour is Guaranteed to Depart.
The 2018 Chelsea Flower Show will mark Huron Tours and Travel's
29th annual Chelsea in Style tour!
We haven't missed a year, and our past travelers have absolutely loved this trip.
Please read below for our day-to-day itinerary for the 105th Chelsea Flower Show.
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You can also reach us by phone at (800) 734-1192 or (504) 267-2057. The people you speak with on the phone will be with you in London
should you decide to join us in the spring.
Saturday, May 19 ~ Travel day, meals on-board flight.
Though not officially a day included in the tour, we've included it here to help you make your plans. The vast majority of US flights to London depart the day
prior to the day they arrive (depart on the 19th, arrive on the 20th.) You'll depart from your nearest international gateway to
Heathrow Airport (LHR), in London, England via your preferred air carrier. You should arrive on Sunday, May 20 so you will be in London for our first
group event. Please get in touch with us if you'd like assistance exploring your flight options.
Sunday, May 20 ~ London arrival, welcome dinner at hotel.
Arrive London and use your included private airport to hotel transfer to make your way to your four-star hotel in the prestigious
South Kensington neighborhood of London - your home for the next seven nights. Your Huron Tours & Travel on-site
representative will greet you in the hotel lobby and help you get settled. It can be difficult to find a good
hotel in London - we have carefully selected the perfect property in the perfect neighborhood. We know you'll be comfortable
in your room, pleased with the hotel staff, and thrilled with your great location. Time and time again our tour participants
have told us how much they love staying in South Kensington. Your close proximity to wonderful museums, restaurants and shopping,
as well as the charming neighborhood all come together in a perfect combination for your week in London.
Your Huron Tours representative is on site to help make your London arrival easy,
answer questions, and help you get started with your London explorations.
This evening, join your fellow travelers for a drinks reception and welcome dinner in the hotel.
Monday, May 21 ~ Kew garden visit, free afternoon.
Following the wonderful (and included) breakfast at the hotel this morning, we'll make our way via private deluxe motor-coach for a
visit to the world-renowned Kew Botanic Gardens Often referred to as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
contains three hundred acres of over 40,000 varieties of plants, as
well as seven glasshouses, two art galleries, Japanese and rock gardens
and much more. We have included a tram ride around Kew's 300 acres so
you can get an overview of the entire garden.
It would be remiss not to mention Kew's wonderful gift shop where one can spend an entire afternoon. When you are ready for break
or a bite to eat, Kew has some wonderful eateries for lunch or a quick snack.
After a nice morning and early afternoon at Kew, we'll make our way back to London. This evening dinner is on your own - we
include a personally researched restaurant recommendation list in your final tour documents to give you an idea of where can you get
a wonderful meal just a few minutes from our hotel.
Tuesday, May 22 ~ RHS Wisley garden visit, breakfast
and English Tea (big enough for lunch.)
After enjoying the large breakfast buffet in the hotel dining room, we depart for
two wonderful visits. Just one hour south of London is RHS Wisley, the Royal
Horticultural Society's most famous garden (and largest gift shop!) Wisley is always top-rated
by all our travelers and you will see why.
Then, in a private event exclusively for Huron Tours & Travel members, we'll
enjoy English cream tea with scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, and wonderful finger sandwiches, all in a
While enjoing our tea we will review the
Chelsea Flower Show program guide and maps, discuss the best way to enjoy the
show and answer any questions you may have regarding this world's greatest floral event.
Wednesday, May 23 ~ Chelsea Flower Show, breakfast at hotel.
The Chelsea Flower Show opens at 8:00 a.m. and
you will be there when the gates open! You'll be personally
escorted to the Show's front gates to enjoy Member's
Thursday, May 24 ~ London Tour via coach or optional Windsor Castle tour.
Breakfast at hotel. Dinner included.
The morning is free for you to relax* before our afternoon private London City tour.
We'll see the highlights and learn about the history as we enjoy views of Westminster
Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the shopping arcades
along Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
* If you've been to London previously, or city tours aren't your thing, you may want to consider joining our optional
visit to the Queen's family residence, Windsor Castle and the lovely town
of Windsor. Includes entry to the castle and plenty of free time to enjoy the town. You'll return in the late afternoon,
in time for our lovely included dinner together. (If you opt for the Windsor day trip you will
miss our London City Tour but be back in time for dinner.)
Friday, May 25 ~ Free day or optional Chartwell tour. Theatre performance tonight.
A full and exciting free day exploring London or enjoy an
optional full-day outing to one of England's most beloved estates (and charming gadens); Chartwell,
the home of Sir Winston Churchill. You'll return to the hotel late this afternoon and have some time
to freshen up before we all go to London's famous theatre district for an exciting and fun show.
Saturday, May 26 ~ Free day. Breakfast. Beautiful farewell dinner.
A completely free day to enjoy London and its many
museums, shops, parks, and historic attractions. Spend some time
exploring the city on your own, visit the world-renowned British
Museum, with archaeological collections from all over the world.
London's best known street market, Portobello Road, is a short taxi
ride away and the famous Victoria & Albert Museum is only a
10-minute walk. Enjoy Covent Gardens opera singers and street
performers and if you would like to see another show, you have plenty
of time to catch a matinee performance (we'll help you find the best
tickets available). For our last night together we'll enjoy our Farewell Dinner at an
elegant private establishment that is guaranteed to dazzle you!
Sunday, May 27 ~Transfer to flights, or onward to Rye for a few more days!
Breakfast at hotel, meals on flights.
Sadly we must bid farewell to England
and its wonderful treasures (but memories last forever!)
and transfer to the airport for your return flight, arriving
home the same day.
Or Join Us On Our Optional English Gardens Extension! (Click Here)