Helmingham Hall Gardens
Hoo Fancies this Scenic Suffolk Tour?
As one of the most beautiful areas of England, Suffolk retains a quintessential charm that makes it a worthy addition to any programme. Our packaged itinerary takes in the delightful Suffolk coast, Anglo Saxon Sutton Hoo (filming location for the film “The Dig”), a scenic boat cruise, Ipswich Marina and a stunning garden. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Suffolk Coast Today we enjoy a tour along the picturesque Suffolk coast, starting with a visit to Southwold, complete with its famous painted beach huts and lovely pier, before continuing to the pretty village of Thorpeness, with its pretty mock Tudor houses and the fairytale ‘House in the Clouds’. We enjoy free time here for lunch before continuing to Aldeburgh, which retains features from a bygone era. Day 3 Sutton Hoo & Deben Boat Cruise Today, we enjoy a guided tour at the world famous Anglo Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo , the hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate which is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. We discover the story of the ship burial of an Anglo Saxon king, explore the award winning exhibition and the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber (please note, the walk to the burial mounds is a 10-15 minute outdoor walk on flat ground, passengers who are less mobile can visit the exhibition, café and small shop). In the afternoon, we make our way to Waldringfield where we enjoy a 2 hour cruise with tea/coffee and scones (May to September only) along the river Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the east coast. Day 4 Ipswich Marina & Helmingham Hall Gardens This morning, we enjoy free time relaxing and exploring the beautiful marina surrounding our hotel, before travelling to the spectacular Grade I Listed Helmingham Hall Gardens where we have time for lunch before exploring at our own pace. They themselves say that “It is hard to exaggerate the effect this beautiful park, with its red deer, spectacular moated Hall in mellow patterned red brick with its famous gardens will have on the visitor.” And they aren’t wrong, there’s a magical feel to this peaceful estate. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.
Sutton Hoo Mask
House in the Clouds
Salthouse Harbour Hotel Ipswich, Suffolk Plus
This contemporary, boutique hotel is set on the beautiful Ipswich waterfront. Each of the modern bedrooms has been individually designed with a personal touch, with plenty of warm and welcoming tones and contemporary furnishings. Rooms are also equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities, while some also enjoy fantastic views over the marina. The sleek and stylish public areas, including the Salthouse Eaterie, bar and lounge areas, feature contemporary décor dotted with pieces of art. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £394pp Double for Sole Use Supplement from £116
Inclusions • Porterage • Welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Guided tour of Sutton Hoo • 2 hour Deben boat cruise with tea/coffee & scones • Entrance to Helmingham Hall Gardens
Albatross Approved Rating: ✓ Visited ✓ Inspected ✓ Graded
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