Royal Weekend: Cotswolds Getaway for Two with Royal Gardens Tour and Champagne Afternoon Tea

  • Upgrade to a private, tailor-made tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove +
    £450

Royal Weekend: Cotswolds Getaway for Two with Royal Gardens Tour and Champagne Afternoon Tea

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

£675
  • Upgrade to a private, tailor-made tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove +
    £450

“The Highgrove garden is one of floral pageantry, with vivid colour composition, buzzing bees, and a heady mixture of scents” Alan Titchmarsh

Why we love it

Over the last 30 years, HRH The Prince of Wales has transformed the grounds of Highgrove into what are widely famed as some of the most inspired and innovative gardens in the UK. On a weekend break in The Cotswolds, experience a full Highgrove garden tour followed by sandwiches, cakes and a glass of Highgrove Champagne in The Orchard Restaurant, including a stay at the elegant boutique hotel, The Kings Head, Cirencester.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy two nights for two people, including breakfast, in a double room at the Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester
  • Join a two-hour public guided tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove - the private gardens of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
  • Followed by a Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Orchard Restaurant

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This package is exclusively available through Truly

Description

Enjoy a weekend break in the stunning Cotswolds, perhaps the most famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, relaxing for two nights in the luxurious boutique hotel, The King’s Head.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, The King’s Head was traditionally a coaching inn, dating back to the 14th century, and is the ideal place to experience both the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the historic market town of Cirencester. Boasting a unique subterranean spa, a British dining room, and cocktail bar, The King’s Head is awash with elegant chandeliers, colourful and vibrant wall art, fresh flowers and cosy furniture, perfectly blending the building’s historic features, like exposed brick work, wooden beams and original Roman mosaic, with modern day comforts – the epitome of contemporary countryside chic.

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private gardens of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, is an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna. From the classic order of the Cottage Garden to the pastoral beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, discover these unique spaces, along with hidden curios and horticultural innovations, on a two-hour public tour of the organic gardens with an expert guide.

Discover the stories behind this magnificent setting, and with an intimate group of just 16 people, the experience will give a closer insight into this Royal estate. During the tour, you’ll explore such areas of beauty as the stunning Wild Flower Meadow, The Woodland Garden, The Carpet Garden, The Walled Garden and The Cottage Garden.

On return from your garden tour, a sumptuous afternoon tea will be served in the serene setting of The Orchard Restaurant. While the resident pianist provides a musical accompaniment, indulge with a delectable selection of sandwiches and cakes, along with a glass of Highgrove’s very own Champagne and a wide selection of coffee, teas and herbal infusions.

Description

Enjoy a weekend break in the stunning Cotswolds, perhaps the most famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, relaxing for two nights in the luxurious boutique hotel, The King’s Head.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, The King’s Head was traditionally a coaching inn, dating back to the 14th century, and is the ideal place to experience both the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the historic market town of Cirencester. Boasting a unique subterranean spa, a British dining room, and cocktail bar, The King’s Head is awash with elegant chandeliers, colourful and vibrant wall art, fresh flowers and cosy furniture, perfectly blending the building’s historic features, like exposed brick work, wooden beams and original Roman mosaic, with modern day comforts – the epitome of contemporary countryside chic.

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private gardens of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, is an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna. From the classic order of the Cottage Garden to the pastoral beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, discover these unique spaces, along with hidden curios and horticultural innovations, on a two-hour public tour of the organic gardens with an expert guide.

Discover the stories behind this magnificent setting, and with an intimate group of just 16 people, the experience will give a closer insight into this Royal estate. During the tour, you’ll explore such areas of beauty as the stunning Wild Flower Meadow, The Woodland Garden, The Carpet Garden, The Walled Garden and The Cottage Garden.

On return from your garden tour, a sumptuous afternoon tea will be served in the serene setting of The Orchard Restaurant. While the resident pianist provides a musical accompaniment, indulge with a delectable selection of sandwiches and cakes, along with a glass of Highgrove’s very own Champagne and a wide selection of coffee, teas and herbal infusions.

We also recommend

  • Visit the Corinium Museum – a Nationally-important collection of locally-found Roman remains, including mosaics and sculpture
  • Take a stroll together through Cirencester Park, home to a beautiful country manor and pristine gardens
  • Stop for coffee at family-run LBs at Swan Yard, opposite the architecturally stunning The Church of St. John Baptist

Additional information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue with travel dates within 12 months.

Highgrove is a 30-minute drive from The King’s Head. Return transport between The King's Head Hotel and Highgrove is not included.

The King's Head Hotel has limited parking is available for £15 per day and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parking is also available at Waterloo Car Park (£6.50 per day) and is located a three to four-minute walk from the hotel.

Breakfast at The King’s Head is served from 7am to 10am on weekdays and 7.30am to 10.30am on weekends.

Champagne Garden Tea Tours are available on selected days between May and September each year. Selected dates will become available in February 2017. The gardens subject to closure to the public if royals are visiting; these dates are normally given out in advance of the Gardens opening in April.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to allow for parking and security checks. Please remember to bring one form of photographic ID such as a drivers licence, passport or bus pass.

In the event of adverse weather conditions it may be necessary to postpone or re-route tours around the garden.

Highgrove is wheelchair and scooter friendly. Please be aware that there are areas of the garden where it can be bumpy with gravel and cobbled paths making uneven surfaces. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a strong companion and bring their own wheelchair that is suitable for bumpy terrain and unmade paths.

Cameras, binoculars or any form of recording equipment are not allowed on the Estate. Mobile phone use is prohibited on the Estate, please make sure it is switched off at all times.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired dates.

We also recommend

  • Visit the Corinium Museum – a Nationally-important collection of locally-found Roman remains, including mosaics and sculpture
  • Take a stroll together through Cirencester Park, home to a beautiful country manor and pristine gardens
  • Stop for coffee at family-run LBs at Swan Yard, opposite the architecturally stunning The Church of St. John Baptist

Additional information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue with travel dates within 12 months.

Highgrove is a 30-minute drive from The King’s Head. Return transport between The King's Head Hotel and Highgrove is not included.

The King's Head Hotel has limited parking is available for £15 per day and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parking is also available at Waterloo Car Park (£6.50 per day) and is located a three to four-minute walk from the hotel.

Breakfast at The King’s Head is served from 7am to 10am on weekdays and 7.30am to 10.30am on weekends.

Champagne Garden Tea Tours are available on selected days between May and September each year. Selected dates will become available in February 2017. The gardens subject to closure to the public if royals are visiting; these dates are normally given out in advance of the Gardens opening in April.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to allow for parking and security checks. Please remember to bring one form of photographic ID such as a drivers licence, passport or bus pass.

In the event of adverse weather conditions it may be necessary to postpone or re-route tours around the garden.

Highgrove is wheelchair and scooter friendly. Please be aware that there are areas of the garden where it can be bumpy with gravel and cobbled paths making uneven surfaces. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a strong companion and bring their own wheelchair that is suitable for bumpy terrain and unmade paths.

Cameras, binoculars or any form of recording equipment are not allowed on the Estate. Mobile phone use is prohibited on the Estate, please make sure it is switched off at all times.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance to guarantee the desired dates.

How it works

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    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

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  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Tetbury Upton, Tetbury

24 Market Place, Cirencester GL7

Highgrove Gardens Tetbury Upton, Tetbury

Kings Head Hotel 24 Market Place, Cirencester GL7

Royal Weekend: Cotswolds Getaway for Two with Royal Gardens Tour and Champagne Afternoon Tea

  • Upgrade to a private, tailor-made tour of The Royal Gardens at Highgrove +
    £450

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