Suffolk’s Tranquil Villages and Coast

Suffolk's Tranquil Villages and Coast

 

It's easy to see why some of England's most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk's picturesque villages and unspoilt coastlines.

Pickup points

Hebden, Grassington, Threshfield, Skipton, Crosshills, Silsden, Keighley, Halifax and Hipperholme.
For tours heading North we also include Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle and Ingleton

Day 1

Travel to the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel for a 4 night stay.

Day 2

Enjoy a guided tour of Suffolk's pastel-coloured towns and villages, whose timber framed house and thatched roofs make this area so unique. Visit Sidbury, home to Gainsborough's attractive townhouse which is now the birthplace museum and gallery of Thomas Gainsborough, one of Britain's greatest painters. Long Melford and Lavenham, where we include a visit to its historic Guildhall, which now contains exhibitions of local history.

Day 3

Set off after a nice hearty breakfast and be inspired and enjoy a slower pace of life, with visits to nearby Dedham, home to the Munnings Art Museum and an art and craft centre, and East Bergholt, picturesque villages associated with the artist John Constable. This afternoon we will continue on to Colchester, officially Britain's oldest recorded town, home to Roman remains a huge Norman castle keep and timber framed cottages.

Day 4

Excursions to Suffolk's Heritage Coast and pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, with it's unspoilt beach dotted with fishermen's huts and charming historic high street. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing cruise along the river Deben, making a lovely way to round off your holiday.

Day 5

Time to reluctantly head for home.

Dates & Pricing

Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019

Cost per person: £340
Single Room Supplement: £88

Tour Package Includes

  • 4 nights DBB
  • Lavenham Guildhall
  • Guided tour of Suffolk's villages
  • Deben River Cruise
  • Leisure facilities
  • Tea/coffee on arrival

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Ideal location for exploring Suffolk, it has modern facilities and an indoor swimming pool.

  • 3*
  • Leisure facilities