Suffolk’s Tranquil Villages & Coast – Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th July 2019
Its easy to see why some of England’s most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk’s picturesque villages and unspoilt coastline.
Day 1 – Travel to the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel for a 4 nights stay
Day 2 – Enjoy a guided tour of Suffolk’s pastel-coloured towns and villages, whose timber framed houses and thatched roofs make this area so unique. Visit Sudbury, 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 the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, with its 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.
Hotel Name – Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, 3*
Ideal location for exploring Suffolk, it has modern facilities and an indoor swimming pool.
4 Nights DBB
Guided tour of Suffolk Villages
Deben River Cruise
Welcome drink on arrival