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A Range of Heritage & Garden Tours

Brookland Travel
BROOKLAND TRAVEL
Established 1999

Brookland Travel

 
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AS A SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATOR  - FOR THE VERY BEST IN ESCORTED UK AND EUROPEAN HERITAGE AND GARDEN SHORT BREAKS
 

Brookland Travel was established in 1999.  Escorted garden tourshistory tours and cultural breaks exploring our built and natural English heritage

COVID 19 - We are still celebrating 20 years of themed holidays in 2020 yet due to Covid 19 and our responsibility to safeguard our customers, we have cancelled all tours until September.  Some of our popular tours have been rescheduled to 2021 dates together with new tour themes for 2021.

AUTUMN 2020 - So many of our regular customers have asked if we will be going ahead with a number of scheduled tours from September onwards.  The answer is that we hope to do so, albeit with even smaller groups and the option for you to make your own way to the hotel. (With a large coach and no more than 23 passengers and adhering to the latest Government advice).  If you are interesting in a short break to the following locations, please get in touch:

September - The Lake District (staying in Grasmere), The Cotswolds or Bath 

October - The Isle of Wight, Hampshire (staying in Winchester)

Make sure that you are registered to receive priority email updates from us  - send an email to info@brooklandtravel.com so that we can confirm you are on the priority mailing list.

DON'T MISS OUT IN 2021 - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST EARLY AS WE WILL BE RESTRICTING OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS ARE LIKELY TO BE EVEN SMALLER - LESS THAT 25 PER TOUR.
 
Do check this website regulary for updates on escorted special interest tours and holidays for individuals.  Are you a Group Leader? Brookland have over 20 years of experience in Group travel (clubs/organisations and associations).  
 
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Where possible we include private and lesser known properties that compliment the tour theme.  Travel with like-minded people and be accompanied by one of our specialist guides who will share their knowledge in subjects ranging from history, gardens, art, architecture and archaeology, to name just a few themes. We operate the majority of our tours with a smaller number of participants to ensure a more personal experience. 

Listed below are some of our expert tour leaders.

PROFESSIONAL HORTICULTURAL TOUR LEADERS

ANDY  MCINDOE.  Andy has over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio.   Andy has been responsible for no less than 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and his charm, experience and  horticultural knowledge ensure his popularity with Brookland clients, having led a varied selection of our UK and European  garden tours since 2003.

www.andymcindoe.com

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DUNCAN COOMBS  (BSc Hons Botany and Master of Horticulture) has led garden tours for Brookland since 2000.   Duncan is a part-time lecturer and RHS advisor at Pershore (Warwickshire) College. 

SUE FISHER. Sue's extensive horticultural career spans over 35 years, starting with training and a decade in the garden centre and nursery trade before developing into an accomplished garden writer, designer and speaker.  Her designs have transformed numerous private gardens of all sizes, from courtyard to clifftop.  In her spare time she loves gardening where she lives in the Tamar Valley and exploring the beautiful cost and country of Devon and Cornwall on foot, boat and bike,

www.suefishergardens.co.uk

To see all garden tours - click on Garden Tours Image Top Right Hand of This Page

See the Tours Through Time page for the current heritage and historical programme, mainly led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys.  Julian has been leading tours for Brookland since 2003 and he injects a huge amount of fun and wit to complement an exhaustive historical knowledge.

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An Island Escape to the Isle of Wight including Osborne House and Gardens - led by popular tour leader, Julian Humphrys

Small Group Touring featuring pre-booked entry to Osborne House with plenty of time to admire the extensive gardens or to walk to the private beach. We take a leisurely drive around the island, to discover 800 years of history and the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle, exotic plants inside and out at Ventnor Botanic Garden and much more.

18/10/2020  - 21/10/2020   AVAILABLE

From £746 Per Person
Book Now : 01305 259467



NEW DATE FOR OCTOBER 2020 TO BE CONFIRMED: HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE - WINCHESTER, ROMSEY AND THE GATEWAY TO THE WORLD (SOUTHAMPTON)

NEW DATE FOR OCTOBER TO BE CONFIRMED. This fascinating new tour is led by popular historian and guide, Julian Humphrys. Explore historic connections between Southampton, Romsey and Winchester including the recently reopened and restored "Gods House Tower", a unique building that has an intriguing history. In Winchester highlights are Winchester College and Cathedral


FROM£530
Book Now : 01305 259467



Richard lll, Henry Tudor and the end of The Wars of The Roses

This three day tour is based at the superb William Cecil Hotel in the beautiful and historic town of Stamford and we take an in-depth look at the closing years of the Wars of the Roses with Julian Humphrys. Julian, an accomplished historian, is a very popular guide with Brookland Travel clients.

23/05/2021  - 26/05/2021   AVAILABLE

PRICE FROM £665 per person
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Garden Tours

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING...

"We are still reliving the joys of our holiday visiting the gardens of Norfolk and Suffolk. It was everything we had anticipated and more! Thank you for all the hard work you put in to making everything run like clockwork and for researching such interesting and varied gardens - including their owners. We look forward to receiving information for what is planned for next year with Brookland.

Mrs A F , Hampshire

"You had planned a brilliant tailor-made tour and all the little extras were enormously appreciated, and it is these touches which live in the memory and turn a trip into something special.

Private Group , Salisbury

Heritage and Garden Tours

Brookland Travel are a special interest tour operator in Dorchester, Dorset, providing garden tours, cultural holidays, English heritage short breaks and more throughout the UK and Europe.

Registered Address: 26 Middlemarsh St, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3FD. Reg No 03819803

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