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Constable Country, Colchester & West Mersea Island

Flatford Mill

Sun 11 September - Thurs 15 September 2022: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Constable Country with Jones Holidays

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CONSTABLE COUNTRY, COLCHESTER & WEST MERSEA

 

11 – 15 September 2022

Sunday – Thursday

5 Days

From £449

 

Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands, and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough are all combined to give this holiday a particular charm and nostalgia.

 

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Constable County Guided Tour   |   Colchester   |   Essex Smugglers Coast   |   Bury St Edmunds   |   Lavenham

 

DAY ONE – Arrival

We depart from your home and travel eastwards with comfort stops en route, arriving late afternoon at your hotel, tea/coffee & biscuits await you, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO – Constable Country Tour

This morning we discover the idyllic villages on our tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham, with its 131ft tower, and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand.

 

DAY THREE – Essex Smugglers Coast, Tiptree Museum and Colchester

Today’s jaunt takes us to the notorious Essex Smugglers Coast, in the 18th & 19th centuries, the heyday of the smuggling trade. With rivers running deep inland the coastline offered many good landing points for people and cargoes; we briefly visit Mersea Island and West Mersea. Later we’ll visit the Tiptree Museum where you’ll see how village life used to be and how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree, finishing off our day with a little retail therapy in Colchester before heading back to our hotel.

 

DAY FOUR – Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham

This morning we journey to historic Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and Angel Hotel where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for Lavenham one of the UK best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half-timbered houses.

 

DAY FIVE - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hotel and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops en route.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Guide services for Constable Country

  • Tiptree Museum.

 

BEST WESTERN MARKS TEY HOTEL

The hotel is 4 miles from Colchester and offers excellent standards of accommodation; bedrooms have TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym and lift.

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel eastwards with comfort stops en route, arriving late afternoon at your hotel, tea/coffee & biscuits await you, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

This morning we discover the idyllic villages on our tour of Constable Country, including the birthplace of the famous painter at East Bergholt, an unspoilt village with many fine old houses and cottages. The church at Dedham, with its 131ft tower, and the little hamlet of Flatford Mill, were favourite landscape subjects and you can soak up these scenes of England at first hand.

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DAY THREE

Today's jaunt takes us to the notorious Essex Smugglers Coast, in the 18th & 19th centuries, the heyday of the smuggling trade, with rivers running deep inland the coastline offered many good landing points for people and cargoes, we briefly visit Mersea Island and West Mersea. Later we'll visit the Tiptree Museum where you'll see how village life used to be and how the art of preserve-making has advanced over the years at Tiptree. Finishing off our day with a little retail therapy in Colchester before heading back to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we journey to historic Bury St Edmunds, famous for its Abbey Gardens and Angel Hotel where Dickens had Mrs Pickwick stay. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for Lavenham one of the UK best preserved medieval villages with its many colourful and half-timbered houses.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hotel and begin our homeward journey with comfort stops en route.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Guide services for Constable Country

  • Tiptree Museum.

 

BEST WESTERN MARKS TEY HOTEL

The hotel is 4 miles from Colchester and offers excellent standards of accommodation, bedrooms have TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel also has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

 

 

DAYS

TOUR DATE

DEPARTS

TERMS

SUPPLEMENT

5

11 – 15 SEPT 2022

SUNDAY

£449

£100 SINGLE

JONES HOLIDAYS INSURANCE

£35.50

 



 

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply. Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply. When making bookings you accept on behalf of yourself and your party the terms in our Trading Charter which can be found in our brochure, on our website at http://www.jonesholidays.co.uk/Jones-holidays-trading-charter, or a copy can be requested from our Sales office. If your holiday is more than 56 days from departure, we offer a 7-day cooling off period where a full refund will be offered from the date of the initial confirmation invoice (with the exception of flight holidays).

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