World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, The Chelsea Flower Show is a truly unique and unforgettable day out. It is attended by members of the British Royal Family and attracts flower lovers from all over the world.

But a flight from Melbourne to London is long, almost 23 hours to be exact, so you’ll want to make sure the trip worth your while. That’s why we recommend an extended flora-themed holiday with Insight Vacations.

Each of the three hand-crafted Itineraries below feature a trip to the 2020 flower show, and then give you the flexibility to head in whichever direction your green thumb takes you; from the Alps & central Europe to the South and the gardens of England & Wales to the North. Whet your appetite with some highlights of last year’s event, then scroll down for the Itineraries.

Springtime In The Alps | 18 Days

From $7,995 per person | Departs 6 and 7 May 2020

This unique and exclusive escorted journey is the ultimate for any garden lover. It features the Chelsea Flower Show and the best of springtime in the Alps. Starting in Amsterdam, this itinerary also explores the villages that dot the German ‘Romantic Road’ and stunning Paris.

Highlights of this itinerary include:

  • The famous gardens at Keukenhof.
  • Tickets to the renowned Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Visit Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens.
  • Explore Versailles Châteaux and gardens.
  • Cruise to Isola Bella and visit Borromeo Palace & Garden
  • Visit Newschwanstein Castle
  • Paris: Highlight dinner up the sparkling Eiffel Tower.
  • Thames River Dinner Cruise

European Affair | 9 Days

From $4,395 per person | Departs 22 May 2020

Begin your journey in London with the Chelsea Flower Show, then experience Amsterdams’s famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction and the stunning Gardens of Giverny in France.

Highlights of this itinerary include:

  • Tickets to the renowned Chelsea Flower Show.
  • London – Thames River Dinner Cruise
  • Visit a typical Dutch windmill & village of Volendam
  • A relaxing canal cruise in Bruges
  • Visit two famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley
  • Experience the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles
  • Visit Monet’s garden in Giverney

 

The Gardens Of England And Wales | 15 Days

From $7,479 per person | Departs  21 and 22 May 2022

This journey starts with the Chelsea Flower Show in London and showcases a second RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Flower Show in Chatsworth and and eploration of the British countryside’s gardens.

Highlights of this itinerary include:

  • Thames River Dinner Cruise
  • London Eye excursion
  • The Royal Botanical Gardens; Kew
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Visit the Gardens of Wisley and the Lost Garden of Heligan
  • Bodnant Gardens excursion, Wales
  • Snowden Mountain Railway
  • Visit the home of Beatrix Potter
  • Visit Blenheim Palace
  • Morning tea at the David Austin Nursery for roses

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