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Suffolk Villages & Coast Tour

Inc. Full day with local guide, Lavneham Guildhall and 2 hour River Cruise

On this tour we explore the countryside that inspired two of the nation’s finest painters, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. We have a local guide for the whole day whilst we explore the Suffolk Villages and we have included entry to Lavenham Guildhall plus a 2 hour river cruise of the River Deben. This tour consistently sells out so for 2019 we are offering two dates.


On this tour we explore the countryside that inspired two of the nation’s finest painters, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. We have a local guide for the whole day whilst we explore the Suffolk Villages and we have included entry to Lavenham Guildhall plus a 2 hour river cruise of the River Deben. This tour consistently sells out so for 2019 we are offering two dates.

Sunday We call at Saffron Walden, an unspoilt town full of superb buildings. We then continue to Colchester passing through the much photographed village of Finchingfield.

Tours whilst at Resort

A We enjoy a guided tour of Suffolk’s pastel-coloured villages, whose timber-framed houses and thatched roofs make this area so unique, typified by the Guildhall at Lavenham. We include entrance to this historic building, now containing exhibitions of local history, farming and the woollen trade. The tour also takes in Sudbury, home to Gainsborough’s attractive townhouse which is now the birthplace museum and gallery of Gainsborough.

We venture into the heart of Constable Country and visit Flatford Mill. Here we will find a 16th Century thatched cottage that the artist regularly painted and an exhibition on his life and work. There is also free time in Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town.

To the pretty coastal town of Aldeburgh, with its unspoilt beach dotted with fishermen’s huts and charming historic high street. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Deben which is a Special Protected Area within the Suffolk Coasts & Heaths area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The on board commentary will tell of its rich wildlife and history.

Thursday We return home with a stop in St Albans.

  • Return coach travel
  • Tours as indicated (including Lavenham Guildhall, Flatford Mill, Boat Cruise and Full Day Guided Tour) 
  • Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester
4 star hotel located on the outskirts of Colchester.

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