a range of imaginative and carefully designed
short breaks, mainly in the UK with some
European destinations featuring. The United
Kingdom has so much to offer, bouquets
blossom in various gardens, stately homes in stunning
countryside, cities and towns that are abundant
with fine architecture and culture, islands that
are "off the beaten track" and castles where intriguing
and exciting historical events have taken place.
we include private and lesser known properties
that compliment the tour theme.
our short breaks programme has delivered quality
escorted breaks for those seeking an independent
way of enjoying a cultural break. Travel with
like-minded people and be accompanied by one
of our specialist guides who will share with
you 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. Julian
Humphrys. historian, author and guide
escorts most of the historical short breaks.
LONDON - INCLUDING A PRIVATE TOUR OF FROGMORE
two night break to mark the 60th anniversary
of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth ll Including a special exhibition
at Buckingham Palace, a private tour of
Frogmore House, a tour of Clarence House
and Westminster Abbey
Hotel, Knightsbridge **** 9/11 August
The Royal Collection
©2011 Her Majasty Queen Elizabeth II
the State Rooms at
Buckingham Palace and experience
a sense of atmosphere of the Coronation
Day and see how the individual rooms were
displayed with paintings, works or art and
other objects used on the day. In the Palace
Ballroom, the largest ever exhibition
about the Coronation can be seen. Here,
the dress robes, uniforms worn by the principal
royal party will be on display. The table
in the State Dining Room
will be dressed to evoke the Coronation
State Banquets, held on the evenings of
3rd and 4th June 1953. Other special inclusions
within the two night break are a tour of
Clarence House, the official residence
of The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall
and Prince Harry.
The tour of Clarence House begins in the
garden and this is followed by a 45 minutes
tour of the five ground-floor rooms where
their Royal Highnesses receive official
guests from this country and overseas on
behalf of the nation. Clarence House displays
much of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's
famous art collection and superb examples
of English porcelain and silver. Also, a
private evening tour at Frogmore
House, a favourite royal retreat
set in the magnificent grounds of the private
Home Park of Windsor Castle.
The Queen acceded to the throne on 6th February
1952 and was crowned at Westminster
Abbey on 2nd June 1953.
We will tour this wonderful 700 year old
building, the coronation church of England,
a living pageant of British history.
few tours start from a central location i.e.
London, however, others start when you meet
your tour leader and fellow tour members at
a welcome reception prior to dinner on the first
evening of the tour. This allows you to travel
independently to the hotel, whether by car or
public transport, and offers the freedom of
extending your stay before or after the tour.
Perhaps for some private relaxation or to explore
independently or visit friends and relatives
in the area?
Special interest garden tours,
cultural holidays and English
heritage breaks in the UK and Europe from Brookland
We tailor make
tours for groups and organisations including
NADFAS societies, The Country
Gentlemen's Association, U3A groups, The Hillier
Garden Club, Pershore and Warwickshire
College, Garden Clubs, Historical Groups
and many overseas groups. Brookland Travel had
a long association with English Heritage
and our Tours Through Time
programme usually features some of the historic
properties and sites they look after with a
discounted tour price to members where such
properties are included.
here for full details of our 2013 programme
or check out the tour themes by selecting from
the menu top right of this page
this site as one of your favourites
also “Tours Through Time” –
fully escorted day tours in England and Europe,
overnight tours, English castle tours and battlefield
These are just
a selection of the themes we have available.
Please also see our Heritage
and Garden Page and Tours
Through Time Page for full listings of our
current tour programmes.
Brookland Travel are a special interest tour operator in Dorchester, Dorset, providing
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