Folklore and Fables in Essex

Start: Friday 20th September 2024

End: Monday 23rd September 2024

Hotel: Holiday Inn Colchester

Price: £479 pp

This holiday departs from our Main Holiday Pick Up Points

What’s included:

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • half day guided tour of Essex Coast
  • entry to Green Island Gardens
  • entry to Audley End House
  • free time in Saffron Walden
  • cruise on river Deben with tea and biscuits
  • executive coach travel


  • 6 single rooms with £153 supplement


Discover the stately homes, gardens and smugglers tales of the Essex Coast on this excellent weekend break staying on the outskirts of Colchester

Essex Coast & Green Island Gardens

Hear tales of smugglers navigating the inlets and shifting sands of the Essex Coast with our local guide, who joins us for half a day touring the local area, before we head to Green Island Gardens, a 20 acre award-winning private garden designed by owner Fiona Edmond, with a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs

Saffron Walden & Audley End House

After a visit to picturesque Saffron Walden, we visit one of the most opulent houses in Jacobean England, with glorious gardens by Capability Brown

River Deben Cruise

Enjoy a river cruise along the beautiful Deben Estuary, with commentary and tea & biscuits

Your Hotel

The Holiday Inn Colchester is located in its own grounds on the outskirts of Colcester. There are leisure facilities onsite and some ground floor rooms are available (no lift)