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Hertfordshire & The Lea Valley

Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May 2020 - Cruise along the River Lea & visit the quaint towns of Waltham Abbey, Stanstead Abbotts and Ware. Also Harewood House & St Albans. From £429pp

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This tour will give you an overview of the wonderful countryside, the River Lea flowing through the Lea Valley with its idyllic meadows either side, and a chance to see some of the quaint towns and villages along the way.   We'll visit Hatfield House, built in 1611 for the Earl of Salisbury who was one of the Elizabeth I's most important advisors.


Marriott Cheshunt Hotel, Broxbourne****
This contemporary hotel is set in a tranquil location in rural Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.   All rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and either a work desk or a sitting area.   The Cast Iron Bar & Grill offers an international menu and after dinner the Lounge and Bar offers a cosy and stylish setting for a relaxing drink.


Holiday includes:

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast

  • Full day guided tour of Waltham Abbey and surrounding area

  • Entrance to Abby Church & Waltham Abbey

  • 2.5 hour boat cruise on the River Lea

  • 2 course fish and chip lunch with tea and coffee

  • Day trip to St Albans

  • Entrance to Hatfield House

  • Travel by Tally Ho Pullman Coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager



£429 per person based on two sharing twin/double room.

Single supplement £94.


Your nearest pick-up point.



Monday 27th April

We travel to our hotel in Broxbourne, arriving later that afternoon with time to unpack and relax before dinner is served.


Tuesday 28th April

After breakfast we travel to Waltham Abbey, where we meet our guide for the day. Our first stop will be at the Abbey Church, a fine Norman Abbey founded in 1060 by King Harold, who is buried here. We continue to Hoddesdon to enjoy a fish & chip lunch at a delightful riverside pub, before a 2.5 hour cruise along the River Lea to Ware. We pass through numerous locks and open meadows, the village of Stanstead Abbotts and the town of Ware, passing the riverside Gazebo's. The Gazebos date back to the 18th century and are a unique feature of Ware. On arrival at Ware Priory there will be some free time to explore this charming market town. There are numerous pubs and cafes just a short walk along the High Street as well as a small museum and St Marys church which dates back over 900 years.

D, L, FE

Wednesday 29th April

Today in the morning we will visit St Albans. The Cathedral dominates the city's skyline from every approach. Its architecture is a blend of many different periods, and its great tower includes Roman bricks salvaged from the ruins of Verulamium. It is best known for the shrine of St Alban, Britain's first Christian Saint. There is also the award-winning museum, displaying beautiful objects from the Roman City of Verulamium, featuring superb mosaics and re-created Roman rooms.


Thursday 30th April

After a leisurely breakfast we will visit Hatfield House & Gardens, the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. Inside, the many rooms feature striking examples of Jacobean craftmanship. Outside, the extensive gardens have a 17th century character with terraces and garden enclosures and most of the award winning film 'The Favourite' was filmed here.


Friday 1st May

We return home to Devon after breakfast with comfort stops on route.


D=Dinner, L=Lunch, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub

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Tally Ho Coaches Ltd

Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES