Gardens of the British Isles
A Cruise from London to Portsmouth
May 5-13, 2020
THE CRUISE IS FULL. You’re invited to join a small group of like-minded travelers and Bellevue Botanical Garden Society supporters on a rare voyage that combines the pleasures of cruising with some of the most beautiful and famous gardens of England, along with a stop in Kinsale, Ireland. British gardens are legendary, and this voyage is designed to showcase some of the best they have to offer—a horticulturalist’s dream!
Arrive in London and transfer to your deluxe hotel for a welcome reception and introduction to the program ahead. The next day, tour Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided tour and free time to explore before transferring to the pier to board the deluxe le Durmont-d’Urville, and set sail. Award-winning PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions launched this brand new 150-passenger ship in 2018.
Additional highlights of this all-inclusive cruise include a tour of both the fabulous house and garden of Great Dixter, the former home of the iconic horticultural author, Christopher Lloyd, and a tour of the world renowned Tresco Abbey Gardens located on the Isles of Scilly, some thirty miles off the southwest coast of Cornwall.
Photo above, Kew Gardens. Photo Credit: Jean-Pol