Althorp, Princess Diana's childhood home
Still feeling the Royal Wedding fever? Why not join the Crown & Crumpet team for a royal Brit-n-tea tour extravaganza that promises to be a real hoot!
It's a 12 day tour of England's poshest estates, most charming tea rooms and best antiquing spots, curated -and attended by- Amy and Christopher Dean, owners of San Francisco's Crown & Crumpet tea room.
A few favorite highlights include:
-a trip to the famous Newark Antique Market where Christopher, a former antique dealer, will give you insider tips when shopping the over 4,000 dealers.
-a visit to Althorp, Princess Diana's childhood home
-three nights at The Mermaid Inn, a 14th century coaching inn
-a visit to Woburn Abbey, the ancestral home of the Duchess of Bedford, the originator of afternoon tea
-see a fashion exhibit at the exquisite Brighton Pavilion
-a “behind the scenes” tour of Chatsworth, the family home to the Duke of Devonshire
-the elegant “fashionista tea” at the Berkeley Hotel
In addition to some fabulous excursions during the day, guests will be staying at some of the most charming inns and hotels in England.
Dates: August 13-25, 2011
Book by: June 1, 2011
Book at: www.teagardentravel.com
Cost per person: $4995
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(Trip details and images: courtesy: Ruby Press)