5th Anniversary
Chelsea Flower Show
Paris and London
2002

Day 1 Sightseeing in Paris, Palais de Luxembourg, Jardin des Plantes
Day 2 Giverny, Hotel Baudy, Church where Claude Monet buried, American Museum
Day 3 Versailles, Chartes, Rodin
Day 4 Eurostar to London, London tour, Mill Bridge, Tate gallery, Stratford House
Day 5 Sissinghurst, Great Dixter
Day 6 Kew, Wisely
Day 7 Chelsea, Westminster Abbey garden

Photos by Jane from New York on her memories of the tour...(special thanks to Carol for sending it along!)

I had arrived almost two days ahead with Wendy so that we could visit places like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and do a lot of walking around just looking! We arrived at the Eiffel Tower one evening just as the lights went on and this is when it’s magical! We also bought ourselves a boat bus pass so that we could jump on and off at the various stops to see the sights….

Our first four days were spent in Paris, at the wonderful hotel Clarion Saint James & Albany, just across from the Louvre. We met for our first evening together in our own dining room where we introduced ourselves and enjoyed a wonderful meal together…then it was off to bed because tomorrow the tour would start and we all wanted to be ready to experience Paris!

I have to admit, I didn’t quite know what to expect of Paris. It’s a huge city, but just like London, I think we all felt very much at home here…what a truly breathtaking city it is….

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Some comments from the guests on this tour…

  • Thanks for knowing how much time is needed at each stop to have an unrushed good time!..

  • Loved the side trips…

  • Where do I sign up for next years tour!…

  • Thanks Donna for a memorable vacation…you have been caring, helpful, knowledgeable and fun!

  • I look forward to many adventures with you…

  • The tour was well organized and run smoothly…

  • Had a wonderful time!…

  • It was truly one of, if not, the best tours I have ever taken.

  • Very, very good guides!…

  • We did so much, it was amazing…I got to many places I never could have seen on my own…

  • Marvelous trip..gardens were beyond expectation…

  • Very impressed with the itinerary and information supplied by the guides…

  • I liked the size of the group…

  • Paris was a wonderful surprise…magnifique!

  • Having everything taken care of so well made it a really ‘posh’ time…

  • Hilda’s city tour of London was tops!

  • I had an excellent relaxing vacation. With all the dreaded details taken care of by your staff, I could sample more of the countries and gardens than I could have on my own….

 


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