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Kew Tree Tops Walk and Hampton Court.

September 18, two days from pounds 119 Hampton Court Palace is magnificent, situated as it is on the banks of the River Thames and holding more than 500 years of royal history.

The royal apartments house many masterpieces from the Royal Collection including paintings, tapestries and furniture from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries in Britain.

Discover 20 acres of beautiful and internationally celebrated formal palace gardens that are of historic design.

Other highlights include the maze that pre dates William of Orange, the Great Vine, the sunken Pond Garden, a Victorian Garden and the Fountain Garden with a formal pattern of yews.

Beyond the gardens lie acres of deer-inhabited parkland.

The Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens offers you the chance to journey underground among the tree roots in the Rhizotron before climbing 18 metres up in the air onto the Xstrata Walkway to discover the birds, insects, lichens and fungi that rely on this tree canopy of sweet chestnuts, limes and deciduous oaks.

This walkway is a thrilling, tranquil and intimate experience and offers a bird's eye view of the vast 300 acres of Kew as well as the London skyline.

Price includes: Return coach from local pick ups, tour driver, one night at a 3-star hotel on a half-board basis, entrance to Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze, a visit to Kew Gardens and Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop walkway. Single supplement pounds 15. Organised by Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Ltd ABTA No W0552
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 10, 2010
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