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The Malvern Spring or Autumn Show

(8 reviews)

See Worcestershire in bloom on a UK short break

5 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 20MVE

About the tour

Spend a day at the RHS Malvern Spring or Autumn Festival and enjoy a variety of scenic rail journeys and fascinating excursions.


What’s included


Day 1 - Worcester

Meet in the beautiful, ancient city of Worcester, where your Tour Manager will greet you at the 3* Worcester Whitehouse Hotel, located in the very heart of the city, next to the railway station and just a short walk from the shops and central attractions of this historic area.

You are free to explore at leisure before a welcome dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner
Worcester Cathedral
Day 2 - RHS Malvern Festival

Today visit the annual RHS Malvern Spring or Autumn Festival. Nestled in the scenic Malvern Hills, this annual event is held at the Three Counties Showground, and is a fabulous celebration of gardening, horticulture, produce and cooking.

The Spring Festival is a celebration of new growth and upcoming horticultural trends, whilst Autumn's iteration focusses on the harvest period and making use of the produce.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Malvern Show
Day 3 - Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway

Transfer to the spa town of Cheltenham to board the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, first built in the early 1900s, for a wonderful steam-hauled* journey. Today, the line re-lives its golden past, running an array of steam and heritage diesel locomotives. This afternoon, pay a visit to the charming medieval town of Tewkesbury. Located on the scenic banks of the River Severn in the Cotswolds, here visit the city's abbey, boasting well-preserved Norman architecture.

* Steam-hauled where possible

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Day 4 - Severn Valley Railway

Travel on the historic Severn Valley Railway* today, transferring to Bridgnorth by coach to join the train. The journey follows the winding path of the River Severn, through remote valleys and past the 200 metre Victoria Bridge spanning the river near Bewdley.

*This journey will be steam-hauled, where possible.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Severn Valley Railway
Day 5 - Worcester

After breakfast, you are free to make your way home or perhaps continue exploring the surrounding area further.

  • Breakfast
Malvern Show

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Severn Valley Railway

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100% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Submitted 30/05/2018

Hotel great & tour manager excellent

Mr M White

Submitted 19/10/2017

Very god indeed. The hotel was very good and the rail trips and the Malvern Show were excellent. It was a pity that the Forest of Dean trip was delayed through illness of an engine driver - but these things do happen and the result was good, although some people complained, but then such people think that a magic wand can be waved and the whole thing sorted out immediately! The coach driver was excellent, as was the coach itself. The guide was also excellent.

Dr J Wolstenholme

Submitted 19/10/2017

The hotel was very good with excellent food. It was very close to the railway station which made our rail journey from north Wales ideal. The Malvern Show was the highlight of the holiday. The Severn Valley trip was excellent. The Dean Valley rail trip was disappointing, with problems & delays, but this was out of the control of the tour manager.


Submitted 19/10/2017

Good value for money. Good hotel interesting tours


Submitted 08/06/2017

Tour Manager and Hotel staff very helpful. Restaurant staff + cook excellent service and food. Good coaches and drivers.


Submitted 07/06/2017

It was very nice, ....some of the other guests were somewhat antisocial

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The Malvern Spring or Autumn Show

See Worcestershire in bloom on a UK short break


Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
Luke Simpson