Scenic Vineyards, Villages, & Beauty Spots in Surrey near London | La Vacanza Travel

Scenic Vineyards, Villages, & Beauty Spots in Surrey near London

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, South East England
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • South East England
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Picture a destination so stunning that it's officially recognized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We're the ideal choice for those seeking an authentic and charming English getaway experience.

Discover hidden gems of the scenic Surrey Hills. Conveniently located minutes away from London. This half-day tour is a great choice for those seeking exclusive and informative private tour, saving valuable travel time.

Enjoy stunning landscapes while relaxing in comfort as you are chauffeured in a luxurious vehicle. Experience local wineries that have gained international acclaim and delight your taste buds with award winning wines.

Indulge in a delicious lunch and relaxing conversations at a traditional pub that used to be a working mill for centuries.

Take a stroll through the quintessential village of Shere, featured in films like The Holiday and step back into the fascinating history behind its charming cottages.

Admire awe-inspiring views over Surrey Hills and the valley.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking RH5 6EA England

Arriving at this stunning 265 acres Denbies Wine Estate nestled in a valley surrounded by the verdant hills you can choose an Indoor Wine Tour with wine tasting experience which begins with a short film in Denbies Cinema. You will learn about geology and history of the estate and gain an fascinating insight into the workings of the vineyard and English wine production while enjoying a glass of Denbies Sparkling Wine. Afterwards we follow to visit the winery where you learn about the wine-making process, finishing in the cellar for wine tasting of true English wine with one of Denbies wine experts.

In spring you also have a choice to embark on an outdoor Train Tour which lasts about 50 minutes. This tour involves a trip by a small train to the top of the vineyard for some spectacular views. In the distance you can see the famous Box Hill.

Afterwards visit the vineyard shop, buy some delicious wine to take home or try a cafe at the Chimney Coffee Roastery next door.



Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shere, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, England

After a scenic 20 minutes drive through the tree hugging windy country lanes, we will arrive in Shere, a medieval village surrounded by stunning scenery, steeped in rich history and unparalleled charm. Shere embodies the quintessential English village, featuring 16th-century Tudor cottages and Victorian townhouses that seem to freeze in time. Nestled in the Tillingbourne valley, this picturesque village has served as a backdrop for renowned films like the romantic comedy "The Holiday" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral".

Strolling through the village at your own pace of course, you will learn about and appreciate the local architecture and history, meander into local shops and coffee houses for a refreshment, visit the famous White Horse pub for a taste of local cider and explore the 12th-century church with its huge and heavy oak door.

You can even take your shoes off and refresh in the crystal-clear chalk river stream that is also very popular with the ducks which is quite romantic.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gomshall, Gomshall, Guildford, Surrey, England

We will stop for lunch at the award winning Gomshall Mill Pub, it's a delightful 17th-century riverside place in the quintessential historical village of Gomshall.

This pub holds Grade 2 listed status (deserves a special protection) featuring authentic beams and wooden floors and lots of charm.

Dating back to the 11th century the site of the mill was documented in the Domesday book! This mill was operational until 1952 for flour and corn milling and you can observe the flowing river that use to power the mill beneath the pub through a glass window.

Indulge in a choice of delicious dishes crafted from locally sourced produce. You can try traditional fish and chips or a pie of the day. During the winter, cozy up by the fire, and in the summer, bask in the beauty of the garden.

For antique lovers there is a wonderful antique shop nearby that you are welcome to visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Silent Pool Distillery & The Pool Bar, Shere Road, Albury, Guildford GU5 9BW England

We will stop at the legendary and mystical Silent Pool, a spring fed lake nestled at the base of the North Down. Renowned for its mesmerizing emerald green colors creating a magical atmosphere that is truly worth the visit.

Our tour will continue to the Albury Vineyard, a charming family-run biodynamic award winning vineyard known for producing the highest quality organic wines. Notably, their inaugural vintage was served on the royal barge during the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

On the other side of the Silent Pool Lake is the famous Silent Pool Gin Distillery producing hand crafted, artisan spirits with uncompromising quality. A place where you can taste a gin of rare taste and beauty using over 20 botanicals in the distillation process earning its enviable reputation across the world winning an abundance of prestigious industry awards.

On our way down to the carpark you can taste some freshly home made samosas or Lassi from the Indian run shop and restaurant.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Newlands House Newlands Corner, Shere, Guildford GU4 8SE England

Newlands Corner is a popular beauty spot. Here you can take in some serious inspiration while admiring the breathtaking views across the Surrey Hills. The hills are a part of a chalk ridge spanning all the way to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent. An ideal location to unwind, relax and refresh. You can have a little walk or buy a hot drink with a cake at the cute family run coffee - the Plucky Pheasant -while reflecting on the the time spent together before we slowly return back to our meeting point. Let's hope all good thoughts and amazing memories!

Agatha Christie, the famous English crime novelist and playwright staged her disappearance from Newlands Corner in 1926 which caused a public outcry, the whole country was looking for her. She was found 11 dyas later at the Old Swan Spa in Harrogate where she checked in under her husband's mistress name. I am sure there was some " stress" involved.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Dorking, Dorking, Surrey, England

Learn about the history, the courage and the hardship of the Dorking pilgrims that journeyd on the famous Mayflower ship from Plymouth to America in 1620.

Inclusions
  • Admission fees
  • Wine Tasting Tour (Guests from 18 years of age may drink)
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Denbies Wine Estate Ltd

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travel time is included in the total duration (1 hour)
  • 1 hour lunch is included in total duration
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: Woking GU22 7AE, UK
2: West Clandon, UK


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours 30 minutes


User's Reviews

O7334NOjulianak

12 Mar, 2024

I am a solo traveller so Petra’s private tour suited me perfectly. Besides having a nice company for the day and lots to talk and learn about ,I had so much fun. It was like spending a day with a friend. I found all the sites very beautiful and interesting. There is a lot of history and culture in Surrey which I never knew before. Surrey is special. Highly recommend to everyone!

nicoledW5576UN

10 Mar, 2024

A very enjoyable private tour experience. We certainly enjoyed being chauffeured around! The wine tasting and exploring the wine estate was very nice, it is a magical place even in the rain. The location was perfect for us as it’s so close to London. My mom was very happy and we would like to come back in the summer! We will definitely be recommending Petra to our friends

marinaaD5065UI

08 Mar, 2024

Wonderful experience! Petra took such a good care of us, even before we met. Getting to Surrey was super easy via taxi, only took 45 minutes from London. The tour was very relaxing, we spent enough time in each location and never felt rushed. The views around the vineyard are stunning. This tour is worth every penny!

mrbh2024

06 Mar, 2024

Pretty villages, amazing vineyards,beautiful hillside views and delicious wines . Great experience Highly recommended.

M6413RCmarekk

04 Mar, 2024

Amazing way how to get out of London quickly and get to know the 'real' England. We were impressed how beautiful Surrey is. We wanted to visit Shere where the famous movie The Holiday was filmed, the village is very cute. The tour was a lot of fun and very informative!

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A Must Do Tour!

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