The Garden Guide

Tailor-made personal garden tours

 Floating garden, Kashmir
 View from garden hotel, Egypt
 Tailor-made transport
 Garden hotel, Iran

Undoubtedly, this is the most comfortable way to visit gardens. In over-developed countries (Europe, America, Japan etc) tailor-made garden tours are a relatively expensive, but very enjoyable, luxury. In less-developed countries (India, China, South Africa, etc) tailor-made tours are by far the most practical way of reaching gardens in out-of the way places. Staying in four star hotels, the cost/day of a tailor-made tour in a less-developed country is roughly equivalent to that of a tour in a developed country using a self-drive hire car and staying in two star or three star hotels. The cost of a tailor-made tour will normally include:

  • full management of the tour by a local tour operator + 24-hour mobile contact number
  • meet and greet at the arrival airport + airport transfers
  • hotel costs (including breakfast but with other meals by arrangement)
  • car and driver for transport to gardens and between hotels
  • local tour guides for garden visits (entrance fees by arrangement)

Flight costs will not normally be included, because you can probably get a better deal online.

Planning tailor-made garden tours

The considerations in planning a tailor-made tour are:

  • finding a reliable tour operator
  • planning an itinerary with regard to travel times and garden opening times
  • selecting garden hotels (in scenic locations and/or with interesting hotel gardens)

 Gardenvisit Tours does operate garden tours or take bookings for tailor-made tours. We do however work with tour operators in various countries, helping operators plan itineraries and publicising the tours they manage on the website. The fee paid to for this help is similar to the costs which the operator would otherwise incur in researching destinations and publicising a tour. Please contact us if you are considering a tour. The examples of Tailor-made Gardenvisit Tours detailed on this website are: