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Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Your 3-day Kent tour highlights the cultural heritage and natural beauty that give the region its nickname, 'Garden of England.' You can relax with provided transport, and you have your choice of hotel or guesthouse accommodation in Canterbury. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense.
Day 1: London – Canterbury Depart London and head south east following the route of the ancient Roman Watling Street that connected London with the port of Dover and eventually Rome itself. You continue on towards breath-taking Leeds Castle known as “the loveliest castle in the world”. This majestic castle set in its own parkland and partially built on an island on the river Len is one of the most elegant castles and former palaces in England. After a leisurely visit you continue onto the North Kent coast. We spend time in the fishing port of Whitstable, one of the best places in England to sample locally sourced Oysters. Whitstable’s maritime and fishing heritage is reflected in the name of the former freight railway “The Crab and Winkle Line” that ran from the town. In the late afternoon, you take the short drive to the Cathedral town of Canterbury, our base for the next two days. Here, you have the opportunity to join the famous Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral. Overnight: 3-star hotel or guesthouse in Canterbury Day 2: Canterbury – Dover – Canterbury Leaving Canterbury today you spend much of the day on the Kent coast. You drive the short distance towards the port of Dover where you can enjoy magnificent views of the world famous White Cliffs that look over the English Channel that separates Kent from mainland Europe. You can take time to visit Dover Castle, one of England’s greatest fortresses that has stood guard over the English Channel for nine centuries. Explore the Castle Tower and the war tunnels that saw action as recently as 1945. Heading north along the coast you stop in Walmer and Deal, two coastal towns that lie adjacent to each other. This was the landing spot of Julius Caesar when he arrived in Britain in 55BC. Here you have the option to visit Deal or Walmer Castles, stroll along the pier at Deal or simply relax over lunch in one of the many beach front restaurants or bars. Following lunch you continue along the Kent coast towards Sandwich, a unique town that at one time sat on the shores of the English Channel until the Great Stour river silted up the surrounding marshlands which eventually left Sandwich stranded inland. Overnight: 3-star hotel or guesthouse in Canterbury Day 3: Canterbury – Rye – London Leaving Canterbury you travel south and across the county line into East Sussex for a short visit to Rye, a medieval town that was once part of the Cinque Ports confederation and is now landlocked two miles from the open sea. Rye has been home to smugglers, royalty as well as writers and now offers visitors the chance to lose themselves in its ancient narrow lanes and passages. Later this morning we visit Chapel Down Vinyards where you can sample some of Kent’s finest wines and walk through the estate of England’s leading wine maker. Turning North your tour continues on to Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, a 16th century hunting tower, former prison and Manor House. Stopping for lunch you will have time to explore the gardens, castle buildings and surrounding estate. The colourful gardens, designed by poet Vita Sackville-West, are considered the finest in England and offers some of the finest views across the Weald of Kent towards the North Downs hills. Our final stop of the day is at Chartwell House, the iconic home of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. Now in the care of the National Trust, Chartwell stands in magnificent gardens and holds a large collection of paintings that Sir Winston created throughout his life. From here we travel back to Greenline Coach terminal in London.
2 nights of accommodation in 3-star hotel or guesthouse, depending on option selected
Transport by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
General Booking Info
Children are not permitted to travel alone. Child rate applies only when sharing with at least 1 paying adult
Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
Clothing & Luggage
Each customer is allowed 1x 15kg bag and 1x small carry-on bag
It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear