Situated in the south-east of England, Kent is known as the Garden of England due to the abundance of orchards and hop fields.
Situated in the south-east of England, Kent is known as the Garden of England due to the abundance of orchards and hop fields. This historic region is dotted with castles, medieval towns, villages, ports and fishing villages. Our itinerary showcases some of the best attractions the area has to offer from the lovely picture postcard village of Chilham to the distinctive outline of Rye. We also visit the Historic Dockyard Chatham, where Call the Midwife is filmed, the stunning city of Canterbury and enjoy a steam train journey from Tenterden to Bodiam.
The Bridgewood Manor Hotel is designed around an inner courtyard and provides an excellent base from which to explore Kent. The hotel has 100 en-suite bedrooms which come with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi. The hotel also comes equipped with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
Europa Buscentre to the Midlands via the Stena Line ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan.
Overnight Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 J7, Great Barr *** (1 night D, B&B)
Our route south takes us to Windsor where we stop for lunch before continuing around London to our hotel in Chatham, where we enjoy a welcome tea/coffee.
Hotel Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Rochester **** (5 nights D, B&B)
Free day. Enjoy the hotel’s leisure facilities or travel into Rochester, famous for its links to Charles Dickens, to explore attractions such as Restoration House, the Guildhall Museum and the Cathedral.B, D
After breakfast we head for the ancient cinque port of Rye, now some distance from the sea, to enjoy the weekly farmer’s market. In the afternoon we stop at the town of Tenterden, with its antique shops and tea rooms. Here we join the Kent & East Sussex Railway for a steam train ride to Bodiam where we re-join the coach.B, D
Today we visit the lovely picture postcard village of Chilham, with its many half-timbered houses. We continue to Canterbury, where you are free to explore its magnificentcathedral or to discover its maze of intriguing side streets, which are rich with a variety of specialist shops.B, D
We begin the day at the Historic Dockyard Chatham for a guided tour. Discover a history that spans from the Spanish Armada to more recently as a set for Call the Midwife. In the afternoon we visit the Bluewater Shopping Centre for some retail therapyB, D
We leave Rochester this morning and travel at leisure through the beautiful Cotswolds to our final
hotel in the Midlands.
Overnight Novotel Wolverhampton *** (1 night D, B&B
Wolverhampton to Belfast via Holyhead and Dublin with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Return ferry crossings
Services of driver/courier
Welcome tea/coffee at Bridgewood Manor Hotel
Guided tour of Historic Dockyard Chatham
Single journey on the Kent & East
Visits to Windsor, Rye, Tenterden, Chilham, Canterbury and Bluewater Shopping Centre
Single Room Supplement £155
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