Kent is a county full of history and beautiful scenery, and our new tour takes you to some of its most-loved sites. Discover Canterbury, Broadstairs, Sandwich and Deal; visit museums, castles and gardens; and enjoy tea, cake and mugs of beer!
Day 1 After our door to door pick up, we travel by coach to Rye, and have some free time to explore this pretty town. We continue to Folkestone, where we are greeted at our hotel with a hot drink. Tonight there will be a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests.
Day 2 A lovely day today begins with a visit to Broadstairs, where we have included entrance to the Dickens House Museum, housed in the cottage which was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperﬁeld. After some free time to get some lunch, we visit Sandwich, known as England’s most complete medieval town. We visit the Salutation Gardens for tea and cake. Tonight there is bingo after dinner.
Day 3 Today we visit Canterbury, where you have time to explore the cathedral, and the quaint cobbled streets ﬁlled with interesting shops and cafés. We continue to Faversham for a guided tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, Britain’s oldest brewer.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Walmer Castle, built in 1540 as part of Henry VIII’s chain of coastal defences. Over the years it has been transformed into an elegant stately home beloved of the Duke of Wellington and the Queen Mother. After a little free time in Deal we return via the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le Ferne, reaching our hotel mid-afternoon. After dinner, take part in the quiz.
Day 5 We travel to Bodiam Castle, where there is time to explore this 700 year-old moated castle, and to get some lunch. In the afternoon, we continue home.
Set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the English Channel, our four-star hotel was built in the 1890s and oﬀers modern comfort while holding onto its Victorian charm. There are two bars, a lounge and traditional restaurant. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.