KENT CASTLES, GARDEN AND COASTLINE

4-nts with 3-day of touring - (includes 2 independent nts in London (pre/post)


Highlights

Kent Castles, Garden and Coastline

Kent, the Garden of England. Three (3) days exploring England's garden county, its castles, coast, villages and vineyards. We enjoy two (2) independent days in London (pre/post) followed by three leisurely days spent in the south eastern corner of England, an area known for its natural beauty and rural charm. Discover ancient castles, medieval Canterbury cathedral and stand atop the natural marvel of the White Cliffs of Dover. Take time to savor the flavors of Kent, from the legendary Whitstable Oysters to the crisp English wines produced in this area.

Tour Highlights

  • Small, intimate group - max sixteen (16) participants.
  • North Downs.
  • Leeds Castle.
  • Canterbury Cathedral.
  • White Cliffs of Dover.
  • Whitstable Oysters.
  • Traditional Villages.
  • Dover Castle visit.

Kent Castles, Garden and Coastline Tour Includes

  • Four (4) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in London (pre/post) and two (2) nights with choice of B&B or Hotel in Canterbury.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in London.
  • Three (3) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Pre and post nights are based on Grange Hotels / Park City or similar. Hotel is on a request basis. If necessary, a hotel upgrade may be necessary. Your booking agent can advise this at time of booking. Property in Cirencester will be advised once confirmed by our UK supplier.

Itinerary

Day 01, London

Arrive in London. Shared transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note, hotel check-in is generally between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. If you are arriving into London early - the hotel should be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02, Touring - Canterbury

Make your own way to the London departure point 9:00 am (unless optional transfer was purchased at time of booking). Depart London at 9:15 am 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 inland to the Cathedral town of Canterbury, our base for the next two days.

Day 03, Touring - 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 55 BC. 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.

Day 04, Touring - 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. 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 colorful 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. From here you begin your journey back to London via the ancient Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells where you can sample the health giving waters of the Chalybeate Spring. We arrive back at Greenlines coach station in London at approximately 7:00 pm. Make your way independently to your pre-booked hotel, where your evening is free to enjoy London independently.

Day 05, London - Home

After breakfast, shared transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the U.S.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
Jun 1; 8; 15; 22; 29; Jul 6   939
Jul 13 (Sold Out)   939
Jul 20; 27; Aug 3; 10; 17; 24; 31; Sep 7; 14; 21; 28   939
Oct 5; 12; 19; 26   909
Nov 2; 9; 16; 23; 30; Dec 7; 14   859
2018Land Only
Jan 4; 11; 18; 25; Feb 1; 8; 15; 22; Mar 1; 8; 15; 22; 29   859

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers to and from Departure Point for tour (however, arrival/departure transfers to/from London hotel and airport are included)
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

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Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in the UK including any pre/post nights. Does not include air travel.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Kent Castles, Garden and Coastline - B&B Package - [details] 
Kent Castles, Garden and Coastline - Hotel Package - [details] 

 

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