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Kent has long been known as the ‘Garden of England’ and this tour will give you the opportunity to see what has allowed it to earn this name. Steeped in history and heritage, discover the essence of this region with it’s perfect blend of city, coast and countryside.
Sunday We collect you from your home and take you to meet the tour coach for the journey to Kent, making suitable comfort stops en-route. We will arrive at the Bridgewood Manor Hotel late afternoon. For the next four nights dinner, bed and breakfast.
Monday Today we explore the wonderful historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells with its elegant architecture and the pretty colonnaded 18th Century walkway known as the Pantiles, now home to specialist shops and open-air cafes. This afternoon we enjoy a visit to the enchanting Hever Castle and Gardens, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. After the chance to explore the castle and it’s gardens we will return to the hotel for the evening.
Tuesday Today we have an included visit to Chartwell House, once the family home of Winston Churchill.
Wednesday Nestling against the banks of the River Medway we visit historic Rochester, home to England’s second oldest cathedral, the tallest Norman castle and a host of connections to the writer Charles Dickens. We then continue to the magnificent Leeds Castle and discover the glorious 900-year-old story of the remarkable survival of a moated medieval castle.
Thursday After a final breakfast in the hotel, we depart and begin the journey back to Wiltshire making suitable comfort stops en-route. When we arrive back your taxi will be waiting to take you home.
Bridgewood Manor Hotel
Offering a peaceful setting for exploring Kent, the Bridgewood Manor Hotel is a charming four-star hotel located in Rochester. It hosts a 100 spacious en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped with a hairdryer, Wi-Fi, telephone, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel offers guests access to its onsite spa and health club including swimming pool and sauna. The hotel has a lift with access to all floors.
- 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury coach travel
- Home pick-up
- Entrance to Hever Castle & Gardens
- Entrance to Leeds Castle
- Access to leisure facilities at the hotel