Hever Castle and Gardens
Famous Faces of Kent
Whether you are a history buff, enjoy a good period drama or like nothing better than exploring the narrow streets of our cathedral cities then this is the tour for you. We include visits to Chatham Docks; filming location of the popular Call the Midwife series; Canterbury Cathedral; Hever Castle, the childhood residence of Anne Boleyn and Down House, the home of Charles Darwin.
Historic Dockyard Chatham • Rochester • Canterbury • Darwin's Down House • Hever Castle
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Kent.
Day 2 Begin the day at the Historic Dockyard Chatham for a guided tour. With a history that spans from the Spanish Armada to the Falklands Crisis and more recently as a set for Call the Midwife, this is a fascinating visit. Continue to Rochester, famous for its links to Charles Dickens. Explore attractions such as Restoration House, the Guildhall Museum and the Cathedral. Admissions can be included for an additional cost.
Day 3 First stop today is the historic town of Canterbury, with time at leisure to explore the historic architecture and winding lanes and streets of the city. Admission to the famous Canterbury Cathedral and Canterbury Tales Museum can be arranged for an additional cost. This afternoon, visit Tenterden Vineyard, home to the award winning Chapel Down Winery. A guided tour shows visitors the wine making process before finishing with a tasting of the produce. The perfect way to round off the tour!
Day 4 Visit Down House, Charles Darwin's home. See the study where he wrote “On the Origin of Species” and stroll through the gardens that inspired the great man. In the afternoon head to Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The splendid rooms and award winning gardens boast over 700 years of history making this a memorable visit at any time of year.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham
This lovely hotel is designed around an inner courtyard and located close to popular Rochester, providing an excellent base from which to explore Kent 'the Garden of England'.
• 4 star • 100 bedrooms • Lift to all floors
• Leisure centre • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Kent with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission and tour at Historic Dockyard Chatham
• Tour and tasting at Chapel Down Winery
• Admission to Down House
• Admission to Hever Castle
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