The Colours and Culture of Kent
Kent has so much to offer the first time visitor. Our planned itinerary includes a guided tour of Chatham Historic Dockyard; Rochester, home of Charles Dickens; the wonderful gardens at Sissinghurst and Penshurst Place, which is also home to the greatest medieval hall in the UK. We continue to Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas Becket was martyred, the newly opened Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle, Hever Castle and Churchill's beloved home, Chartwell.
Chatham Dockyard • Sissinghurst • Penshurst Place • Canterbury • Hever Castle
Day 1 Travel to your hotel.
Day 2 Begin the day with a visit to the fascinating Historic Dockyard Chatham for a tour of the Ropery. The entertaining tour, with a costumed guide, gives visitors an insight into why rope was so important to the Navy in the Age of Sail. 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 charge.
Day 3 Today's highlights include the Castle and Gardens at Penshurst Place and the gardens at Sissinghurst.
Day 4 Visit Canterbury Cathedral, the most important pilgrimage site in England after the murder of Thomas Becket at the behest of King Henry II. Then in the afternoon explore the WWII war rooms at the fortress of Dover Castle.
Day 5 After breakfast drive to Hever Castle, childhood home of Ann Boleyn prior to her being sent to Flanders for her education. Continue to Chartwell, the beloved home of Winston Churchill, but also the house where Henry VIII reputedly stayed while courting Ann Boleyn.
Day 6 Depart for home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Chatham
This lovely 4 star 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
Your tour includes:
• 5 nights half board in Maidstone
• Admission to the Historic Dockyard Chatham
• Admission to Sissinghurst
• Admission to Penshurst Place
• Admission to Canterbury Cathedral
and Dover Castle
• Admission to Hever Castle
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.