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A Taste of Kent – Cathedral and Castles

  • Leeds Castle, Kent - Viewed from the Northeast © VisitBritain, Pete Seaward

    Leeds Castle, Kent - Viewed from the Northeast © VisitBritain, Pete Seaward EXPIRES 12.12.2019 - VB34140279
  • View of Penshurst Place and Gardens near Tonbridge in Kent ©VisitKent

    View of Penshurst Place and Gardens near Tonbridge in Kent ©VisitKent
  • Canterbury Cathedral ©Canterbury Cathedral

    Canterbury Cathedral ©Canterbury Cathedral
5 day tour
From £355 per person - minimum 20 passengers

This tour offers a taste of Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, including visits to Penshurst Place & Gardens, Hever Castle & Gardens, Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle and Rye, and a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

If time permit, why not ask the Greatdays team for suggestions for a stop-off on the journey.

Day 2

Penshurst Place and Hever Castle

Today we visit Penshurst Place & Gardens, a 14th century manor house once owned by Henry VIII and used as his hunting lodge. Visitors can see the impressive medieval Baron’s Hall, the state rooms, gardens and parkland. The magnificent Hever Castle & Gardens is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Set within 125 acres of glorious gardens, the house reveals the story of her early life. An optional one-hour guided tour or audio guide is available.

Day 3

Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle

The day begins with a private tour of the spectacular Canterbury Cathedral, followed by free time in the historic city centre. At Leeds Castle, one of Kent’s best known attractions, you’ll have the opportunity to discover both the Castle and some of the 500 acres of beautiful parkland.

Day 4

Dover Castle, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, and Rye

A morning visit to Dover Castle to discover the Castle’s Great Tower, the Underground Hospital and the Secret Wartime Tunnels that played a key role in WWII. In the afternoon we take a ride on the one third-size Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway before visiting the medieval town of Rye.

Day 5

Travel home

Featured Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff  

Holiday Inn Ashford-North ***

Located just off the M20, the Holiday Inn offers 92 bedrooms which all have an en-suite bathroom, TV, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Hairdryer and Iron/Ironing Board. The hotel does not have a lift but is only over 2 floors and has plenty of ground floor rooms. Parking is available on-site.

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel ****

This hotel, located in the heart of the Garden of England, neighbours the majestic Leeds Castle. There are 126 comfortable bedrooms, a lounge area, and leisure facilities including a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam and Jacuzzi. There is a lift to all floors, however to access the ground floor lift from reception there are seven steps. A wheelchair lift is available. There is ample free coach parking.

Dates 5 days / 4 nights
2022 dates From £355.00 per person
2023 dates Prices on request

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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