Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Kent
A Taste of Kent – Cathedral and Castles
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
Travel to your hotel
If time permit, why not ask the Greatdays team for suggestions for a stop-off on the journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.