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NEW! GROUP TOUR – Visit Kent – Forbidden Fruit

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    Archbishops Palace, Maidstone, Kent - View of the Palace from the river (NCN)
  • The Historic Archbishops Palace, Maidstone Kent

    Archbishops Palace, Maidstone, Kent - View of the front (NCN)
3 day tour
From £159 per person

Includes a Full Day fully escorted tour into Kent with Lunch included

Enjoy a fascinating insight into the science of fruit growing and its importance in post war Britain. From the Research Centre to beautiful Bradbourne House with facts and stories along the way.

With visits to East Malling Research Centre, Bradbourne House, Maidstone and a cruise on the River Medway. You will stay for 2 nights on the London/Kent Borders which will allow you the chance to also spend some time visiting Greenwich or alternatively discovering the magnificent Bluewater Shopping Complex should you wish. There is also Eltham Palace and Chislehurst Caves in the area – both well worth a visit.


Summer - October 2018 & March - October 2019

Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Travel to London & Greenwich

Travel to London, and maybe an afternoon in Greenwich. Visit the Royal Naval College, the Maritime Museum, or browse the shops and markets. If the weather is nice, you can walk along beside the Thames, or maybe visit the Cutty Sark or the Observatory – the home of Time itself !

Travel to your hotel for dinner.

Day 2

Your Full Day Escorted Tour into Kent

After breakfast in the hotel meet with your guide, who will be taking you on your full day tour of Kent.

East Malling Research Centre and enjoy coffee and look at some of the interesting artefacts and enjoy an interesting talk about their use.

Your visit continues to the nearby Bradbourne house. Explore the beautiful Hatton Fruit Garden with the widest variety of training methods for fruit trees in the country.

You will then enjoy a two course lunch followed by tea and coffee at a nearby 4 star hotel.

After lunch you will travel the short distance to Maidstone, where your guide will take you on a short walking tour of Medieval Maidstone and its architecture.

Finally you will finish the day with a cruise on the River Medway onboard the Kentish Lady, where refreshments will be available to purchase on board.

After the cruise you will return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 3

Bluewater & Return home

After breakfast in the hotel, how about a visit to the Bluewater Shopping Complex – one of the largest in Europe. If shopping is not your thing, maybe Eltham Palace & Gardens or Chislehurst Caves may be more suited. Contact us for details and suggestions.

Suggested hotels

Doubletree by Hilton Dartford Bridge, Bexleyheath Marriott, Holiday Inn London Bexley.

3 days 
2018 Dates  From £159.00 per person
2019 Dates  From £165.00 per person

Prices are based on double/twin rooms – a supplement will apply for single occupancy rooms.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double/twin room and with coach driver or group organiser's free place in a single room, both are based on a minimum 25 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.

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