The county of Kent has an irresistible charm and this tour includes some of its highlights. Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle, discover the cathedral city of Canterbury and explore the medieval town of Rye. We are pleased to have secured accommodation at the Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel, set in tranquil surroundings and overlooking the English Channel.
The 4 star Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel is a stylish, Victorian hotel ideally situated near the main town centre of Folkestone and set within its own grounds overlooking the English Channel. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant and two bars. There is a lift.
We journey via the main roads and motorways to Folkestone, Kent for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel.
This morning we head to Leeds Castle, a spectacular 12th Century castle and moat with much to explore. Discover the history of this magnificent former royal residence, take in the formal gardens and maze, watch a falconry display or take a ride on the land train.
We travel to Canterbury where the skyline is dominated by the Cathedral, parts of which date back to the 12th century. We continue to Goodnestone Gardens where you can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen along the Serpentine Walk and explore the walled garden, parterre and terraces and view the magnificent old trees.
Today we drive through the distinctive landscape of Romney Marshes to the medieval town of Rye (via the interesting church in the village of Brookland), with its beautifully preserved Medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings. Later we return to Folkestone where we have a free afternoon to explore the cobbled streets of the town centre or take in the stunning views from the harbour.
We return home via the main roads and motorways, arriving early evening.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - entry to Leeds Castle and Goodnestone Gardens.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: £60.00