Escape to the beautiful Kent countryside, known as the 'Garden of England'. We take a tour of the New Holland Factory, spend a full day at the Kent County Show and enjoy a visit to the Historic Dockyard at Chatham. Our accommodation is the Q Ashford International Hotel, a contemporary and spacious hotel located on the edge of the Kent Downs.
The 4 star Q Ashford International Hotel is located on the outskirts of Ashford. It offers a health club with heated indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and spa treatments. The Horizon restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and uses locally grown produce wherever possible. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, trouser press or iron and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
We journey via the main roads and motorways to Kent for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Q Ashford International Hotel.
An early start this morning as we travel to the New Holland Tractor Plant at Basildon for an interesting guided tour including the manufacturing process from start to finish and the development of the next generation of tractors that is redefining modern agriculture. We enjoy a lunch before returning to the hotel for a free afternoon.
We make our way to The Kent County Show, a showcase event for farming, countryside agricultural and rural life. This is a wonderful day out with lots of displays, entertainment, local food and over 400 trade stands.
We visit Chatham's Historic Dockyard, reflecting 400 years of naval history from the Spanish Armada to the Falklands War. The dockyard was the recent film location of the TV series 'Call the Midwife' and a guided coach tour will bring all the highlights of this historic site to life. Later we continue to Rochester with its castle and cathedral.
Travel home via the main roads and motorways, arriving early evening.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - guided tour of the New Holland Factory with lunch, entry to Kent County Show and guided coach tour of Chatham Historic Dockyard.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: £100.00