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Kent Castles, Gardens & Coastline Tour from London

3 days from $659 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

 

3 days from
$659
per person share twinFlights are additional

Kent Castles, Gardens & Coastline Tour from London

Beautiful coastal stretches, weatherboard houses overlooking shingle beaches, castles and country estates spread out over rolling hills, and vineyards and orchards laden with fruit just ripe for the picking. Discover the charms of Kent, otherwise known as the Garden of England, on this 3-day tour. Traveling by comfortable minivan with a professional driver-guide, visit sleepy villages and the seaside towns of Deal, Whitstable and Walmer; see historical castles and the White Cliffs of Dover; and taste cider and wine produced in Kent. Numbers are limited to 16, ensuring a small-group experience.

Deal Includes 
2 nights accommodation
Minivan Transport
Driver/Guide
Flights are additional
 
3 day/2 night tour 

From $719 per person share twin 
Departs Fridays: May, Oct
From $759 per person share twin 
Departs Fridays: Jun-Sep 18
From $659 per person share twin 
Departs Fridays: Nov 18-Mar 19

Itinerary
Day 1: London – Canterbury
Head to Kent along an ancient Roman road that once connected London with the port of Dover and, eventually, Rome itself. Travel through the town of Sevenoaks, nestled in the Weald of Kent, an area of outstanding natural beauty, before continuing to Leeds Castle, considered one of the world’s loveliest castles. After purchasing your entrance ticket, head inside the former royal residence — set within 500 acres of parkland — and make the most of your free time here to explore independently. Back in the minivan, take in the scenery as you journey deeper into the Kent countryside before arriving in the village of Smarden, typified by narrow lanes, wooden houses and a medieval church. Stop by a 14th-century coaching inn to sample local ale (own expense)

Day 2: Canterbury – Dover – Canterbury
Set off on a short drive to the port of Dover, famous for its towering White Cliffs. Pause for a photo op to capture beautiful Dover Castle from above, and then stroll through the woodlands behind the castle. Continue north along the shoreline and visit the quintessentially English coastal towns of Walmer and Deal. Discover how it was here that Julius Caesar landed when he arrived in Britain in 55 BC, and take the opportunity to visit Deal Castle or Walmer Castle (own expense). Enjoy a stroll along the pier at Deal before continuing to Sandwich, a unique town that once sat on the shores of the English Channel until the Great Stour River silted up the surrounding marshes, leaving Sandwich stranded inland. End your day with a visit to Whitstable on the northern coast of Kent. Famous for its oysters, which have been harvested since Roman times. Be charmed by the shingle beach, weatherboard houses and quaint streets lined with tiny galleries, seafood eateries and vintage boutiques.

Day 3: Canterbury – Rye – London
Travel south with your guide to Rye, a medieval market town in East Sussex. Stroll the narrow lanes and hidden passageways, and learn how the sleepy town has been home to everyone from smugglers to writers to royalty. Continue north to Biddenden Vineyards, known for its fine selection of English wine and cider. Stroll the 22-acre vineyard with your guide, and learn about the unique climate and terroir that allow vine here to flourish. Head to Sissinghurst Castle, a 16th-century hunting tower, manor house and former prison, where you’ll have time to buy lunch and explore the gardens, castle buildings and grounds.


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Terms and Conditions

Travel is valid for Friday departures to 31 Mar 19 and sales valid until 31 Dec 18. Conditions apply. Prices are in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. All prices and packages are subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be commenced and completed as specified. Some surcharges and closeout periods may apply – please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Valid for new bookings only. Packages are based on consecutive night stays at specified hotels – should your needs differ please refer to your travel consultant. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Airfares are additional. Contact House of Travel on 0800 713 715 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday. Supplier Code: <HOTP>

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

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