Canterbury Tales & Kent Rails 5 Days Grand Burstin
Folkestone is unusual in that it lacks a conventional seafront, with most of the resort's facilities being concentrated at the level of the cliff-top Victorian boulevard known as The Leas, whose wide lawns and colourful flower beds are the perfect place to enjoy the wonderful seascapes. The older part of the town with its cobbled streets and village-like atmosphere lies close to the harbour below. Nearby is the bathing beach at East Cliff Sands, at the foot of cliffs crowned by a Martello Tower - a reminder that relations with France were not always as cordial as today! The multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre has given a new buzz to this already vibrant resort, combining twenty-first century shopping centres with traditional shops, boutiques, country markets and a bustling Creative Quarter.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Kent’s miniature mainline (fare included - model railway exhibition NOT included) is in fact a public railway in small scale. /nA trip on the railway offer a delightfully scenic overview of the South Kent coast /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Deal & Sandwich
Deal houses a Tudor castle, Kent’s only remaining pier and many buildings from the town’s Naval past. /nSandwich was one of Henry VIII’s Cinque Ports, with Deal as the "sixth of the 5 ports", of an almost equal status./nSandwich offers a pleasant marina along the river Stour and many historical buildings such as the Guildhall and its museum (free entry)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Grand Burstin Hotel
This large modern hotel is conveniently situated on the harbour side near to the beach, with spacious public lounges and an impressive entertainment room. It also boasts an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium (extra charges apply). Access to the town is via a cliffside lift or elevated cobbled walk past the shops. An excellent entertainment programme is provided, with fully costumed cabaret shows.