Highlights Of Kent And Day Trip To France
5 Days - Tour No AB8093
Known as the ‘Garden of England’ Kent is home to more castles, stately homes and gardens than any other region. Also an ideal base for a bargain break to visit France for the day.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ImagesCourtesy of Sissinghurst Castle
ImagesEastbourne Pier (Visit Britain)
ImagesMermaid Street, Rye (Visit Britain)
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel ● porterage
● 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● return ferry crossing to Calais
● afternoon tea at Chateau Tilques
● entrance to Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques
● entrance to Sissinghurst Castle Gardens
ItineraryEatbourne Beach - courtesy of Visit Eastbourne
Day 1 Morning departure for a visit to Rye, a medieval haven where many authors, musicians, artists and celebrities have made their home. Then continue the journey to Hythe and the hotel for a four night stay.
Day 2 Today travel to Canterbury with its iconic cathedral, maybe visit the Canterbury Tales exhibition or one of the other attractions this city has to offer. You could also take a ride on a little boat, where you will discover the hidden secrets of the River Stour as you pass a variety of historic buildings and monuments. You will also have time today to visit the Battle of Britain memorial, a unique place of pilgrimage that sits on the top of the cliffs of Dover.
Day 3 A day trip to France, sailing from Dover. Enjoy a scenic drive through the French countryside arriving at the Chateau Tilques for an early afternoon tea before visiting Le Blockhaus d’Eperlecques, a memorial place in the heart of the Eperlecques forest and where the Germans built an assembly plant for V2 rockets. (NB Passports are required).
Day 4 Todays visit is to the romantic Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. An Elizabethan manor house in the Weald of Kent with gardens created to embrace every season. You will make a stop on route at Tenterden, another one of the Cinque Ports, now landlocked due to the river silting up and no longer navigable.
Day 5 Breakfast, then commence the homeward journey.
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