Gold-Southend On Sea & Maritime Essex
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TBAK8499
- Travel Type: Luxury Coach
Based in Historic Rochester
Kent Coast Tour - Whitstable and Sandwich
Spitfire and Hurricane Museum
Leigh-On-Sea and Old Leigh
Picturesque Cockle Sheds, Cottages and Inns
Historic Greenwich - Cutty Sark
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart and make our way to Kentand arriving late afternoon at our hotel for thenext 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast.
From Rochester we head west towardsGreenwich which has a lot to offer the visitor –The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Parkwith the Meridian Line, Olde world pubsincluding the riverside Trafalgar Tavern thenewly restored Cutty Sark and more.
Today we commence with a journeyeast along the North Kent coastline towardsWhitstable, famous the world over for itsOysters. After a brief stop for coffee, we thenhead to R.A.F. Manston, (one of only a few“Battle of Britain” airfields still in use today)home of the Spitfire & Hurricane MemorialMuseum. Opened by Dame Vera Lynn in 1988,the museum houses two fine examples of the Spitfire and Hurricane as well as many artefactsfrom the Second World War. We then travel toSandwich, one of the original Cinque Ports andhome of the Sandwich Secret Gardens.
Crossing the Thames Estuary intoEssex our first stop is in Southend-on-Sea. Ahighlight is to take a train ride to the end of thePier which at nearly one and a half miles long,the pier is the longest in the world and the littletrains run continuously. The seafront is 7 mileslong and you have chance for lunch and someretail therapy. From here we go to picturesqueLeigh-on-Sea, with niche shops, restaurants andparks. Finally we visit Old Leigh, an ancientfishing village with fishing boats, craft shops,inns, cottages, wharfs and cockle sheds alongthe shoreline.
After breakfast we leave for home