Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Tastes & Flavours Of Kent

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK8208

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Holiday Highlights:

Biddenden Vineyards - Tour, Tasting

and Ploughman's Platter

Winterdale Cheese Farm - Tour,

Tasting and Kent Cream Tea

Shepherd Neame Brewery - Tour,

Tasting and Hop Picker's Afternoon Tea

Mysterious Marshes - New Romneyand Lydd

PRICE FROM ? £419 per person
Plan My Trip

We depart and make our way to Kentand arriving in the afternoon at our hotel forthe next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed andbreakfast.

For our first visit today we head forBiddenden and the Vineyard (Closed in October). Here we have aguided tour of the winery, a vineyard walk,tasting and lunch. From here we visit theWinterdale Cheese Farm for a guided tour ofthe dairy and cave, followed by cheese tastingand cream tea. (Closed in October)

This morning we head for theland of mysterious marshes and smugglers. Firstwe come to New Romney, a Cinque Port since1155 but the Great Storm of 1287 changed thecourse of the River Rother and made NewRomney an inland town. Next we visit Lyddwhere in the 18th and 19th centuries the townwas notorious for the activities of ‘owlers’ (Localsmugglers hooting to each other at dead ofnight). Have a look at All Saints Church – TheCathedral of the Marsh, which has a soaring132ft tower, and at 199ft is Kent’s longestchurch, parts of it date back to Roman times. Aswe head inland spot the tower of St Mildred’sChurch at Tenterden. Horatio, Lord Nelson’sdaughter by his mistress Emma Hamilton, wasat one time the vicar’s wife. Known as the ‘Jewelin the Weald’ the town makes an ideal place tofinish the day.

We begin with a ride to historicFaversham which nestles between the ruralgently sloping Downs and the austere NorthKent marshes and is one of southern England’smost charming towns. It now has over 475 listedbuildings and a wide selection of independentshops. We have time for lunch here before weleave for our afternoon visit to the ShepherdNeame Brewery for a guided ‘behind thescenes’ tour. Afterwards we round off the visitwith Hop Pickers afternoon tea.

After breakfast we leave and begin ourhomeward journey.

Other Information

Your Hotel

The Mercure Great Danes Hotel

Maidstone, is set in 26 acres of private

grounds, with an extensive Health and Leisure

Club, including indoor pool, sauna and

solarium. All bedrooms are en suite, with

television, telephone with tea/coffee

facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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