Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Darling Kent, Call The Midwife & A Bit Of Dickens

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TDAV3350

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

The beautiful Kent countryside - known as the Garden of England is a host to gentle hills, fertile farmland and cultivated country estates with fruit filled orchards that cover the area. The area inspired H.E Bates to pen The Darling Buds of May back in 1958, which was turned into a TV Series back in the 90's and has now been adapted once more and back on our screens as the Larkins. Our holiday will explore this beautiful region as well a visiting the Chatham dockyard - the filming location for many movies & TV shows - the most famous being Call the Midwife - our visit includes a special tour by your very own Midwife.

What's Included

• 4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast

• Entrance to Historic Dockyard with Call the Midwife Tour

• Entrance to Leeds Castle

• Visits to Faversham, Canterbury & Rochester

** Brochure Errata : Please note the price advertised in our2022 Holiday Brochure is incorrect, the price on the website is the correct price **

PRICE FROM ? £479 per person
Plan My Trip

Excursion 1
To the Historic Dockyard at Chatham for our Call the Midwife Tour. Walk in the footsteps of Nurse Trixie Franklin, Sister Julienne and Dr Turner, led by your very own costumed midwife. Along the tour you’ll recognise the cobbled streets and buildings of ‘Poplar’ plus iconic locations such as the Grosvenor Hotel and ‘Chummy’s Hill’, where Nurse Noakes famously learnt to ride her bike. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how 400 year old Chatham dockyard is transformed into to East London. The tour culminates with an exclusive exhibition containing set, props and costumes. The remainder of the day will be free to explore the Historic Dockyard and return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans. Marvel at HMS Ocelot, a Cold War Submarine; explore HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer; walk the deck of HMS Gannet, a Victorian Sloop and watch the Master Ropemakers at work using centuries old techniques on in the Victorian Ropery

Excursion 2
We enjoy a morning visit to the pretty medieval market town of Faversham. With over 300 listed buildings today you can browse the range of independent shops, galleries, inns and tea rooms in the town's historic market place or quay side. The town also featured in The Larkins. We continue on to the Cathedral City of Canterbury, this UNESCO World Heritage site as so much to offer its guests and is a great place to spend the afternoon

Excursion 3
A morning visit to Rochester, where Charles Dickens life began and ended, you’ll find links to his novels dotted around this famous town. This afternoon we visit the ‘Loveliest castle in the World’ – Leeds Castle

Other Information

Bridgewood Manor Hotel * * * *

This delightful 4* hotel offers excellent amenities and a fabulous location for exploring the best of Kent. The restaurant prides itself on really good food cooked with passion and flair. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna and steam room with Spa Treatments also on offer. Your stylish and comfortable bedroom will be equipped with TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Lift.

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