A Day in Kent - 'the Garden of England'

Considered to be one of the most picturesque castles of England - Leeds Castle has a lot to offer. Dating back hundreds of years and used extensively by King Henry VIII there is a lot of history combined with a tranquil setting that makes Leeds Castle particularly special. Visit the gardens and try the labyrinth and find the secret grotto! Canterbury is an ancient city made important for its Cathedral and Thomas Becket. With much of its Norman walls and Roman roads, Canterbury will take you back in time and leave you with fantastic memories for life.

tour durationDuration: Daytrip
age range Age Range: 10 - 80yrs
tour pace Pace: Relaxed
group size Group Size: 25 - 53

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the 'loveliest castle in Britain', once home to the famous King Henry VIII
  • Visit Leeds Castle's maze and grotto
  • Visit the medieval town of Canterbury, home to the most famous Christian structure England: Canterbury Cathedral.
  • Learn about the pilgrimage site and the Canterbury Tales
  • Learn about the Church of England

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • Services of an experienced tour leader
  • Visit Leeds Castle ‘The loveliest castle in the world’, its gardens, parkland and surrounding attractions (admission included)
  • Guided tour of medieval Canterbury
  • Visit to Canterbury Cathedral (optional extra charge)
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AVAILABILITY

Sun. 4th Oct 2020GBP £50Tour Full
Sun. 18th Oct 2020GBP £50Tour Full

ITINERARY

Morning

In the morning we visit Leeds Castle, which surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, and set in the middle of a natural lake, has been described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. The castle was once a Royal residence for six of England’s medieval Queens and also King Henry VIII. It’s now one of the most famous and most visited castles in the world.

After visiting the castle, you can enjoy the beautiful gardens, a maze and great areas of open space.

Afternoon

After lunch we visit the city of Canterbury, one of the top tourist attractions in England, and for very good reasons. The medieval centre is simply gorgeous, while the cathedral that towers above it is one of the most impressive you’ll see anywhere in Europe.

The Church of England could not have a more pleasant and imposing mother church. Your tour leader will invite you to visit the great cathedral, or you can simply take a stroll and enjoy this fine city’s other attractions.

OTHER TOURS

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    Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

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    Oxford Windsor and Eton

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    Cambridge and Greenwich

  • Departing from:

    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • Hastings
    • Eastbourne
    • Worthing

    Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

    Stratford-Upon Avon is well known as a market town in South Warwickshire attracting many tourists and visitors because it is the birthplace of the famous William Shakespeare. It is set in a beautiful breath taking countryside and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. It is filled with more than 800 years of history and offers a huge range of attractions, shopping and leisure facilities so there is plenty to suit everyone, so why not take a trip here to admire the beauty of this destination! The Cotswolds is an area in the UK well known as having the most beautiful hillsides and 'typical' Tudor English villages. Similar to Bath, everything is built with the local pale coloured limestone and styled in the same fashion, making the Cotswolds a unique place to visit while you are in the UK.

    Departing from:

    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • Hastings
    • Eastbourne
    • Worthing

    Oxford Windsor and Eton

    Take advantage of Oxford's many fantastic sightseeing opportunities such as the many exquisite colleges and fabulous Georgian architecture. This city dates back thousands of years and is situated on the River Thames. Oxford has a range of attractions that suits every visitor, from the world's first public Museum opened in 1684 to the Victorian indoor market. Windsor and Eton is found just west of London and the official weekend retreat for the Royal Family. Come and see the Royal Standard flag and the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle - which is the oldest inhabited castle in the world!

    Departing from:

    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • Hastings
    • Eastbourne
    • Worthing

    Cambridge and Greenwich

    Cambridge is the place to visit to be inspired by the many museums and art galleries, where you will get to experience and admire the beautiful architecture and college buildings. Take advantage of the passages set around the historic market place. Take your time to go shopping in well-known branded shops and when you have made the most of this extraordinary place take the time to relax in one of the many restaurants, pubs or cafés Cambridge has to offer. There is plenty to do for a jam packed day here! In Greenwich we'll see the famous Meridian line and its famous observatory that marks GMT and the international time-zones. There is also the exciting Greenwich market to explore and find unique things to remember your trip by!

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