Castles and Gardens of Kent

Tour Details

We discover the rich history of the South East county of Kent, The Garden of England. This tour is packed with visits of the county’s favourite castles and gardens that are steeped in a rich history spanning over 900 years from Norman conquests to the more recent family home of Sir Winston Churchill.

 

Departing 2nd August & 12th September 2019

5 days

from £698 per person sharing

 

Price includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow with Aer Lingus
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • 1 piece of checked 20Kg baggage
  • Executive coaching for the duration of your tour
  • 4 nights accommodation in the Holiday Inn Ashford
  • English Breakfast and evening meals
  • Visit of Canterbury
  • Entrance to Penshurst Place and Hever Castle
  • Entrance to Leeds Castle and Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Entrance to Chartwell
  • Visit of Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager

 

Optional Extra:

  • Single room supplement – £180 per person

 

Flight times: (correct at the time of print)

Outward: 8.45 am – arrive 10.10 am

Return: 7.20 pm – arrive 8.40 pm

 

Note: Valid photographic ID is required for this tour

 

 

 

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Ashford Central

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/ashford/asdke/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-GB-_-ASDKE

Low-key rooms and suites come with 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi (fee), cable/satellite TV and coffeemakers. Upgraded quarters add sofabeds and/or minibars. Kids 12 and under stay free.

There’s a traditional restaurant featuring a wood-beamed ceiling, and other amenities include a 24-hour bar, a garden and 7 meeting rooms

 



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Itinerary

DAY 1:
On arrival at Belfast City Airport and check-in for your morning flight to London Heathrow. On arrival we will make our way to Canterbury for free time to visit the medieval town and its magnificent Cathedral before making our way to the hotel late afternoon for check in.

 

DAY 2:
After breakfast we depart the hotel to visit Penshurst Place and Gardens, once owned by Henry VIII. We tour the 14th Century manor with its 500 acres of scenic parkland. In the afternoon we visit the 700-year-old Hever Castle with its double moats and childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

 

DAY 3:
Today we visit Leeds Castle, often referred to as ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’. This stunning castle surrounded by water sits in 500 acres of beautiful gardens. Then we visit Sissinghurst Castle Garden, National Trust property with gardens created by Vita Sackville-West, poet and writer.

 

DAY 4:
Today we depart the hotel and make our way to Royal Tunbridge Wells where you will have some free time to explore the spa town. In the afternoon we will make our way to Chartwell, once family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The rooms remain as they were when he lived there, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking his career and interests.

 

DAY 5:
This morning enjoy some free time to relax at the hotel before checking out. We will travel the short distance to the Ashford Designer Outlet for some free time before you will meet your coach and travel to London Heathrow for your return flight home to Belfast.



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Departures between 2 Aug 2019 and 12 Sep 2019

Adult prices from £698

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