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World Famous Canterbury and The Gardens of England

This tour blends together the best of the East of England and Kent. As we explore the attractive towns, fine gardens, imposing castles, a glorious coastline and the Rolling Meadows we will be tasting some award winning British wines, take a trip on a vintage steam train and explore the loveliest castle in the world.

The Burlington Hotel

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The Burlington Hotel -Folkestone

Set within its own gardens and overlooking the English Channel, built originally in the 1890s. Its Victorian Charm has been kept throughout.
Good service and food.

Tour Highlights

Day 1 – As we travel south we will stop for lunch break enroute at St Albans, where you can have a chance to visit the cathedral. Arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 – We will travel to Canterbury a 14th century town rich in history. Famous for its Kings School, monastery ruins, half-timbered houses and of course it’s Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage site). Afterwards we will visit Leeds Castle. Described as the ‘loveliest castle in the world’ dating back over 900 years. Connected to six medieval queens, Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, it has 500 acres of gardens, maze, falconry and parkland! (admissions included)
Day 3– The town of Tenterden, acknowledged as one of the most charming towns of the South. It has original facades from Elizabethan and Georgian times, from here we board the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, ‘Jewel of the Weald’. Our journey takes us through more than ten miles of beautiful countryside in the Rother Valley. Arriving at Great Dixter, an historic Tudor House complete with a great hall dating back to the 1th century. The gardens circle the house, with stunning woodland and kitchen garden to name just two. (admissions included)
Day 4 – As we travel to Sissinghurst Castle, we travel through some of the most glorious rolling countryside in the Garden of England. The extensive gardens are divided up to provide the visitor the chance to move from room to room, the Rose Gardens, Lime Walk and the colour Cottage Garden are all firm favourites. (admissions included) After lunch, we will go to Hush Heath Winery, with over 400 acres of manicured vineyards and apple orchards. Included will be a tour of the estate and a tasting session. (admissions included)
Day 5 – As we travel home there will be lunch break enroute, arriving back in the afternoon

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