EXCURSION 1: Morning free to sightsee the cathedral city of Canterbury, dating
back to 597AD, with its Roman walls encircling its medieval centre of cobbled
streets and timber-framed houses. Nearby, is 900 year old Leeds Castle described
as the “loveliest castle in the world”. The afternoon provides time to explore the
castle with its labyrinth of rooms and 500 acres of parkland and formal gardens.
Daily activities, special events and falconry display are available each day.
EXCURSION 2: Gentle drive across rolling Kent countryside, where your steam train
“The Jewel of the Weald” will be waiting, in the shadows of mighty Bodiam Castle,
to take you on a 50 minute journey through the Rother Valley. It is the UK's finest
example of a rural light railway. Disembark at Tenterden for the short journey to
Great Dixter, an historic Tudor house, complete with a Great Hall dating back to
the 15th century. It's gardens are a place for pilgrimage for horticulturists from across
EXCURSION 3: Todays' first stop is Sissinghurst - one of the most famous & extensive
English gardens arranged into ten areas. As you walk through each distinctly different
“room” another area of the garden is discovered. Main areas include the Rose Garden,
Lime Walk, White Garden and the colourful Cottage Garden. After lunch we make our
way to the award winning Hush Heath Winery, with 400 acres of manicured vineyards
and apple orchards. Included is a guided ~ tour of the Estate followed by a tasting.