Hop to Historic Kent

Renowned for the “loveliest castle in the world”, enthralling Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral and famous Kentish hops, Kent is less well known for the Chatham Historic Dockyard being the filming set for many of the scenes in the hugely popular TV series, Call the Midwife! Our tour is re-born - hop to it and join us on this great new packaged tour!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Leeds Castle & Gardens
Today, we make the very short journey to Leeds Castle & Gardens. This elegant 12th century castle rises majestically from the waters of its moat and is surrounded by 500 acres of interesting parkland and gardens. During our visit, we enjoy a relaxing 15
minute guided punt around the moat, gaining a unique perspective of the castle. Other attractions include falconry displays, a maze and grotto, the Dog Collar Museum, Elsie the land train and the Black Swan Ferry (seasonal) (small charges apply for the train/ferry).

Day 3 Canterbury & Shepherd Neame Brewery
We spend free time this morning in the university city of Canterbury, dominated by its stunning cathedral, the oldest in England. We have time to explore the cathedral, the city’s museums and the quaint, cobbled streets full of restaurants and tearooms before heading to Faversham for a guided tour of the Shepherd Neame Brewery, Britain’s oldest brewer.

Day 4 Chatham Historic Dockyard
This morning, we head to Chatham Historic Dockyard where we enjoy the new, official Call the Midwife Tour, which has been devised with the creators of Call the Midwife. Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife regularly captures the hearts of over 10 million TV viewers, however, few viewers know that The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been
the backdrop for many of the show's most iconic scenes. This exciting tour, overseen by the show's producers, will feature material from the latest series, as well as props, costumes, set and of course a costumed Midwife! In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure in Rochester, famous for its links with Charles Dickens.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

AAA+ Great Touring Location No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
This modern hotel, set within 26 acres of grounds, is positioned close to Leeds Castle. All 126 bedrooms are decorated in a classic style and there is a lift to all floors except in the Old Manor House wing. The brasserie restaurant and bar have a friendly atmosphere and there is also a lounge and sun terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, beauty salon and hairdressers as well as tennis courts and a private fishing lake. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes

Maidstone, Kent
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £289pp
May, Jun & Sep 2019 Twin from £299pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £309pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Leeds Castle & Gardens incl. 15 minute guided punt
• Guided tour & tasting Shepherd Neame Brewery
• Entrance to Chatham Historic Dockyard & Call  the Midwife Tour
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£289 for 5 days

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