Regal Kent & Royal Greenwich

Kent has been home to a remarkable number of kings, queens and famous leaders and on this tour we enter the regal and stately world of historical figures who have wielded unique power and influence far beyond the Kentish borders.
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Penshurst Place & Hever Castle
After a leisurely breakfast, we begin with a visit to the 14th century Penshurst Place, once owned by King Henry VIII. We have a guided tour of the house and enjoy lunch here before we head for nearby Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. We spend the afternoon exploring 125 acres of award winning gardens as well as the interior of this splendid 700 year old royal home, its maze, fascinating collection of Miniature Model Houses, boating lake and Japanese Tea House.

Day 3 Greenwich
This morning we visit the home of time, Greenwich. We have the option of visiting the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum (FOC) and the Queen’s House art gallery (FOC), all of which are within easy walking distance of each other. For the shoppers amongst us, there is also Greenwich Market to enjoy (Tue-Sun). Alternatively, we can opt for a circular cruise along the River Thames which will give us a fantastic riverside view of London’s most iconic buildings, including those at Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, the Shard and the
battleship HMS Belfast to name but a few. We disembark at Westminster Pier, overlooked by Big Ben, with time to explore before we return by boat to our coach at Greenwich.

Day 4 Denbies Wine Estate & Chartwell
Today we head for Denbies Wine Estate in neighbouring Surrey, one of the largest wine
producers in the UK, with 265 acres of vines. We enjoy an indoor winery tour before we are guided through a tasting of Denbies’ classic wine. We then visit the home of Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell. The house remains much the same as when this
influential family lived here with fascinating pictures, books and personal mementoes.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Mercure Brands Hatch Hotel

Dartford, Kent
AAAA Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This 4 star hotel is uniquely located in the 500 acre parkland of the world famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit and has easy access to the M25, M20 and the Kent countryside. All 121 bedrooms are modern and stylish; there is a modern sports bar and the hotel restaurant overlooks the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit. There is also a large open-plan lounge with sofas and a separate coffee bar. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Dartford

Brands Hatch Hotel Dartford, Kent
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £254pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £260pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £269pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £90
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of buffet menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Combined ticket: Guided house tour Penshurst Place & Entrance to Hever Castle
• Tour & tasting Denbies Wine Estate
• Entrance to Chartwell
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