This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Kent to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Visit to Faversham and Chart Gunpowder Mills
- Visit to Mount Ephraim Gardens
- Visit to Canterbury & a river cruise
- Visit to Quex Park and Quex House
- Visit to Dover Castle
- Visit to Godinton House & Gardens
- Visit to Vineyard at Chapel Down
- A guided tour of Brogdale’s National Fruit Collection
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Starting at the Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery where each gallery will fascinate and surprise, with a wealth of exhibits and objects to see and enjoy. The Museum was established in 1858 and now houses over 660,000 artefacts and specimens which are outstanding in their diversity and quality, with some of national and even international importance. Faversham, is one of England’s most charming and historic market towns, where a treat is in store for lovers of historic buildings. Visiting the Chart Gunpowder Mills, the centre of the nation's explosive’s industry for 400 years. These 18th century mills are the oldest of their kind in the world, powder from which was used at the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Mount Ephraim Gardens isa beautiful place with plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in ten acres of gardens, set in the heart of an 800 acre estate with magnificent views over the Swale and Thames Estuaries.
Day 2 - The historic city of Canterbury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and whose skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral, the oldest in England. The cathedral is only part of the story; the ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin's Church also form part of Canterbury's UNESCO status. Canterbury Cathedral is the ‘Mother church’ of the Anglican Communion & seat of the Archbishop. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. A 40 minute historic river cruise will take you to a small Franciscan island at one end of the city, which is also known as The Greyfriars.
Day 3 - Quex Park is a unique country Park of 250 acres situated on the Isle of Thanet and set within an estate of 1800 acres. Within the Park is Quex House built in 1805, a bell tower (Waterloo Tower) built in 1819 with its extremely rare secular peal of 12 bells. The Park also has a Guntower which was built as a sea lookout post and a clocktower built circa 1820, with a pre-reformation hour bell. However the jewel in the crown is the Powell-Cotton Museum, which includes an introductory talk. Dover Castle is spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries. Explore the darkly atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels, the richly-furnished Great Tower and see a Roman lighthouse which isone of the best-preserved in Europe.
Day 4 - Historic Godinton House & Gardens, an ancient estate in a magnificent park with thrilling formal gardens now splendidly restored—‘one of Kent’s finest’ according to The Times. Kent also has its fairshare of vineyards, and we visit England’s most famous, Chapel Down Vineyard where one of their knowledgeable guides will take you on an included tour of the vineyards and winery.
Day 5 - Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement its modern appeal. Brogdale, home of the national fruit collection where thegardens here are full of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, cherries, cobnuts, strawberries and quinces. Your guided tour of the gardens is by tractor and trailer. The Tour Guides will enlighten you with the historical background to the fruit varieties in season and offer tastings whilst you explore. Brogdale Market Place, a stylish conversion of farm buildings into an attractive retail courtyard.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.