A view of a feudal castle by a canal in the city of Canterbury.
US$2,519.00 pp
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Tour code: BGOLL4

Tour Inclusions

Kent: the Garden of England

  • 7 days
  • England
  • Max 18 Passengers


Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate seven days to England’s exquisite South East. On our travels we’ll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’, wander the exquisite gardens of Kent’s most famous castles and discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county’s crown.
Kent: the Garden of England map.
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the iconic castles and gardens of Hever, Leeds, Dover and Sissinghurst
  • Delve into the fascinating history of Canterbury Cathedral with a local guide
  • Sample celebrated beers at Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - London (England)

    A capital filled with rich history and culture, London is where we’ll meet for the start of our incredible journey. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: Tower Suites by Blue Orchid (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - London – Chartwell House and Sissinghurst – Canterbury

  • Day 3 - Canterbury – Kent Countryside and Coast – Maidstone

  • Day 4 - Maidstone – Faversham and Whitstable – Maidstone

  • Day 5 - Maidstone – Tenterden – Rye

  • Day 6 - Rye – Dover – Rye

  • Day 7 - Rye – Hever Castle – London

Tour Inclusions


- 6 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver


- Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 5th October 2023
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    Excellent hostess and driver, well chosen itinerary - one hotel very disappointing others good. Dining arrangements modest
  • 28th September 2023
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    This tour was excellent, safe, fun, interesting, affordable and relaxing.
  • 17th September 2023
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    We really enjoyed this trip. Our driver (Rob) safely delivered us to our accommodation in the evenings. The coach was very comfortable to ride in. The isle was a bit squeezy, but we all managed. Our tour guide (Tony) gave us a wealth of interesting information about each day's activities and visits. The narrow back roads, one lane bridges, the architecture of buildings along the narrow lanes were great viewing and an exiting challenge in themselves. Would definitely recommend this Back Roads Tour to anybody visiting England.
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