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Tour code: BEHGOLL-0

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 Nights
  • 9 Meals 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Hotel
  • Driver
  • Tour Leader

The Garden of England

  • 6 days
  • United Kingdom
  • Max 18 Passengers


Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate six days to England's exquisite South East. On our travels we'll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the 'Pearl of Kent' - and discover the tales that make Canterbury the jewel in the county's crown.

Worth Noting…
This tour was previously called 'The Garden of England'

Map of The Garden of England 2020  | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit the iconic castles and gardens of Hever, Leeds, Dover and Sissinghurst
  • Delve into history on a behind-the-scenes tour of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Sample celebrated beers at Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - London - Hever Castle - Whistable - Canterbury 

    After meeting the group in London, we’ll set a course for our first historic stop: Chartwell House. Many of us will know the public face of Sir Winston Churchill, but a chance to see inside Chartwell will give us a glimpse into his private home. From the library to the sitting room and study, this red stone manor is a time capsule brimming with insights into 1930s family life. We’ll move on to Canterbury this afternoon – where a welcome dinner awaits. Accommodation: Abode Hotel (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Canterbury - Faversham - Maidstone

  • Day 3 - Maidstone

  • Day 4 - Maidstone - Tenterden  - Rye

  • Day 5 - Rye - Dover - Rye

  • Day 6 - Rye - Sissinghurst - Chartwell House - London

Tour Inclusions


5 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


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  • 4th August 2019
    Review rating
    Well organised, good accommodation and food, interesting itinerary.
  • 29th July 2019
    Review rating
    We had a beautiful tour with an excellent tour guide and driver. There was nothing to fault with any aspect of our time. Can recommend Back Roads Touring.
  • 27th July 2019
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    The tour covered a lot of ground at a steady but good pace, allowing plenty of time to see the sites as well as eat & relax in between. The guide was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus was spacious and comfortable and the accommodation each night was excellent.
  • 24th July 2019
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    We absolutely loved our Tour, and will definitely do another one when we are back in the UK. Tony our guide was knowledgeable, thoughtful and considerate. We loved every aspect of the tour and felt a lot of time had been taken to ensure we all had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Couldn’t fault it. Thank you.
  • 22nd July 2019
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    The size of the tour , the tour highlighted lesser known treasures of Kent. The personalised experience for us and the quality of the experiences were memorable. The professionalism of our tour guide was the icing on the cake. !