Here you have the option to visit Deal or Walmer Castles, stroll along the pier at Deal or simply relax over lunch in one of the many beach front restaurants or bars. Following lunch you continue along the Kent coast towards Sandwich, a unique town that at one time sat on the shores of the English Channel until the Great Stour river silted up the surrounding marshlands which eventually left Sandwich stranded inland. From here you turn towards Whitstable on the North Kent coast, one of the best places in England to sample locally sourced Oysters. Whitstable’s maritime and fishing heritage is reflected in the name of the former freight railway “The Crab and Winkle Line” that ran from the town. Whitstable with its distinctive character is always popular with seafood lovers. In the late afternoon you take the short drive inland for another evening in Canterbury.
Day 3 Leaving Canterbury you travel South and across the county line into East Sussex for a short visit to Rye, a medieval town that was once part of the Cinque Ports confederation and is now landlocked two miles from the open sea. Rye has been home to smugglers, royalty as well as writers and now offers visitors the chance to lose themselves in its ancient narrow lanes and passages. Turning North you travel the short distance to Biddenden Vineyards which were established in 1969 and now produce a fine selection of English Wines and Ciders. You can stroll around the 22 acre Vineyard, learn about the unique climate and soil that allows vines to flourish in this part of Kent and then sample the finished product. Your tour continues on to Sissinghurst Castle, a 16th century hunting tower, former prison and Manor House. Stopping for lunch you will have time to explore the gardens, castle buildings and surrounding estate. The colourful gardens, designed by poet Vita Sackville-West, are considered the finest in England and offers some of the finest views across the Weald of Kent towards the North Downs hills. From here you begin your journey back to London arriving back at Greenlines coach station at 19.00
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional driver/guide
All ferry and bridge crossings.
Sightseeing Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
*NB On occasions, when towns we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.
09.00 AM From Central London
Every Friday - Friday arrive Edinburgh Friday (May - October 2015)
This tour is driven and guided by a friendly driver who is very familiar with the area its many back-roads. This means that you will venture off the beaten track to see and enjoy some of the area's most beautiful places. Your transport for this tour is in a spacious luxury 16 seat minibus with large windows and the ability to travel down some the narrow lanes which are not normally used by large coaches. We promise you a first-class experience and memories that you will treasure for many years!
Please note that as this tour is normally heavily subscribed, it may be necessary to make your reservation well in advance, especially if you are booking flights to or from the UK to coincide with a specific tour date.
Adult Price from £159
Discount Price from : £149
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16.