Chartwell & Leeds Castle

From £999
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Oct 2021 - Oct 2022
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From £999
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Oct 2021 - Oct 2022
Tour Overview

Known as the Garden of England, Kent is famous for its orchards; agricultural produce and magnificent gardens. Visit the National Trusts Chartwell – Sir Winston Churchill’s family residence near Westerham; explore the magnificent gardens at Sissinghurst and visit Leeds Castle – known as one of England’s most beautiful castles in a picturesque landscape.

  • All Breakfasts
  • All Excursions Included
  • Max Group Size 25
  • Short Break

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 4 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 8 included meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Free parking at hotel for duration
  • All highlights included
  • Travel in destination by coach; public bus and guided walks
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Churchill’s Chartwell with free time to explore the gardens
  • Stop in Westerham - Sir Winston Churchills local village for free time and a walk
  • Excursion to Royal Tunbridge Wells for free time and enjoy a delicious pub lunch
  • Visit the spectacular gardens of Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst 
  • Visit the moated Leeds Castle enjoyed by King Henry VIII and get lost in the maze and enjoy a delicious cream tea

Itinerary

Day 1 Tunbridge Wells

Make your own way to the Mercure Tunbridge Wells. This evening enjoy a Welcome Drink with your travel companions and Tour Manager in the bar area of your hotel before dinner in the hotel restaurant. Meals included: D

Day 2 Chartwell and Westerham

After breakfast we depart on our excursion to Chartwell and Westerham. Chartwell country house is a National Trust property known for having been the home of Sir Winston Churchill – he and his wife having purchased it in 1922 and lived there with their family for the next forty years. Find out about his life as a soldier and journalist before he went on to serve as Prime Minister twice, including his significant leadership which led to victory in the Second World War. Today he is both a celebrated and contested figure and at Chartwell you will discover a man who loved painting, gardening and books; pictures and mementoes give a deeper insight into his life.  After a guided tour with some free time to explore, we will stop in Westerham where you will have free time to explore the local town and enjoy a scenic walk through some of the woodlands and countryside. Later return to your hotel for a relaxed dinner. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Sissinghurst and Tunbridge Wells

This morning after breakfast, travel to one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Vita Sackville-West, the poet and writer fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle along with her author husband Harold Nicholson and created a world-renowned garden. The Castle itself has a fascinating history having served as a prison and the home of the women’s land army. Enjoy a visit to the castle and gardens – and don’t miss out on the spectacular views from the top of the Tower over the 450-acre estate. This afternoon we will take you to Royal Tunbridge Wells for a pub lunch before giving you free time to explore the town and The Pantiles – lined with lovely old shops. Famed for its Georgian and Victorian architecture – Royal Tunbridge Wells has been voted as one of the best places to live in England. Return to your hotel and this evening enjoy dinner with your travel companions. Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Leeds Castle

This morning after breakfast we travel to the iconic Leeds Castle – one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.  Find out about the Castle’s 900-year history – from being a Norman stronghold through 300 years of Royal ownership to then becoming Henry VIII’s resplendent Tudor Palace before finally falling into private ownership under Lady Baillie – a wealthy Anglo-American Heiress. After touring the spectacular Castle enjoy a cream tea before free time to get lost in the gardens and the famous maze! After a truly memorable visit we will return to the hotel to meet with your travel companions for your final dinner at the hotel. Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Tunbridge Wells

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, say farewell to your travel companions and Tour Manager as you return home after your short break to experience some of the finest Gardens of Kent. Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Mercure Tunbridge Wells

This Tunbridge Wells hotel offers contemporary guest rooms inside a beautiful 18th century Georgian oast house. Set in a tranquil corner of Kent and conveniently located close to Tunbridge Wells, Leeds Castle and the breath-taking Kent countryside, this hotel is ideally located for our short break.

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