Kent – The Garden of England
28th July – 3rd August 2013: 7 Day Tour
In 2013 this tour, back by popular demand, showcases the beauty of Kent, the Garden of England. Our accessible location in Maidstone means we are only a short distance from all the main tourist attractions, and even allows us the opportunity to hop across to France! Our overnight stays in Coventry ensure we have comfortable journeys, with ample time to visit Stratford-upon-Avon and Althorp en-route.
Letterkenny - Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead - Coventry
From Holyhead we travel along the North Coast of Wales before travelling south to our hotel our the outskirts of Coventry
Mon 29th: Coventry – Stratford Upon Avon - Maidstone
This morning we make the short journey to Stratford Upon Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare. This afternoon we continue south, passing London to arrive in Maidstone, Kent, our home for the next 4 nights.
Tues 30th: Day to Leeds Castle
Today we make the short journey to Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as "the loveliest castle in the world". The castle, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland, is built on two islands and is encircled majestically by a moat. Within the castle grounds there is a secret grotto, a maze, a bird aviary, and a vineyard.
Wed 31st: Day Trip to Calais, France
Our close proximity to the English Channel makes a day trip to Calais an easy option. We enjoy some time in this French seaside resort, and indulge in some French cuisine, fitting in a chance for some shopping at one of the famous French hyper-markets.
Thurs 1st : Day to Canterbury
Canterbury, home of the 'Canterbury Tales', is a beautiful historic city overflowing with olde-world style charm and character. It's narrow cobbled streets are lined with crooked buildings and quaint olde style shop fronts. The city's cathedral is one of the oldest Christian structures in England and is well worth a visit.
Fri 2nd : Maidstone – Althorp - Coventry
Today we visit the family home of the Spencer family and the final resting place of Princess Diana - Althorp. Here we will have time to visit the house and the exhibition, "Diana, A Celebration", before we continue on to Coventry for our final night.
Sat 3rd :
Coventry – Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire - Letterkenny
We make the journey to Holyhead to catch our ferry to Dublin and make our way back to Letterkenny.