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Easter - Chatham Festival of Steam & Transport

Easter - Chatham Festival of Steam & Transport

Fri 30 Mar 2018: This delightful county of Kent is blessed with charming English countryside and is within easy reach for our Easter break.

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This delightful county of Kent is blessed with charming English countryside and is within easy reach for our Easter break. The Chatham Festival offers a Carnival atmosphere with entertainment, including a free steam funfair, street acts, walkabout performers, together with classic and vintage cars, locomotives, steam traction engines, motorbikes, farm animals, traders and ‘Call the Midwife’ location taster tours.


Your Holiday Includes

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 3 nights half board

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Admission to Dover Castle

  • Festival of Steam & Transport at Chatham Dockyard

Not Included: All lunches


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We travel to Kent, arriving at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in the afternoon. Tea/coffee and biscuits is served on arrival.


This morning, we travel to Dover to visit the most iconic of all English fortresses. Dover Castle has commanded the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. We explore the many different layers of Dover Castle's colourful and turbulent history.


Today it's 'full steam ahead' to the Festival of Steam and Transport at the Historic Dockyard Chatham. Today, Steam Trains will be in motion along with hundreds of classic cars. Street entertainers include themed jugglers, stilt walks, unicyclists, balloon acts, Morris dancers and craft displays add to the carnival atmosphere. Steam Wagon rides, animals to pet, farmers market and so much more, complete the family fun. Vehicles from 1890 through to 1980 will be on display including several classic 'Motion Picture' motors, such as vehicles from 'Starsky & Hutch' and 'Only Fools and Horses'. Visitors will feel truly nostalgic whilst wandering through the wonderful maritime heritage site with many opportunities for classic transport fans to marvel at the vehicles on display.


After a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey home, arriving during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


3* Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone

Located in the heart of Kent, this hotel is built around a Georgian Country House, surrounded by 26 acres of private grounds and is situated five miles from Maidstone. Restaurant, lounge/bar, Health & Leisure Club including indoor pool and solarium.

Mobility Grade: 4 – The resort and hotel are on the level.A lift serves all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


· Restaurant

· Bar/Lounge

· Health & Leisure Club including indoor pool and solarium

· En Suite Bedrooms 

· TV 

· Hairdryer 

· Hospitality Tray 

· Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


4 Day Tour   

Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018 – £435


Tour Departs By: 10.00am 

Returns By: 6.00pm 


Times are approximate




Single Room: £60

Holiday Insurance: £19.50 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain


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