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Bluebells & Tulips in Kent

Bluebells & Tulips in Kent

See the array of colours Kent has to offer this Spring staying at The Mercure Maidstone with excursions to Hever Castle Tulip Display, Ightham Mote (NT), Canterbury and Chartwell (NT)

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There is no better time to visit the Garden of England than in spring when everything is bursting to life with vibrant colours. With our special themed events to two of the region’s top locations, you are sure to see an array of colour that will fill the Kent countryside.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Entrances to Hever Castle, Ightham Mote (NT) & Chartwell (NT)


Not included: All lunches


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We travel south to Kent, making a stop for lunch en-route, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.


As spring takes hold across the country, the stunning Hever Castle tulip display comes into full bloom, with over fifty different varieties of this springtime favourite on show. Head Gardener Neil Miller described the tulip display at Hever Castle as "a hidden gem" commenting that "the south-east is renowned for tulip festivals, and the explosion of colour along Pergola Walk brings a carnival like atmosphere to the formality of the Italian Garden.


Today we visit Ightham Mote (NT), a romantic 14th century, moated manor house. Described by historian David Starkey as 'one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses', where you'll discover swathes of bluebells throughout this marvelous 546-acre estate. The house is surrounded by peaceful gardens with an orchard, water features, lakes and woodland walks with unique views across the Kent countryside.


After breakfast we visit the ancient city of Canterbury. Discover the beautifully preserved cathedral, the 13th-century Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, and perhaps take a historic river tour - a popular way to experience the city - browse the wonderful independent shops along the King's Mile or visit the award-winning Canterbury Tales.


Departing our hotel we make our way to Chartwell (NT), once family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The rooms remain as they were when he lived there, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and interests of the famous statesmen. We then commence our journey homeward.

Your Hotel


4* The Mercure Maidstone, Great Danes Hotel

Set with 26 acres of private grounds this delightful 4-star rated hotel is built around a Georgian country house, adjacent to Leeds Castle. Restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness & wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna & solarium.


Mobility Grade:  4 – Locality & public areas generally level. Lift access from car park. Lift to all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Mon 29 Apr – Fri 3 May 2019 - £525


Tour Departs: 8.30am

Returns By: 6.30pm




Single Room: Nil

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)

Discounts available for (NT) National Trust Members



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


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