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Castles & Gardens of Kent & Call the Midwife Tour

Castles & Gardens of Kent

Thu 11-Mon 15 Apr 2024: A 5 Day Escourted Coach Holiday to the Castles & Gardens of Kent with Johnsons Coaches

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Thursday 11th to Monday 15th April 2024


Kent, the Garden of England is one of the best UK destinations for a holiday. Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, stunning architecture or delicious food and drink – Kent has it all! On our break we also go behind the scenes of the hugely popular TV series ‘Call the Midwife’ for a unique guided tour around Chatham Docks.



Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Sissinghurst Gardens (NT)

  • Guided Tour of Ramsgate Tunnels

  • The Historic Naval Dockyard at Chatham

  • Call the Midwife Guided Tour

  • Hever Castle & Gardens


Not Included: All Lunches.



Depart from Henley we travel to Kent, arriving during the afternoon at the Bridgewood Manor for our 4-night stay.


In the morning we travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells and then in the afternoon we visit one of England’s most famous and romantic gardens, Sissinghurst (NT), with its famous twentieth century garden. Throughout the day we travel through pretty Kent villages including Pluckley, the setting for the filming of The Darling Buds of May.


Enjoy the best of the Kent Coast as we first travel to Margate, the original seaside destination. We continue to Ramsgate, where we include a visit to the historic Ramsgate Tunnels, a huge and cavernous subterranean world of underground tunnels that were built to hide people during the blitz in World War II. A marvel of engineering, that we will discover on our guided tour. There are also a series of wartime reconstructions including an abandoned train station and an underground bunker. From here, we continue to Deal, possibly the prettiest seaside town in Kent.


After breakfast we will visit the historic city of Rochester, known for its connections to Charles Dickens and its cathedral, the second oldest foundation in England. Next, we head for nearby Chatham, where we visit the fascinating Historic Naval Dockyard, a vast treasure trove of all things nautical. Here we enjoy the official Call the Midwife Tour. This popular TV series has captured the hearts of millions of TV viewers over the years, with our exciting tour introducing you to some of the props, costumes and sets, all lead by a costumed Midwife! After you have free time to explore the dockyard at leisure.


Departing our hotel we visit historic Hever Castle and Gardens with its enchanting double-moated castle and 125 acres of spectacular gardens before returning home in the late afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* Bridgewood Manor, Rochester

A charming 4-star hotel in Rochester, Bridgewood Manor is the perfect destination for visitors who wish to explore scenic Kent. Restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor patio area, leisure club & spa with indoor swimming pool.

Mobility Grade: 4. Level entrance, easy access throughout. Lift to all floors, with 2 purpose built disabled rooms on the ground floor.


Departure Dates, Duration and Price:

Thu 11 - Mon 15 Apr '24

4 Nights




Departs: 8.30am

Returns: 6.00pm



Single Room: £100 | Holiday Insurance £32

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

Discounts available for (NT) National Trust Members

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