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Historic Cities, Town & Dockyards of Kent

Historic Kent

Thu 30 Mar - Mon 3 Apr 2023: A 4 Night Coach Holiday to Historic Kent with Johnsons Coaches

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Thursday 30th March to Monday 3rd April 2023


Kent, the Garden of England is one of the best UK destinations for a holiday. Whether you’re 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

  • The Historic Naval Dockyard at Chatham

  • Call the Midwife Guided Tour

  • Guided Tour of Chartham Vineyard

  • Entrance to Leeds Castle


Not included: All lunches


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


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.


Today's excursion takes us first via the picture postcard village of Chilham, with its many half-timbered houses and castle, often the location for TV programmes and films. Later, we continue to historic Canterbury. The city is dominated by the magnificent Cathedral, now a World Heritage Site, and the city centre, being very compact, is best explored on foot or by horse drawn carriage.


This morning we enjoy a visit to award-winning Chartham Vineyard & Winery where a guided tour and tasting session is included. We then head into historic Tenterden, a charming town with an attractive tree-lined High Street and interesting shops. There will be some free time here before we continue to magnificent Leeds Castle, renowned as the home of Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and justly described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' with over 1000 years of history.


Departing our hotel we head to Royal Tunbridge Wells. This historic spa town has welcomed visitors for over 400 years. Browse among the chic independent shops of the colonnaded Pantiles and the High Street, with buzzy cafes and bars, before returning home during the late afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* Bridgewood Manor, Rochester 

A charming four-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. 


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Thu 30 Mar - Mon 3 Apr 2023                         

4 Nights                



Departs 9.30am

Returns 5.30pm



Single Room: £100

Holiday Insurance: £31


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.


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