A new tour for summer, featuring the counties on either shore of the Thames Estuary – Kent and Essex with lots of varied attractions. As a contrast we have a visit to Greenwich with the chance to visit the newly restored Cutty Sark.
This modern hotel is pleasantly situated on the edge of the town and is an ideal location for a relaxing break. Hotel facilities include a Health Club with indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All rooms are air conditioned and en suite and have a television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. This hotel is served by a lift.
Monday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class Coach as we make our way to Kent, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.
Tuesday From Rochester we head west towards London, to spend time in Historic Greenwich. Home to a World Heritage Site, London’s prettiest royal park and the Prime Meridian of the World - Greenwich has lots to offer. Wander through Greenwich Park or browse designer-maker arts and crafts on the market or maybe visit Cutty Sark, the fastest ship of her age. There are lots of opportunity for a drink and a bite to eat before returning to our hotel with time to relax prior to dinner.
Wednesday After breakfast we commence with a journey east along the North Kent coastline towards Whitstable, famous for its oysters. After a brief stop for coffee, we then head to R.A.F. Manston, one of only a few “Battle of Britain” airfields still in use today, home of the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum. Opened by Dame Vera Lynn in 1988, the museum houses two fine examples of the Spitfire and Hurricane as well as many artefacts from the Second World War. We then travel to Sandwich, one of the original Cinque Ports and home of the Sandwich Secret Gardens. After time here we return to the hotel for dinner.
Thursday Crossing the Thames Estuary into Essex our first stop is in Southend-On- Sea, a highlight is to take a train ride to the end of the pier. At nearly one and a half miles long, the pier is the longest in the world and the little trains run continuously. We have a chance for lunch and some shopping, before visiting the picturesque Leighon- Sea, with niche shops, restaurants and parks. Finally, we visit Old Leigh, an old fishing village; it is a quaint and historical place, with fishing boats, craft shops, inns, cottages, wharfs and cockle sheds along the shoreline.
Friday After a leisurely breakfast we bid farewell to Kent and make our way home. Arriving in our home area to be greeted by awaiting taxis mid afternoon.
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