Kent – The Garden of England

From the largest collection of fruit in the world to vineyards to beautifully sculpted gardens, discover why Kent is known as the Garden of England on this fantastic tour! We visit Brogdale Fruit Collection, home to hundreds of varieties of fruit; Godinton House, with its delightful landscaped gardens; Chapel Down Vineyard, perfect for a sample of sparkling wine; and Leeds Castle, the loveliest castle in the world.

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to Kent for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy a visit magnificent Leeds Castle. Visitors come from all around the world to view this magnificent castle, which is set in 500 acres of landscaped parkland with a maze, grotto, aviaries, vineyard and more.

Listed in the Domesday Book, the castle has a long history and has been home to six medieval queens – it is often referred to as the ‘Castle of Queens, Queen of Castles’. King Henry VIII was perhaps the most famous owner, who transformed the castle for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The stunning painting of the ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’, which commemorates the meeting between King Henry VIII and the French King Francis I in 1520, hangs at Leeds Castle.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Leeds Castle

Today, we discover the National Fruit Collection, which is set over 150 acres of farmland with over 4,000 varieties of fruit trees. No matter the time of year there's sure to be something in season, from cherries and plums in summer to apples and quince in autumn. We take a tractor trailer tour to learn more about the unique varieties in the orchard.

This afternoon we continue to Canterbury, famous for its cathedral and medieval town.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Brogdale Fruit Collection
  • Canterbury

This morning, we head to Godinton House and Gardens. Home to twelve acres of tranquil gardens which are surrounded by ancient parkland, highlights include the Rose Garden, Herbaceous Borders, and Lily Pond.

We then enjoy award-winning sparkling wine at Chapel Down Vineyard.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Chapel Down Vineyard
  • Godinton House and Gardens

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Orida Hotel in Maidstone.

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £149


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