NEW TOUR – White Cliffs & Heroes
Destination: England, Folkestone
Duration: 5 days
From our base in Folkestone we explore this beautiful part of Kent which has played a significant role in Britain’s Maritime history. There is a good mixture of inclusions that gives insight to this area.
The Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel, 3 – 5 Earls Ave. Folkestone. Tel: 01303 255301
The stylish 4 star Victorian hotel has a superb location in a pleasant area close to the seafront and has undergone extensive refurbishment. All 60 en-suite rooms have TV, tea/coffee tray and telephone. There is a lift.
Single room (limited supply) £71.00
Dover Castle * Canterbury * Steam Train * Old Dairy Brewery
- Luxury air conditioned coach
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Entry to Dover Castle & guided tour of Underground Hospital
- Guided tour and tasting at Old Dairy Brewery
- Return railway journey Tenterton to Bodiam with Ploughman’s lunch
- Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
- Door to door service (subject to conditions)
Departs approx 0800 arrives back approx 1600
After local pick ups we make our way to Cambridge for a lunch break. We then continue to our hotel in Folkestone.
Today we visit Dover Castle and its unique visitor attraction, the Secret Wartime Tunnels where the dramatic rescue operation of the 1940 ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ is vividly brought to life. We then take a fascinating tour of the authentic Underground Hospital. In the afternoon we visit the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, a peaceful spot where the heroes of the Battle of Britain are commemorated in this unique spot.
NB: The upper floor of the castle’s Great Tower has steep flights of narrow steps and there are some very steep slopes and cobbled walkways within the grounds.
This morning we visit Tenterden for a guided tour and tasting at the award winning Old Dairy Brewery which is housed in two old World War II Nissan buildings. We then embark on a return steam train journey to Bodiam on the Kent & East Sussex Railway whilst enjoying a delicious Ploughman’s lunch, after which we have time to explore Tenterden a little more.
Today we visit the historic city of Canterbury and the oldest cathedral in England. We have the opportunity to join a tour before spending the afternoon at leisure in the city.
After breakfast we make our way homewards.