Retrace the footsteps of Henry VIII, the scandalous King of England and discover the elegant homes of some of the most iconic figures in history, including Sir Winston Churchill, on this truly enlightening break to the South East of England.
Day 1 – We stop for a late lunch break in the Dickensian town of Rochester, after some free time we continue to our hotel.
Day 2 – You can look forward to a morning of enlightenment today as we visit the National Trust’s Chartwell House Chartwell was the much‐loved family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes, which evoke the career and wide‐ranging interests of a great statesman. After, we continue onto Leeds Castle. Described as the ‘Loveliest Castle in the World’, Leeds Castle has been the property of six of England’s medieval queens including Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Day 3 – After breakfast we visit Hever Castle & Gardens for free time. Inside the childhood home of Anne Boleyn (the second wife of Henry VIII) you will find panelled rooms, fine furniture, rich tapestries and antiques which are regarded to be ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery.’
Day 4 – Today we take you to the cathedral city of Canterbury, which was also a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Why not visit Canterbury Cathedral, which is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and also forms part of a World Heritage Site.
Day 5 – We make our way home, enjoying occasional stops along the way.
Inclusive insurance Door‐to‐Door service
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Free time in Rochester & Canterbury
Admission into Chartwell House, Leeds Castle & Hever Castle
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