4 days

From £995

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There can’t be many tours that feature references to such a diverse range of characters as this - Charles Darwin, Sir Winston Churchill, Henry VIII and Sir Cliff Richard! The county of Kent is overflowing with historical castles and houses which we will explore and learn all about the characters associated with them.

First up is Down House, where Charles Darwin lived, worked and wrote his seminal work ‘On the Origin of Species’. We continue with visits to Penshurst Place, whose Baron’s Hall dates to 1341 and which was once used as a hunting lodge by Henry VIII, and Chartwell, the much-loved family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until 1964. In the evening we have a very special private tour of Hever Castle, the childhood home of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn, along with a private dinner. Leeds Castle also connections with Henry VIII as well as more recent figures such as Pavarotti and Sir Cliff Richard. A visit to Canterbury and an optional steam-train journey round off a fascinating tour of this historic county.

Tour highlights:

  • Private evening tour and exclusive dinner at Hever Castle
  • Private tour of the home of Charles Darwin’s Down House
  • Private tour of Penshurst House
  • Visit to Chartwell, family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill
  • Private tour of Leeds castle including Upstairs tour
  • Visit to Canterbury

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Coach bay, Pond Hill, outside the Penny Black
06.00 20.30
Outside the Railway Station
08.00 18.30
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
10.30 16.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £195

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
10 July 2022 BCHK220710 10 July 2022 (Sunday) 13 July 2022 (Wednesday) £995
(ex. flights)
£100 £195 Book your trip
14 August 2022 BCHK220814 14 August 2022 (Sunday) 17 August 2022 (Wednesday) £995
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£100 £195 Book your trip
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