Leave London for a Day in the Garden of England

Tour Number

Activity Level

44497


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

Get out of town quick to enjoy a day in the countryside following in the footsteps of pilgrims both ancient and modern


Take the high speed train out of London and be in the countryside in just 17 minutes. Your guide and chauffeur-driven vehicle will meet you at Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations to start your tour of the Pilgrims Way to the city of Canterbury.
See the ancient order of the Carmelites recently re-installed in their Priory, view the open air shrine and stroll in the beautiful contemplative gardens.
Drive through the countryside of Kent travelling parallel to the ancient Pilgrims Way seeing the villages that provided shelter to the pilgrims. Stop off at a village pub to sample some of that famous hospitality.
Drive to the city of Canterbury where you chose how to explore the city on foot or by car, before visiting the cathedral and the opportunity to attend the Evensong service.

Itinerary

Visit the beautiful buildings of the Carmelites recently re-installed in their Priory to view the open air shrine and stroll in the contemplative gardens.
Explore Rochester cathedral, known as the little sister of Canterbury.
Travel parallel to the ancient Pilgrims Way through tiny towns and villages that would have provided shelter to the pilgrims and stop off to sample the hospitality of a traditional English pub.
Drive on to the city of Canterbury, UNESCO world heritage site.
Choose between taking a punting tour on the River Stour or a walking tour to explore the medieval streets and learn about the city's early history.
Tour around Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of Anglicanism with the opportunity to attend Evensong service.
Then your chauffeur will speed you back to the railway station and it's a snappy 17 minutes back into Central London.
Extras: Your route passes close to Godinton House and Gardens and Leeds Castle; visits to these can be included in your trip.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Ebbsfleet International railway station

End location: Ebbsfleet International railway station

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Fully licenced and insured chauffeur-driven vehicle

What’s Included

Other: The services of your guide and chauffeur-driven vehicle

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - This is an example of the return railfare from London.
Many sites are free, please see the What's Extra section for site entrance fees
An average pub lunch is in the region of GBP20.00

What’s Extra

Other: Example entrance fees.
Canterbury Cathedral GBP17.00 per adult
Refreshments and souvenirs.

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