Canterbury will always be associated with the medieval misadventures penned by Geoffrey Chaucer. The city’s skyline is dominated by the stunning cathedral, noted in his tales, which forms part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a city steeped in history and tradition yet also modern and vibrant. Enjoy an included tour and free time in the city and its surrounding area, in addition to a visit to the famous Leeds Castle, home to many members of royalty over the centuries.
4 nights in Canterbury (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel (3T) (2017) or Abode Hotel (4T) (2018). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s gardens and facilities, or take a short walk into the historic city of Canterbury.
Day 2 Canterbury
After breakfast, join an included guided walk from the hotel to the centre of Canterbury. The tour will include the Cathedral precincts, the historic King’s School, the Pilgrim inns dotted around the medieval lanes and tales of many famous historical characters, writers and artists who have lived here or visited in the past. Conclude with an audio-guided visit to stunning Canterbury Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Britain and one that dominates Canterbury’s skyline. You can spend the rest of the day exploring this fascinating city at leisure. You may wish to relax with a boat trip along the River Stour to appreciate Canterbury's finest and historical architecture set against outstanding, scenic views.
Day 3 Chatham
Today we visit the Historic Dockyards at Chatham, one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail. This unique, award-winning attraction has a remarkable range of museum galleries, iconic buildings and historic warships to explore, together with a diverse programme of events, activities and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Day 4 Leeds Castle
Our included excursion takes you to Leeds Castle. Set in 500 acres of glorious gardens, Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. We have a private guided tour and free time to enjoy the castle.
Day 5 Canterbury
You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
The 3-star Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel is a Gothic-style building built in the 1830s. This picturesque hotel, set within two acres of beautiful gardens, is just a 5-10 minute walk from the historic town of Canterbury, ideally located to explore Canterbury’s many attractions. You will find well-designed en suite rooms, equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, freeview flat screen TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.