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Gold Autumn Days in Kent

Gold Autumn Days in Kent

Enjoy the colourful Kent country in our NEW autumn tour with visits to Royal Tunbridge Wells and the lovely town of Rochester with its many connections with Charles Dickens.

Holiday Highlights

• Royal Tunbridge Wells

• North Kent Coastal Tour – Broadstairs

• Canterbury and Maidstone

• Hotel Near Maidstone


We depart and make our way to Kent
arriving late afternoon at our hotel where we
enjoy the next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed &
breakfast with tea/coffee and biscuits served on


Have a relaxing breakfast in your new
surroundings before we drive into Maidstone,
the county town of Kent where we have some
free time before heading off to Rochester with
its many Dickensian connections with time to
obtain lunch and explore the town.


We travel via Sittingbourne and
Faversham to visit the genteel coastal resorts of
Whitstable and Herne Bay then continuing
along the north coast of Kent to Margate and
Broadstairs with Bleak House, Dickens summer
home which overlooks the town. From here we
continue to historic Canterbury where the city is
dominated by the magnificent cathedral, now a
World Heritage Site, and the compact city centre
is best explored on foot or by horse drawn
carriage and you have time to obtain lunch.


For our final outing we have a drive
through the colourful autumn Kent countryside
to the former Spa town of Royal Tunbridge
Wells. The beautiful collonaded Pantiles Centre
is a highlight and the town offers many
independent shops with plenty of opportunity
for a drink and bite to eat. In the afternoon we
return to our hotel through pleasant Kent


After breakfast we depart and head for

Your Hotel

The Mercure Great Danes Hotel


The Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone, is set in 26

acres of private grounds, with an extensive Health and

Leisure Club, including indoor pool, sauna and solarium.

All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone

and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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