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Maritime Essex & Kent Coast

Maritime Essex & Kent Coast

A lovely tour featuring the counties on either shore of the Thames Estuary – Kent and Essex with lots of varied attractions. As a contrast we have a visit to Greenwich with the opportunity to visit the restored Cutty Sark.

Holiday Highlights

  • Based in Historic Rochester 

  • Kent Coast Tour – Whitstable and Sandwich

  • Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

  • Southend-on-Sea

  • Leigh-On-Sea and Old Leigh

  • Picturesque Cockle Sheds, Cottages and Inns

  • Historic Greenwich – Cutty Sark


We depart and make our way to Kent
and arriving late afternoon at our hotel for the
next 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast.


Today we commence with a journey
east along the North Kent coastline towards
Whitstable, famous the world over for its
Oysters. After a brief stop for coffee, we then
head to R.A.F. Manston, (one of only a few
“Battle of Britain” airfields still in use today)
home of the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial
Museum. Opened by Dame Vera Lynn in 1988,
the museum houses two fine examples of the
Spitfire and Hurricane as well as many artefacts
from the Second World War.


From Rochester we head west
towards Greenwich which has a lot to offer the
visitor – The National Maritime Museum,
Greenwich Park with the Meridian Line, Olde
world pubs including the riverside Trafalgar
Tavern the restored Cutty Sark and more.


Crossing the Thames Estuary into
Essex our first stop is in Southend-on-Sea. A
highlight is to take a train ride to the end of the
Pier which at nearly one and a half miles long,
the pier is the longest in the world and the little
trains run continuously. The seafront is 7 miles
long and you have chance for lunch and some
retail therapy. We have the day here.


After breakfast we leave for home.

Your Hotel


The Holiday Inn Rochester, Chatham


The Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham is pleasantly situated

on the edge of the town and is an ideal location for

this tour. Hotel facilities include Health Club with indoor

swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV,

telephone, hairdryer 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
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
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
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.
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
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
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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