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Kentish Ales, Rails & Secret Wartime Tunnels

with Roberts Travel Group

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£449.00

Join us as we visit the iconic Dover Castle, the ‘key to England’, for a whirl through Britain’s rich history, from Henry II’s Great Tower to the depths of Secret War Tunnels ,where the dramatic rescue operation of the 1940 ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ is vividly brought to life. We will also take a fascinating guided tour of the authentic Underground Hospital.

We will enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the award winning Old Dairy Brewery which is housed in two old World War II Nissan buildings just moments from the High Street.  We have time to browse the brewery shop before we stroll a few yards for a return train journey to Bodiam on the Kent & East Sussex Railway whilst enjoying a Ploughman’s lunch.

A revitalised corner of Kent awaits us when we visit the resorts of Margate & Broadstairs. Charles Dickens loved to holiday in Broadstairs and described it as ‘Our English watering place’ and Augustus Pugin, designer of the Houses of Parliament lived in Ramsgate in the house he designed ‘The Grange’. Also in Margate you will find the internationally acclaimed Turner Contemporary, named after the famous artist JMW Turner.


Join us as we visit the iconic Dover Castle, the ‘key to England’, for a whirl through Britain’s rich history, from Henry II’s Great Tower to the depths of Secret War Tunnels ,where the dramatic rescue operation of the 1940 ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ is vividly brought to life. We will also take a fascinating guided tour of the authentic Underground Hospital.

Monday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to Folkestone with a stop en route. We aim to arrive at the hotel late afternoon.           

Tuesday: Today we head for Dover Castle where we step inside the Great Tower and immerse ourselves in the history of this great castle. Please note: the upper floor of the Great Tower has steep flights of narrow steps and there are some very steep slopes and cobbled walkways within the grounds.

After our time at the castle, we will return to our hotel, making a stop at the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne. The National Memorial is a peaceful spot where the heroes of the Battle of Britain are commemorated. Looking out to sea, the central statue of alone pilot is accompanied by a Memorial Wall and two replica aircraft.

Wednesday: This morning we travel to the picturesque market town of Tenterden with its fine High Street ranking amongst the most attractive in the country for a visit to the Old Dairy Brewery and a ride on the Kent & East Susex Railway. 

Thursday: Today, we visit nearby resorts of Margate and Broadstairs.

Friday: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel, making a stop for lunch, before arriving back at the Travel Centre late this afternoon.

INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
4 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast
Entrance to Dover Castle, Wartime Tunnels and Underground Hospital
Old Dairy Brewery tour including beer tasting
Return railway journey on the Kent & East Sussex Railway with Ploughman’s lunch
Stop at Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne
Visit to Margate & Broadstairs

Burlington Hotel***
Earls Avenue, Folkestone
Standing in its own grounds and set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the English Channel, this Victorian hotel has a superb location and is located just a 10 minute walk from Folkestone’s town centre.

The 60 well decorated bedrooms have en suite facilities and are bright and airy and have tea/coffee making facilities, television and hairdryer. The hotel does have some ground floor bedrooms on request. All single rooms are double/twin for sole use.

Single supplement: £70 on the first 7 single rooms within our allocation (all single rooms are double/twin for sole use)
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  • Free secure parking at our Travel Centre in Hugglescote
  • Use of our staffed, travel centre in Hugglescote on the outward journey
  • Executive coach travel with experienced tour driver
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner & cooked breakfast throughout
  • All excursions and entrances as described in the itinerary
  • Door to Door home pick within our designated area
  • Welcome reception at Hugglescote on the day of departure
  • Return welcome from Roberts Holidays’ staff
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Web Price Saving Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 25 Jun, 2018 RHKEN 7 5 £449.00 £449 - 10 + Book Now

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