A Kaleidoscope of Kent England Color
Duration 4 nights/5 days
Based Royal Tunbridge Wells or Sevenoaks (4n)
Arrive London where arrangements can be made to meet and escort you for coffee and croissants at the lovely walled garden of Groombridge, you might even like to roam in the enchanted forest… On then to the hotel. Refreshed, you’ll be ready for a visit to Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s family home. Dinner back at the hotel.
You’ll be riveted today, with leisurely visits to two stunning properties. Firstly, the award winning gardens at 13th century moated Hever Castle. During the afternoon, prepare to be amazed by the treasures of Penshurst Place, one of England’s greatest family-owned stately homes.
With time for morning worship, at around midday to the beautiful gardens at privately owned, 17th century Squerrye’s Court before heading for a special recital tour at Georgian baroque Finchcocks, home to Richard Burnett’s remarkable collection of some 80 historical keyboard instruments. After tea here, to Sissinghurst Castle for a late afternoon stroll around this famous, romantic garden.
With a morning’s antique shopping time in the Pantiles area of Royal Tunbridge Wells, to Leeds Castle,
arguably the most beautiful castle in the world. Return to Royal Tunbridge Wells and prepare for a farewell pub supper.
Airport transfers or independent extensions.
Paris and Normandy River Cruise
A highlight of your river cruise is a visit Claude Monet’s home in his beloved village of Giverny, where he lived and worked for almost 43 years (1883-1926). When Monet bought the property, most of it was an orchard; he transformed it over the years into the enchanted vision that he painted, essentially creating each work of art twice: once as a living garden and again as a painting. Stroll through the grounds and admire the familiar Japanese bridge and water garden that inspired him. See his collection of Japanese prints, his delightful home, and his greatest sources of inspiration. Even though the town endured bomb damage during WWII, you’ll still be able to recognize many scenes from the master’s iconic paintings.
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