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Kent Weekend


Featuring Canterbury and Rochester, with optional visits to Dover

Castle and Chatham Historic Dockyard

3 nights Half-Board from £279* SELF DRIVE

Join us on our relaxing four day Self-Drive visit to Kent, visiting Dover Castle (English Heritage) , the iconic fortress that sits majestically atop the White Cliffs of Dover and the historic dockyard at Chatham with its three historic warships , a collection of RNLI Lifeboats, and a Victorian Ropery where you can learn the history of nautical rope making. We also include visits to historic Canterbury for sightseeing and shopping, and Charles Dickens’ Rochester.


Day 1, Friday 12th April: Home to Maidstone Kent Arrive at hotel for check in from 1500. Afternoon at leisure—your stay includes full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. Meet in reception at 1800 for dinner at 1900, included in tour cost


Day 2, Saturday: 13th April—Chatham Historic Dockyard/Rochester Depart hotel and travel to Chatham for visit to Chatham Historic Dockyard for visit. Payment on arrival. Return to hotel via nearby Rochester (optional). Dinner at 1900 Gish

Day 3, Sunday 14th April: Dover Castle & Canterbury Depart hotel and travel to Dover for a morning visit to Dover Castle. Pay on arrival. English Heritage members covered on card. We will spend the afternoon in Canterbury , a beautiful, medieval city with lots to explore including its historic cathedral. Discover the city in your own time, making sure to be back at the hotel for dinner Return to hotel in time for dinner at 1900.


Day 4, Monday: 15th April— Home Breakfast at leisure. Check out of hotel by 1200. Travel home

Orida Hotel, Maidstone

Formerly the Hilton Maidstone, this modern hotel and conference centre is located just off the M20, a short drive from central Maidstone and handy for all the region’s many attractions

• 146 en suite bedrooms with TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray

• Free Wi-Fi

• ORIDA leisure facility

• Restaurant, Bar and Starbucks Café


What’s Included:

✓3 nights’ accommodation with buffet dinner and breakfast


What’s not included:

Transport to hotel or venues (self drive break)

Entrance fees to attractions


*Price based on minimum 20 persons travelling and 2 persons sharing a twin/double room


Sole occupancy room supplement £90 for three nights


Full payment due by 9th February 2024. All bookings and enquiries to Mike Critchley



For further information or to make a booking on this tour please contact Mike Critchley at Maritime Heritage Tours
Tel. 07977 534949

Friday 12th - Monday 15th April 2024

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