9-Day Splendid London and Kent Gardens Tour
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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Welcome to London! Upon arriving at the airport, be greeted and escorted to the hotel by your driver guide from the airport. The rest of time is yours to walk along the Thames River or enjoy the night show at West End on your own.
Today you will have a whole day London tour. In the morning, explore the famous Big Ben, the grand Houses of Parliament, the amazing Westminster Abbey and awe-inspiring Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, visit Hampton Court Palace - the most magnificent palace at that age all over the country, before discovering Maze and the Privy Garden.
Today visit the RHS Garden Wisley, one of the great gardens in the world and the center of education for gardeners, where you will appreciate various plants collected from the globe. Lose yourself in the flowers and amazed at its state-of-the-art glasshouse before driving back to London.
In the morning, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Kew Royal Botanic Garden which collects all kinds of plants and specimen with covering an area of 300 acres. Then, drive to Uckfield for Sheffield Park and Gardens where appreciate the beautiful view of lakes and colorful leaves in autumn, followed by having a ride on the steam Bluebell Railway if it is available.
After breakfast, drive along the coast to Brighton for a visit to Brighton Pavilion, a summer resort built by British Royalty. Or do some shopping in The Lanes with small shops and characteristic narrow alleyways. Have lunch with fish and chips if it is available before going back to your hotel for rest.
Start the day with exploring the amazing the White Cliffs. Then transfer to the historic Canterbury where discover the UNESCO World Heritage site Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and famous structures in England before being escorted to Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Overnight: Royal Tunbridge Wells
Today visit the romantic Sissinghurst's garden, which is created by poet and gardening writer Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson. The garden is famous for its characteristic “rooms”, the colorful, abundant planting showing. After that, drive to Biddenden Vineyard and have a taste of Local Specialty before being escorted back to your hotel.
Overnight: Tunbridge Wells
In the morning, explore the historic Hever Castle, the palace of the second wife of Henry VIII. Built more than 800 years ago, the castle is not only famous for its structure and award-winning formal gardens, but also its legendary love story of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. Next visit Chartwell where once lived Sir Winston Churchill and his wife before returning back to London.
Day 9Free at leisure before being escorted to the airport for your flight to next destination.