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4 Days (3 Nights)
  • Excursions to Rochester, Brighton and Canterbury
  • Three nights hotel stay with English breakfast and dinner
  • 2-for-1 drinks at the hotel bar for two hours each evening
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Rochester Dickensian Festival, Brighton and Canterbury


A packed itinerary including the fabulous Dickensian festival, a day trip to Brighton and a visit to historic Canterbury. We also include breakfast, dinner and drinks offers at your hotel.

On the highlight of this festive break you will be treated to the entertaining Dickensian Festival in Rochester. Against the enchanting backdrop of Rochester’s castle and cathedral, this delightful city offers street performers, candlelit parades, carol concerts and even a guaranteed snow fall! The traditional festival has been held annually since 1988, positioned accordingly along the river Medway, a special place to the celebrated author Charles Dickens. During the festival you will see many people dressed as the familiar fabled characters from Dickens’ famous stories.

We also visit the fabulous seaside town of Brighton. Its famous pier is a hub of activity with amusement arcades, rides and food kiosks. Enjoy a stroll along the seafront, take advantage of the many food and drink establishements of stroll the famous "Lanes" , the city's historic quarter with a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways and shops.

On the homeward journey we stop at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Canterbury for time at your leisure, where you can visit the Christmas markets and a fascinating World Heritage Site, consisting of a Cathedral, Abbey and ancient ruins.

Your Holiday ITINERARY

Day 1:Folkestone
Board your coach and relax as we take good care of you as we journey to Folkestone where you will stay for three nights.
Day 2:Rochester
Enjoy breakfast before our full day trip to Rochester, where you can enjoy all the parades, performers and entertainmentment. Returning in the evening in time for dinner at your hotel.
Day 3:Brighton
A leisurely breakfast and mid-morning departure for Brighton. Enjoy the rest of the day at this great English seaside town before we return to the hotel in time for dinner.
Day 4:Canterbury
Journey home with an an en-route visit to Canterbury, where you can spend the time at your leisure visiting the Christmas Markets or exploring the cathedral and the ancient ruins of the Abbey.

Your Holiday HOTEL

You will stay three nights at the Britannia Burstin Hotel in Folkestone. This 3-star hotel has well-furnished en-suite bedrooms as well as a comfortable bar, restaurant, leisure club and heated indoor pool (payable locally). Breakfast and dinner will be included throughout your stay, as well as 2-for-1 drinks for 2 hours each evening at the hotel bar.

Departure DATES

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*2018 dates are provisional. Single supplement £. Child discount (under 12's) save £10. Click here for information on travel insurance and deposits.

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