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Enjoy sweeping views over the Thames and Medway on the little known and mysterious Hoo Peninsula, a roast lunch together and Christmas shopping and sightseeing in lovely old-fashioned Rochester.

Meet at 10.30am in a pub next door to Charles Dickens’ old house at Higham for coffee and biscuits included in the tour fee. During the morning we will take you on a coach tour through one of the least known landscapes in England; rolling panoramas of sweeping chalk downs and vast vistas of marsh and estuary - all with the unmistakable Kentish imprint of orchard and oast.

We stop at the remote church where Pip met the convict in Dickens’s Great Expectations. The tiny cockle shell vestry and unusual graves are unforgettable. Back to the pub for a roast chicken lunch included in the tour fee. Your folk can buy any bar and hot drinks or desserts as desired on the day.

Next to Rochester where the bunting-hung Victorian High Street is lined with interesting shops. Your members can choose to do their own thing for the afternoon or stay with the guide for a trail past the castle, the Dorritt family grave and Miss Haversham’s house and into Rochester Cathedral (your tour fee includes a donation).

There are lots of places to buy tea and sticky buns on the High Street that positively twinkles with Victorian charm at dusk. Head home at 4.45pm.

Jam Buster Choral Evensong Option Start with roast lunch and a coffee at midday, enjoy the coach tour of the Hoo, the walking tour in Rochester, have your tea in town and then enjoy Choral Evensong at 5.30pm and head home at 6.30pm. Tours are available weekdays in November & December.

Adults & Seniors: £30

Available weekdays

in Nov & Dec

Price Valid to 31 March 2021

25 miles