Regional Tours

Sussex/Kent Heritage Tours: 2010
Sissinghurst view from the towersOur ‘Signature Tour' - A unique opportunity to experience genuine English hospitality, and the closest you will ever get to an insider's view of rural England! A 5 star experience, enthusiastically recommended by every previous guest!

Based in the Medieval hill town of Rye, Sussex, with its cobbled streets and historic buildings, you enjoy the companyLewes Castle of your English hosts, tours each day and a welcome cocktail party where you will meet many of Rye's most interesting characters. Rye is just 60 miles from London in the lovely South-eastern corner of England, well placed to explore this region's delightful coast and countryside. Paris day trip easily accessed from here.

Accommodation in Rye, E. Sussex.
Railway RickEnjoy superb hospitality in one of the best privately owned historic homes inRailway Rick the town with a choice of four-poster, twin or double bedded rooms - all with private bath. TRAVEL in comfortable vehicle to follow the varied itinerary of history and heritage each day with one of our team of local guides, all experts in the culture and traditions of this special region of England.

Or choose to stay in one of Rye's hotels – all located in the very heart of the historic old town – prices on request.

On the tour you will also have the opportunity to visit some of Sissinghurst Yellow GardenEngland's loveliest homes and gardens, including the world-famous castle garden at Sissinghurst in Kent, created by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson. There will be plenty of time to explore charming towns & villages with their antiques/ book stores & to visit traditional tea-rooms serving afternoon tea with home-made cakes, scones and pastries.

Tour Directors in Rye*9 night tours. $2,750 per person. If you have less than 9 nights choose the days you want and just divide the per person price by 9 and multiply that by the number of nights you wish to stay. For example, 4 nights will cost $2,750 divided by 9 ($305.50) x 4 nights = $1,222. Tours are organized for a minimum of 2 people at any time of year to suit you, subject to availability.

Price includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at London's Gatwick airport (Heathrow extra charge)
  • *9 nights' accommodations in Rye, private bathroom – hosted accommodation in charming Georgian residence.
  • Full English breakfast each day
  • Daily tours with guides/escorts
  • Welcome cocktail party / evening Ghost Tour of Rye
  • Steam train ride on the Northiam/Tenterden scenic line
  • 1 day to relax and enjoy any of the many local sights, sounds and activities in and around Rye itself. See local pottery being made in the old monastery, or stroll around the harbor and have lunch in one of Rye's traditional pubs. Or use the day to take a trip to Paris by Eurostar Train from nearby Ashford International Rail Link (additional charge).

Kipling's House BatemansItinerary Highlights: Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Canterbury cathedral
'Batemans' (author Rudyard Kipling's home & gardens), Sissinghurst Castle gardens, Leeds Castle, Dover Castle and the White Cliffs.
Visits also available to Charleston Farmhouse (Virginia Woolf / 'The Hours'/Bloomsbury connections); Christopher Lloyd's famous garden at 'Great Dixter'; William the Conqueror's castle (1066AD) at Pevensey and the cliffs on the South Downs Way overlooking the English Channel.Seven Sisters and the Beach

Reserve your dates now. Fill out our General Reservation Form. Fax or mail the form to us or call us for availability.

We can take your deposit by credit card over the phone, or you can mail us your check for the deposit amount. You can let us know your payment has been sent, or request an invoice, using our Payment Notification Form. Deposits are fully refundable, less an administration charge of $75 per person, for any cancellation received up to 45 days prior to the start of your tour.

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