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Canterbury Christmas Markets & Festive Rochester Canterbury Christmas Markets & Festive Rochester

Canterbury Christmas Markets & Festive Rochester

Canterbury Christmas Markets & Festive Rochester

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Join us as we head to Kent for our Canterbury Christmas Market and Festive Rochester tour. Enjoy this special festive weekend break, staying in a luxury 4-star hotel with leisure and spa facilities and indoor swimming pool in the wonderful Kent countryside. Wander Canterbury’s magical streets decorated for the season, head to the Christmas Market with stalls laden with festive wares and scrumptious treats, surround yourself in wonderful aromas of the festive fayre all overlooked by the magnificent backdrop of Canterbury’s historic Cathedral, what can be more special. Visit the picture-postcard village of Chilham with its quintessentially English black and white houses, inns and village church and historic Rochester, a town cherished by Victorian novelist Charles Dickens packed with heritage gems waiting to be discovered, wander the magical Christmas Market in the Rochester Castle Gardens. Don’t miss out on this wonderful short break that will put you in the festive spirit.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival

Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms


Executive coach travel throughout




Single room supplement - £46.00


Depart Leyland at 09.00am for our journey to Kent with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arrive at Bridgewood Manor to a warm welcome with tea/coffee and biscuits while our luggage is taken care of, why not take a dip in the swimming pool before joining us for dinner.

Following breakfast our excursion today takes us to the lovely picture postcard village of Chilham, situated on the former Pilgrims route to Canterbury, now known as the Northdowns Way, the many half-timbered houses in the square were part of the castle estate which along with the village has appeared as a filming location in many films and TV series throughout the years including the BBC adaptation of Jane Austins classic Emma, Marple and Poirot. Following a short visit continue to Canterbury where you will have free time to enjoy lunch and explore, perhaps visit the magnificent cathedral, a wonderful and special time of year to visit. The Christmas festivities are underway with the market now in full swing. Festive stalls line Whiterfriars, St Georges Street and Rose Lanes, display festive food, drinks, crafts, and gifts. Christmas is brought to the streets and the atmosphere is alive with twinkling lights and street entertainers. Depart Canterbury at 17.00hrs to return to the hotel.

Following a leisurely breakfast check out of our hotel, before heading home we head to Rochester, much loved haunt of Charles Dickens, visit the Christmas Market set in the magnificent Rochester Castle Gardens, enjoy the fun of the fair and festive stalls surrounded by historic Rochester, take time to explore Rochester and find somewhere lovely for lunch, depart Rochester at 14.00hrs to continue our journey home.

Single room supplement


For Sole Use










 The Bridgewood Manor Hotel and Spa, Ner Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham, ME5 9AX







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 01634 201333





About the hotel

    The Bridgewood Maor Hotel is Guest bedrooms are elegant, spacious rooms, beautifully furnished with all the essentials for a relaxing stay. N.B indoor heated swimming pool is free for guests.  Spa and Wellness Centre – massages and treatments are not included in the holiday price, these must be booked and paid for locally by the customer. 















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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed