4* Ashford International Hotel
Guided City Tour of Canterbury
About the trip
Our Solos Kentish Christmas break is based at the well appointed 4* Ashford International Hotel where we will enjoy the special Christmas package including a Christmas Day Lunch Carvery. Staying in Ashford we are also well placed to discover the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury which includes an exclusive guided walking tour around this fascinating city . What better way to spend Christmas than with your fellow Solos guests in the garden of England – Kent!
Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
The big day has arrived. Perhaps take a leisurely breakfast and have a relaxing morning before the day’s festivities commence. At lunchtime we will join together and enjoy a pre-lunch drink followed by a traditional Christmas Carvery lunch. After lunch we can relax around the hotel before we meet again to enjoy a light buffet dinner.
Today we will travel to the Cathedral city of Canterbury. Our guided walking tour will showcase Ancient Roman walls, a Norman Castle and the medieval Westgate Towers that encircle the charming cobbled streets which are dotted with historic buildings full of stories of pilgrimages and famous characters. There will also be a walk around the outside of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral. Following our guided walk we will also visit the cathedral for a tour.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and say goodbye.
Located in the heart of Kent, we join their festive events over Christmas. This hotel also provides a great base for visiting Canterbury.
The restaurant serves locally produced dishes while the elegant bar is ideal for a coffee or cocktail. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym.
Bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature a TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron, free Wi-Fi and hairdryer
The hotel can be found off Junction 9 of the M20. Complimentary car parking is available. Ashford International station is approximately 1 mile away.
The dress code for during the day is casual, layers are recommended. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. In the evenings the dress code is smart casual, with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £10. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
We take part in the hotels festivities and events may be subject to change.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||6 °C||1 °C|
|March||9 °C||2 °C|
|April||11 °C||3 °C|
|May||15 °C||6 °C|
|June||18 °C||9 °C|
|July - August||20 °C||11 °C|
|September||17 °C||9 °C|
|October||14 °C||7 °C|
|November||9 °C||3 °C|
|December||7 °C||2 °C|
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