Literature, Gardens and Tranquility: A Canterbury Retreat
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canterbury to explore its literary history and nearby gardens, and go behind the scenes at the tranquil Canterbury Cathedral as you stay on site.
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Program No. 23012RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Over one thousand years of history are preserved in the stone walls and stained glass windows of Canterbury Cathedral. From your tranquil retreat set inside the grounds of the cathedral and in the center of the city, get to know the quaint medieval city of Canterbury, made famous by literary legends like Geoffrey Chaucer, home to Christopher Marlowe and favored by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Immerse yourself in the literary history as you explore the winding streets and the wise words woven into its very foundations, and take field trips to nearby gardens to explore their tranquil beauty.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet the Master Chorister, artisans and a local historian during exclusive behind-the-scenes introductions to the cathedral’s gardens, pipe organs and archives.
  • Enjoy special culinary experiences like a visit to a renowned winery and a cheese tasting at a local farmer’s market.
  • Visit the gardens of Sissinghurst Castle to explore their beautiful budding grounds.
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