Dickens and Rochester Tour

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  • Visit the City of Rochester which predates both the Roman and Norman conquests of Britain, retaining many interesting buildings.
  • Rochester was a firm favourite with Dickens, who enjoyed its unique atmosphere.
  • Professional driver guide
  • Up to 5 people per Black Cab Taxi – Price is for the Cab (Max 5 People)

 

£379.00
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Description

Join us on a visit to Rochester its just thirty miles from central London or approximately an hour drive by a London Cab. Rochester predates both the Roman and Norman conquests of Britain, retaining many interesting buildings; Rochester was a firm favourite with Dickens, who enjoyed its unique atmosphere.
The diocese of Rochester is the second oldest in the country, being based in the cathedral and was responsible for the founding of the Kings school in 604ad.
The Norman Keep of Rochester Castle is one of the best-preserved examples of its type in both England and France. Situated on the banks of the Medway, it has a dominating vantage point. From here, you can appreciate the importance that the Castle played in the protection of the road to London as travelled from the South East and latterly in the protection of famous Chatham dockyards.

Stroll through the Victorian High Street to visit the Old Guildhall and the Old Corn Exchange, these have been expertly restored to their former glory. Take yourself back to the time of Charles Dickens and take a look at the Eastgate house, now the town’s museum. You can envisage and wander through the pages of the Pickwick papers, Great Expectations or even immerse yourself in the mystery of Edmond Drood.
See Restoration house the home of Miss Havisham, know as Satis house of Great Expectations fame. Rochester High Street comes into its own in December when the whole area transforms itself back in time to the Dickensian era. Its a celebration of Christmas and a tribute to a Dickensian Christmas.

The Dickensian transformation also takes place in June being appropriately themed to reflect summer. In May, there is the historic Jack ‘o’ the Green, with mayday celebrations, traditional Morris dancers and Sweeps. This all makes for an eventful, action packed day immersing and losing yourself in a wealth of history
After seeing the sites why not visit one of the many quaint tearooms or visit to view the many gardens that line the area before your transfer back to your London hotel.


Other Information

An adult must accompany children. We class a child as 18 and under.

Cancelled Tours will be subject to a small administration fee.

Customers are responsible for their own and their children’s safety whilst outside the cab.

Please note: Max 5 people per taxi – Multiple pick-ups are not available

Please inform your guide if you wish to be dropped at an alternative London location at the end of the tour.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Photo opportunities

Exclusions

Food or drinks

Entrance fees to attractions

Gratuities