Private Tour of Quintessential Gardens of Kent and Sussex starting in Ashford

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, South East England

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  • 6 hours
  • South East England
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy the magnificent scenery of rural Kent as you drive through winding country lanes to 16th century Sissinghurst Castle with its remarkable gardens, planted in the 20th century by Vita Sackville-West. After lunch in an iconic Kentish village, you continue to Great Dixter, a Tudor house in East Sussex redesigned by architect Edwin Lutyens.The magnificent garden was developed in the Arts and Craft style by Christopher Lloyd, a well known garden writer and television personality, who lived there throughout his life and made it famous.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

The starting point for this private excursion can be either Ashford (Kent), Canterbury, Dover or Folkestone. The pick-up and drop-off point in these areas may be at any hotel, railway station (including High Speed from London St Pancras) or the Port of Dover (cruise or ferry terminal); please advise your preferred pick-up point at the time of booking.

Transportation is arranged in a private air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle and commentary will be provided by a qualified driver-guide.

Your first visit will be the stunning Sissinghurst Castle and Garden before making a stop in a local village for lunch (own expense). In the afternoon, you continue to Great Dixter House and Garden, or if preferred, Scotney Castle.

Please note that entrances and lunch are not included in the price of the excursion.

  • All taxes, fees and parking charges
  • Bottled water
  • Services of professional Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in designated area)
  • Port of Dover pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Important: At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
Departure Point

Ashford (Kent), Canterbury, Folkestone or Dover (please advise your preferred pick-up location at time of booking)

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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