Resident choir in Rochester Cathedral

Rochester is a city on the banks of the River Medway in Kent. After St.Augustine christianised the King of Kent in 597AD, he continued inland and founded Rochester Cathedral. It is therefore England's second oldest cathedral. Also in Rochester is a 13th century castle once besieged by King John. Rochester is famous for its associations with the great novelist Charles Dickens. It is close to London and, as you will see from the itinerary below, within easy reach of a wonderful range of sightseeing options.

 

Saturday August 9 IN FLIGHT

 Depart the US on your direct flight to London

 Sunday August 10 ARRIVE AT HEATHROW – TRANSFER TO ROCHESTER (8 nights)

 Windsor Castle www.angelfire.com/in/uktravelinfo/windsor.html

 Monday August 11 SIGHTSEEING IN ROCHESTER

 Guided tour of the Cathedral, Rochester Castle, Dickens’ House www.shewan.com/rochester

 5.30 Evensong in Rochester Cathedral

 Tuesday August 12 GREENWICH

 National Maritime Museum www.nmm.ac.uk, Royal Observatory www.rog.nmm.ac.uk

 5.30 Evensong in Rochester Cathedral

 Wednesday August 13 DAY TRIP TO LONDON

 Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

 British Museum www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 Tower of London/www.toweroflondontour.com

 Attend Choral Evensong at St.Paul’s Cathedral stpauls.co.uk/rindex.htm

 Medieval Banquet at St.Katherine's Dock by the Tower of London

 Thursday August 14 CANTERBURY

 Canterbury Cathedral www.canterbury-cathedral.org,

 Canterbury Taleswww.group-trotter.net/uk/places/canterbur/canterbur.html

 5.30 Evensong in Rochester Cathedral

 Friday August 15 CHATHAM

 Historic Dockyard www.worldnavalbase.org.uk

 5.30 Evensong in Rochester Cathedral

 Saturday August 16 LEEDS CASTLE AND CHARTWELL

 Leeds Castle www.leeds-castle.com

 Chartwell (Winston Churchill’s home) www.bigginhill.co.uk/chartwell.htm

 5.30 Evensong in Rochester Cathedral

 Sunday August 17 ROCHESTER

 Morning and evening services in Rochester Cathedral

 Monday August 18 DEPARTURE

 Transfer to the airport for your direct flight back to the US.