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Private Day Tour to Rochester Castle and the Town of Charles Dickens from London

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Rochester, originally a Roman settlement, boasts a 12th-century castle with a stone tower known as a keep.

Although much of it is now in ruin, it still one of the best-preserved, and tallest, medieval structures in England or even France.

Standing on the banks of the River Medway, Kent, it has played a strategic role in England’s defence for centuries, having experienced various sieges.

Even the Normans built an original structure during the 11th century.

Rochester is a unique destination. A famous local was Charles Dickens.

Rochester inspired his literary works and, today, visitors can follow in his footsteps and marvel at the area’s medieval architecture, its historic cathedral, and with a Dickensian twist!

Here’s your opportunity to add something different to your visit to England so many still miss.

This tour can be delivered as a day tour on its own, (as listed); or please enquire if you wish to add to an overall day trip with another destination in Kent.

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Stop At: Rochester, Rochester, Kent, England

Explore medieval Rochester castle and its surrounding walled grounds.

Walk in Charles Dickens' footsteps in the town of Rochester. (Formerly the 'City of Rochester.')

Pop into the visitor centre, the quaint shops and have tea and cake. (All optional and at your leisure).

This tour can be added to another tour to a castle or historic place in Kent. (Please enquire if that's your preference).

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • John England Tours is certified as ‘Good To Go’ & ‘Safe Travels.' - Industry-standards by VisitEngland and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) assuring visitors businesses have clear processes and are following tourism and Government COVID-19 safety guidance. << Fully vaccinated.>>
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel - Return journey to the castle from Bromley South Station
  • Entrance tickets
  • No tour fee for kids 10 years and under. (Must be accompanied by a relative 21+ years old).
  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Audio guides
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Meals and beverages

5 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the John England Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.