CALL 7 DAYS A WEEK

0330 160 7700
9am - 7pm

CALL 7 DAYS A WEEK

0330 160 7700
9am - 7pm

Call the Midwife

The locations of the hugely popular show

Visit the outdoor filming locations used in 'Call the Midwife', and enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, from your very own 'midwife'. You'll also take a trip to the ancient city of Canterbury, a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site that has been welcoming pilgrims and other visitors since 1170.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to historic Canterbury
  • Entry to the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, including a 60-minute guided 'Call the Midwife' tour
  • One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel in the Kent area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leave the local area this morning, and journey to the ancient city of Canterbury. Discover the beautifully preserved cathedral, the 13th-century Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, and perhaps take a historic river tour - a popular way to experience the city - browse the wonderful independent shops along the King's Mile or visit the award-winning Canterbury Tales (all entry fees payable locally).

Day Two

Today, meet your 'midwife' for a 60-minute walking tour of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham - one of the main filming locations for 'Call the Midwife' when recreating the East End of the 1950s.

Afterwards, head off to explore more of this fascinating nautical heritage site. You'll find museum galleries, exhibitions, and three historic warships - all offering you the chance to uncover the history of life at sea.

After the chance to enjoy lunch we'll begin the journey home, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cornwall
Cornwall St Austell
Devon
Devon Bideford, Exeter, Plymouth
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Sherborne
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater, Taunton, Yeovil
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury

Kent Area Hotel 

You will be staying in one of a range of good-quality, three-star standard hotels in the Kent area, such as the Holiday Inn, Maidstone-Sevenoaks. The hotel will have good restaurant and bar facilities. All rooms have private facilities, TV, radio, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

Call the Midwife tour

The 'Call the Midwife' tour takes place outside. Suitable footwear, clothing and an umbrella are recommended, in case of inclement weather.

Accessibility

Please note that some of Canterbury's streets are cobbled or uneven. Areas of the Dockyard have steps, slopes and uneven surfaces, and the actual construction of the warships means that there are plenty of steps, ladders and hatches. Those with mobility difficulties will not be able to access all areas.

Other events and excursions

Some of the tours at the Dockyard are timed, but it may be possible to book time slots on the day - the ropery demonstration will be pre-booked.

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Call the Midwife reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Call the MidwifeScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 266 reviews
(8 out of 10)

HAZEL

durham Family
great but would rather it had been a 2 night stay starting our journey at 3-30am was tiring. A day in Canterbury would have been nice. tour manager (Mark)not very pleasant more concerned about keeping to timing which we were, pulled for even though at every stop we were on time. others late at pick up or stops were not spoken to as we were. singled out at one point about it even though the ladies we had joined and went about with were not spoken to, very odd. At 48 and 67 we felt like naughty school girls.
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(7 out of 10)

CAROL

Co Durham Friends
Re coach - initially we were placed in seats near the side exit and toilet with restricted legroom. We asked the tour manager if we could change seats. Fortunately, because there were three spare seats we were able to do so. My friend and I both have arthritis. No-one should have to sit in restricted legroom seats for a 9-10 hour journey. We just about managed from Durham to York before we were able to change seats.
Pick up time - the pick up times should be available on your website when booking. We were not told it was a 3.30.a.m. pick up until we received a letter approximately 7 days before departure. If we had known that we would not have booked the trip.
A 2 night, 3 day trip would have been more leisurely as we spent too long travelling on the coach. Approximately 18-20 hours in two days!!!
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(7 out of 10)

GRAEME

YORK Couple
Although I do not watch 'Call the Midwife', my wife is a great fan and so the short break was booked. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Chatham Docks - indeed, I could have spent longer there - whilst the visit to Canterbury was fascinating, albeit that we were not able to visit the cathedral. The Canterbury Tales attraction is well worth a visit.

The hotel can best be described as quirky, being a NAAFI building in a previous life. Nevertheless, the room was comfortable and the food satisfactory. The Tour Manager and Driver were very efficient and organised and seem to have all aspects of their routines covered, only put off slightly by those in our group who were somewhat tardy at times in returning to the coach.
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

Leeds Couple
A very good weekend spoiled by 14 hrs on a coach.
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2017
Published on: 13 August 2017
(9 out of 10)

CAROLE

Derby Mum and daughter.
My mum and I both really enjoyed the holiday. After reading some negative reviews I was concerned. However, we had plenty of time in Canterbury. Hotel was lovely, they provided us both with beautiful goats cheese tarts for dinner as we don't eat meat. Driver and guide were both good. Visit to Chatham docks was brilliant. Transfers were all well managed - we never had to wait for bus/taxi.
Confirmed traveller: 24 July 2017
Published on: 13 August 2017
(10 out of 10)

Julie

Runcorn Couple
We really enjoyed our break, being a fan of the tv series was especially interesting to me. Canterbury and the cathederal was a beautiful city to visit also.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017
(8 out of 10)

MARGARET

Liverpool Friends
Although I personally do not watch call the midwife my friend does but this did not stop me enjoying the whole experience
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017