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10am - 3pm

Call the Midwife

2 days from £125*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 20 August 2017 from -
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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
Date Price From
20 August 2017
20 August 2017 £125

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 245 reviews
(5 out of 10)

Jacqui

Birmingham Friends
Disappointed as we didn't feel the experience of call the midwife as there was not much to see. The ropery experience and the submarine was more interesting. Apart from one street where some scenes were shot there was nothing about the midwife. We felt like we were just took to the docks, very disappointed. We did have a good few hours in canterbury but because of the time we got there we were unable to visit the cathedral as it closed at 2.30pm on Sundays.
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017
(5 out of 10)

SUSAN

Newcastle under Lyme Friends
Call the midwive part ways disappointing tr
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

JANE

Cannock Family
Enjoyed Canterbury and the Call the Midwife Tour was very interesting
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(5 out of 10)

L

Malvern Couple
The journey was quite long as we were first to board a feeder coach, then having arrived at Canterbury at 1.30pm we found the cathedral was closed to visitors at 2.00pm, which was disappointing. The King Charles Hotel was good. Trip around Chatham Dockyard was okay, but we didn't really recognise any of the "midwife" venues despite being followers of the series. Enjoyed free time at the dockyard. Long journey home, and had to wait at Cherwell Services for our feeder coach.
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(6 out of 10)

WENDY

CHELTENHAM Couple
Great visit but travelling was tiring especially from Gloucestershire
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

BRIAN

Nuneaton Couple
Very much enjoyed the holiday , just one little moan , with the trip to cantabury being on a Sunday there is no real amount of time to go into the cathedral . Although there are other things to do ,this is proberbly the one most people want to visit . The day at Chatham was excellent very much enjoyed the call the midwife tour ,plus excellent tour guide .
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(5 out of 10)

Patricia

Stratford upon Avon Friends
Too long on the way in Canterbury, not just my opinion, Actual Call the Midwife tour a let down, not one set resembled any from the TV. The hotel food was a set menu, haven't had that since I was at school. The only vegetarian meal they could russle up was a bowl of pasta. The starter was a very small portion of sliced melon. The pudding was half a scoop of ice cream and a squirt of squirty cream. Lots of people went out after to look for food. Hotel itself was clean and comfortable.
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017