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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


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 St Austell
Devon Bideford, Exeter, Plymouth
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Sherborne
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester
Somerset Bridgwater, Taunton, Yeovil
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.


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 8.1 out of 10 based on 293 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Great - wanted to stay longer in hotel
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(6 out of 10)


Lincoln Family
Would have had higher star hotel with evening entertainment. Tour of docks fab but nothing to buy as keepsake for call midwife tour in gift shop.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


warboys,cambs Couple
enjoyed thetrip,very interesting,esp chatham docks,call the midwife guide
was excellent,evening meal at hotel was disappointing,meagre food,
not enough to feed a sparrow,worst evening meal we have ever had
and we have done a lot of holidays & trips,needs serious review.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


Hertford Family
Really enjoyed the tour despite a few drawbacks. Hotel was poor low standard compared
to other Newmarket trips. No prior warning of no choice dinner, then meal served up with gravy already poured over. My sister could eat hardly any of hers because of this. Tour manager poorly prepared, gave minimal information on history of places we were to visit/plans etc. But I still loved the two days. Amazing what you can fit into so little time.
And still good value.
Confirmed traveller: 04 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(5 out of 10)


Winchester Friends
Not enough to show off call the midwife, buildings were fine, but could do with a gift shop , disappointed the midwives house was in ano ther location(put it in your brochure) tour guide was very good.
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2017
Published on: 01 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


Reading (joined at Basingstoke) Friends
Excellent value for money. Our tour manager was a lovely person, and great fun, but gave some conflicting instructions more than once. This led to confusion and frustration.

The hotel was very good value - excellent rooms and facilities. But the evening meal was nothing more than a ready meal - pre sliced turkey and frozen veg. And the pudding was ice cream and cream - not a grown up dessert! We didn't complain at the time, as technically there was nothing wrong with it - but a very poor standard. If I travelled with Newmarket again I would need to be assured of a higher quality - and at least a minimal choice.
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2017
Published on: 28 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Devon Couple
Lovely break, shame about our pick up at Bideford as we were not informed that a Taxi would collect us rather than meeting the coach and we were taken to the wrong drop off point where we were supposed to meet up with the coach, then after calling the coach we were driven to meet up with the coach at Junction 25 on the M5, this made the coach late.
Confirmed traveller: 21 August 2017
Published on: 28 August 2017