Glorious Kent Cider Festival & Jolly Boys Outing

Grand Burstin

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No. of Days:

4 days

£209.00 pp

Celebrate one of the most famous episodes of the iconic Only Fools & Horses sitcom

Combine with the wonderful Cider Festival at the Brogdale Collection PLUS fabulous live CABARET entertainment every evening!

Join us on this great weekend break to Kent and enjoy a guided tour around Margate and some of the locations used to shoot what has arguably become one of the best loved episodes of Only Fools & Horses. Combine this with a visit to seaside Whitstable and the annual Cider Festival at the fabulous Brogdale Collection!

Every evening you will return to your hotel, the iconic Grand Burstin in Folkestone for supper and some outstanding live cabaret entertainment. Del Boy would love it...

Grand Burstin Hotel

Looking not unlike a majestic ocean liner, the Grand Burstin towers over Folkestone’s attractive harbour and offers excellent choice of facilities and a full programme of LIVE CABARET. Take a break at the Grand Burstin and dine in style, unwind in relaxed surroundings, maybe even enjoy a little light exercise in the Pavilion Leisure Club (additional charge). And for the evenings, perhaps best of all, is the entertainment...renowned as one of the UK’s great entertainment hotels, the Grand Burstin’s resident team put on the glitz and glamour for a different cabaret spectacular every evening.

Day 1

After joining the coach at one of our convenient local pick up points, we head for Folkestone and the county of Kent with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at the Grand Burstin late afternoon, in time for your first evening of entertainment and dinner.

Days 2 - 3

Enjoy tasty traditional English breakfasts daily and some free time to enjoy this great hotel and Folkestone. Make sure you are ready for your two fabulous included excursions to Margate for the Jolly Boys Outing, Whitstable and the Brogdale Collection for the annual Cider Festival. Return to the hotel every evening to enjoy more great food and live entertainment.

Day 4

After a final hearty breakfast it is sadly time to make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.

Margate & Del Boys 'Jolly Boys Outing'

Join us for this memorable visit to the location of one of the most popular episodes of the cult comedy Only Fools & Horses. You will enjoy a 2-hour guided tour around some of the most recognisable locations and get a chance to soak up the atmosphere that ended up getting Derek and Rodney into such trouble!

Margate itself is a traditional seaside town where, they claim, beach holidays and modern art are seriously cool and seaside kitsch is uber-cool! Visit and celebrate age-old resort-town traditions – sandy beaches, fish n’ chips, seafood stalls and shore-side rides, all with a hip new twist. Capture a famous Turner sunset whilst settled on the seafront steps or a seafront bar, cafe or restaurant or tour the Turner Contemporary - an acclaimed international art gallery where collections range from edgy and challenging to accessible and fun.


Just ten minutes from Canterbury is the bohemian seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters and shingle beaches.  This charming port has been dubbed the Pearl of Kent, and is brimming with seafood restaurants, picturesque lanes, artisanal bakeries, boutique shops and art galleries. Soak up the atmosphere in a welcoming pub such as The Old Neptune on the shingle beach or The Black Dog 'micropub'. The Oyster Festival each July is a fabulous celebration of music, molluscs and much more.

Brogdale Collection & annual Cider Festival

Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collection, the world’s largest collection of fruit trees and bushes. The collection preserves over 4000 varieties dating back to Roman times. Explore the orchards on a guided tour to discover interesting history stories and facts surrounding our fruit heritage. Brogdale Collections is the charity that keeps the National Fruit Collection open for public access, information and education

Join us at the Brogdale Cider Festival, August Bank Holiday weekend! The best local cider producers are bringing 60 delicious ciders for you to sample as you enjoy three stages of great local bands. Free talks and demos will run all weekend on subjects from foraging to Kentish wildflowers, as well as cookery demos. Local artisan food traders will keep hungry tummies filled, washed down with fresh local cider. Vote for your favourite cider of the festival on the Cider Trail and enter a draw to win a case of local ciders. You can also enjoy the fruit-filled orchards of the National Fruit Collection with a FREE guided walking or tractor trailer tours.

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Staying at the Grand Burstin Hotel
  • Live cabaret entertainment
  • Excursion to Margate and guided Jolly Boys Tour
  • Visit to Whitstable
  • Entrance to the annual Cider Festival at the Brogdale Collection
  • Free time in Folkestone

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Llanelli
  • Gorseinon
  • Swansea West
  • Morriston
  • Swansea Central
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff West
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Newport

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.


Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.

Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Friday 28 Aug 2020
Duration: 4 Days

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