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  • From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

    1. From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

    Escape the bustle of London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the English countryside. You will head to the Garden of England, with visits to Kent’s Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury Cathedral. The journey takes you over the Greenwich Meridian and past the London district that is home to the famous Cutty Sark tea clipper, and the Royal Observatory. Then see Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as “the loveliest castle in the world.” Set in the middle of a natural lake, and surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, you will enter the castle before the doors open to the public, and experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquility. There will also be time to explore the castle grounds, where you will find the Lady Baillie Garden, with views over the lake. Next, make your way to Canterbury and visit the historic Canterbury Cathedral. The mo...

    A bit disappointed with canterbury since you can't get good pictures outside with all the scaffolds. But inside was so lovely

  • Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

    2. Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

    On this full-day excursion from London, your first stop will be the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. There’s plenty to see in Canterbury, including the Cathedral, St. Martin’s Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey. Pilgrims have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages, and it remains popular today with visitors from around the world. You’ll travel on to the coast to see the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the country’s most spectacular natural features. An icon of Britain, the White Cliffs have been a sign of hope and freedom for centuries. Take a walk along the clifftops and look out over the busy English Channel. On a clear day you’ll be able to see across to France. Just a short drive up the road from the White Cliffs of Dover is Dover Castle, one of the largest castles in the country, strategically placed at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe. Th...

    I enjoyed the trip very much. Nice staff, and very clean coach. Our guide provided us a lot of information and we have got plenty of time to visit around.

  • From London: Tour of Kent Coast and Canterbury

    3. From London: Tour of Kent Coast and Canterbury

    Journey through the charming Kent countryside as you head to the first stop of the day, Canterbury. This historic city is known especially for its cathedral, one of the oldest churches in England. Take time to visit the cathedral and explore Canterbury city centre. Next, continue towards the coast, stopping at the pretty seaside town of Deal. Once the busiest port in England, it is now known for its cafe culture. Explore the charming high-street, enjoy sea-front views, and have lunch (not included). After lunch you will continue along the coast towards the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Take a walk along the cliff tops, enjoy spectacular views, and see the iconic Dover Castle, one of the most important forts in Britain. In the afternoon, travel through the lovely Kent countryside and see why this area is known as the "Garden of England". Pass through a hilly landscape comprising of orc...

    Excellent driver who well guides you with enthusiasm and a good dose of entertainment while touring around, among one stop and the other. I did it alone and ended to join another traveller in exploring local spots as well as typical food and staff that we were good suggested. I kindly recommend it!

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    4. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed by Henry VIII, and became a retreat for the rich and powerful. Begin with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards, and the banqueting hall. Afterwards, you’ll see the grounds that are home to wildfowl, black swans, and birds in the aviary. Next on your full-day tour is a scenic drive along the old coastal road to the famous white cliffs of Dover. Admire the historic port and its magnificent 12th-century castle. On a clear day there are views of France across the English Channel. After your Dover visit, experience the ancient city of Canterbury, the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Tour its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best k...

    Not enough time at Canterbury Cathedral. Thought it was guided tour but it was not so no reason to not give us the tickets so we could spend as much time as we wanted inside the cathedral

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    5. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits on 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside. Early arrival and visit Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that was raging in London during his reign. Upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history behind this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have! Next up, embark on a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Then, tantalize your taste buds with a traditional two-cour...

    The tour guide was so knowledgeable and did her best to make sure everyone was enjoying the trip. This tour was a great value, and I will definitely recommend!!

  • London & Heathrow to Dover Transfer via Dover Castle

    6. London & Heathrow to Dover Transfer via Dover Castle

    Leave London's busy streets and travel into the tranquil Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England. The first stop is the Battle of Britain Memorial. A peaceful memorial, sat atop the White Cliffs of Dover and dedicated to the heroes who fought in the Battle of Britain in World War Two, this memorial offers stunning views across the English Channel. After a photo stop here, make the short journey to Dover Castle, the largest and one of the oldest in England. Known as the lock and key to England due to its critical roles in many wars and battles throughout history, the castle is home to the Secret Wartime tunnels, used in wars dating back to Napoleonic times, an underground hospital used throughout World War Two, the command centre for the Dunkirk evacuation and immaculately kept gardens. For those not entering the Castle, enjoy a photo stop while the tour guide walks those enter...

  • Dover to London & Heathrow via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

    7. Dover to London & Heathrow via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

    After meeting your friendly guide at Dover Cruise Terminal, board a luxury coach and combine your transfer to London with a wonderful tour of the Garden of England, with visits to historic Canterbury and Leeds Castle. Firstly, come face-to-face with the White Cliffs of Dover, and the magnificent Dover Castle. The fortress dates back to Roman times, and is one of the largest and most impressive castle keeps in Britain. Continuing through this chalk landscape, discover the history of the country, from Celtic Settlers and Roman invaders to the Saxon migration and the Norman conquest. Stop at the city of Canterbury and glimpse into its world famous cathedral on a guided walking tour. Formerly the Roman town of Durovernum Canticorum, the city boasts a wealth of history. After the walking tour, have some free time to walk the narrow streets and admire the historic buildings. ...

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4.5 / 5

based on 509 reviews

Excellent driver who well guides you with enthusiasm and a good dose of entertainment while touring around, among one stop and the other. I did it alone and ended to join another traveller in exploring local spots as well as typical food and staff that we were good suggested. I kindly recommend it!

I enjoyed the trip very much. Nice staff, and very clean coach. Our guide provided us a lot of information and we have got plenty of time to visit around.

Glen our driver/tour guide very friendly & knowledgeable with the sights. My friend & I enjoyed the trip in spite of some "hiccups" throughout the trip.

Glenn made this tour very enjoyable. His knowledge of history was outstanding and he explain things in such a way that anyone could understand.

Great day out in Kent, including the Dover cliffs area - thanks to our knowledgeable and friendly guide!