1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Greenwich

From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

Product ID: 2257
Enjoy a full day discovering the treasures of Kent, including visits to romantic Leeds Castle, historic Canterbury Cathedral and the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fairy-tale Leeds Castle and its beautiful Gardens
  • Use the Vox Radioguide® system to get an in-depth insight into the rich, and sometimes murderous, history of the Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Drive through beautiful Kent countryside in a first-class luxury coach, with the services of a professional guide
Full description
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 most important Anglican church in the world, the central Bell Harry Tower dates back to 1498, and the crypt is from the 11th-Century. Your guide will tell the story of the shocking murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in 1170, and there will also be time to explore the narrow streets of Canterbury, with an opportunity to stop for lunch.

Continue your tour through the picturesque landscape of Kent, dotted with unusual buildings and quaint little villages. Arrive at Dover, where you will see the famous White Cliffs, standing 400 feet above sea level. Brooding above the White Cliffs is the sprawling Dover Castle, still watching over the town after 800 years.
Includes
  • Admission to Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
• VOX Radioguide®:The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary
• The tour runs in Japanese on Wednesdays and Saturdays
• Please note that the order in which the attractions are visited may vary seasonally or for operational reasons
• Hot food and drinks are not permitted on the tour bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Wonderful experience, comprehensive tour. The guide was very kind and polite sharing with us his wide knwoledge in a most understandable way regading all the sites showing a high ability and capability. The driver was very kind and professional. The coach was most comfortable . We enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you Ofelia, Yael, and Tal Israel

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August 18, 2019

Our guide phill was so great and knowledgeable, he explained absolutely everything that we crossed or seen on our way to Leeds Castle and from there to Dover and Canterbury and then back to London. After this amazing trip, I feel that I’ve gained lots of information in addition of seeing and visiting amazing sights.

August 16, 2019

We really had a nice day out on our tour. Our guide Deborah was very knowledgeable and good fun throughout and our driver Steve was very efficient and safe. I will use this company again and it would be very nice if we were to meet up again with the same guide.

January 6, 2019

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Evan Evans Tours

Product ID: 2257