3-Day Leeds Castle, White Cliffs & Kent Tour from London
Explore the magnificent 'Garden of England' with this unique 3-day tour. Travel in comfort through beautiful countryside, visit some of England's most stunning castles, stroll along the famous cliffs of Dover and take in Canterbury cathedral.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
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Travel in a luxury mini coach and have a more intimate experience in a small group
Take in the beauty of the impressive Leeds Castle
Stroll along the famous white cliffs of Dover
Visit the magnificent Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens
Experience the charming Canterbury cathedral
Departing London at 09.15 am, you head to the astonishing Leeds Castle. Set in majestic parkland and built partially upon an island on the River Len, this is one of the most elegant castles and antiquated palaces in the world. After taking in the beauty of this ancient structure, you spend time in the fishing port of Whitstable, one of the best places in England to sample locally-sourced Oysters. In the late afternoon, you take the short drive inland to the Cathedral town of Canterbury, your base for the next two days.
The next day starts by leaving Canterbury behind and heading towards the Kent coast. You drive the short distance to the port town of Dover, then take a stroll along the world famous White Cliffs of Dover. You stop for scenic views before heading to the historical site where Louis Bleriot landed the first cross-Channel flight in 1909. Traveling north along the coast, you make stops in Walmer and Deal, two coastal towns that sit close to one another and where Julius Caesar first landed in Britain in 55BC. You have the option to visit Deal Castle or Walmer Castle, ramble along the pier at Deal, or simply relax at one of the fine beach front restaurants and bars. After a restorative lunch, you continue towards Sandwich, a distinctive town that lay on the shores of the English Channel. Lastly, you head back to Canterbury, where you have time to explore the town a little further.
On the last day, you leave Canterbury and heading towards Rye; once home to a rogue’s gallery of smugglers, raconteurs, royalty and writers. Continuing on, you head to the beautiful 16th century hunting tower of Sissinghurst Castle, known for its impressive grounds and formal gardens. Wander the vibrant gardens, designed by poet Vita Sackville-West and considered the finest in England, with views across the Weald of Kent to the North Downs. From here, you begin your journey back to London via Chapel Down Vineyard to sample some delicious wine and Chartwell House to explore Winston Churchill's former home. You arrive back at the Greenline Coach Station in the evening at 7.00 pm.
• It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour, as England can be a wet place
• En-suite accommodation will be drawn from a selection of small, locally-owned, guesthouses and B&Bs in the town of Canterbury
• The guesthouses may be up to 20 minutes walk from the town center
• Single accommodation is available for individual travellers
• For 2 or more people traveling together, shared twin rooms are available
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• Please note that one 15 kilogram bag is permitted per person