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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

From US$ 144.11 per person

Take a private tour of Leeds Castle, the medieval royal residence, before it opens the public. See the white cliffs of Dover on a coastal drive. Explore Canterbury and visit its cathedral. Walk through Greenwich and finish with a Thames River cruise.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Take a private guided tour of Leeds Castle before the castle opens to the public
  • See the white cliffs of Dover
  • Visit Canterbury and explore its famous Cathedral
  • Go on a walking tour of Greenwich
  • See the sights of London on a Thames River cruise
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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 known as the site of the brutal murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. After touring the cathedral you’ll have free time to explore Canterbury. Take a walking tour through Greenwich, which boasts exquisite parks and gardens. See the famous Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of its time. As evening approaches, you’ll enjoy an exclusive Thames River cruise. Cruise back to the center of London, sailing past historic sites, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament.
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Private entry to Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Thames River cruise
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Tours depart from Victoria Coach station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road (a 5-minute walk from Victoria Train station), from gate 19-20 at 8:15 AM. Check-in starts at 8.00 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • From 12-16 September 2020 the private entry tour is not available at Leeds Castle
  • From 12-16 September 2020 customers visit Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle
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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 45 reviews

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nice trip in unfortunately very bad weather

Check-in at Victoria bus station is easy, first drive through London's rush hour (past many sights). The travel companion tells a lot about London and its foundation in Roman times. Leeds Castle is very remote and is actually not accessible without a car. Due to the delay, the tour of the castle took place at a walking pace and not as planned before the opening hours. The free time afterwards could not really be used because of the rain. Drive to Dover for a short photo stop (approx. 10 minutes). Then to Canterbury with enough time to visit the cathedral, the city and for a leisurely lunch. Return to London and then unfortunately again in greenwich to the boat for the return trip to Westminster. Conclusion: nice trip, unfortunately a little tight in time (except Canterbury) and for the bad weather that day nobody could do anything.

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April 1, 2018

It was pretty my style , but only if we are 13 people but it was only because the tour wasnt fully booked . By my booking they offered privated tour what means for me only a hand of people in this case it means about 50 people but we had luck. The tour offers a lot of to see in a short time .

October 1, 2017

Pretty nice, but I'd skip Dover in favor of Canterbury

Here's how it goes: 1) travel to Leeds Castle - there's enough time to visit the castle, there's also a nice private guide; pretty nice; 2) Canterbury - really nice; I'd like to have more time there, it was not long enough (maybe 1.5-2 hours I think); 3) Dover - the bus stops at a really nice place for taking several pix, but that's all; the tour does not include visiting the town, just one single view at the top of the cliffs; yes, the view was amazing, but that's all. If I had the option to choose, I'd skip the Dover part, as it takes too long to reach there and to return back to London. I'd add 1-2h for staying in Canterbury, instead of traveling that long in the bus; 4) Greenwich - really cool; we had enough time there; note, that the tour does not include a visit to the Greenwich Meridian, which was kinda disappointing, but it's not a bit deal; 5) a nice boat trip back to central London. Overall, it was pretty nice, the organization was good, the guides were very kind.

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June 25, 2017

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