7. From London: Dover Castle and White Cliffs Tour by Car
Enjoy the full attention of a Private Guide on your visit to Dover, the most important port city in England. Immerse yourself in the delights of the English coastline and local legends about distant voyages and old battles. Take advantage of tickets to Dover’s Top Attractions and private transportation from London for a perfect getaway.
Your 9-hour adventure begins with pickup from your London accommodation in a clean, spacious vehicle, so you can enjoy a comfortable ride though the English landscapes. Upon arrival in Dover, you will be greeted by spectacular views of the English Channels that separate Britain and France. Take a walk along the epic White Cliffs of Dover and discover their historical value as a symbolic guard against threats from the Continent. The live commentary of your 5-Star Guide will introduce you to Dover’s history from the early Roman settlements through Saxons to WWII, as well as interesting facts about the local wildlife.
This exclusive tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the city’s top attraction and the largest castle in England - the magnificent Dover Castle. Explore the 11th-century fortress with an Expert Guide to discover why it is known as the “Key to England”. Learn about the kings, lords, knights and soldiers who were involved in great battles on this historic site, such as the First an Second Barons’ Wars and the Battle of Britain in 1941. You will also get to see a little bit of Dover’s Old Town, with highlights such as the Western Heights hilltop fortifications and the scenic Dover Marine along the port.
Choose the 11-hour option to also discover highlights of the city of Canterbury! This tour includes tickets to Canterbury Cathedral, which is one of the nation’s most famous Christian structures and a World Heritage Site. During the guided walking tour you will also see some of England’s finest medieval architecture, such as the Eastbridge Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr dating from 1190, the historic Westgate Tower built in 1360, as well as the renovated 19th-century Beaney House.