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Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour from London

15 reviews
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London
| 10 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 10 hours
Highlights
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Description
Following a morning pickup at your centrally located London hotel at 08.00, hop aboard your private vehicle and take the 1.5-hour journey to Leeds Castle. Widely considered among England’s finest fortresses, Leeds Castle boasts a history dating back to the 12th century. 

Leeds Castle
A unique opportunity to have a private guided tour of Leeds Castle before it opens to the general public. On arrival, take a 1-hour tour of the castle (own expense) which we can arrange for you and gain insight into centuries of royal history. Learn of famous names who once called the residence home and admire the stunning architecture for which the castle is known. Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, a Jacobean country house, a Georgian mansion, an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Admission and tour cost: £18.25 per person + £50.00 guide fee payable on the day to Leeds castle.

Canterbury Cathedral 
After your visit to Leeds Castle you'll take a 45 minute drive to Canterbury where you'll have time to explore and have some lunch. Whilst small, Canterbury is truly a beautiful city and well worth a visit. Always busy and full of energy but with a village feel. Canterbury Cathedral is truly breathtaking with its medieval history dating back to 597AD. The Cathedral offers a private guided tour (own expense) which we can arrange for you. The Cathedral tour lasts about 90 minutes and costs £11.50 per person + £50 guide fee payable to Canterbury Cathedral on the day.

White Cliffs of Dover
From Canterbury you head to the White Cliffs of Dover. Driving around the Dover castle to the South Foreland (the White Cliffs) where you can look down at the port and across to France. A short walk along the cliff path and you'll have amazing views of the White Cliffs. As you are a private group the day can be flexible to meet your needs (no waiting for other people). Once you're ready to head to London sit back and your driver will take you to your hotel.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private guide
Transport by private vehicle
Bottled water
Entrance fees
Venue tour costs
Food and drinks

Location

Meeting point
Centrally located London hotels

Reviews

Nov 2017

This is a great tour off-the-beaten-path and a great chance to learn interesting history. Gary is a history-buff who will give you a lot of interesting stories about the historical figures associated with the sites you visit.

Oct 2017

Gary was on time for our tour, and spent a great deal of time at each location of our visit. We arrived at each tour destination, and enjoyed a private tour at Leeds castle, as well as Canterbury Cathedral. If you truly wish to enjoy the White Cliffs of Dover, take this tour. You see the cliffs from the top as well as from the bottom looking up. A GREAT EXPERIENCE!! We spent as much time at each location, and never were rushed. A day spent on this tour is a day you will remember for a lifetime!

Oct 2017

Gary was a delight! It was obvious from the beginning of our day with him that his main goal was to make us happy....and he succeeded! We had a full day visiting Leeds Castle a private tour before it opened to the general public, Canterbury Cathedral, and the White Cliffs of Dover. We stopped for lunch at a wonderful pub and had a great meal. All in all, the day was perfect.The next time we're in London we'll definitely take a trip with Gary again!

Oct 2017

What a fantastic tour! Gary was a great guide. He picked us up promptly as arranged and we were off. The private tours he arranged were both and fun and informative. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the sights we were visiting. I would recommend this tour and Gary to all my friends.

Sep 2017

Gary was an amazing guide and we had a fantastic time on this trip. We did not go to Canterbury Cathedral because we wanted to add some time at the waterfront in Dover and not have a crazy jam-packed day. We had a young child and a couple of older people in our group and making a few tweaks helped the day go very smoothly. Gary took us to an authentic pub for lunch and we had the most amazing pub-food. Dover was spectacular and Gary showed us some of the sights that he and his family enjoy on their trips to the cliff. I have given Gary's contact information to other friends who are planning to visit London. I don't know when I will be back in England, but when I do, I will plan on booking this trip again. I highly recommend it. You will not regret it!

Aug 2017

This is a really fantastic tour. Our group of seven enjoyed a comfortable ride in a Mercedes passenger van. Gary is a wonderful tour guide and is very knowledgeable and provided a nice overview of all the sites we visited. Additionally, he arranges really nice guided tours of both Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. We highly recommend this one.

Jul 2017

We really enjoyed this tour . Gary was a wonderful guide showed us around and had a couple of special local things for us to see. Can and #39;t thank him enough.

Apr 2017

Gary is an excellent tour guide. He arranged everything to the last detail including an unplanned drive along the southern coast of England. He arrived at our hotel on time and never rushed us through the day.

Jan 2017

We had a great time. Gary was very accommodating with my mothers limited mobility. He also entertained our kids and kept them engaged all day.

Nov 2016

Great day. All fascinating. Excellent guides and our driver was also highly knowledgable and helpful and patient. My 11 year old son and I would really recommend this day.

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