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Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London

376 reviews
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London
| 11 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 11 hours
Highlights
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Exclusive after-hours access
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Description
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Greenwich, London SE10 England

Enjoy a short walking tour of Greenwich seeing the Cutty Sark

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH England

Visit Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The White Cliffs of Dover, Upper Road Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ England

See the White cliffs of Dover

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL England

Visit Leeds Castle, described as the "Loveliest castle in the world"


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Enjoy a leisurely cruise from Greenwich back to London

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Premium Tours - London Tours, 2A Brackley Road, London W4 2HN England

Tour operated by Premium Tours

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
Leeds Castle
Canterbury Cathedral
Thames River Cruise
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle with Free Wi-Fi on board
Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle
Entry/Admission - Thames River
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Location

Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station, London SW1W 9TN, UK

Reviews

Aug 2019

Clarissa our guide was wonderful n informative. The coach was comfortable. It was a long tour/day but well worth it. We also got to the Dover cliffs n the British war museum. Recommend it

Jul 2019

The tour is comprehensive. Worst part was driving out of London in traffic. There was not enough time to enjoy the gardens at Leeds Castle. Going to the new RAF memorial at Dover was a plus. Canterbury was lovely even though the Cathedral is having repairs done. Boat ride at the end was a nice way to end the day. Our tour guide was very educational.

Jul 2019

Wonderful day trip. Our tour guide shared many interesting stories along the way. I only wish we could have spent more time in each place!

Mar 2018

I was very happy with this tour. It was just the right pace with the perfect amount of sightseeing. Leeds Castle was beautiful. The tour of Canterbury Cathedral of the time for lunch in the town was lovely. Going to Dover and seeing the white cliffs was really special. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. The boat ride from Greenwich was a fun way to end the day. I highly recommmend this tour.

Oct 2018

Very nice tour. Enjoyed al, the location even tough the weather didnt cooperate. Coach was clean and comfortable. I would use this tour operator again.

Sep 2018

There are many things that I enjoyed about this trip, but some that I did not. All the sites that we visited were enjoyable. Especially nice to see the Battle of Britain Memorial. Don't think that this was mentioned online when booking. The tour guide was very nice. Some things that could be improved upon: The departure point at Victoria Coach terminal is very crowded, worse than an airport terminal with people rushing to be the first to board. While we had early entry to Leeds Castle, the solo visitors were right on our backs. Thought that our early entry would give us time to enjoy the castle without interruptions. Thankfully we had a small group. Since there was so much to do, there was no time for a leisurely lunch. The sandwiches at the Battle of Britain memorial leave something to be desired. Bring snacks. I was expecting the Thames river cruise to be later since it was supposed to be a sunset cruise. While enjoyable, the boat moved fast. I am glad I did another river cruise the prior day, which was a more casual pace. Overall it was enjoyable and I am glad I did it.

Jul 2018

I took this tour with two kids, 7 and 14. It wasnt their favorite but I thought it was well done. The boat ride at the end was anticlimactic. We got off the air conditioned bus to stand in the hot sun for 45 minutes waiting for the water taxi, which was entirely indoors and muggy. Leeds castle was beautiful and the cathedral tour was time well spent.

Dec 2017

It is a good itinerary to see primarily Leeds Castle and Canterbury. I did not know much about Canterbury so it was quite educational and learned a lot. Leeds Castle is interesting but not exceptional as you see these kinds of luxurious properties in other places. Stopping at Dover was very short and Greenwich does not really count as a stop as we just started the return boat there. But the idea of coming back with the river boat on Thames is nice.

Oct 2019

English was not the guides first language. She was difficult to understand she did not get any nuances of the English language, and added no value to the trip.

Aug 2018

The first stop at Leeds castle was the highlight for us. Just a great setting and neat castle still being used for different rental events. Although working with scaffolding on the front. Another 20 mins would have been perfect and we could have squeezed in a gondola ride around the castle. Just barely cut time too close to leaving for us to risk. Gift shop over priced. Same knights decor 50 pounds more than tower london shop for same merchandise. Canterbury was nice but not as impressive as I expected. However, we had seen a lot of cathedrals and abbey's over 2 weeks. I probably wouldn't have cared to see it if not for all the Canterbury tales reading growing up. Would have been fine skipping though in hindsight. Also scaffolding work on it. We actually didn't try to rush and shop in town here, but sat down and had one of the nicer lunches/meals of our vacation. Also stopped at a WW2 memorial for good views of the white cliffs of Dover. Not too long here but you dont really need more than 20 mins. Overall we weren't wowed by the white cliffs, but they were pretty. Greenwich is a pointless stop other than catching your cruise back. I'm sorry, but dont call it a cruise. Misleading from what you expect. It's a large water taxi. Carries a lot of people inside the boat. Not allowed on deck. Imagine an interior twice as large as a big airplane. Your sitting in rows with no great views and it can get a little warm. No commentary either. The windows aren't great for viewing as they are really dirty. It literally is a water taxi. We had a much better experience a few days earlier with one of the hop on hop off water taxis that allowed you to sit on deck, cleaner, and pointed out sights. Cruise is a definite let down here. Only plus was got off around 6:30 near london eye and able to book tickets to ride for 8pm. The final comment is on the guide. She was nice, but my least favorite guide over the two weeks here and just too soft spoken with not much personality. Not nearly as educational as other guides. Voice could put you to sleep on the bus. Overall, wish I had this day back for something else.

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