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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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724 reviews
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London
| 10 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips
Duration: 10 hours
Highlights
Day trip (destination A to B)
Led by a Blue Badge guide
All entrance fees included
Description
Board a coach in central London in the morning, pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and relax on the drive out of the busy city and into the scenic English countryside. Enjoy clear, crisp commentary about the sights from your guide, piping straight into your personal earbuds, adjusting the volume to your preferences. On the way, you’ll drive through Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian, where the world’s time is set.

Arrive at Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive for a tour of the 12th-century castle and grounds. Leeds Castle is picture-perfect, set in a shimmering lake and surrounded by idyllic greenery that spans 500 acres (202 hectares). Inside, admire a superb collection of medieval furniture and tapestries and Impressionist art, and learn how the castle has traded hands over the centuries. Stop by the bird aviary and try your hand at the castle's popular maze formed by towering hedges.
Next, head to Canterbury Cathedral, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gothic church built in the 11th century. Canterbury Cathedral is considered the birthplace of English Christianity, so it comes with some fascinating history. With your Vox headphones, your guide has the unique privilege of leading your large group into the quiet cathedral for a tour of the treasures that lie inside.
Re-board the coach for a drive through the Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England, with its quaint villages and pretty landscapes. Reach the coast to admire the White Cliffs of Dover — towering chalk-white cliffs overlooking the historic English Channel. Look up to see England's largest castle, Dover Castle, looming on the hilltop.

After a day full of sightseeing, arrive back in London in the evening.
Inclusions
Blue Badge guide
Entrance fees
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Vox headphones for guided commentary
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up

Location

Meeting point
Central London

Reviews

Nisha J,
Feb 2018

Really enjoyed the tour .. Tour guide was very helpful.. She was providing us information about the places which we were visiting well in advance ... very enthusiastic guide .. I really appreciate the effort taken by her

karen.cordwell,
Feb 2018

Great tour, friendly knowledgeable driver.tour guide. Loved Leeds Castle - very picturesque.

Giovanni N,
Jan 2018

Really nice tour, the bus was really clean and comfortable.
Our guide was really prepared.
Maybe you should say that Dover cliff are really far from the stop and you can’t see anything you aspected.

Timothy N,
Jan 2018

This tour was the highlight of our trip to London over the 2017 Christmas holiday. The tour was operated by Evan Evans and the bus was comfortable with plenty of legroom I am 6'0, wifi, and USB outlets for charging your phone/camera. We had plenty of time at each stop and the guide could not have been more professional. She even worked her magic at Leeds Castle and got permission for the bus to drop off/pick up at a spot much closer to the actual entrance rather than dropping us off in the coach park. We were provided with ear pieces and receivers which allowed everyone to clearly hear her excellent and informative commentary during our visit inside Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle.

Wendy D,
Jan 2018

Good value, interesting and well guided

Christina K,
Dec 2017

Leeds and Canterbury were fantastic. The trip to the cliffs was long and not worth it. You literally jump out of a bus to take a photo. Best views are apparently from the water so it would have been better to skip this stop all together

Yogendra B,
Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

cquirk,
Dec 2017

As with many of these tours you move really quick through the venues and wish you had more time. We really enjoyed our tour guide, very knowledgeable, excellent sense of humor, knew how to manage the group effectively and kept us on time

buhrynuk,
Dec 2017

The Leeds Castle setting is as lovely as it appears in photos. As there was a university graduation on at the cathedral on the day of our tour, access to the cathedral was extremely limited and as this was to be the highlight of the tour for me I was very disappointed.

amyleongsw,
Dec 2017

meeting point at the bus station is messy. tour indicated english speaking but we ended up having english and japanese. evans evan did not do their checks properly and we couldn’t do the canterbury cathedral guided tour. dover was just touch and go. not worth the price we paid. this was disappointin

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