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

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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

Apr 2018

My family and I booked the tour of Leeds Castle, Dover, and Canterbury Cathedral and absolutely loved it! This was our first trip to London and we knew we wanted to do a day trip to see some sights. Debra our tour guide was AMAZING!! We loved her. She was so informative and full of knowledge that really added to the experience. And she was so nice and caring!! Our driver Calvin was wonderful and did an absolute fantastic job driving us around. The tour bus was extremely comfortable and was so relaxing to look out at the English countryside. Leeds Castle was a dream come true to visit a real medieval castle. And Canterbury Cathedral was incredible. Debra did such a wonderful job at leading out tour through the cathedral and explaining a lot about it. I can't wait to visit England again and book another tour with this company.

Apr 2018

wonderful

Mar 2018

Loved tour of Leeds Castle and the gift shop. Were offered samples of Mead. Rained in Canterbury but enjoyed our lunch and tour of the Cathedral.

Mar 2018

It was amazing our guide and driver added a stop atop the cliffs of Dover at the war memorial. This made the tour memorable. Thank you.

Mar 2018

A very beautiful day in nice places.
Our guide shiela was pleasant and gave good informations.
These places are so wonderful but the time was to short to see.
So we know we come back.
Specially to Canterbury and leeds castle

May 2018

This was a fantastic tour for me and my elderly grandmother. Not very demanding, but still interesting. However, the stop at the Cliffs of Dover was highly disappointing. While we were able to get a glimpse of the white Cliffs of Dover, the stop was so far away from them that there was not an opportunity for a good photo. Instead, I think more time in Canterbury or even a different stop would be better. Leeds Castle was very interesting, and the Canterbury Cathedral was gorgeous. My guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. Overall, a great trip.

Apr 2018

We had headphones for the guided tours inside the castle, but unfortunately the reception was not very good so we couldn't really hear the guide most of the time. It was nevertheless a wonderful experience and an easy way to see these places.

Apr 2018

Very nice tour !

Mar 2018

The guide and the tour provider did everything right, but these just weren't very good stops. The Cliffs of Dover are a complete waste of time. They are obstructed by highways and are not remotely scenic or interesting. The castle and cathedral were okay, but could not compare with other sights I saw on this trip. They did not warrant almost four hours on a bus. I loved every other trip we took.

Mar 2018

We booked this tour mainly to see the White Cliffs of Dover. We got nowhere near the cliffs. We were taken to a beach a few miles away and were told by our guide Kevin that there were no roads to get up to the cliffs. However, this was clearly not true since we could see people on platforms atop the cliffs. This was to be an 11 hour cruise but was only 9 hours.

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