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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich with Thames River Cruise Tour from London

4.5/5
77 reviews
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London
| 11 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips
Duration: 11 hours
Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
Family friendly
Description
Leeds Castle sits deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside amid 500 acres of landscaped parkland. The early arrival promises an almost private visit to the Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that raged in London during his reign. As the ultimate Tudor treat, upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by an expert guide. Learn about the history of this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have had! (During the summer, Mead is unavailable on Saturdays).

Visit Canterbury Cathedral, the home to 104 Archbishops since Augustine, Canterbury is a magnificent medieval city with a wealth of history. Discover the spot where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this masterpiece of medieval architecture and appreciate the spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Lunch packs will be included.

The White Cliffs of Dover, admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with a photo opportunity on the stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe. You'll also get the chance to see Dover Castle, an impressive medieval fortress rising over the English Channel.

Greenwich, set right beside the River Thames, Greenwich is bustling with fine maritime landmarks. See the Royal Observatory and world–famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th–century ship as well as the Old Royal Naval College designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

River Thames boat ride, get a fresh perspective on the city sights with a boat ride on the River Thames from Greenwich to Embankment Pier. Pass Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral along the route. Estimated arrival time to Embankment Pier, is around 6.30pm where the tour finishes.
Inclusions
Entry to Leeds Castle
Mead Tour at Leeds Castle
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
Thames Boat Ride
Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
Professional guide
Lunch packs included
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH

Reviews

Sherry H,
Jan 2018

Beautiful castle with a very interesting history. The cathedral was amazing - especially if you love literature. The trip to Greenwich was nice, but too rushed. I especially loved the painted hall and the Cutty Sark. The river cruise back was relaxing and very beautiful. This was a highlight for London!

Faheeda F,
Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

Susan G,
Nov 2017

This was an amazing excursion. The White Cliffs of Dover were amazingly beautiful and we could see France from the shore. Also the Leeds Castle was gorgeous, the grounds, ponds, etc. and also the Canterbury Cathedral was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Judy W,
Nov 2017

Very enjoyable trip. Knowledgeable guide.

Roslyn B,
Jan 2018

An excellent tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable.
My only extra comment is that the Golden Tours office was not well set up.....really, shouldnt they have clean rest rooms available before 40 people leave for a bus tour?

Luisana D,
Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

joshie_cox,
Dec 2017

It was a lot to cover, Leeds Castle was beautifully decorated for Christmas and you even receive a welcome drink of mead as you enter the castle.Canterbury cathedral was also quite interesting but there was no guide so you are pretty much in your own to research what you are seeing when you get home. The rest of the trip was disappointing specially the cruise which was a commuter boat and getting you from point A to point B.

JUNGDAE K,
Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

Nicholas O,
Dec 2017

We are happy we booked the tour for the transport, but the guide didn't seem very familiar with the material and, personally, I had a hard time understanding him much of the time. It also seemed somewhat rushed in places. In Dover, for example, we only had 20 minutes to get a picture of the cliffs and get back to the bus. This, after the bus parked 10 minutes away from a good photo spot.

Anyways, a good tour for the transport but not much else.

Kristin,
Nov 2017

I used all three major tour companies in London and this tour happened to be with Golden tours. Of my three, I would have to say this was the worst in terms of the guide. She wasn't a very pleasant person and hardly interacted. The day prior I had one with premium tours and brought headphones, expecting to nap on the rides. That day, the guide was so amazing I took them out, whereas this day I put them in while she was talking. I went to three of the castles, and this was definitely least exciting. The only nice room is the library. The cathedral wasn't too worthwhile, but you get plenty of time in town. Also, for those looking to actually visit the cliffs of Dover, I do not recommend the tour. It is a quick 10min. stop to take pictures