Although we were in a rather crowded bus, we enjoyed this a lot. It seemed very relaxing and our guide, Dolly, kept us moving without feeling rushed. We did find it a bit disconcerting to try eating a box lunch on the bus with no tray. It was quite a balancing act.
I have always wanted to see Leeds Castle. It was every bit of beauty I imagined it would be. I can only imagine what it looks like in the spring when the flowers are in bloom and the sun shining. Compared to Windsor , I could actually imagine myself living in this castle. You can even rent out rooms for a wedding. If you are fascinated with castles, this is a must see. Canterbury Cathedral was under going some exterior renovations but you could still appreciate it's beauty...both inside and out. White Cliffs of Dover are situated just beyond a beach. Nothing like our beaches back home and of course in March the only ones on the beach area were the tourist, me included. The end of the tour was a cruise on the Thames River. It dropped us off right in the area of the London Eye and Big Ben. I was able to grab some more photos before I found my way back to the hotel. The only thing I wish the tours would do is drop us off at the hotel but because everyone is staying at different locations, it's impossible. I was familiar with the tube so getting back to my hotel was very easy for me on this tour. It's an all day tour but worth it. You get to see 4 different areas outside of London. If you are not comfortable driving a car on the other side of the road, this is the best way to get around to seeing things.
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!
This tour was amazing!
our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the day was well planned. Unfortunately we were left in cantebury for a much longer time due to something that happened to the coach and we had to wait for the coach driver for quite a log time. However, we managed to get a later boat to take us along the river back to London.
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?
This tour was amazing!
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.
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.