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

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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
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Escape the hustle-bustle of London for a day and travel to the English countryside for a tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. Enjoy a private viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle before the doors open to the public, get an exclusive tour inside UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral, and admire the symbolic White Cliffs of Dover. Listen to your guide's expert commentary throughout the day through your personal headphones.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
September 2017 until March 2018 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

April to October 2018 : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

November 2018 to October 2019 : Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Led by a Blue Badge guide
All entrance fees included
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Pass By: Greenwich, London SE10 England

Greenwich is a borough in London, England, on the banks of the River Thames. Known for its maritime history, it's home to the Cutty Sark, a restored 19th-century ship, the huge National Maritime Museum, and the classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College. The modern O2 arena sits on a peninsula to the north. Overlooking peaceful Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory is the site of the Greenwich meridian line.

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

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral is both a serene place of holiness and beautiful tourist destination. As the Cathedral of the Archbishop, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, Canterbury holds a special place in British history. No ordinary Cathedral, Canterbury has a long history that is often described as ‘England in Stone’; from the role of its Archbishops in the Magna Carta to the murder of Thomas Becket after a power struggle with the King of England, Canterbury’s history is intertwined with that of England. Founded by St Augustine in 600 AD, the Cathedral today is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England, and the first building in the country to be redesigned in this popular style in 1774.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU England

Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. It is the largest castle in England.

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

Soaring 350ft above the crashing waves of the English Channel, the White Cliffs of Dover are an instantly recognisable landmark of Britain. From Caesar to Shakespeare, some of history’s most important figures recognised the towering symbolism of the cliffs. Traditionally the site where British royalty would welcome overseas visitors, the cliffs served as an intimidating reminder of Britain's immovable resoluteness sense of independence.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Located in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, lies Leeds Castle, a beautiful medieval castle frequently referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. With 500 acres of landscaped parkland to explore and impeccably maintained gardens to enjoy, it’s easy to see why this beautiful castle was a favoured castle of King Henry VIII, who gifted it to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

In its 900-year history, the castle has been home to no fewer than six queens and served many functions, including acting as a garrison, prison and the stately private home of its most recent owners. Learn all about this and more as our expert tour guide brings its fascinating story to life.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Evan Evans Tours, Road Victoria 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS England

Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.

Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.


Inclusions

  • A professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Vox headphones for guided commentary
  • Entry to Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Entry/Admission - The White Cliffs of Dover

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK

Returns To

Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 51 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Kevin, our guide, and Steve, our driver, were courteous, informative and knowledgeable. Both were also very helpful to me because I had a hip pain issue. The sites we visited are beautiful. Perfect choice for us.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Beautiful castle well worth seeing .The cliffs of Dover is a must to check off your bucket list.Canterbury is o full of history that it was a must.Lesley our guide was fantastic.She is very well versed in England's history,and Paul our driver gave you confidence in his driving.DaveL
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We saw Amazing sites. Tour guide was very detailed. Not a lot of walking. Lunch is on your own during free time. Tour guide will suggest place to eat. Pick your own place to eat.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Our guide Chrissie (Evan and Evans tours) was really wonderful. Very knowledgeable and full of fun general info about the sites on the road to the 3 locations. Also interesting was that day the tour was conducted in a second language so fun to hear Chrissie doing a second description in Japanese! Leeds Castle time was 1.5 hours; plenty of time to explore the castle rooms and some of the grounds. Private tour guides are not allowed in the castle so we got some general information (supposedly it is to be done by one of the people on the castle grounds but since we were about an hour late due to traffic the info was given by Chrissie) about the site and then we were left on our own to explore. Interesting history surrounding the castle and seeing the rooms and furnishings was fascinating. Don’t miss the Dog Collar Collection which is located on the grounds of the castle. Strange to see such a collection but really worth a couple of minutes of your time. Dover Cliffs was just a 15 minute stop but it was noted as just a short photo-op in the description. You would need a whole day tour to explore that site with the caves and surrounding locations. Canterbury Cathedral is under construction until 2021 but still worth a visit at this time. Chrissie did a very thorough and educated walking tour (we had headsets where we could listen to her descriptions of the cathedral). Seeing the work that is being done was fascinating even though some areas were obstructed by scaffolding and roped off but still worth a visit at this time. I’m hoping to go again when the work is done to see the results. All in all a very enjoyable day which started at 9am (give yourself enough time to find the bus port. It took about 15 minutes of exploring the area after exiting the Victoria Station Underground to find where the busses departed) and we were dropped off at about 8pm. Only thing I would say is book it directly with a tour company. Though Viator was efficient and communication was excellent, you don’t know which tour company you’ve booked until you receive your confirmation. When I looked up Evan and Evans’ price on their site I found I had paid approximately $35 more by booking it through Viator. There are probably other companies that are available as well since many different packages for this excursion were available, so if you book directly through them you might save the cost of the middle man (Viator) who lists many different tours on their site.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Monica was our guide and Mo was our driver. We were taken care of wonderfully and extra attention was paid to each individual tourist Very well done
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Debra was the best. Extremely knowledgeable and shared many personal stories that enhanced the experience.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Guide's instructions not clear. Not enough personal time. Sites w ere very interesting.Most enjoyable day.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
We had an amazing trip, with an amazing guide: Rowen. Thank you! We want you on each of our tour! Leeds castle is beautiful! Canterbury is worth a visit. After Dover Cliffs, we had a short detour to the Battle of Britain Memorial, which was an exquisite surprise. Highly appreciated
• Submitted 04 Sep 2019
Excellent Tour of the above mentioned places. Phil who was our tour guide and had a wealth of knowledge and kept the group very well informed. He was very pleasant, immaculately dressed and very professional. I have travelled widely and joined many tours but never met a tour guide as Phil who has in depth information. Our driver Tom was a careful driver and very pleasant. Happy to recommend the tour, Phil and Tom as well.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
The guide was a professional, knew her stuff and was excellent in conveying her knowledge to the passengers
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
Loved this tour. Pick up was easy, guide fun and informative as well. Plenty of time at each stop without feeling rushed. Definitely recommend.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Nigel gave excellent commentary all along the way. We saw additional things and enjoyed the tour. Each place was awesome
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Our tour leader Sheila was great! She gave us plenty of information and we had enough time at each stop.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
the tour guide is very knowledge and enthusiasm. She resolved the problem for the lady who booked the entrance of Canterbury Cathedral too late. I and my husband enjoyed the tour much. highly recommended to whoever gets tired of the city view.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
David our tour guide was wonder and very patient. He kept everyone together and was very informative too. We liked his commentary. Michael was also a wonderful bus driver.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide (Debbie) was outstanding. She had a great sense of humor, which suited her well. She kept the rainy day at bay...knows her history as well!! Couldn't have asked for a better tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our visits to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. The tour was well-planned, with just enough time at each stop to see the sights and experience the local ambience. The bus ride was great -- comfortable seats, easy viewing from windows. Special thanks to our guide Chrissy, who provided helpful commentary in both English and Japanese for this mixed-language tour. An excellent day trip -- highly recommended!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
While it was a somewhat long trip to all 3 sites (comfortable bus), it was very enjoyable. For the money and time, this is a highly rated opportunity. Leeds Castle is the most picturesque that we saw while in the greater London are, primarily because of being set in isolation not surrounded by other buildings detracting from its beauty. Cliffs of Dover was not that significant, BUT, having heard and read about them, we can now say we were there. Canterbury was great and historical with many nice shops and eateries. Both Leeds Castle and Canterbury are easily tours by themselves. Overall, very enjoyable and well with the money and time.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a wonderful trip and the tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Very worth the time and money.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide was absolutely amazing! Bus driver was such an ameaome driver despite some crazy drivers on the toad yesterday!! Deb shared her vast knowledge w/all of us on board and was so kind! I hope our tour on Friday is with the same two ladies!!!! I just can’t even fathom how Deb recalls all the dates and info she passed along to us! How lucky for your tour company to have such a knowledgeable individual working for them!!!
• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
Good guide and safe driver. The guide provided good historical background information and tips around London as well. The only regret is not having time to actually visit Dover Castle.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2019
Chrissy was very knowledgeable and share this knowledge in a very positive, exciting manner. The mention that this goes through Canterbury should be clarified to clearly state that it is just a drive by.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2018
Such a wonderful experience! I was traveling with my parents who can’t speak English. But we were all deeply impressed by our guide, a elegant, friendly and professional lady! Our tour number was 22, it’s a pity that I didn’t remember her name. I wanted to say thanks to her for remembering getting Chinese instruction for my parents. They didn’t understand what she was saying. But they knew she’s so kind! Highly recommended!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Don't eat lunch at where they suggest in Canterbury! The food was absolutely horrible! Otherwise this was an excellent tour! Leeds Castle is amazing!!!!!! The bus is comfortable but no bathroom on board!
• Submitted 22 Sep 2018

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
September 2017 until March 2018 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

April to October 2018 : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

November 2018 to October 2019 : Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Led by a Blue Badge guide
All entrance fees included

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