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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London

Discover the oh-so-English delights of Kent on this exciting tour from London, and visit Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle in one day! With transport by luxury coach included, your tour combines the beautiful scenery of Kent’s countryside with top historical sites. Explore Canterbury Cathedral with your guide (own expense), stop for photos by the White Cliffs of Dover and tour Leeds Castle – often described as the loveliest castle in the world!

Numbers are limited to 16 on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll see these top Kent site with personalized attention from your guide.


  • Full-day Kent tour from London with an expert local guide
  • Walk around beautiful Canterbury Cathedral (entry at your own expense) and admire its stained-glass windows
  • See the famous White Cliffs of Dover on England’s southeast coast
  • Tour Leeds Castle and look inside the eccentric Dog’s Collar Museum
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures personalized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Traveling in a small group means less rush and more interaction as you explore the English countryside. You will learn of the tumultuous histories of Canterbury Cathedral and the White Cliffs of Dover and witness quirky sights such as a museum of dog collars. A full and fascinating day!

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What You Can Expect

Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London

White Cliffs of Dover

Set off from Marble Arch in central London by luxury coach, and head southeast into Kent, the county affectionately known as the Garden of England for its quintessential English countryside.

First stop is Canterbury Cathedral -- one of England’s oldest Christian buildings and much-cherished monuments. After entering at your own expense, head inside for a tour and absorb the atmosphere of this beautiful cathedral, where history seems to leap from every corner. Admire its intricate stained-glass windows, see the burial place of King Henry IV and learn of the cathedral’s darker history as the site where the Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the 12th century.

After enjoying some time at leisure to look around the town and have lunch, hop back on board your coach and travel the short distance to the south coast to see the White Cliffs of Dover. Stop to stretch your legs outside magnificent Dover Castle and get your first glimpse of England’s famous white chalk cliffs! On a photo stop here, your guide will tell tales of invasions – some successful, some not – while you marvel at the country’s natural moat.

Head back inland, passing though some of Kent’s finest leafy lanes, towards Leeds Castle, where you’ll spend the rest of your afternoon. Tour the pristine 12th-century castle with your guide, seeing highlights like the Banqueting Hall and Library, and try not to lose your way on a walk through the garden’s maze! Look inside the ground’s quirky Dog’s Collar Museum to see an eccentric collection of dog collars showcasing 17th-century canine couture, and then board your coach for your journey back to London.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide Mike was great! Leeds is like a fairy tale!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent. The tour guide was fantastic and we did everything that was planned

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It was beautiful sunny day, wonderful tour with kind guide. Only 4 people came so was very small and friendly atmosphere. Canterbery was so pretty to walk and Leeds castle was lovely. This is easy way to travel many places in a day without moving stress. very satisfied wih this tour

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

forget the white cliffs . makes it a long day. canterbury and leeds are enough and very worth the visit. just a tip the tour driver was knowledgeable but it is okay for a few minutes of silence. perhaps also keeping his opinions of other races to himself , he may offend.

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

Excellent day of sight-seeing. The highlight was Canterbury Cathedral. To improve this small group outing, I would allow double the time for touring Canterbury Cathedral and town and skip the White Cliffs of Dover. Seeing those was really no different from seeing photographs and stopping at the War of Britain memorial, while interesting, was not worth the time. I regretted the rush at Canterbury and feel I didn't get to see most of that great space well. Leeds Castle was well worth a visit. The driver was clearly inexperienced and lacked knowledge, although he was very nice to us and drove well.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2015

The things you see on the tour are great - Leeds Castle is quite lovely. However, the tour guide we had was terrible. She arrived to pick us up a half our late you could say that could happen to anybody, but even before she was late, one of her coworkers mentioned she was always late, added an extra half hour to the Canterbury stop even though most of the cathedral was closed for a graduation, rushed us through Dover to make up time, so that was disappointing.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better October 2013

I mainly wanted to see the white cliffs, and was disappointed that the one overlook of Dover did not provide much of a view of the cliffs. Then I was really upset when we went to the Battle of Briton Memorial. After being there for about 15 minutes another group pulled in and the Guide directed his group to the other end of the memorial where they would get a good view of the cliffs. I dashed over there and took several pictures, ran back to our bus just as it was suppose to load. I asked the guide why he did not tell us of the view and he said he did not know about it. He was very good about relating history but not so much when it came to guiding.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this January 2014

This is another tour that did not live up to what was being advertised! Canterbury Castle was closed so we didn't go there, which means we didn't get to walk around Canterbury,, and have lunch, Dover castle was closed so we stopped on the road and viewed it from a distance, didn't stop for a walk around the village of Chilham. and Admire its historic square and 1,400-year-old Yew tree, didn't go anywhere near there either, didn't get directed to the maze or the dog collar museum. So what did we do??? Went straight to Leeds castle, ate lunch in the hall there, saw the cliffs and stopped for the battle of Britain experience, then our tour guide took us back to London and took us on a rock and roll tour which was great. Bob the tour guide saved the shambles of a tour and pacified the other tourist admirably,

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