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
- Stop for a walk in the picturesque village of Chilham
- 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!
What You Can Expect
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, and then stop for a walk around the village of Chilham. Admire its historic square and 1,400-year-old Yew tree, and then continue to 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.
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.
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.