2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Spend your Christmas Day mixing history, tradition and the British countryside on this tour from London to some of the UK’s iconic towns. You’ll travel in a comfortable luxury motor coach as your professional guide leads you to Rochester, Canterbury and Dover. Walk in Charles Dickens’ footsteps in Rochester, attend a Christmas service at Canterbury Cathedral, enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch at a nearby hotel in Canterbury and end your tour marveling at the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover.


  • Full-day Tour of Rochester, Canterbury and Dover from London
  • Walking tour of Rochester, Charles Dickens' former home
  • Delicious Christmas Lunch in a Canterbury hotel
  • Attend the Christmas service with the Archbishop of Canterbury Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover

What You Can Expect

Christmas Day in Rochester, Canterbury and Dover

Christmas Day in Rochester, Canterbury and Dover

From London, your Christmas Day tour heads first to Rochester, once home to one of England’s most famous authors, Charles Dickens. The author of A Christmas Carol lived at nearby Gads Hill Place and based some of his novels in Rochester. Your professional guide will lead you down Rochester’s picture-postcard Victorian high street and to the beautiful Rochester Castle overlooking the River Medway.

Then, you will travel to Canterbury, where you’ll attend the traditional Christmas service with the Archbishop at Canterbury Cathedral, famous for its stunning Gothic architecture and history that dates back to the year 1070. You’ll then enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch at a nearby hotel in Canterbury and have some free time in Canterbury to explore on your own.

Finally, you will continue your tour to the British coast at Dover, where you’ll see the impressive White Cliffs of Dover. The cliffs are a symbol of Britain, facing continental Europe across the English Channel and acting as an emblematic guard.


Lunch - Sample menu

Glass of Sherry on Arrival

Homemade soup

Main course
Traditional Roast Turkey with Vegetables (Vegetarian option available)

Christmas Pudding served in a Brandy Sauce

Tea or Coffee & Mince Pies

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We had a wonderful time on the tour. Our guide was very very knowledgable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2012

The tour agent was over half an hour late starting our tour, as such we were rushed to get to Canterbury on time to attend the service. The Christmas Lunch was good, but it felt like we spent the most time on our tour eating in a pub rather than seeing more sights. The tour description is misleading as the stops in Rochester and Dover are only 15 minute "photo stops". This tour would be better if there was an activity or more information about the stops in Dover and Rochester. Canterbury is a worthwhile stop, but the rest of the tour didn't offer much.

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