3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Leave your London hotel or Heathrow Airport and travel to Dover Port for your cruise departure, stopping to visit Dover Castle on the way! This magnificent medieval castle -- perched just above the iconic White Cliffs of Dover -- is only a short distance from the port, making it an ideal stop before your cruise. Explore the castle independently, seeing highlights like the Great Tower, Secret Wartime Tunnels and more!


  • Pre-cruise tour from London or Heathrow Airport to Dover Port via Dover Castle
  • Enjoy a hassle-free hotel pickup from your central London hotel
  • Hear the medieval history of Dover Castle from your host
  • Explore Dover Castle at leisure and discover sites like the Great Tower and Secret Wartime Tunnels
  • Drop-off at Dover Port in time for your departing cruise

What You Can Expect

Dover Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Dover Port via Dover Castle

Visit Dover Castle on this pre-cruise shore excursion!

Leave your central London hotel or Heathrow Airport by luxury coach and relax on the journey south, passing through London’s busy urban streets and into the tranquil Kent countryside – an area known as the Garden of England. While traveling, your host will talk to you about your destination -- beautiful Dover Castle! Built in the 12th century, the castle was known as the ‘lock and key to England’ due to its strategic location, wedged in the countryside between the capital and the coast.

After traveling for roughly two hours, arrive at Dover Castle and spend roughly about two hours exploring this incredible site independently (own expense). Highlights include the opulently furnished Great Tower, where members of King Henry VII’s royal court would meet, and the Secret Wartime Tunnels that were used in wars dating back to Napoleonic times. Perhaps soak up Dover Castle’s medieval grandeur on a walk around its immaculately kept gardens, or simply relax at the on-site café before returning to your coach.

Having explored Dover Castle independently, continue to Dover Port. Your host will drop you off outside the Dover cruise terminal in time for your cruise.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely arrival to Dover Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Picked us up at small hotel, did spend an hour or so driving around picking up from different hotels as driver pointed out various buildings/gave history on different areas of London, dover castle was well worth the visit, got us to ship after the crowds had died down

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This excursion was great. It made it so easy getting to our ship and we loved spending time in Dover Castle/

From USD $ 109.58

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5528PRTLONDCDO


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message