Depart from your Heathrow or London hotel by executive coach and relax on the 2-hour journey east to the county of Kent, known as the Garden of England for its decorative orchards, vineyards and hop fields. Enjoy views of the charming countryside and oast houses – designed for drying hops – as you listen to commentary from your guide.
Heading over the Weald of Kent, catch your first glimpse of the fortified palace below, whose 500 acres are set on two islands on a lake formed by the River Len. Upon arrival, walk with your guide through the gardens and then head inside to learn about its 1,000-year history. As you tour the stunning interior rooms, be regaled with stories from the time of Queen Eleanor of Castille in the late 13th century to the wives of Henry VIII.
With three hours at Leeds Castle, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the landscaped grounds, including a walk through the lovely gardens, the grotto and the puzzling maze – made with 2,400 yew trees – before returning to the coach. Then it’s just a 45-minute drive to the Dover cruise terminal, where you’ll be dropped off in time for your cruise.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely arrival to the 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.