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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Escape the hustle-bustle of London for a day and travel to the English countryside for a tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. Enjoy a private viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle before the doors open to the public, get an exclusive tour inside UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral, and admire the symbolic White Cliffs of Dover. Listen to your guide's expert commentary throughout the day through your personal headphones.

Highlights

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover day trip from London
  • Enjoy a private viewing of Leeds Castle and its fairytale moat before the crowds arrive
  • Get an exclusive tour of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral, usually closed to large groups
  • See the famous White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle overlooking the English channel
  • Drive through Greenwhich and the scenic Kent countryside
  • Learn about the sights you see from an expert guide, with personal headphones for easy listening

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A great combination of castles, cathedrals and countryside! You'll have lots of photo ops during your private viewing of Leeds Castle, tour of historic Canterbury Cathedral and your stop at the stunning White Cliffs of Dover.

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What You Can Expect

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

Explore Leeds Castle as part of your day trip

Board a coach in central London in the morning, pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and relax on the drive out of the busy city and into the scenic English countryside. Enjoy clear, crisp commentary about the sights from your guide, piping straight into your personal earbuds, adjusting the volume to your preferences. On the way, you’ll drive through Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian, where the world’s time is set.

Arrive at Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive for an exclusive private viewing of the 12th-century castle and grounds.
Leeds Castle is picture-perfect, set in a shimmering lake and surrounded by idyllic greenery that spans 500 acres (202 hectares). Inside, admire a superb collection of medieval furniture and tapestries and Impressionist art, and learn how the castle has traded hands over the centuries. Stop by the bird aviary and try your hand at the castle's popular maze formed by towering hedges.

Next, head to Canterbury Cathedral, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gothic church built in the 11th century. Canterbury Cathedral is
considered the birthplace of English Christianity, so it comes with some fascinating history. With your Vox headphones, your guide has the unique privilege of leading your large group into the quiet cathedral for a tour of the treasures that lie inside.

Re-board the coach for a drive through the Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England, with its quaint villages and pretty landscapes. Reach the coast to admire the White Cliffs of Dover — towering chalk-white cliffs overlooking the historic English Channel. Learn why this site is so symbolic for the English, and look up to see England's largest castle, Dover Castle, looming on the hilltop.


After a day full of sightseeing, arrive back in London in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My tour guide Rita and driver Tom where great. Rita was very knowledgable and funny. She made every moment of the tour interesting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in seeing one of the most picturesque castle. The cliffs of Dover were fantastic and we had a clear day so we were able to see France. I would do this tour again on my next visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

guild is helpful and nice, the schedule is not tight
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