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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and a visit to the nearby, iconic Battle of Britain Memorial.


  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover day trip from London
  • Explore Leeds Castle and its fairy-tale moat before the crowds arrive
  • Get an exclusive tour of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral
  • See Dover Castle and visit the Battle of Britain Memorial overlooking the White Cliffs of Dover
  • 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 visits to Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, and your stop at the Battle of Britain Memorial overlooking 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

Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central London, and leave the city’s crowds behind as you journey into the English countryside on your day trip. On route, put on your state-your-art Vox headphones to clearly hear your guide’s commentary, and gain fascinating insight into the passing sights.

Travel through historical, maritime Greenwich, and glimpse its famous National Maritime Museum, Royal Naval College and 18th-century Royal Observatory, the home of the Prime Meridian, where the world’s time is set.

Then, head into the picturesque county of Kent, and arrive at Leeds Castle: a picturebook, 12th-century castle encircled by a moat and parklands. Head inside and take a private tour before the doors open to the public. Admire the opulent rooms filled with rich furniture, tapestries and artworks, and learn how the castle was once a residence of medieval monarchs. 
Stroll through the gardens, and perhaps navigate your way through the maze, a puzzle of geometric yew hedges.

Next, drive to the ancient city of Canterbury, home to UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral: a center of Christian worship for nearly 1,000 years. Founded in 597 and rebuilt in the 11th and 12th centuries, this majestic church is one of England’s oldest. 

Head into this serene cathedral, and enjoy the special privilege of a guided tour in your large group, as you listen to your guide’s commentary via your headphones. As you explore, learn about the church’s bloodiest hour — the day in 1170 when four knights of Henry II stormed inside and murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket.

Back on your coach, continue through pretty villages toward Dover on Kent’s south coast. Here, snap photos of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and visit the poignant Battle of Britain Memorial. Learn why this site is important to the English, and see England's largest castle, Dover Castle, rising from a hilltop.

Your tour finishes with a drop-off in central London.

Customer Reviews

Mirko V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Guide was just amazing, she was so skilled and knowledgable, it was precious to hear this firsthand.
Thank you Viator!

Phillip V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were very pleased with the Viator tour and are currently looking at options for France.

Vincent S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to see the English countryside! Tour guide was awesome and even pointed out the roundabout from European vacation!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was absolutely wonderful. The only improvement might be to see in the spring.

Azura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The guide was wonderfully knowledgeable, peppering us with anecdotes along the way on the bus, and Leeds Castle was absolutely beautiful. The trip to the Battle of Britain Memorial was worthwhile, and my family and I enjoyed every part of this well-planned day out with this tour.

Regina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great way to see the attractions! Sit back relax and soak up the scenery while someone Sheila in my case, tells you all about it. I was alone for a day while my husband was in all day meetings and client dinners, this was the PERFECT solution! Needless to say we was a little envious of my day!!!

Daniel E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Outstanding and informative. Really learned a lot and got some great pictures

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole trip was very well organized. Our guide was very well informed and made the day great. The white cliffs of Dover and the World War II memorial were amazing to see and the Canterbury Cathedral topped off a great day.

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The hotel pick up was a nice provided service. It was very efficient. The tour itself was excellent. We had a very knowledgeable guide and were not rushed at the three stops. The only negative was we had lunch at a restaurant recommended by our guide in Canterbury which was not very good. The coach was new, modern and comfortable. This is our first time using Viator but it won't be our last!

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