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

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

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.


  • 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

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 a tour 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. Visit the Battle of Britain Memorial and 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 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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who knew lots of information, not just about the sites we were visiting, but also about the history and culture of various regions of England. Tour guide knew the right balance of talking and allowing for questions and for quiet on the bus so people could rest if they wanted. The time allotted to each sight was perfect--again, a good balance of guided tour time and time to explore on one's own. The bus driver was also courteous and safety-conscious as he drove through the London traffic. Leeds Castle is beautiful, Canterbury Cathedral is striking, and we had just enough time in Dover to appreciate the white cliffs without wasting time. All in all, a highly positive experience that I'd recommend without hesitation!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

That tour was amazing!!! Beautiful places, well done! Our tour guid was very entartaiment person, she is so lovely!
Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide was fantastic and the tour was one of our favorite parts of our trip to the UK. Plenty of interesting information, but it never got boring or overwhelming. The amount of free time we were given in each location was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a beautiful day for a ride in the English countryside. How wonderful to be able to see the white cliffs of Dover, and across the English Channel to France. I loved Leeds Castle,- what a peaceful lovely setting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful, easy day trip from London back to London. Leeds was interesting and we adored seeing Canterbury. Wanted to do more in Dover - like see the ancient walled village/monastery on the hill. The beach and hills impressive. A bonus was we got to see The Battle of Britain museum and that was awesome surprise. Hope everyone gets to finish the day there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent in all ways: very knowledgeable guide, excellent driver, comfortable coach. We also appreciated the hotel pick-up in the morning.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful day.. Beautiful sights and the proper amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide! Canterbury Cathedral was certainly worth visiting, It was a wonderful tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip was great! Our guide, Monica was fabulous. Her knowledge about the sites made my head swim. Canterbury Castle is a must see, but adding in Leeds Castle and Dover is just icing on the cake. The recommended restaurant was very good and convenient, but there were also street vendors and market near the cathedral. I would definitely recommend this trip!

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