Tour code: 3858EE022
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.

Highlights

  • 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, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed each stop on the tour. Would have liked a bit more time at Leeds Castle.

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great trip - just the right balance of guidance and sufficient alone time to enjoy the attractions!

kathleen o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful sights to see outside of London. Wonderful day.

Justin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour was well organized and the tour guide was very delightful and made instructions and times very clear. We will definitely book another tour with them. The Experience was very good

Lisa P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Leeds Castle was absolutely beautiful as were the grounds. Well worth the tour. Due to rain the Dover Cliffs were a dud because we could hardly see anything. The Canterbury portion was also well done and the tour guide had set up a place for lunch and it was delicious. Highly recommend!

Katheryn United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. We had a lovely guide Holly and a good driver Mick. Had time to enjoy Leeds Castle, and Canterbury. Took a few photos in Dover and that was enough. Not too long of a bus ride between stops. It was a relaxing day, nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of London. We would recommend this tour.

JADT Switzerland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide Monica, was the best and she was talkative in a good way! She knew all the history as we were on the bus. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had perfect weather for this tour. Overall, well recommended!

RUBEN G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The trip was very nice, our guide explained us the most important things.

Em Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a great tour! Would have loved more time at Leeds Castle to walk the garden a bit, but otherwise a very informative and great way to see new places. Canterbury Cathedral was great and one of the employees/volunteers at the Cathedral provided some fascinating information about one of the stained glass windows that I would never have found on my own. The tour did feel a little rushed, but it is a lot to get through in one day, so really recommend researching the places to ensure you get to see what you want to see. :

Mary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful trip! Our guide Monaca very well informed and pleasant. Almost too much for one day. The Battle of Britain Memorial quite well done. Needed more time there.

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