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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London

Legendary churches, UNESCO World Heritage sites and other grand and famous landmarks await you on this day trip from London. Discover Leeds Castle before it opens to the public during a private, guided visit; snap photos of the striking White Cliffs of Dover; tour Canterbury Cathedral, immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in ‘The Canterbury Tales;’ explore the beautiful, royal London borough of Greenwich; and take in London’s world-famous sights on a sunset cruise along the Thames River.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich from London
  • Enjoy a private tour of beautiful Leeds Castle away from the crowds
  • Visit Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most famous and impressive churches in the world
  • Admire the white-chalk Cliffs of Dover overlooking the English Channel
  • Learn about Greenwich’s important maritime history on a walking tour
  • Take a Thames River cruise past famous London landmarks including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This excursion has a diverse and fascinating mix of attractions. My favorites? Touring Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive and seeing London landmarks at sunset on the Thames River cruise. A very satisfying day!

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What You Can Expect

Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London

Canterbury Cathedral, England

Depart from your central London hotel or Victoria Coach Station, and unwind during the drive to Leeds Castle, roughly one hour away. Built as a Norman fortress in the 12th century, the castle has a long, colorful history; from its time as a royal palace for King Edward I in the 13th century through to the American heiress, Lady Baillie, who was the castle’s last private owner. 

Enjoy early entry to the castle, so you can explore its buildings and grounds before it opens to the general public, and head inside with a guide for a private visit. Explore the bedrooms, chapel, banquet halls, galleries and courtyards. Then make the most of free time to wander around the gardens, lake and maze.

When the time comes, return to your coach and travel along the coast to the White Cliffs of Dover, a towering cliff face made of white chalk. Learn how the striking cliffs, which lines part of the English Channel, were the entry point for past war invasions, and then continue to Canterbury.

In Canterbury, take a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Christianity’s most important churches. You’ll also enjoy free time to have lunch (own expense) and explore Canterbury Old Town.

Return to London by way of Greenwich, a London borough notable for its maritime history, as the birthplace of many English monarchs from the House of Tudors, and of course, Greenwich Mean Time. Take in the grand sights, from palaces to parks, on a walking tour. Then, return to central London in the evening and conclude your tour with a sunset cruise on the Thames River.

Your tour concludes at Embankment Pier.

Customer Reviews

Caroline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A fantastic tour. Our tour guide, Steve, and driver, Kevin, were amazing. Steve is very knowledgeable and very entertaining. Would highly recommend this tour.

Doris F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We were picked up from our hotel and taken to Victoria station where we were directed to our tour. The day was rainy and stormy but this did not ruin anything thanks to Frank our tour leader and Paola our coach driver from Premier Tours. Frank was very informative about anything we were seeing during the tour. Leeds Castle was lovely and then Dover and Canterbury Abbey and then the boat trip. Yes I would recommend this tour.

Cheri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful tour

pevens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fantastic way to spend my birthday.The tour of Leeds Castle before opening was incredible to do a tour without the crowds was amazing. The trip along the English Chanel offered some breath taking views. Canterbury was awesome the Cathedral was spectacular with its history and design.The guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.She kept the tour moving that we were able to take in a lot of sights but at a leisurely pace.It was so sweet of her to buy me a ice cream for my birthday.I would recommend this tour highly and would do it again myself.

Alisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to see these sites! Loved it.

Joan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful, very knowledgeable guide. I would have liked to have had Dover Castle included. Otherwise, it was a great trip. Highly recommended.

Wini

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was excellent. It was money well spent.

Leyla M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Never felt rushed. Guide was knowledgeable. Well done

Lester C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Karen was our guide on this tour. Leeds Castle - Stunningly beautiful and surrounding gardens too.
Canterbury Cathedral and township - just lovely.
Greenwich- had time to look at the buildings, not the tower.
Thames river cruise- free and dropped off at Embankment Pier, not Victoria Station.
Highly Recommend this tour.

eric s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Fantastic tour... Amazing view and great tour leader . I was so pleased with my experiences.

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