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When your cruise conlcudes in Dover, enhance your sightseeing experience of England on a full-day tour that concludes in London. With a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of the country as you visit two popular attractions on a luxury coach. Explore the beautiful town of Canterbury and gaze at the towering spire of the grand Cathedral; embark on an intriguing 3-hour tour of Leeds Castle; and enjoy convenient drop-off at your centrally located London hotel. 

Highlights

  • One-way post-cruise shore excursion from the Port of Dover to London or Heathrow, with stops in Canterbury and Leeds Castle!
  • See Canterbury Cathedral with your knowledgeable guide and visit Canterbury Cathedral if you wish
  • Explore the interior rooms, grounds and gardens of Leeds Castle
  • Hear stories about the royalty of Leeds Castle and history of medieval Canterbury
  • Port pickup and hotel drop-off by comfortable coach

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What You Can Expect

Dover Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

Canterbury Cathedral

Greet your courteous guide at your Dover cruise port and climb aboard a luxury coach destined for the picturesque county of Kent. Listen to insightful commentary and admire scenic countryside during the drive, and then embark on a guided sightseeing tour on arrival in the city. 

As you stroll amid grand buildings and ancient historical monuments, gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage and opt to visit the incredible Canterbury Cathedral (own expense) during some leisurely free time. 

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your vehicle for the short journey to Leeds Castle, a majestic fortress regularly hailed as the loveliest castle in the world. Receive an insightful introduction to the castle’s colorful past and hear anecdotes dating back to the 9th century. 

Spend a relaxed three hours exploring the beautiful grounds and opulent chambers of the castle; see impressive libraries, distinctive water features and an eccentric museum filled with antique dog collars. Attempt to conquer the complicated maze and opt to dine on a traditional English lunch (own expense) before reconvening with your guide at a prearranged time. 

Travel onward to London via the rich area of Greenwich; allow your attention to be directed to iconic landmarks like the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory before passing over Tower Bridge to your centrally located London hotel. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The trip was as advertised. The pickup was easy, the guide Sandra was very good and the day went very well. Canterbury is an interesting town and having a bit of time to look around on our own was very nice. Leeds castle is delightful as you see changes from nearly a thousand years. Yet it is quite a livable place now. An unexpected treat was the falconry show. It was truly amazing to watch the birds in their demonstrations while at the same time seeing wild hawks going about their lives nearby. The gardens are special with the giant Gunnera plants. We could have spent days there but overall the time split between Canterbury and Leeds was reasonable. We were dropped off in downtown London around 5pm and all went well. Highly recommended.

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide was excellent and the castle and cathedral were awesom

Edwin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had the most wonderful excursion with Yvonne tour guide and Paul driver, They both went above and beyond with the tour, taking us to little villages and towns, that we did not expect to see. Yvonne was very knowledgeable with the country side. We learned a lot. Paul was an excellent driver and managed driving the narrow roads very competently. Highly recommend these two!
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Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great way to get to Hotel in London. Coach was right on time. Enjoyed our guide very much. Plenty of time in Canterbury. Leeds Castle was very interesting and we enjoyed the grounds, Falconry and maize.
Would recommend this tour highly.

Harvey L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Our guide was full of facts that brought English history to life. Since we were a small group she went beyond the normal expectations. We had plenty of time to view and roam in Canterbury and Leeds Castle. Also the bus ride back to our Heathrow hotel was smooth.

Wendy Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We are very pleased with the tour. From being picked up at the cruise port to being delivered to our hotel, both the guide and bus driver were helpful and courteous. Having the guide show us around in Canterbury and Leeds then give us time to explore on our own was perfect. We would highly recommend the tour and will book with Viator In the future.

Marcia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

I had been to Canterbury two times before but having the guide start us out gave me something new. Loved Leeds castle especially the gardens and black swans. What a nice way to come back to the hotel after the cruise!

CHRISTINE P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent tour nice and relaxed our guide OZ was excellent , great knowledge

Barry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

We booked this tour from Dover when our cruise ship arrived in port. Coach was there to collect us as we came thru customs. Had a wonderful experience. Just loved Canterbury and if we go back to England would like to stay in this charming town. At Leeds Castle there was a jolsting event on and lots of families having a great time. The castle was set on beautiful parkland and very interesting. A great way to fill in your day before checking into our London accommodation in the arvo

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4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

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