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

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover day trip from London
  • Explore Leeds Castle and its fairytale moat before the crowds arrive
  • Get an exclusive tour of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral
  • Learn about the sights you see from an expert guide, with personal headphones for easy listening

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See three of Kent’s most popular attractions in one day (and leave all the logistics to someone else).

What's Included

  • Expert guide
  • Superior Coach, Wi-Fi and USB Charging On-board
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Entry to Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Victoria Coach Station, Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

    Departures from Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5. Departs 9:00am. Boarding at 8:30am. Nearest station: Victoria Station - Victoria line, District line, Circle line, National Rail

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

  • Victoria Station, Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK

    Finishes near Victoria Station

What To Expect

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 picture book, 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. 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.

Greenwich (Pass By)

Greenwich is a borough in London, England, on the banks of the River Thames. Known for its maritime history, it's home to the Cutty Sark, a restored 19th-century ship, the huge National Maritime Museum, and the classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College. The modern O2 arena sits on a peninsula to the north. Overlooking peaceful Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory is the site of the Greenwich meridian line.

Leeds Castle

Located in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, lies Leeds Castle, a beautiful medieval castle frequently referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. With 500 acres of landscaped parkland to explore and impeccably maintained gardens to enjoy, it’s easy to see why this beautiful castle was a favoured castle of King Henry VIII, who gifted it to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. In its 900-year history, the castle has been home to no fewer than six queens and served many functions, including acting as a garrison, prison and the stately private home of its most recent owners. Learn all about this and more as our expert tour guide brings its fascinating story to life.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
Operated by Evan Evans Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler Tips


Don’t miss the Dog Collar Collection which is located on the grounds of the castle.
If you skip the lunch, the tour guide can take you directly to the cathedral where you can walk through on your own.
Worth the trip, though you should note that Dover is just a photo opportunity, no time for a long walk on this tour.
Reviews
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Breathtakingly beautiful
Emily_M, Jun 2022
The tour guide Rowan was amazing. She was so enthusiastic and knew a lot of information about the places we went. The places we visited were amazing and beautiful. I only wish that I had longer to spend in each place.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Emily, Thank you for your feedback and lovely comments about Rowan. Indeed we would like to allow more time at each location, but to distance covered and tight schedule, it is simply not possible. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Great tour!
Michelle_H, Jun 2022
Rowan was a great tour guide. Chris was a safe driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury. We would use Evan Evans tours again! Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Michelle, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We work hard to offer high-quality service to every guest, and it makes us happy to see you had a wonderful experience with us. We will share this feedback with Rowan and Chris so they get the recognition that they deserve. They will be delighted to hear your feedback. We hope to see you again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
A great tour!
Katherine_B, Jun 2022
Chrissy was an absolutely fantastic tour guide. She did a great job of keeping everyone engaged, even the kids. Paul was our bus driver and also did a great job. I highly recommend the tour.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Katherine, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Chrissy, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Amazing sites to visit with an amazing guide.
Brennan_A, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Nicholas was extremely knowledgeable and gave us interesting information throughout the tour in an exciting way. He also had great recommendations of things to do and places to eat both during and after the day tour. I have taken this tour before and he made it extra exciting this time around.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Brenna, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
10/10
Jason_B, Jun 2022
Lovely sights, wonderful visits. Godfrey was our guide and did a fantastic job! Would bring and recommend to friends
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Jason, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about our services. We are glad that our team did a great job. We take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all of our guests, so our team appreciates that you noticed. We will pass on the kind words over to Godfrey. We hope to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Leeds castle garden walk
jiani_l, Jun 2022
The garden in Leeds Castle is stunning. The lake and the birds that has no fear of human makes it an excellent place to be close to the nature. I wished we had more time there.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello jiani_l, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
didn't see Cliffs of Dover
Julia_M, Jun 2022
If you want to see the Cliffs of Dover, this is not the tour. They took you to a beach at least 10 miles away, can barely see the edge of the cliffs. Also, for Dover Castle, it is just a 5 minutes picture stop at the parking lot.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Julia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear your feedback about the White Cliffs of Dover – we state that this is only an opportunity to view the cliffs in our tour description, rather than a walk on the cliffs. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please do not hesitate to contact us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk. All the very best, Evan Evans Team
Not for people with mobility issues.
Kelly_H, Jun 2022
The only issue was that a lot of it was not assessable for a wheelchair. I would have like to be able to spend a little more time at each location.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear about your mobility difficulties on the day. We would love to allow more time at each location, but due to tight schedule and distance covered, unfortunately it is not possible. We do offer tours that visit fewer venues and allow for a more leisurely visit (for example our tour to Stonehenge & Bath). Should you wish to travel with us again in the future we would be more than happy to recommend some of them to you and discuss any special requirement. Thank you again and we send you our very best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Leeds, Canterbury, and Dover
Allison_D, Jun 2022
It was mostly great. Time at the cliffs was very short and the view of the castle was a drive by. The bus did not have wifi or charging ports, both of which were advertised on the description. Leeds castle was amazing! Could have spent less time at Canterbury to add more time at Dover. Overall, glad we did it.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Allison, Thank you for your lovely review. Unfortunately due to technical issues with the coach originally assigned to this tour, we had no other option but to provide a coach without wifi and USB ports in order to operate this tour as scheduled. We are glad to hear that in spite of this you overall had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to get out of London without needing to drive yourself
Erika_E, Jun 2022
Godfrey is a very knowledgeable & funny guide. Kristoff was our driver & certainly took the stress of driving in the UK off my plate. If you have a day to explore outside London, you really should go on this one!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Erika, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Loved Deborah! She was...
Barbara_L, Jun 2022
Loved Deborah! She was very well versed on the attractions on our trip and made it fun! I loved Leeds Castle. My daughter loved Canterbury.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for your lovely review and positive comments on our tour guide Deborah. We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed Leeds Castle and Canterbury. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
ROWAN
stephanie_c, Jun 2022
Rowan was amazing with her knowledge and witty humor!! The tours are quick moving. Gives you a brief idea if you want to take a longer tour of certain area.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello stephan, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Rowan, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Great guide and tour
Fred_S, Jun 2022
Rowan and Chris were great guides and entertaining. Exceeded expectations. We should be able to book with specific guides because I would book with them again every time
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Fred, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Rowan and Chris, she will be delighted to know they were able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Town of Canterbury was...
Robert_H, Jun 2022
Town of Canterbury was wonderful. We loved the cobblestone and old buildings. Restaurants were very quaint.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Robert, Thank you for your 4* review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed Canterbury, indeed it it a lovely town. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
Great tour! Would use viator again
MARISA_P, Jun 2022
This tour was great. It left on time and the only reason we got back behind schedule was because there were accidents on the freeway. The driver was so sweet and our tour guides. Simon was not only incredibly knowledgeable and funny but did things that you didn't even ask for. I've taken viator before and on my next viator tour I would hope to have Simon again. The time in Canterbury was just enough and in Leeds at the castle as well. Dover is a quick stop and you're at a distance from the cliffs but a good enough camera will get you a great shot.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello MARIS, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, Simon is truly a gem to have on our team! We hope you come visit us again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Castles, views, and cathedrals
AmyK_T, Jun 2022
This was an amazing tour! Our guide was absolutely the best and was full of knowledge! You get a solid hour after seeing the cathedral in Canterbury to eat and we even got back a half hour to an hour early. Thank you!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello AmyK_T, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Everything was beautiful!...
mararras58, Jun 2022
Everything was beautiful! The cliffs of Dover was our most special. Would loved to go Dover Castle! Chrissy was our guide she was wonderful and Rob our driver great as well. They went over and beyond the whole tour . We regiment this tour company to family and friends. Thanks again!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello mararra, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to Chrissy and Rob. We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
We had an awesome day!...
Claudine_D, Jun 2022
We had an awesome day! Debra was very knowledgeable and her humor was just wonderfully pleasant! Yves the driver was also great, very smooth ride!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Claudin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to Debra and Yves. We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Entertaining and informative experience
ChristopherSparhawk, Jun 2022
Deb made the whole trip. She is smart and funny and entertaining. One of the best guides I have ever had in my travels.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Christo, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Debbie, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Tour operator canceled...
John_F, Jun 2022
Tour operator canceled trip but did not bother to notify us until we arrived at departure destination.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. As explained on the day, unfortunately the guide assigned to this tour tested positive to Covid earlier in the morning and could no longer operate this tour. Unfortunately there was not enough time to notify guests, in the little time we had left we tried to find a solution, but finally we had no other option but cancel the tour, offer an alternative date with partial refund or, if no other date suitable, offer a full refund. We apologize that your experience failed to meet your expectations. As a whole, our company strives to provide our customers with the best experience possible. Please know that your experience is not normal, last minute cancellation was due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
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