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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.


  • 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

Ashley J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic guide, comfortable bus, memorable day trip from London. Highly recommend.

Dorian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great trip! I have always done my own thing, but to be able to see three different attractions in one day, we decided to do a tour. Leeds Castle is technically a castle, however if you have been to others, this one may disappoint. It was really more of a manor house. It's beautiful, but I do not feel the need to go back and could have used that time in Canterbury. The tour ran with military precision an our guide was so nice and knowledgeable. We had such good weather we were able to see the Cliffs from the top and bottom and had time to stop for photos. The Cathedral was amazing and we could have used more time in the town. But there are only so many hours in the day and we used every one! This trip will not disapoint.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great trip!! We covered a lot of ground in one day. Monica, our tour guide, was impressive! She filled the driving time with an impressive array of facts and figures about each locale, so the trip was much more than the featured attractions. Monica is a marvelous storyteller, delivering the narration with a energy and enthusiasm that really brought each era and location to life. The travel time flew, and we were well prepped for the attractions. The driver, Paul, found the most efficient route as we headed back to London facing Friday evening traffic. This was an engaging and informative experience. I have taken a number of tours, and rate Monica as one of the best guides I've had!! She even facilitated getting a sweater back for me that I had left in the Canterbury restaurant! Above and beyond!!

Ian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Trip was incredible!

Rita M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I wavered between this tour and the Stonehenge tour. So glad I picked this one. Loved seeing Leeds Castle. We had plenty of time to wander through the castle and take pictures of the beautiful landscape. The White Cliffs of Dover, though very simple, was a favorite stop. Thank goodness we were taken to the top and were able to stop at the historic site. This should always be included as part of the stop. The view was spectacular and memorable. Thank you to our tour guide for choosing to make this stop. Then on to Canterbury. The church was beautiful. Could have used more time in Canterbury, though would not want to have missed out on the Dover stop. We did use the hotel pick up, though think maybe would have been better off getting to Victoria Station ourselves might have been better. We were late getting to the Station and barely had time to make a bathroom stop before the bus was leaving. Felt rushed though not our fault.

Russell M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Delightful Castle and grounds. Tour guide was great! Canterbury Cathedral awesome!

Katherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Perfect length of the trip. Very knowledgeable tour guide. We had the right amount of time to explore each area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Super tour! Great day to be out of the city and enjoy some nice nature and old buildings. The flower gardens at leeds castle and the beach at the cliffs are a must see!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved it. Usually I avoid tours, but this time We enjoyed every experience. AAA

Wendy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic experience! Great guide and driver. It's a long day and my only complaint is that there was no bathroom on the bus! That needs to change.

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