This was the highlight of the trip to London. Anthony Matthews is a pure history genius and will make the trip unforgettable.
Excellent tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the Battle of Britain Memorial in Dover. The tour guide was very good and knowledgeable about the history of every place we visited and she was very well educated in all the interesting historic places. Clearly she had done her homework. I highly recommend the tour and we are so glad we took it. An easy day trip out of London with someone else doing the driving! My only suggestion for improvement would be a different restaurant for lunch. It was pretty basic and institutional and there are other wonderful restaurants in Canterbury that would have been nicer. But except for that, gets a 99 out of 100 rating!
We were hesitant to do this trip in November given the potential weather,but it turned out to be a lovely day for the most part and we really enjoyed ourselves. The trip was well organised and there was ample time to see things, it was a relaxing trip. Kevin the guide and Mark the driver did a great job to ensure we were all well looked after. Leeds Castle was lovely, I would like to go back sometime and spent a day wandering the grounds. Canterbury Cathedral was very impressive and I appreciate the time we had there in the town. Unfortunately the weather had closed in by the time we got to Dover, we did manage to glimpse the white cliffs but it was freezing and very cold. We didn't mind this too much though, we did get a glimpse of France and get some good photos and then back onto the bus for the trip back to London.
I loved this tour. The castle and the cliffs were amazing! Canterbury was cute but nothing overly special. I felt like the time in each place was adequate. Great tour guys!
Wonderful tour. Anthony and Michaelangelo were fantastic. Very well paced and kept our interest the whole time. Canterbury Cathedral was especially impressive. We booked another tour 2 days later which was equally good.
A wondonderful experience! Great guide, comfortable bus, and ample time provided at each stop.
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Long day on a coach , but Kevin filled in the ride with historical details and humor. We had some fellow travelers who could not seem to stay with the schedule. He handled it well. Bus driver was competent and personable. All in all it was a very nice day.
Absolutely gorgeous tour! Loved our tour guide Charlotte... knowledgeable, funny, and bubbly. Leeds Castle is a must see.... It's is breathtaking. Families with their children were picnicking on the lawn as black swans slowly swam by. Very charming! The city of Canterbury and it's grand cathedral were full of beauty and bloody history. We enjoyed the little farmers market in the town square. To top off this amazing trip was our glimpse of Calais as we stood looking over the English Channel in Dover! Unforgettable!
Loved everything about it. Adequate time was allotted for each stop. Bus was clean and comfortable. The driver was friendly and competent, and the tour guide, Monica, was delightful. Would highly recommend this Dover trip. I have been before but well before the Battle of Britain Memorial was added. That experience was amazing and humbling.
Extremely interesting our tour guide was most know,edgable and helpful.
Excellent guide Debra and a nice tour. Leeds is great to see and go through, the Dover experience is greatly enhanced by being at the Battle of Britain Memorial, which is excellent. Canterbury is one of the few where picture taking is allowed, and Debra did a great job guiding us throughout!
Great day guide excellent, all went to plan, coach good, would recommend Evan Evans for the coach and Monica as guide. Will do more another time with Viator, many thanks.
Monica lead a great full day tour with detailed knowledge of each sight. She was bubbly and engaging. She suggested a great stop for lunch in Canterbury. An excellent day overall.
Excellent day out! Great locations and well organized itinerary--you get a lot out of the day, with very little dead time on the bus. The guide Debra was excellent and had lots of information for us about the history of Kent and the various sites we went to. She also had good tips for where to eat at each spot and how to get the most out of each site. My only complaint is that the departure was very disorganized. Evan Evans has about 10 tours leaving at the same time from Victoria Coach station, all through about 2 or 3 cramped gates. They kept switching gates on people and there was no PA system to tell people where to go or what was boarding next. It meant we all stood in a big, cramped lump pushing forward to hear what the guide at the door was shouting and then pushing back when it wasn't our turn. Meanwhile, half of regular London is just trying to get on their regular commuter busses and tromping past confused, cramped tourists. Debra's calm demeanour and well organized itinerary saved the day but Evan Evans needs to do better with its first impression! As an aside, Leeds Castle is amazing and well set up for families. If you have a bit more time, or are thinking about doing a country day out of London, consider staying over night or spending an entire day there--lots to do and many of the visitors were Britons themselves so it's a chance to interact with locals more than you do at most tourist sites where you really only talk to other tourists.
Fantastic guide, comfortable bus, memorable day trip from London. Highly recommend.
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.
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!!
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.
Delightful Castle and grounds. Tour guide was great! Canterbury Cathedral awesome!
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