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  • From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

    1. From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

    Escape the bustle of London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the English countryside. You will head to the Garden of England, with visits to Kent’s Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury Cathedral. The journey takes you over the Greenwich Meridian and past the London district that is home to the famous Cutty Sark tea clipper, and the Royal Observatory. Then see Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as “the loveliest castle in the world.” Set in the middle of a natural lake, and surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, you will enter the castle before the doors open to the public, and experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquility. There will also be time to explore the castle grounds, where you will find the Lady Baillie Garden, with views over the lake. Next, make your way to Canterbury and visit the historic Canterbury Cathedral. The mo...

    A bit disappointed with canterbury since you can't get good pictures outside with all the scaffolds. But inside was so lovely

  • Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

    2. Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

    On this full-day excursion from London, your first stop will be the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. There’s plenty to see in Canterbury, including the Cathedral, St. Martin’s Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey. Pilgrims have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages, and it remains popular today with visitors from around the world. You’ll travel on to the coast to see the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the country’s most spectacular natural features. An icon of Britain, the White Cliffs have been a sign of hope and freedom for centuries. Take a walk along the clifftops and look out over the busy English Channel. On a clear day you’ll be able to see across to France. Just a short drive up the road from the White Cliffs of Dover is Dover Castle, one of the largest castles in the country, strategically placed at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe. Th...

    I enjoyed the trip very much. Nice staff, and very clean coach. Our guide provided us a lot of information and we have got plenty of time to visit around.

  • From London: Tour of Kent Coast and Canterbury

    3. From London: Tour of Kent Coast and Canterbury

    Journey through the charming Kent countryside as you head to the first stop of the day, Canterbury. This historic city is known especially for its cathedral, one of the oldest churches in England. Take time to visit the cathedral and explore Canterbury city centre. Next, continue towards the coast, stopping at the pretty seaside town of Deal. Once the busiest port in England, it is now known for its cafe culture. Explore the charming high-street, enjoy sea-front views, and have lunch (not included). After lunch you will continue along the coast towards the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Take a walk along the cliff tops, enjoy spectacular views, and see the iconic Dover Castle, one of the most important forts in Britain. In the afternoon, travel through the lovely Kent countryside and see why this area is known as the "Garden of England". Pass through a hilly landscape comprising of orc...

    Excellent driver who well guides you with enthusiasm and a good dose of entertainment while touring around, among one stop and the other. I did it alone and ended to join another traveller in exploring local spots as well as typical food and staff that we were good suggested. I kindly recommend it!

  • From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

    4. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

    Meet your friendly and local driver-guide at the Brighton pick-up point. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at the eerily named Devil's Dyke with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created and see the unique Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Head to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years, offering the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop. Stop for 30 minutes to have a good look around and grab a snack. Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs. Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, meas...

    Lawrence was our guide for the day Monday 6th September 2021. It was a well organised tour, we had an unexpected heatwave and Lawrence had kindly cooler boxed up some bottles of water and was offering them out along with rushing back to the bus before us to turn the aircon on to cool the bus down which wass very consider and thoughtful. You were given adequate time at each view point to wander a little which was perfect as it didn't feel rushed at all. There was hand sanitiser in the van and Lawrence kept his mask on whilst inside so if you are worries in regards to Covid, I think they made you feel safe. Laurence was full of knowledge and was able to make us giggle. Would definitely recommend this tour. Oh and the cafe where you stop does have a vegan option if that is a concern for anybody and they sold vegan magnums at the other cafe where you stop off too. Thankyou so much for a lovely tour in a very scenic area. I was dropped near to where I was staying too. No complaints at all.

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    5. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed by Henry VIII, and became a retreat for the rich and powerful. Begin with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards, and the banqueting hall. Afterwards, you’ll see the grounds that are home to wildfowl, black swans, and birds in the aviary. Next on your full-day tour is a scenic drive along the old coastal road to the famous white cliffs of Dover. Admire the historic port and its magnificent 12th-century castle. On a clear day there are views of France across the English Channel. After your Dover visit, experience the ancient city of Canterbury, the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Tour its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best k...

    Not enough time at Canterbury Cathedral. Thought it was guided tour but it was not so no reason to not give us the tickets so we could spend as much time as we wanted inside the cathedral

  • Dover to London & Heathrow Transfer via Warner Bros Studios

    6. Dover to London & Heathrow Transfer via Warner Bros Studios

    Take advantage of your time in England and combine your transfer from Dover cruise terminal to London or Heathrow, with entry to the Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter, a truly unique attraction that allows you to experience the magic that has gone into creating one of the most successful film series of all time.  Visit some of the most iconic film sets featured throughout the movies, including the Forbidden Forest, the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, Hagrid’s Hut, the Weasley Kitchen, and Diagon Alley and so many more! Learn how actors were transformed into creatures, and how the visual effects teams created this magical world. This tour aims to depart Dover by no later than 10:00am. The journey from Dover to Warner Bros Studio is approximately 2.5 hours, and there will be a short comfort stop en route in a service station with bathroom ...

  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    7. Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

    Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits on 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside. Early arrival and visit Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that was raging in London during his reign. Upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history behind this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have! Next up, embark on a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Then, tantalize your taste buds with a traditional two-cour...

    The tour guide was so knowledgeable and did her best to make sure everyone was enjoying the trip. This tour was a great value, and I will definitely recommend!!

  • Canterbury, Dover, and Rochester with Christmas Lunch

    8. Canterbury, Dover, and Rochester with Christmas Lunch

    Join us to discover some of England's fascinating history on this unique Christmas day tour. After your morning pick-up, we begin this festive tour with a visit to Canterbury. The ancient city of Canterbury has been at the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Its greatest treasure is the cathedral, infamous as the setting for the brutal murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. When Henry II asked, "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?," four of his knights rode to the cathedral and sliced Beckett's head off. Since then, Canterbury became the center of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe, immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. While in Canterbury you will have a chance to enjoy the Christmas services in the cathedral (subject to cathedral service timings). Tuck into a delicious Christmas lunch, which includes traditional roast turkey...

  • Dover to London & Heathrow via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

    9. Dover to London & Heathrow via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

    After meeting your friendly guide at Dover Cruise Terminal, board a luxury coach and combine your transfer to London with a wonderful tour of the Garden of England, with visits to historic Canterbury and Leeds Castle. Firstly, come face-to-face with the White Cliffs of Dover, and the magnificent Dover Castle. The fortress dates back to Roman times, and is one of the largest and most impressive castle keeps in Britain. Continuing through this chalk landscape, discover the history of the country, from Celtic Settlers and Roman invaders to the Saxon migration and the Norman conquest. Stop at the city of Canterbury and glimpse into its world famous cathedral on a guided walking tour. Formerly the Roman town of Durovernum Canticorum, the city boasts a wealth of history. After the walking tour, have some free time to walk the narrow streets and admire the historic buildings. ...

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 540 reviews

Lawrence was our guide for the day Monday 6th September 2021. It was a well organised tour, we had an unexpected heatwave and Lawrence had kindly cooler boxed up some bottles of water and was offering them out along with rushing back to the bus before us to turn the aircon on to cool the bus down which wass very consider and thoughtful. You were given adequate time at each view point to wander a little which was perfect as it didn't feel rushed at all. There was hand sanitiser in the van and Lawrence kept his mask on whilst inside so if you are worries in regards to Covid, I think they made you feel safe. Laurence was full of knowledge and was able to make us giggle. Would definitely recommend this tour. Oh and the cafe where you stop does have a vegan option if that is a concern for anybody and they sold vegan magnums at the other cafe where you stop off too. Thankyou so much for a lovely tour in a very scenic area. I was dropped near to where I was staying too. No complaints at all.

Lawrence was informative, jovial, engaging, and adept at answering questions. With COVID measures, he had sanitizer, masks, reported he cleaned the van before/after the tour, and made people feel reassured on the tour. The sites we saw would not have come up in a guide book and the facts and information he provided made the experience that much better. I learned so much about the area! I would recommend this tour to others!

Excellent driver who well guides you with enthusiasm and a good dose of entertainment while touring around, among one stop and the other. I did it alone and ended to join another traveller in exploring local spots as well as typical food and staff that we were good suggested. I kindly recommend it!

Lawrence is a knowledgeable person when it comes to weather and places around Brighton. Though the weather was unpredictable but the trip was amazing.

Glenn made this tour very enjoyable. His knowledge of history was outstanding and he explain things in such a way that anyone could understand.