Guided tour

Canterbury, Dover, and Rochester with Christmas Lunch

3.5 / 5

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Canterbury, Dover, and Rochester with Christmas Lunch

From $166.74 per person

Take a trip to Canterbury on Christmas Day, and experience the remarkable history of this city at the heart of Christianty for nearly 1,700 years. Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch before taking a visit to Dover and Rochester.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit Canterbury and enjoy a short walking tour of this historic town
  • Take the opportunity to take part in the Christmas service
  • Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in Canterbury
  • Feast on fabulous roast turkey with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding
  • Admire the beautiful Rochester Cathedral and Castle
Full description
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 with all the trimmings, followed by delicious Christmas pudding. Then head to Dover where you'll stop for the fabulous views of the White Cliffs. The former City of Rochester, with its unique atmosphere and wealth of historic buildings, provides the opportunity to step into the life and times of Charles Dickens. You’ll see many locations marked with plaques, as mentioned in the novels. Victorian-style street lights line the cobbled streets of the walking tour, taking you past both the 11th-century Cathedral and the 12th-century Castle; symbols of the town’s earlier importance.
  • Christmas lunch
  • Travel in a luxury air conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Main departure point is Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP, gate 1-5.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
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Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Arrived late in Canterbury. It was not possible to see the interior as there was the Holy Mass in progress. Cliffs seen from far away (from the port of Dover). The guide reported, on request, that since there were immigrants the police did not let them pass. We would have preferred the guide to have informed us earlier. Taken to another unscheduled site, after a tortuous journey, done with the bus, the site turned out to be closed. All right in Rochester.

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December 29, 2019

having toured on December 25th all the facilities were closed but I was perfectly aware. Overall it was a pleasant tour

December 29, 2017


Horrible excursion and food without comments

December 27, 2017

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