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Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London provided by Premium Tours - London Tours

Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London

Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London
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Beat the crowds and visit Leeds Castle before the doors open to the general public on an early-access tour. This day trip from London not only includes a crowd-free castle tour but also showcases highlights from around the county of Kent, such as the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich. Finish on a fun note, traveling back to London on a sunset Thames River cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore Leeds Castle on a guided tour before the general public enter
  • Waste no time with prebooked Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral entry
  • See more out-of-London sights in one day than you would do alone
  • Admire the capital from the water during a Thames River cruise
What to expect
  • From London, travel south to Leeds Castle, a fortress often described as England’s loveliest castle. Popular for its colorful history, as well as its looks, the castle gets busy but beat the crowds with an early-access tour. Follow a guide on a private group tour and then enjoy free time to explore the expansive gardens, lake, and maze. Travel onward to the nearby White Cliffs of Dover, the sweep of chalk rockface that lines the English Channel. Then, head to Canterbury Cathedral for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a lunch break in Canterbury itself. Your journey back takes in one last stop in Greenwich for a walking tour, where you listen to tales of the royal borough’s maritime heritage. Later, return to London Embankment Pier via the river with a sunset River Thames cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Leeds Castle on a guided tour before the general public enter
  • Waste no time with prebooked Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral entry
  • See more out-of-London sights in one day than you would do alone
  • Admire the capital from the water during a Thames River cruise
What to expect
  • From London, travel south to Leeds Castle, a fortress often described as England’s loveliest castle. Popular for its colorful history, as well as its looks, the castle gets busy but beat the crowds with an early-access tour. Follow a guide on a private group tour and then enjoy free time to explore the expansive gardens, lake, and maze. Travel onward to the nearby White Cliffs of Dover, the sweep of chalk rockface that lines the English Channel. Then, head to Canterbury Cathedral for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a lunch break in Canterbury itself. Your journey back takes in one last stop in Greenwich for a walking tour, where you listen to tales of the royal borough’s maritime heritage. Later, return to London Embankment Pier via the river with a sunset River Thames cruise.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2452T7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Leeds Castle
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station (Stop W), London SW1W 9TN, UK Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at 8:15am (Boarding starts at 8am)
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK The tour will end at Embankment pier located next to Embankment underground station served by Bakerloo, District, Circle and Northern lines
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to the popular Festival of Flowers event at Leeds Castle from 12th -16th September 2020 we will be unable to provide the exclusive private guided tour of the castle during this period. Instead we will visit Leeds Castle in the afternoon so that guests can enjoy this wonderful event during a less busy time of day
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Leeds Castle
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station (Stop W), London SW1W 9TN, UK Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at 8:15am (Boarding starts at 8am)
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK The tour will end at Embankment pier located next to Embankment underground station served by Bakerloo, District, Circle and Northern lines
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK The tour will end at Embankment pier located next to Embankment underground station served by Bakerloo, District, Circle and Northern lines
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to the popular Festival of Flowers event at Leeds Castle from 12th -16th September 2020 we will be unable to provide the exclusive private guided tour of the castle during this period. Instead we will visit Leeds Castle in the afternoon so that guests can enjoy this wonderful event during a less busy time of day
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station (Stop W)
    London SW1W 9TN, UK
    Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at 8:15am (Boarding starts at 8am)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Greenwich
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Canterbury Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The White Cliffs of Dover
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Leeds Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Thames River
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Premium Tours - London Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Embankment Pier
    Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, London of Freedom#8573311~!#, UK
    The tour will end at Embankment pier located next to Embankment underground station served by Bakerloo, District, Circle and Northern lines
    See address & details
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4.0
20 reviews
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chuk66
Shiloh, IL62 contributions
Canceled by company
We booked this about two weeks ahead of our scheduled visit. Two days before we were scheduled to go on the tour I called a company with a question. At that time they told me the trip was not yet “confirmed” even though I had already paid. It turns out they were holding out hoping for more people. They could not tell me if and when they would be making a final determination as to whether the trip would even take place. They then canceled and refunded my money. Very poor customer service. Had I not called with question I’m not sure they would’ve ever told me until I showed up that it was cancelled.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cmarilena78
Naples, Italy11 contributions
Canterbury, Dover and Rochester on 25th December
Dec 2019
I had this tour on 25th December and I was very disappointed about it.
At Canterbury I had “a chance to enjoy the Christmas services in the Cathedral”, (I’m quoting Premium Tours email) but we had to leave before service finished.
But that’s ok.
Then we had a decent Christmas lunch near a gas station. But it was Christmas and it was Holyday Inn, so that’s ok.
But the most upsetting thing to me is that I paid €284 for two persons and the best I can get of “fabulous views of the White Cliffs” ( I’m still quoting your email) in Dover was the picture below.
I paid for seeing the White Cliffs, not for staying 10 minutes at the Port of Dover!!!Ten minutes, not even the time for getting closer by feet!!!!
Absolutely disappointing and ridiculous and I would never recommend this tour to anyone.
Then we had a quick visit to Rochester, where our guide Magnus, disapperead for most of the time we stayed, with no explanations about the “many locations marked with plaques, as mentioned in the novels“, (still quoting).

On 24 th December I had a tour to Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford with Evan Evan Tour, and it was totally worth the money!

Never again!!!
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Faemtsang
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
Very informative guide - Clarissa but the tour arrangement could be better
Clarissa is a very informative and knowledgeable guide. She did a great job in highlighting the history of places that covered in this tour. Many thanks to her effort, we learnt a lot.

However, the tour arrangement could be improved if lunch box is included. We were given an hour to have lunch at Canterbury at 14:00, and get back together at 15:00 to visit a cathedral. It’s a bit late to have lunch as the tour started at 8am, and an hour lunchtime was too rush so we gave up visiting the cathedral at last.
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Walter Lui
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Good guide. Lunch arrangement could be better
Aug 2019 • Couples
Good and informative guide. We can only have lunch after Canterbury visit at 1430. This is too late from when we started the journey at 8. We could have lunch first before the cathedral visit.
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel B
Buenos Aires, Argentina25 contributions
One of the Best tours I took
It is a great tour to get to know cliffs of dover, canterburry, the leeds castle.
You wouldn't get half of this if you go on your own

Our guide Frank was the best condiment of this tour
Written 6 July 2019
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Keely Wotsch
Columbus, OH46 contributions
Eh
May 2019 • Couples
Our guide for this tour was pretty boring, and only gave facts on the bus. At the sites, we were on our own to explore, which was fine. There was no set time for lunch, so you did have to sacrifice time at the sights to eat. The tour ended in a very strange way. We all just got onto the public transport ferry and wandered away at the last stop. There was no 'goodbye, thank you' etc. There was no point in going to Greenwich, it felt like it was just to add some more to the itinerary.
Written 28 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elinika
New York City, NY130 contributions
3 and a half stars.
We picked up the tour from Victoria Coach station. I was pleasantly surprised that the coach (bus) that fits 50+ people only had about 25 as large tours of 50+ people are always disappointing. I’m assuming it’s because this tour is the least popular for this company. I’m also assuming this as we originally booked this tour for a Saturday for my parents, my husband and myself. I received an email on Wednesday letting me know that they are cancelling the Saturday tour and we had a choice of joining the Friday tour without my husband or choosing one of the Stonehenge tours (which they have too many of). We ended up choosing the Friday and received a refund for one ticket. This was extremely disappointing. The tour itself was good, nothing exceptional. Main complaint is the late lunch, we were starving after Leeds Castle and weren’t due for lunch till after 1:30/2pm. This is quite late when you’re catching a tour at 8:15am. Overall, we were dissatisfied with the amount of time we spent in Greenwich. It seemed like we ran through the palace in Greenwich and hopped on to the water taxi back to London (Embankment). We barely got to take photos or understand where the meridian was. The rest of the tour was nice, really enjoyed Dover and the white Cliffs, wish we had more time there.
Written 6 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wombats777
10 contributions
Nice trip to southeast England sites.
Apr 2019 • Solo
This was a good tour. I had a friend tell me, "don't go to Dover, there's nothing there". But we didn't actually stop in the town of Dover. We stopped at the Battle of Britain Memorial, which I enjoyed. There was a view of the white cliffs from there. Dover Castle looked interesting, but we didn't stop there, just saw it out the window. Leeds Castle was the highlight of the trip in my opinion. The tour was very good. Outside the castle there's lots to do for families with kids. A maze, playground, adventure golf, etc. Part of Canterbury Castle was under scaffolding as it is undergoing restoration. My trip was on Good Friday, which I didn't realize when I booked months ago, so it wasn't open for tours. No worries, it was still beautiful to stroll the grounds. We had plenty of time to walk about the shops and have a leisurely lunch in historic old Canterbury. We ended in Greenwich with a water taxi to Enbankment, across from the Eye. I would have preferred to see the Royal Observatory (even though it was closed) and made my own way back by rail or water taxi. The only negative thing I can say about this trip is that the web site advertised free WiFi on the bus but there was none. Tour guide Carol did an excellent job pointing out the sites and history along the way.
Written 20 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John H
Chandler, AZ63 contributions
Excellent Full Day Experience
Oct 2018 • Couples
We very much enjoyed this tour.. Was a little worried after reading some of the negative reviews about how things were a bit disorganized at the Coach Terminal, but did not experience any such issues. We read the instructions in the confirmation email, took transportation to the Victoria Coach Terminal (not the train station) and arrived ~30 min early.. we immediately went to gates 18-20 and contacted the staff at gate 19 and were told to standby for our specific tour... We had Benjamin as our Tour Guide and an excellent bus driver (did not catch his name but he's from Turkey). Travel from London to the various locations was safe, well timed and quite comfortable on the Premium Tour Bus. There were only 20 of us on the tour Oct 12th so there was plenty of room to spread out and relax. The driver provided good color commentary and insight into the various locations we visited or drove through. He was personable and quite friendly to all patrons on the tour. Am glad we decided to take a risk and schedule the tour, not only did we take some beautiful photos but we also enjoyed learning more as we went along.
Written 12 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tourist801707
London, UK18 contributions
Ran Like Clockwork - Very Well Done
Sep 2018 • Family
We were very impressed with the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and well organized! The trip left exactly on time and every aspect of it was punctual. The destinations were diverse and lovely. We thought there would be more to see at the White Cliffs (you walk close to the edge to view them) but that didn't make them less lovely. Leeds Castle and Canterbury were very interesting - the Cathedral at Canterbury is breathtaking. You take the tour bus most of the day and than disembark at the town of Greenwich where you take a high-speed ferry back up the river. Wonderful view of the Tower of London from the water. The ferry ends at Embarkment pier, a different location than where you get the tour bus. We walked up the Mall, past Kensingston, St James and Buckingham Palaces to get to our hotel. It was wonderful.
Written 11 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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