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Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover from London
  • A comprehensive overview of south west England, ideal for history buffs
  • Explore the historic city of Canterbury, home to the 6th-century Canterbury Cathedral
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London
US$84.36
Overview
Escape the city in favor of England’s tranquil countryside on a full-day tour of Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover from London. Tailored to the interests of history buffs, this excursion covers the history-rich city of Canterbury, home to the 6th-century Canterbury Cathedral, and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. See, too, the charming Leeds Castle, surrounded by lakes and verdant gardens.
What to Expect

This is the perfect day away from London to Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle. Your incredible driver-guides will make history come alive through the day whilst on our luxury mini-bus and as you tour Canterbury by foot on an optional complimentary walking tour! 

The day begins as you leave London and journey towards Canterbury, home of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Enjoy your guide's storytelling as you make your way to the world-famous cathedral city. The cathedral dates back to 597AD, and you can’t help but be taken back in time in this city steeped in history, with Roman and Norman ruins and streets dotted with pretty timber-framed 16th and 17th-century houses.

The route continues to the closest point to France on mainland Britain, Dover. Here you can walk along the iconic White Cliffs. With spectacular coastal views, this is a must-do to truly experience the incredible English landscape. 

The final stop is Leeds Castle and Gardens, where you’ll be able to step straight off the bus and start exploring! A castle has stood on this breathtaking spot, built upon two islands in a lake, since 1119. Your guide will share the castle's incredible history, it has notably been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. Now it is one of the most visited properties in Britain. 

This incredible day tour offers the perfect mix of history and scenery for a day away from London, and you'll arrive back around 6:30pm.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour

We just got back from the Canterbury, Cliffs of Dover and Leeds tour. What a great day. Robert was so kind and patient and was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed every aspect of the day. Robert made sure that everyone in the group was happy and...More

2  Thank Lovetotravel9761
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful tour

We took this tour on July 5, 2018 through The Ultimate England Experience Limited. There were only 5 of us that day so it was like a private tour from Paul, our guide. He was a great guide and gave us his personal attention showing...More

4  Thank djgatt
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for choosing to tour with England Experience. We're delighted to hear you had a great time on tour with Paul. Kind Regards, Clare

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour!

We had a great experience at Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle with our tour guide Rob from England Experience Tours. Rob was very informative and gave us some extra time at Dover, which we used to take the long walk around the cliffs for some...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Delighted to hear you had a great experience on our Canterbury, Dover & Leeds Castle tour. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Rob! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Small tour, great experience!

It took awhile to find a tour company that had a small group size and vehicle for these locations. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and he did a great job with paying attention to the interests of the group. We only had 7 people...More

2  Thank Helen J
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Helen, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're very happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the route. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful day away to see a bit of history outside London

Had a great full day with Steve. He was polite, timely and easy to be with. We went to Canterbury where he dropped us off and we explored the Abby (it’s under construction) but still an amazing site. From there we walked along the White...More

2  Thank mjb20033
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at England Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with Steve. Delighted to hear you had a great time. Kind Regards, Clare

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Linell L
13 July 2018|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
they generally pick you up in a good size van that should be able to accommodate your luggage
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luv2travel1988
23 May 2018|
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Response from Lexhome | Reviewed this property |
Yes! In Canterbury you will have some time but not a lot. If you bring something with you for lunch you will have time to shop. Don't miss the canal!
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Dale N
11 April 2018|
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Response from Lexhome | Reviewed this property |
The tour gives you about 2 hours to do whatever you like in Canterbury. We did the cathedral and it was amazing!!! We also had time to look through the town. We brought snacks and chose to not do a sit down lunch in order... More
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