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Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London

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    Your tour begins at the meeting point on Belvedere Road beside the London Eye. You'll travel in comfort in a luxury Mercedes mini-coach and be accompanied by a guide.

    Your first stop is Greenwich, home to the Prime Meridian Line, where the eastern and western hemispheres meet. Stand with one foot in the east, and one in the west whilst gazing at incredible views over London and Royal Greenwich Park.

    Next, you'll head to Rochester, a beautiful and historic city favoured by Charles Dickens. Navigate the quaint high street that lends way to the impressive Rochester Castle, which boasts a little known but surprisingly beautiful Cathedral in its grounds. Here, you will hear tales of sieges and battles through the ages. 

    Onward, to Canterbury, famous of course for its cathedral that is the Mother Church for English Christianity, and home to Royal tombs and more. Your guide wioffer a walking tour of Canterbury, to show you some of its hidden secrets and passageways. You will have a couple of hours of free time to explore Canterbury on your own - we'll give you a map and some tips to help you get the most from your visit. Perhaps you might like to venture into the Cathedral, or soak up the atmosphere of this modern and vibrant city with such an important historical past. On our way out of Canterbury, we will drive past the old Roman walls, and have a chance to see St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church - together with the Cathedral, the 3 sites make up the UNESCO World Heritage listing for Canterbury. 

    Next stop is Dover. Venturing deeper into the Kent countryside, through hop fields, orchards, and Oast houses (curiously shaped buildings that were used for drying hops as part of the brewing process), you'll head towards the English channel (the stretch of water separating England and France) for a glimpse of the impressive white chalk cliffs guarding the coastline, and on a clear day you may be able to see all the way to France. After that, perhaps you might like to explore Dover Castle and its network of tunnels that were instrumental as a military command centre and an underground hospital in WWII, or maybe you would prefer a clifftop walk as directed by your guide. You can decide on the day.

    London bound through some more charming and picturesque countryside, and a stop in Chilham - a village centred around a square with half timbered buildings and a 15th-century pub. Your guide will plan the route back into London based on where everyone is staying and do their best to make your onward journey home as easy as possible.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    My daughter and I went on this wonderful trip for the day with Andy. He was very knowledgeable about the area as a Londoner himself he knew all kinds of history and details that no one else knew. He drive us safely down narrow roads...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Andy Sawyer was a great guide, sprinkling humor and history that made the tour come alive. The smaller bus allowed for greater flexibility in stops and interactions over the larger buses where you have to wait for everyone to exit/enter the bus and use the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank RonniLynn
    ChrisatTheEnglishBus, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello RonniLynn, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Absolutely fantastic to hear that you had such a good tour with Andy and you loved all the places you stopped at. We spent months planning this tour to...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This small bus company was awesome & the tour was wonderful, personal & much more enjoyable than big coach tours. Andy the guide was amazing, great Londoner with a great personality & sense of humour. Really look forward to doing their other tours on our...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Lacey-Jae O
    ChrisatTheEnglishBus, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Lacey-Jae, Thank you very much for your review - wonderful to hear you had such a great tour with Andy. This tour in particular is absolutely packed with fantastic sites throughout the day, and we would love to welcome you on to some of...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The tour guide can make or break a tour and Colin made it Great! He connected well with everyone and made the tour interactive as well as entertaining. All the way through the tour he remembered everyone’s names and personal information shared at the beginning...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Eric W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    If you ask my three teenage and young adult sons the best part of their week-long trip to London, they would tell you our tour guide, Johny Davies! (and we had a pretty amazing week in London!) Johny should do stand-up comedy. He was not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kim P
    ChrisatTheEnglishBus, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Kim, Thank you so much for your review - and for your email. We loved reading both and we are delighted that you and your family had such an amazing experience on tour with your guide Johny. We set out to do absolutely everything...More

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    5 February 2019|
    Response from ramonar160 | Reviewed this property |
    you can email them directly if you are having booking issues. Maybe on the day that you are booking there are only 4 spots left. I booked for 6 people on this tour tour without any issues
    9 August 2018|
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    Response from ramonar160 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes our tour guides arranged the tickets for the castle and we paid them after. Although you can enjoy a walk around Canterbury Castle grounds after they close for free.
    Barbara C
    29 July 2018|
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    Response from TheEnglishBusMgmt | Property representative |
    Hello Barbara, Chris from The English Bus here. Thanks for asking the question - sorry it has taken a while to reply, TripAdvisor do not notify us of questions, the best way for a speedy response is to enquire through our... More
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