Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Hotel pickup included
- Led by a Blue Badge guide
- All entrance fees included
Leeds Castle is a major English tourist attraction, but you don’t have to worry about pushing through big crowds on this day trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover, all in the Kent countryside. After departing London and driving through Greenwich, your first stop will be Leeds Castle. You’ll have an exclusive private viewing of the castle before the public crowds arrive, allowing you to experience the full splendor of the castle in relative peace.
Leeds Castle is famous for its setting on the shimmering lake that surrounds it – effectively creating a large moat. Dating back to the year 1119, the castle enjoys an idyllic setting in 500 acres of parkland and gardens, which make it one of the most picturesque castles in Britain. Admire the superb collection of medieval furniture and tapestries and Impressionist art. See the aviary of rare birds, the vineyard and the castle’s famous maze.
You’ll then head to Canterbury Cathedral. Built in the 11th century, the cathedral is linked to many great church figures – the most famous being St Thomas Becket, who was murdered there in 1170. The cathedral’s Gothic-style architecture is a lasting testament to its seat as the birthplace of English Christianity. It also plays a role in Chaucer’s famous The Canterbury Tales.
Finally, you’ll continue through the Kent countryside – known as the Garden of England, with its quaint villages and pretty landscapes – to reach the coast at Dover. Here you’ll admire the White Cliffs of Dover, standing 400 feet (122 meters) above sea level. Standing tall above the English Channel is Dover Castle, England’s largest castle.
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Departure in English
Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover with English speaking guide
Departure in Portuguese
Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover with Portuguese speaking guide
- Hotel pickup
- Entrance fees
- Blue Badge guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
Reviewed by: Rosemary H, July 2014
Absolutely great for a one day out!
Pick up at hotel was on time, guide had a great sense of humour in his commentary (I just noticed that he was "getting on in years" and had to correct a few of his facts along the way), adequate time in each place and suggesting a place for the meal with ordering ahead of time was a good idea! Thanks for a great day!
Reviewed by: Harsha P, July 2014
Excellent tour. Great guide and buses. Leeds castle is very nice to see inside and is a castle that is in use i.e. you can rent the banquet hall, rooms etc. Great for a getaway in the Garden of England (: Kent :). Canterbury very impressive and atmospheric. The Cliffs of Dover are a nice thing to check off your list since it's close enough to Canterbury and it's sorta nice to look across the ocean to see France (: albeit very blurry :) in the distance.