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Canterbury Cathedral Christmas Day Trip from London with Lunch including Rochester and Dover

4 Reviews

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858CD251
Spend your Christmas Day mixing history, tradition and the British countryside on this tour from London to some of the UK’s iconic towns. You’ll travel in a comfortable luxury motor coach as your professional guide leads you to Rochester, Canterbury and Dover. Walk in Charles Dickens’ footsteps in Rochester, attend a Christmas service at Canterbury Cathedral, enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in the Canterbury Cathedral grounds and end your tour marveling at the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Seasonal Offer
  • Lunch included
From London, your Christmas Day tour heads first to Rochester, once home to one of England’s most famous authors, Charles Dickens. The author of A Christmas Carol lived at nearby Gads Hill Place and based some of his novels in Rochester. Your professional guide will lead you down Rochester’s picture-postcard Victorian high street and to the beautiful Rochester Castle overlooking the River Medway.

Then, you will travel to Canterbury, where you’ll attend the traditional Christmas service with the Archbishop at Canterbury Cathedral, famous for its stunning Gothic architecture and history that dates back to the year 1070. You’ll then enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral. You will then have some free time to explore the Canterbury old town on your own.

Finally, you will continue your tour to the British coast at Dover, where you’ll see the impressive White Cliffs of Dover. The cliffs are a symbol of Britain, facing continental Europe across the English Channel and acting as an emblematic guard.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected central London hotels. Alternatively, tour departs from Victoria Coach Station.
Departure Time:
10 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 7pm.

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Canterbury Cathedral Christmas Day Trip from London with Lunch including Rochester and Dover

Christmas Day at Canterbury Cathdral

  • Welcome drink
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Traditional Christmas Lunch
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Walking tour of Rochester
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: if the hotel is full, lunch will be held in a traditional pub
Lunch - Sample menu

Glass of Sherry on Arrival

Homemade soup

Main course
Traditional Roast Turkey with Vegetables (Vegetarian option available)

Christmas Pudding served in a Brandy Sauce

Tea or Coffee & Mince Pies
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kathryn C, January 2013

We had a wonderful time on the tour. Our guide was very very knowledgable and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour!

Reviewed by: Garrett S, January 2012

The tour agent was over half an hour late starting our tour, as such we were rushed to get to Canterbury on time to attend the service. The Christmas Lunch was good, but it felt like we spent the most time on our tour eating in a pub rather than seeing more sights. The tour description is misleading as the stops in Rochester and Dover are only 15 minute "photo stops". This tour would be better if there was an activity or more information about the stops in Dover and Rochester. Canterbury is a worthwhile stop, but the rest of the tour didn't offer much.

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