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

  • 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
Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London
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
Very Beatiful

This place makes you feel like your back in time. Such a wonderful place and staff. I enjoyed everything about Leeds and Dover Castle. Dover Castle has a beauty, unlike anything you will ever see in England. I truly enjoyed my entire trip to England...More

1  Thank lamhrt73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Perfect Day!

All three attractions were very amazing. The weather was nice today and I saw France from near the White Cliffs of Dover. I was so lucky to have Scott as my guide. Besides telling me the stories of the beautiful attractions he took me to,...More

3  Thank Perry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Day Trip

The tour to Leeds Castle and the Cliffs was one of the highlights of our trip to London. We were lucky enough to have Scott as our driver and guide, he provided a lot of information at each stop with quite a bit of humor...More

Thank agillis1029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Highly Satisfying Tour...and with free strawberries and chocolate

One of the main attractions for booking a tour to England was the Cliffs of Dover. I remember seeing this site from the Kevin Costner Robin Hood movie as well as Eric Johnson's inspired instrumental "Cliffs of Dover". So for the longest time, I want...More

4  Thank Jaime C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A perfect day!

I had a perfectly lovely day with my two daughters, aged 21 and 19 and we were seven in total. Steve made the day extra special; his knowledge as a guide and insights as well as his patience made it feel like we were out...More

Thank LTodd2018
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Linell L
13 July 2018|
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
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!
Dale N
11 April 2018|
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