Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury day tour from London

With private viewing of Leeds Castle and Thames River Cruise back to London


Leeds Castle day tour from London with Dover and Canterbury

Leeds Castle: private viewing before the public arrive!

Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury Tour included highlights

  • Private viewing of Leeds Castle before the public are allowed in

  • Photo stop at Dover

  • Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral

  • Time at historic Greenwich with walking tour

  • Cruise along the River Thames from Greenwich to London

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free wi-fi and services of a professional guide

     

Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury  Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between April and October. Less frequently during winter months.

8.15 am - departs from London Victoria Coach Station

7.00 pm - returns to London (Embankment Pier)


This tour ventures south-west of London, covering an area often called the Garden of England.

The stops visited are as different as the landscape you drive through and the informative guide will give you the insights into what you are witnessing that make the experience.

Unusually this coach tour finishes with a river cruise back to the heart of London from Greenwich. You'll pass under Tower Bridge and have many photo opportunities as you pass many London icons.

 

Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury  Day Tour From London Ticketing


Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury tour itinerary

Joining the tour

Your tour will begin at Victoria Coach Station, one of the major transport hubs in Central London and very close to Victoria Underground and Railway Station.. Tour companies are no longer allowed to perform pick-ups at hotels for public day tours.

Victoria Coach Station is like a small airport with airport style departure screens where your tour will be displayed together with a gate number.

Discounted day tours from London on air-conditioned Premium Tours coaches with free wi-fi

Premium Tours Tour Bus


The driver or guide will check you in on boarding the coach.

Usually all that is required is the lead passengers name and you will be checked off the passenger list, but do bring along your tour confirmation voucher.


The tour returns to London by river boat and ends at Embankment Pier, next to Embankment Underground and a very short walk to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

 

If you require more assistance working out your journey, click through on the link below, where we give more detail of how to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station and there is also at Q&A facility.

How to get to Victoria Coach Station & map with question & answer facility

The touring coach

A professional guide is aboard the luxury air-conditioned touring bus the entire day and will provide commentary and guiding throughout as well as looking after entrance into the various attractions.

Commentary is in English only.


All vehicles are equipped with on-board free Wis.-fi and most will have toilet facilities. However these faculties cannot be guaranteed.

Commentary is in English only.


Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury day tour - what to expect

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, the first stop on the tour is about 90 minutes journey south east of London. During that short time you would have heard about Leeds Castle its history and interesting snippets from your guide. The castle has a history stretching back a thousand years, where the original stone castle was laid in the time of William the Conqueror's son, Henry I.


Leeds castle was described as the "loveliest castle in the world" by Lord Conway, an explorer in 1913. Set in an idyllic situation, the Norman castle was built on two small islands, in the middle of a lake, surrounded by a vast estate.

 

You will explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall before taking time to enjoy the setting and wildlife, which includes wildfowl and black swans.

Dover: White Cliffs

Dover: famous white cliffs

 

Leeds Castle opens to the public at 10.30am but you will arrive 30 minutes before and are taken on a private tour of the castle.

Leeds Castle - more about


Dover photo/lunch stop

After about 90 minutes at Leeds Castle we make a brief photo stop in Dover. You can view the famous white cliffs from here with the historic Dover Castle sat on top of them. On a clear day you can even make out the edge of France.


Canterbury

It is now early afternoon as you drive out of Dover on the short trip to Canterbury.

 

The ancient city of Canterbury has been the centre of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Its greatest treasure is the cathedral, infamous as the setting for the brutal murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. His tomb can be seen in St. Thomas’s in Trinity Chapel behind the high altar.

 

Canterbury Cathedral entrance included in tour

Canterbury Cathedral: inspiration for Canterbury Tales

Beckett's martyrdom lead to Canterbury Cathedral becoming the centre of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe, and inspiration for Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work, The Canterbury Tales.


Your ticket includes entrance to the Cathedral and also allows some free time to explore the atmospheric old town and find somewhere for lunch.

Canterbury - more about


Greenwich & river cruise to Embankment Pier London

It is now late afternoon and another hour or so's drive to Greenwich where we should arrive around 5pm.

 

Packed with exquisite parks, gardens, and architecture, Greenwich has strong connections with the sea, science, sovereigns and time. We will have time to take a look at the Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of its time.

Greenwich Thames River Cruise Premium Tours

Greenwich River Tour: evening cruise

 

As the early evening approaches you will enjoy a river cruise back to the centre of London (around an hour). You will pass by historic sights such as the Tower of London, Elizabeth Tower with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, before arriving at Westminster pier where your tour ends.


The estimated time of arrival back in London is 7pm.

Embankment Pier is next to Embankment Underground and a very short walk to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.


Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are a special on-line discounted price, deep discounted from the price in London.

 

Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.


On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a calendar control at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.


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