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Dover Cruise Ship Tour Transfer Service 2016

Cruise Ship To Your London Hotel Or Heathrow Airport via Canterbury & Leeds Castle or Harry Potter Studio Tour

Dover To London Cruise Tour Bus At Leeds Castle

Cruise Bus At Leeds Castle

Door To Door Dover To London Cruise Tour Transfer

A value for money, dependable tour transfer option that collects you as you disembark from your cruise ship in Dover and takes you to your hotel at Heathrow or Central London or the departures hall of your Heathrow passenger terminal.

The key aspect for customers is that we guarantee to run these services and the luggage allowance is a full 2 large cases plus hand luggage. Once a date is made available the service is run even if there is just one customer.

There is Meet n Greet at Dover Cruise Terminal and you'll be driven in an air conditioned touring bus with professional guides. In 2016 we have two tour transfers available. Our traditional tour transfer visits Canterbury and Leeds Castle en route with a walking tour of Canterbury and admission to Leeds Castle included in the price.

And for a second year in support of Disney Cruise Ship arrivals we offer a tour with a full visit to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Cruise Ships Supported in 2016

This services are available on all dates when Princess, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal and Disney cruise ships are in port at Dover.

Tour 1 - Canterbury & Leeds Castle
(Princess, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal & Disney Cruise Ships)

Indicative Schedule

08:30 Depart Dover Cruise Terminal

09:15 - 12:15 Canterbury

13:00 - 15:00 Leeds Castle

16:30 - 17:30 Central London Hotel drops

18:00 - 18:30 Heathrow Airport Hotel & Terminal drops

Disney Magic has a schedued arrival time of 9am. Disney Magic passengers should apply for a disembarkation slot of 09:15-09:30am, and we will leave by 10am.

Norwegian Star arrives slightly later and passengers should apply for the earliest disembarkation of 10:00am in order for the tour to depart at 10:30am.

Tour 2 - Harry Potter Studio Tour (Disney Cruise Ships Only)

Indicative Schedule

10:00 Depart Dover Cruise Terminal

12:30 - 16:30 Harry Potter Studio Tour

17:30 - 18:00 Central London Hotel drops

18:30 - 19:00 Heathrow Airport Hotel & Terminal drops

List Of Hotels For London Coach Drops
List Of Hotels For Heathrow Airport Coach Drops

Guaranteed Departures

Please note this is a guaranteed cruise transfer, and will operate on all of the dates listed on the booking page (link below). There are no minimum numbers required for this service to operate.

Central London Hotel Drops

On reservation you will need to select from a list of around 150 popular hotels as your drop point in Central London. Nearly every popular chain hotel in Central London is on this list, (see link) and they cover all the main hotel districts so if your hotel is not on the list undoubtedly there will be a drop hotel very close by.

Heathrow Airport Hotel & Passenger Terminal Drops

The cruise bus service will drop at all five passenger terminals at Heathrow plus most (but not all) of the Heathrow Airport hotels.

London Cruise Shuttle Bus Pick-Up & Drop Locations

Hotel Not On The List?

If your accommodation or departure point in London is not on the the hotel drop list the most efficient way of finding out where the nearest drop point is located is to first find out where the nearest Underground Station is.

Each hotel on the hotel list has the nearest Underground Station to it listed, so you should very quickly find the short list of drop hotels in the vicinity. By using Google maps or similar you should be able to find the most convenient hotel for your needs.

Your alternative is just to use the facility linked on the banner right. We will normally come back to you with a personalised reply within 24 hours.

Booking Conditions and Payment

In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full at time of reservation.

All cruise transfer/tours are booked are not subject to cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) prior to the the transfer/tour travel date.

If you are travelling with friends but have separate reservations please advise us to avoid the chance you may be allocated separate buses.

Dover Cruise Tour Transfer Service To London
Dover Cruise Harry Potter Tour Transfer From Dover

London's Railway Stations Including St Pancras (For Paris Trains) For Drops

Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations are adjacent, St Pancras is the departure station for Eurostar trains to Paris. You can select St Pancras Station as your drop off point for the cruise bus service.

Other London railway stations that have hotels used for pick-ups and drops include the Hilton Paddington, Amba Hotel Charing Cross, Andaz Liverpool Street and Grosvenor Victoria hotel each of which form part of Paddington, Charing Cross, Liverpool Street and Victoria stations respectively.

The Ibis Euston hotel is down the west side of Euston Station and the Premier Inn Waterloo is adjacent to Waterloo Station.

Luggage Policy

The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel.

We do not carry outsize items (eg bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.

We are very interested in your anticipated luggage not from a perspective of hitting you with supplemental excess luggage charges but from the perspective of avoiding not having enough capacity in the luggage hold. Although the buses used are usually large touring buses like that pictured at the top of the page they were designed for the luggage carried by European travellers that tend to travel with no more than one large bag of 20kg (44lbs).

The cap on the number of passengers we book on a bus is driven by a simple equation assuming each passenger will be bringing no more than two large cases.

Cruise Shuttle In Reverse Direction - London & Heathrow To Dover

Dover Cruise Ship Shuttle Service Prices & Ticketing

The Journey From Dover To London

We depart Dover and drive up and above the famous white cliffs, a sight for many a returning sailor and a strong symbol of this island home for many people.


Our first stop is the magnificent city of Canterbury with it's world famous cathedral.

In Canterbury we include a guided walk, entry to the Cathedral is extra. You will have time to enjoy some time here amongst the narrow historic streets before we meet up again to tour this unique part of the country.

Cruise Bus Interior

Formerly the Roman town of Durovernum Canticorum there is an excellent museum in the city dedicated to the Roman occupation of the 1st to 4th centuries. As the Saxon capital of the Kingdom of Kent it was here on Whit Sunday in 597AD that the Pope Gregory's representative and envoy St Augustine baptised King Ethelbert thus creating the historic heart of England's Christian heritage.

The cathedral, largely rebuilt by the Normans in the 11th century and see the tomb of King Henry IV and resting place of the hero of Poitiers, The Black Prince. Above all that we learn of the death in 1170 of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. This 'murder in the cathedral' is known around the globe and the true nature of the involvement of Henry II is still open to debate today.

Join our guide as we present the discussions both for and against in this dark and brutal event.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Known as the Garden of England, simply because it provided London and other regions with fresh fruit and vegetables, not forgetting hops to flavour traditional English ale. We pass Oast Houses and Hop fields, orchards and vineyards as we make our way to Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle

Described by Lord Conway as the loveliest castle in the world. Entry is included to Leeds Castle and Gardens. Set on two islands and dating back to 880AD, Leeds has been the home to many English Queens from the end of the 12th century to Tudor times.

Beautiful landscaped gardens are a main feature of the grounds as is the aviary and the lake with rare, exotic and indigenous birds. Explore the historic interior and admire the delightful rooms then get lost in the famous maze.

Its mid afternoon when we leave Leeds Castle and all too soon the hotel drops begin in Central London.

Private Direct Transfers Between Dover and London


Dover Cruise terminal is about 75 miles (120 kms) from Central London. Heathrow Airport is the other (west) side of London from Dover and is much longer but in terms of travel time is similar, around 2 hours direct by vehicle.

We have a full range of vehicles ranging from saloon cars right up to large touring coaches so whatever your group size and amount of luggage we can offer a competitive proposal for your transfer needs.

At airports and cruise terminals the price includes meet and greet, the classic reception formula of our drivers being there with your name on a board as you exit customs/luggage. At hotels will come to the reception area to find you at the time you have stipulated at the time of reservation.

London - Dover Private Group Transfers & Tour Transfers - Full Details

Visit Legoland after disembarking your Dover Cruise Ship then get a late flight from nearby Heathrow or stay overnight
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