Dover cruise ship tour transfer services
Cruise ship to your London hotel or Heathrow Airport via Canterbury & Leeds Castle or Harry Potter Studio Tour
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 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 2018 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 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 2018
This services are available on all dates when Princess, Disney and Regent Seven Seas cruise ships are in port at Dover.
We are also supporting visits by cruise ships Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Quest, Crystal Serenity and MS Prinsendam in 2018.
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.
Dover cruise ship bus shuttle
Shared transfer tours
Private transfers & tours
Public transport to/from London
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Tour 1 - Canterbury & Leeds Castle
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
Most ships are scheduled to arrive between 5am and 7am in the morning. You need to apply for a disembarkation slot of 7.30/7.45am or earlier. We will leave Dover by 8.30am.
Disney arrival times can vary and tend to be between 5am to 8am. We plan to leave Dover between 8.30am and 10am (depending on ship arrival time).
All Disney customers will be contacted prior to their cruise departing to confirm the exact time.
Tour 2 - Harry Potter Studio Tour ( July 29, August 26, September 2 and 9th only)
10:00 Depart Dover Cruise Terminal
13:30 - 17:00 Harry Potter Studio Tour
18:00 - 19:00 Central London Hotel drops
18:00 - 19:00 Heathrow Airport Hotel & Terminal drops
We will contact you before your cruise departs to confirm the exact meeting time (will be normally between 8.45-9.30am) and we plan to leave Dover by 10am.
The journey from Dover to Warner Bros Studio is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. There will be a 45 minute comfort stop en route in a service station with bathroom facilities, shops, restaurants.
Our scheduled arrival time at the Studio is 1pm-2pm. We plan to spend 3.5 hours at the studio.
Separate vehicles are used for the London / Heathrow drops early evening).
Central London hotel drops
On reservation you will need to select from a list of around 200 popular hotels as your drop point in Central London plus some major train stations and Victoria Coach Station. If you have not reserved your hotel yet you can always advise after making a reservation.
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 passenger terminals at Heathrow plus most (but not all) of the Heathrow Airport hotels.
Pickups/drops at other locations (railway stations / AirBnB / coach stations)
If you are not staying at a hotel, perhaps taking a train, staying in an AirBnB property or flying from Gatwick, Luton airports for example use our question and answers facility to work out a solution for your needs so you know exactly how you are going to get to your end destination before you travel.
The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kg 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 (e.g. 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.
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.
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 vehicles.
Canterbury & Leeds Castle Tour transfer
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.
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.
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.
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 (120km) 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.