Dover cruise ship tour transfer services

Cruise ship to your London hotel or Heathrow Airport via Canterbury & Leeds Castle or Warner Bros. 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 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 2019 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 Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter .

Cruise ships supported in 2019

These services are available on all dates when Princess, Disney Magic, Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Quest, Crystal Serenity cruise ships are in port at Dover in 2019.

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.

Tour 1 - Canterbury & Leeds Castle

London & Dover Cruise Shuttle Bus

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

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 - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (July 21, August 26, September 2 and 9th 2019 only)

Indicative Schedule

10:00 Depart Dover Cruise Terminal

13:30 - 17:00 Warner Bros. 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).

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

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.

London Cruise Shuttle Bus Q&A Forum

Cruise Service Q&A Forum - including queries on pick-up & drop points

Luggage policy

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 to avoid the chance you may be allocated separate vehicles.

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

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.

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.

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

Map of Dover Cruise Shuttle Bus Routes

London to Dover Direction

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Dover Direct Shared Shuttle or Optional Visit To Dover Castle
After a morning pick-up from your London or Heathrow hotel you will be driven to your cruise ship at Dover. As an option you can visit Dover Casrle perched high up on the famous white cliffs looking down on your cruise ship below.

Dover To London Direction

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London & Heathrow Direct Shared Shuttle
After pick-up from your cruise ship at Dover you will be driven to your London hotel or Heathrow hotel / passenger terminal. The only stops are the drops with the cruise passengers sharing the vehicle with you. (Each vehicle has a maximum 6 passengers and there is a mximum of 4 hotel drops)

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Canterbury & Leeds Castle Tour Transfer
A full day guided tour/transfer with a walking tour of Canterbury and Leeds Castle admission included in the price. You will be dropped at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport hotel or passenger terminal early evening.

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Warner Bros Studio Tour Transfer Only available for Disney Magic cruise ship arrivals this full day tour transfer visits the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter before dropping you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport early evening.


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.

London - Dover Private Group Transfers & Tour Transfers - full details