Canterbury tours from London

Three guided Canterbury day tours from London including Dover and Leeds Castle

Canterbury Cathedral on a day tour from London
Canterbury Cathedral has a long history

Tours from London to Canterbury are full day tours combining Canterbury with Dover and Leeds Castle, both relatively close by.

The most popular tour option in terms of numbers is a small group tour with a private visit to Leeds Castle + Dover, Canterbury & Thames River Cruise.

There is also a simple tour option from Anderson Tours that doesn't visit Leeds Castle, but instead makes a full day of visiting both Canterbury Cathedral and also a good amount of time at Dover Castle.

The last tour option, a small group tour, maximum 16 passengers, also omits Leeds Castle, instead visiting pretty Kentish villages in addition to the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury. This tour only operates April to October, while the two other tours run year round.

The Canterbury pilgrimage

Inside Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral Cloisters

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.

When Henry II snapped "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?", four of his knights rode to the Cathedral and sliced Beckett's head off.

Canterbury became the centre of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe.

Tour 1 - Small group Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Tour

Enjoy a private viewing of Leeds Castle before it opens to the public - plus an evening Thames River Cruise from Greenwich back to London!


Runs: Wednesdays and Fridays, summer months only.

Tour starts -  Victoria Coach Station at 8.15am (boarding starts 8am)

Tour ends - Embankment Pier in Central London at approximately 7pm


Leeds Castle

Your first stop is Leeds Castle. Your day begins with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall before taking time to enjoy the setting and wildlife, which includes wildfowl and black swans.

Dover and White Cliffs

From here it is then onto Dover for a short photo stop of the famous white cliffs.


Following the castle you'll visit beautiful Canterbury, the centre of Christian worship since it began in England. You will explore the famous Cathedral and get glimpses of the medieval centre of of the city.


Finally enjoy splendid maritime Greenwich. Look at the Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of its time before enjoying a Thames River Cruise in the early evening back to the centre of London. Pass by historic sights such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, before arriving at Embankment pier where your tour ends.



Leeds, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich tour

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich (small group)

Adult £149

• Private visit Leeds Castle before opens to public • Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral • Thames River Cruise from Greenwich to Embankment Pier • Walking tour of Greenwich • Professional guide • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi

Tour 2 - Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

This is a tour similar to the above but travelling through Greenwich rather than stopping, and using a full sized coach.

Travel into the English countryside, visiting the county of Kent, also known as the ‘Garden of England’.

Visit the stunning Leeds Castle, the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site at Canterbury Cathedral (entrance extra with option 1) and see the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover.

  • Entrance to the Canterbury Cathedral (if option 1 selected)
  • Entrance to the Leeds Castle
  • Photo stop at Dover
  • London in your Pocket app access
  • Expert guide


Leeds, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich tour

Day tour to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

From £97

• Entry to Leeds Castle • Stop by the White Cliffs of Dover • Entrance into Canterbury Cathedral (if selected) & walking tour • In Your Pocket London Tour Guide app

Tour 3 - Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury Tour

  • Entrance into Dover Castle, the ‘key to England’

  • Visit to view the White Cliffs of Dover, either a walk along the cliff-top or a walk along the beach (weather dependent)

  • Visit to Canterbury & entrance into Canterbury Cathedral

  • Luxury air-conditioned motor coach and services of a professional guide

Tour details

Runs every Saturday and Sunday. (Plus Wednesdays during summer months)

Tour starts - pick-ups in London from 7.30am

Tour ends - London Bridge around 7pm



Canterbury and Dover tour from London

Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle and White Cliffs of Dover

Adult from £125 • Child (5-17 years) from £115

• Entrance to Dover Castle • Walk along the White Cliffs of Dover • Entrance into Canterbury Cathedral • Travel by air-conditioned vehicle • Professional guide 

Tour 4 - SMALL GROUP Canterbury, Dover Cliffs & Castle & Kent Villages

  • Max 16 people per tour

  • Walking tour of Canterbury

  • Visit to Dover and the famous White Cliffs of Dover

  • Complimentary bottled water

  • Travel by executive mini-coach, with expert guide

  • Options to visit Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, pay on day

  • Flexible booking guarantee

Tour details

Runs April to October every Tuesday and Friday.

Tour starts - 8.45am next to the London Eye

Tour ends - 8.15pm by London Eye



Canterbury, Dover, Greenwich & Kent villages tour

White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury and time for Dover Castle

Adult £139

• Max 16 people per tour • Stop by the White Cliffs of Dover • Walking tour of Canterbury with time to visit Canterbury Cathedral (admission extra) • Time to visit Dover Castle (entrance extra) • Stop in beautiful Chilham • Travel by executive minicoach, with expert guide 



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