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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 includes a private group visit to Leeds Castle, before it opens to the public, then going onto a brief stop in Dover before visiting Canterbury. This is now the only tour option visiting Leeds Castle with Canterbury, so if Leeds Castle is important to you, this is the one to go for.
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 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.
Runs every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in summer months, every Wednesday and Saturday or Saturday only in winter months.
Tour starts - Victoria Coach Station at 8.15am (boarding starts 8am)
Tour ends - Victoria Train Station at approximately 7pm
The Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover day tour is a very varied tour with a lot packed into a busy day.
You will begin your day travelling through historic Greenwich, an area of London known for its maritime history and classical buildings such as the Old Royal Naval College.
Greenwich is famous for the meridian line in addition to its great naval and scientific heritage.
Your first stop is Leeds Castle. Leeds Castle although not the biggest castle in England is surely the prettiest with a fascinating history that stretches to modern times.
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.
From here it is then onto Dover for a short photo stop of the famous white cliffs.
At the end of the tour you will finish at Victoria Train Station.
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich
Adult from £93pp
• Visit to Leeds Castle • Stop by the White Cliffs of Dover • Option to add on entrance into Canterbury Cathedral • 1-day guided coach tour • Professional guide
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
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 Cathedral, Dover Castle and White Cliffs of Dover
Adult £115 • Child (5-17 years) £104
• Entrance to Dover Castle • Walk along the White Cliffs of Dover • Entrance into Canterbury Cathedral • Travel by air-conditioned vehicle • Professional guide
(This tour is currently unavailable.)
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
Runs April to October every Tuesday and Friday.
Tour starts - 8.45am next to the London Eye
Tour ends - 8.15pm by London Eye
White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury and time for Dover Castle
• 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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