Canterbury tours from London

Three guided day tours that operate from London

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

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.

There is also a small group tour, maximum 16 passengers that follows a very similar itinerary but only operates April to October. Other tours run year round.

The last tour option doesn't visit Leeds Castle, but instead makes direct for Dover making a full visit to Dover Castle.


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 - Leeds Castle, Dover, Greenwich and Canterbury Tour (Full Size Touring Bus)

The Leeds Castle, Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich day tour is a very varied tour with a lot packed into a busy day.


First stop is Leeds Castle where you are allowed access before Leeds Castle is opened to the public with your own private tour!

Leeds Castle Premium Tours Canterbury, Leeds and Dover

Private tour: Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle although not the biggest castle in England is surely the prettiest with a fascinating history that stretches to modern times.


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


From Dover it's a short trip to 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, before it is free time to take lunch.


Last but not least you travel to Greenwich, famous for the meridian line but with a great naval and scientific heritage.


Here you leave the touring coach for good, as after a short walking tour you will take a river boat from Greenwich right into the heart of London, taking around an hour.


On the boat you take in many historic sights along the river, even travelling under Tower Bridge. The tour ends at Westminster Pier, right next to Big Ben.

Leeds Castle, Dover and Canterbury day tour from London tickets

Tour 2 - 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 dependant)

  • Visit to Canterbury & entrance into Canterbury Cathedral

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

Tour days, times, pick up/drop off points

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

Pick points London - Earl's Court (7.30am), South Kensington (7.40am), Victoria (8.05am), King's Cross (8.35am), London Bridge (9.00am).

Tour ends -- London Bridge around 7.00pm

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury Tour From London Ticketing

Tour 3 - Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover small group day tour

  • Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral included

  • Entry to Leeds Castle and grounds included

  • Walking tour of Canterbury

  • Visit to White cliffs of Dover & Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

  • Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

  • Guaranteed departures, no minimum numbers, maximum 16 people

Small Group Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover  Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs April to October every Friday.

Departure times/ locations in London

- 7.15am - Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington (nearest underground Gloucester Road)

- 7.30am - Outside Hard Rock Hotel (Cumberland Hotel), Marble Arch (nearest Underground Marble Arch)

- 7.45am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

Return time/ location

London Victoria Train Station by around 6pm.

Small Group Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover  Day Tour From London Ticketing

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £49

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £55

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £53

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £112

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £95

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £99

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £145

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £71

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £85

Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - £87

Stonehenge & Avebury - £74

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £102

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £108

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - £145

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group) - £145

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £102

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford (Small Group) -£145

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £87

Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon - £55-75 (no admissions incl)

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £95

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £145

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £85

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £108

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £102

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £99

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £145

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £102

Canterbury, Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Rochester (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £89

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £87

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Stonehenge Special Access (Walk Among Stones) Tours

Downton Abbey + Highclere Castle Tours

Harry Potter Tours

Day Tours by Train to Liverpool, Paris and Scotland

Beatles Liverpool Day Tour - £159

Day Trip to Paris - from £170

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £199

2 to 12 Day Tours covering Great Britain, Ireland, Paris & Amsterdam

2 Day Avebury, Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford - from £159

2 Day Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford - from £190

3 Day Tours of English Regions (3 tours) - from £269

3 Days in Paris - from £329

2 Day Edinburgh - from £302

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £329

3 Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £499

3 Day Amsterdam - from £259

5 to 12 Day Tours of Great Britain & Ireland (4 tours) - from £1050