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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

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 small group tour, maximum 16 passengers, also omits Leeds Castle, instead visiting Rochester with its 900 year old castle, with a scenic drive through the Kentish countryside. 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.


Tour 1 - Leeds Castle, Dover, Greenwich and Canterbury Tour (full size touring bus)

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 - Embankment Pier at approximately 7pm


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


Leeds Castle

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.


River boat cruise

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 Embankment Pier, just on from Westminster and 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)

Tour starts - pick-ups in London from 7.30am

Tour ends - London Bridge around 7pm

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury Tour From London Ticketing

Tour 3 - SMALL GROUP Canterbury, Dover Cliffs & Castle, Rochester & 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 minicoach, with expert guide
  • Options to visit Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, pay on day
  • 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 Tuesday and Friday.


Tour starts - 8.45am next to the London Eye

Tour ends - 8.15pm by Lonodn Eye

Small group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester & Kent Villages day tour from London Ticket

Visiting Stonehenge and/or Bath and/or Windsor

Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £52

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £61

Windsor Castle Windsor Morning & Afternoon Tours - from £55

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £114

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £103

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £101

Windsor & Bath Day Tour - from £79

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £149

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £74

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £89

Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - £95

Stonehenge & Avebury - £109

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Lacock, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group) - £149

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

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £99

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford (Small Group) -£149

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £89

Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon - £57-75 (no admissions incl)

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £96

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £149

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £65

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £101

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £99

Canterbury, Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Rochester (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £94

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £99

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Beatles Liverpool Day Tour - £169

Day Trip to Paris - from £179

Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £199

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

2-Day Avebury, Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford - from £174.25

2-Day Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds & Oxford - from £195.21

3-Day Tours of English Regions (3 tours) - from £294.80

3 Days in Paris - from £339

2-Day Edinburgh - from £312

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £329

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekday - from £499

3-Day Amsterdam - from £315

6-12-Day tours of Great Britain and Ireland - from £925

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