Day trip

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

4.5 / 5

48 reviews

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

Activity provider: Premium Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 132.20 per person

Take a private tour of Leeds Castle, the medieval royal residence, before it opens the public. See the white cliffs of Dover on a coastal drive. Explore Canterbury and visit its cathedral. Walk through Greenwich and finish with a Thames River cruise.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a private guided tour of Leeds Castle before the castle opens to the public
  • See the white cliffs of Dover
  • Visit Canterbury and explore its famous Cathedral
  • Go on a walking tour of Greenwich
  • See the sights of London on a Thames River cruise
Full description
You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed by Henry VIII, and became a retreat for the rich and powerful. Begin with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards, and the banqueting hall. Afterwards, you’ll see the grounds that are home to wildfowl, black swans, and birds in the aviary. Next on your full-day tour is a scenic drive along the old coastal road to the famous white cliffs of Dover. Admire the historic port and its magnificent 12th-century castle. On a clear day there are views of France across the English Channel. After your Dover visit, experience the ancient city of Canterbury, the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Tour its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best known as the site of the brutal murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. After touring the cathedral you’ll have free time to explore Canterbury. Take a walking tour through Greenwich, which boasts exquisite parks and gardens. See the famous Cutty Sark, the fastest sailing ship of its time. As evening approaches, you’ll enjoy an exclusive Thames River cruise. Cruise back to the center of London, sailing past historic sites, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Private entry to Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Thames River cruise
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Tours depart from Victoria Coach station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road (a 5-minute walk from Victoria Train station), from gate 19-20 at 8:15 AM. Check-in starts at 8.00 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • From 12-16 September 2020 the private entry tour is not available at Leeds Castle
  • From 12-16 September 2020 customers visit Festival of Flowers at Leeds Castle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I think Premium Tours could have done a better job organizing the tour. The tour was underbooked so there were 14 of us. We were told we would be allowed into Leeds Castle before it opens to the public but when we arrived, turns out we have to wait for 30 mins and go in when everyone else goes in. So we simply loitered around. Large parts of the Castle were closed for refurbishment but nobody from Premium Tours informed us about this. I was looking forward to Dover, but this was suddenly cancelled and we were told that for the past few weeks Dover has been facing some traffic problem. I think if the situation was there for a few weeks, Premium Tours should've told us about it earlier that Dover isn't going to be on the list, especially when the ticket costs approximately £100 for this day trip. Finally, Greenwich is just there for name sake, it's not actually covered. You'll have to go to Greenwich separately on another day to see anything at all.

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April 6, 2022

nice trip in unfortunately very bad weather

Check-in at Victoria bus station is easy, first drive through London's rush hour (past many sights). The travel companion tells a lot about London and its foundation in Roman times. Leeds Castle is very remote and is actually not accessible without a car. Due to the delay, the tour of the castle took place at a walking pace and not as planned before the opening hours. The free time afterwards could not really be used because of the rain. Drive to Dover for a short photo stop (approx. 10 minutes). Then to Canterbury with enough time to visit the cathedral, the city and for a leisurely lunch. Return to London and then unfortunately again in greenwich to the boat for the return trip to Westminster. Conclusion: nice trip, unfortunately a little tight in time (except Canterbury) and for the bad weather that day nobody could do anything.

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April 1, 2018

It was pretty my style , but only if we are 13 people but it was only because the tour wasnt fully booked . By my booking they offered privated tour what means for me only a hand of people in this case it means about 50 people but we had luck. The tour offers a lot of to see in a short time .

October 1, 2017

Product ID: 1309