Day trip

From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours
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Enjoy a full day discovering the treasures of Kent, including visits to romantic Leeds Castle, historic Canterbury Cathedral and the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fairy-tale Leeds Castle and its beautiful Gardens
  • Use the Vox Radioguide® system to get an in-depth insight into the rich, and sometimes murderous, history of the Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Drive through beautiful Kent countryside in a first-class luxury coach, with the services of a professional guide
Full description

Escape the bustle of London on a full-day sightseeing tour of the English countryside. You will head to the Garden of England, with visits to Kent’s Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury Cathedral. The journey takes you over the Greenwich Meridian and past the London district that is home to the famous Cutty Sark tea clipper, and the Royal Observatory. Then see Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as “the loveliest castle in the world.”

Set in the middle of a lake, and surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, enter the castle before the doors open to the public, and experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquility. Have time to explore the castle grounds and find the Lady Baillie Garden, with views over the lake. Next, make your way to Canterbury and visit the historic Canterbury Cathedral. The most important Anglican church in the world, the central Bell Harry Tower dates back to 1498, and the crypt is from the 11th-Century.

Your guide will tell the story of the shocking murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in 1170, and there will also be time to explore the narrow streets of Canterbury, with an opportunity to stop for lunch. Continue your tour through the picturesque landscape of Kent, dotted with unusual buildings and quaint villages. Arrive at Dover, to see the famous White Cliffs, standing 400 feet above sea level. Brooding above the cliffs is the sprawling Dover Castle, still watching over the town after 800 years.

Includes
  • Entrance to Leeds Castle (if option selected)
  • Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral (if option selected)
  • Personal audio headset
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Evan Evans kiosk located opposite Gate 1, inside Victoria Coach Station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • VOX Radioguide®:The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary
  • The tour runs in Japanese on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Please note that the order in which the attractions are visited may vary seasonally or for operational reasons
  • Hot food and drinks are not permitted on the tour bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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For an experience promising 3 attractions in one day, this was quite lovely and will organised, in my opinion. As mentioned in the itinerary description, you aren't meant to spend much time in Dover-- you have the opportunity to walk out onto the beach and take in the views of the white cliffs. I had a great time exploring Leeds Castle and a bit of the garden there as well. And I had an excellent time going through Canterbury Cathedral followed by a little exploration through Canterbury before leaving back for London. The only added suggestion I'll offer to potential customers for this adventure, is to maybe have a decent breakfast or some cold snacks (fruits, veggies, bars) for the road, in order to optimise your time in exploring. It's not so super advisable to go have a big meal (nor is it really possible until you get to Canterbury). The guide was excellent as well!

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December 2, 2022

Loved our guide Sheila she was absolutely fantastic ! Had a great day and felt there was definitely enough time at beautiful Leeds Castle and Canterbury. However was slightly disappointed with the Cliffs of Dover stop as it was a more of a quicker pitt stop and really wasn’t great visuals or an experience of the cliffs that I thought it would be but overall loved the day and Sheila was a great and fun guide !!!

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August 20, 2022

The tour was a wonderful experience. Leeds Castle is amazing, its gardens a perfect spot to relax or you could explore the maze but in a short time. In Dover we were only 10min on the waterfront, but Cliffs of Dover in a radiant day were lovely. Much more time in Canterbury, allowed us to visit the cathedral (gorgeous !) and to take an unique ice cream. The guide David, a gentleman with a great sense of humor was very knowledgeable and shared us some really interesting facts about British history. For me the timings seemed a bit tight and surprisingly the tour ended earlier than we expected. I would suggest that to respect the duration of 10 hours to include a stop to Dover castle.

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May 13, 2022

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