Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, And Greenwich From London

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
  • Return Details :
    Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend a day touring the highlights of Kent on this day trip from London. Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canterbury cathedral, see the White cliffs of dover, and then explore the historic London Borough of Greenwich, all while enjoying informative commentary from an expert guide. End with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Thames River.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Exclusive after-hours access
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Board a coach at the Victoria Coach station and Relax on the 1-hour drive south to Leeds Castle. Built in 1119 as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle is beautifully situated on an island in a lake.

Enjoy a private viewing of this famous castle before it opens to the public. Learn how the property has changed hands and transformed over the years, from a 13th-century royal palace for King|s cross Edward I to the residence of Henry VIIs first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in the 16th century all the way up to the last private owner, American heiress Lady Baillie, who is credited for the castles remarkable preservation and redecoration.
Following a guide, explore the galleries, bedrooms, chapel, banquet hall and courtyards. Then take time to explore the surrounding gardens, walk around the lake and find your way through the famous maze.

Re-board the coach for a coastal drive to the White cliffs of dover, a chalky cliff face that lines part of the English Channel. As youll learn, these cliffs are symbolic throughout Britain, as they were the entry point for past war invasions and formed the first sight of England for travelers coming from Continental Europe.

Drive up and over the cliffs to Canterbury. Here youll visit Canterbury cathedral, one of the most important Christian churches in the world and today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in The canterbury tales, this striking Gothic church is nearly 1,700 years old!

After a guided tour of the cathedral, enjoy free time to explore the old town and have lunch at one of the many cafs or restaurants (own expense).

Continue your journey to the London Borough of Greenwich, notable for its maritime history and as the birthplace of many English rulers from the House of Tudor. Take a walking tour to learn about Greenwichs history, architecture, palaces and parks.

Arriving back in central London in the evening, hop on a boat and savor the views on a relaxing sunset cruise along the Thames River. Have your camera ready as you pass top London attractions including Tower bridge and the Tower of london against the sparkling city skyline.
Arrive at Embankment Pier to conclude your trip.

Inclusions

Leeds Castle

Canterbury Cathedral

Thames River Cruise

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle with Free Wi-Fi on board

Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle

Entry/Admission - Thames River

Exclusions

Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Due to ongoing delays in/around Dover we will not be travelling to Dover until further notice. Extra time will be given at other locations.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Jul-2022

    Deborah was a lovely guide with lots of interesting knowledge. She was supportive and inclusive of all passengers. Rob was an excellent and friendly driver who knew the roads well and dealt with Dover traffic jams with agility. I would highly recommend both of them. Julie and John NZ Note did not go to Greenwich went to Dover

  • 10-Jun-2022

    The tour was well planned with a excellent and well informed guide and equally helpful coach driver! Both Mr John and Mr James were receptive and gave a good insight into the background of the Leeds castle and the history behind the Canterbury cathedral and insight into the Greenwich Village! The White cliffs of Dover and the view beyond the English Channel was worth every penny!

  • 17-Apr-2022

    The Leeds castle and Canterbury Castle are worth a visit but you need to have atleast 3hrs alloted to both the places. Cliffs was Dover were fine but not something that would make you feel wow. The Greenwich walking tour was not upto the mark and just spent about 10 mins in Greenwich that too just to catch the boat whereas the itinerary said it would be for around 45 mins. Also the boat ride isnt worth it as it was a closed boat with no proper views. Overall good if you are in London for a short duration and want to see something out of London.

  • 15-Mar-2022

    Frank was great. So knowledgeable and interesting. Went out of his way to show us as much as he could and made sure we all had a good tour

  • 01-Mar-2020

    We booked this about two weeks ahead of our scheduled visit. Two days before we were scheduled to go on the tour I called a company with a question. At that time they told me the trip was not yet “confirmed” even though I had already paid. It turns out they were holding out hoping for more people. They could not tell me if and when they would be making a final determination as to whether the trip would even take place. They then canceled and refunded my money. Very poor customer service. Had I not called with question I’m not sure they would’ve ever told me until I showed up that it was cancelled.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    I had this tour on 25th December and I was very disappointed about it. At Canterbury I had “a chance to enjoy the Christmas services in the Cathedral”, (I’m quoting Premium Tours email) but we had to leave before service finished. But that’s ok. Then we had a decent Christmas lunch near a gas station. But it was Christmas and it was Holyday Inn, so that’s ok. But the most upsetting thing to me is that I paid €284 for two persons and the best I can get of “fabulous views of the White Cliffs” ( I’m still quoting your email) in Dover was the picture below. I paid for seeing the White Cliffs, not for staying 10 minutes at the Port of Dover!!!Ten minutes, not even the time for getting closer by feet!!!! Absolutely disappointing and ridiculous and I would never recommend this tour to anyone. Then we had a quick visit to Rochester, where our guide Magnus, disapperead for most of the time we stayed, with no explanations about the “many locations marked with plaques, as mentioned in the novels“, (still quoting). On 24 th December I had a tour to Windsor, Stonehenge and Oxford with Evan Evan Tour, and it was totally worth the money! Never again!!!

  • 15-Dec-2019

    Clarissa is a very informative and knowledgeable guide. She did a great job in highlighting the history of places that covered in this tour. Many thanks to her effort, we learnt a lot. However, the tour arrangement could be improved if lunch box is included. We were given an hour to have lunch at Canterbury at 14:00, and get back together at 15:00 to visit a cathedral. It’s a bit late to have lunch as the tour started at 8am, and an hour lunchtime was too rush so we gave up visiting the cathedral at last.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    English was not the guides first language. She was difficult to understand she did not get any nuances of the English language, and added no value to the trip.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    English was not the guides first language. She was difficult to understand she did not get any nuances of the English language, and added no value to the trip.

  • 18-Aug-2019

    Good and informative guide. We can only have lunch after Canterbury visit at 1430. This is too late from when we started the journey at 8. We could have lunch first before the cathedral visit.

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