Private Tour: White Cliffs Of Dover Day Tour With Leeds Castle Guided Tour

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Explore the White Cliffs of Dover area with a full-day private guided tour for up to 8 people. You will be met by your guide with a luxury vehicle with leather seats and air-conditioning from your local hotel, Dover Cruise Terminal or a local train station. The tour starts with a guided tour of Leeds Castle before it opens to the public, after which you travel to the White Cliffs of Dover. Take in the view from on top of the White Cliffs of Dover then walk along its beautiful footpath to the South Foreland Lighthouse (1-2 hours). Discover some of the history that this part of Kent has to offer. See Cliffs, Castles, and Coves scattered in and around some pretty Towns and Villages, steeped in stories from the past, from Smugglers to Monarchy. Stand on some of its beaches, even where the Romans first invaded more than 2000 years ago! Enjoy being shown around by a local guide who has lived in the area all his life.
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This private full-day tour is a wonderful opportunity to explore the White Cliffs of Dover. This private guided tour is just for your group and lasts 8 hours giving you a plenty of time to take in the area. You will be met by your guide with a luxury vehicle with 8 leather seats and air-conditioning.

The day starts with a private guided tour in Leeds Castle. A unique opportunity to have a private guided tour of Leeds Castle before it opens to the general public. On arrival, take a 1-hour tour of the castle (please note: own expense £18.25 per person + £50 guide fee) which is arranged for you and gain insight into centuries of royal history. Learn of famous names who once called the residence home and admire the stunning architecture for which the castle is known. Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon, a Jacobean country house, a Georgian mansion, an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Admission and tour cost payable on the day to Leeds Castle.

From Leeds Castle you will head to Dover and start the tour on Dover Seafront looking up at the White Cliffs and Dover Castle. Driving around the Castle to the South Foreland (the White Cliffs), you can look down at the port and across to France. From here you will take the South Foreland Walk a breathtaking coastal path to the South Foreland Lighthouse at St Margaret's Bay. This walk, with its outstanding views are amongst the most beautiful in England. You can take refreshments at Mrs Knott's Tea Room at the South Foreland Lighthouse (own expense). Once refreshed, your guide will drive you through the pretty village of St Margarets at Cliffe to its secret Bay. From here, head for the beautiful village of Kingsdown and its beach where it's believed the Romans first invaded Britain more than 2000 years ago.

As this is a private tour it can be flexible to meet your needs. Relax knowing your guide will make sure you enjoy yourself having plenty of time for photo opportunities, a pint in a local pub or an ice cream on the seafront. Your tour will finish back where you started.
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Inclusions for Private Tour: White Cliffs Of Dover Day Tour With Leeds Castle Guided Tour

  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
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Exclusions for Private Tour: White Cliffs Of Dover Day Tour With Leeds Castle Guided Tour

  • Leeds Castle admission and guide fee
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important: Please provide your hotel, train station or arrival port details at the time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our day trip with Gary was incredible from beginning to end. He picked us up at our London flat and immediately made us feel comfortable and at ease in his super nice Mercedes van. He drove us to Leeds Castle for an amazing private tour and then it was on to Dover. It was an unusually foggy day and so he rearranged the order of our stops so we could see other interesting places and have a quaint lunch before heading to the Cliffs, which were of course breathtaking with the fog lifted by the time we got there. His knowledge of the area and stories from growing up there added so much to the experience. Then we headed to Canterbury and thoroughly enjoyed going through the town with him and then touring the spectacular Cathedral. Again his knowledge added so much to our time there. Gary truly seemed to think of everything to make our day extremely special and very full, and made it clear he was in no hurry and his goal was for us to have the most enjoyable experience possible. It was a splurge having a private tour for a day and worth EVERY penny. It was absolutely the best day of our trip to England by far!

  • My husband and I felt this was one of the best private tours we have ever had. Gary was sensational! We could't have asked for a more informed and friendly person to spend the day with. He knew more information about Leeds castle then the local guide. What we liked most was the ability to be flexible with our time and adjust how long we stayed in one location. Dover is a must see - especially when you have a tour guide that has lived there - Gary made the experience more intimate, informative, and enjoyable! We definitely feel this is a must do trip. Irene

  • The day spent with Gary was like touring with a favorite cousin. He instantly connected with our entire family, conversation was smooth and comfortable from the start. We had planned an 8 hour excursion, but Gary made it clear from the start that he was ours for the day, and he doesn't watch the clock. We asked to stop for coffee and muffins, as we had skipped breakfast, and he found a cute place, and let us eat in the vehicle. We were very tidy, as his vehicle is immaculate. So off we went to Leed's Castle, because we had a prebooked tour there, before it opened to the public. He knew the guides well, and together, they were extremely informative. We even noticed that some people from other tours hung close to our little group to listen in. From there, we knew we wanted to see the Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury. Gary is from that area, and offered an even more extensive itinerary, if we were interested. We put ourselves in his knowledgeable hands, and spent the rest of the day walking along the pebbled beaches below the Cliffs, hiking along the cliffs, eating a fabulous lunch in a wonderful pub hidden in a quiet little beach community, driving through the quaint streets of Sandwich, and finally strolling the streets of Canterbury, while munching on fudge from a little shop that Gary knew. In fact, everywhere we went, the people knew Gary, which gained us a table in the crowded pub, and entrance to the closed fudge shop, among other things. Our last stop was Canterbury Cathedral, and Gary's knowledge of it's history, and little known facts, were so interesting! On the way back to London that evening for a nominal fee, Gary picked us up at our London hotel, and returned us there later. The tour usually begins in Dover, we were all tired, the kids were dozing, but Gary was still wide awake. We were grateful for the peaceful ride. He even offered to stop if we wanted to get dinner, but lunch had been late, so we passed. We were actually sad to say goodbye. By the end of the day, we felt like we had known Gary for years. I can not stress enough that he is THE person to hire for tours or transports when you are in the area.

    Visited March 2017

USD 684.47