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From London: Canterbury & the White Cliffs of Dover Tour

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Activity provider: Go Tours Ltd

From London: Canterbury & the White Cliffs of Dover Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Ltd
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Embark on a tour of Kent from London and spend a relaxing day exploring the two most iconic locations in the region; the city of Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover two of Kent's two most iconic locations
  • Take a guided walking tour of Canterbury city center
  • Visit the famous cathedral of Canterbury
  • Admire the stunning views of the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Stop at a local village in the heart of Kent's countryside
Full description

Travel from London and spend a day exploring the highlights of Kent, a region known as the "Garden of England." Enjoy a tour at a relaxed pace that allows lots of time to discover Kent's two most iconic locations: the city of Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover.

After departing London, make the first stop of the day in the historic city of Canterbury. There, discover one of the oldest churches in England, Canterbury Cathedral, which dates from the 6th century and is where the Roman monk Augustine established Christianity in Britain.

While in Canterbury, enjoy plenty of time to visit the cathedral and explore the heart of the city center, the ancient walls, and all the city's key landmarks. A self-guided walking tour is also provided.

Next, continue through the charming Kent countryside toward the coast for the next stop in the pretty seaside town of Deal, where the first Roman invasion into Britain landed over 2,000 years ago.

There, soak up the seafront atmosphere, explore the quaint high street, and have some lunch in one of the town's popular cafes.

In the afternoon, follow the coast toward the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, one of Britain's most iconic coastal landmarks. On the way, pass Dover Castle, one of the largest and most important fortresses in Britain.

Whilst at the White Cliffs of Dover, there’ll be ample time to walk along the clifftops and admire the spectacular views before returning to London in the evening.

Includes
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
  • Local driver/guide
  • Free time to explore each location
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meet your guide outside the DoubleTree near the Hilton Hotel.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Fantastic experience on this tour! We were able to check out Canterbury (2 hours) and the Cliffs of Dover (~1 hour), along with a stop in the small seaside town of Deal for lunch (1 hour). Given the short daylight hours at the moment and the extra effort that would have been involved planning the trip on my own, I would consider the tour to be a great value. Our guide, Kevin, provided a lot of interesting facts and background information throughout the tour.

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November 29, 2022

Excellent driver who well guides you with enthusiasm and a good dose of entertainment while touring around, among one stop and the other. I did it alone and ended to join another traveller in exploring local spots as well as typical food and staff that we were good suggested. I kindly recommend it!

September 6, 2021

Canterbury Cathedral is definitely a must-see. Its Gothic architecture is breathtaking and majestic. The guides were very friendly and helpful and truly passionate about the history of the cathedral. Canterbury is a bustling city with a vibrant market, convenience shops, coffee shops, fresh fruit stalls... You could spend the day wandering about the streets. The chalky Kent hills are just as breathtaking and mesmerizing. Although the stopovers at Dale's sunny seaside and the Kent countryside were enjoyable, Canterbury and Kent are more than enough to fill out the whole day trip, just to make sure you make the most of both of them. Glenn is an amazing guide with a thorough knowledge of the area and its history, and his playlist is actually a mnemonic device to remind him of any relevant detail about the next spot you're about to discover!!

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July 9, 2021

Product ID: 391446