Day trip

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

4.6 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Premium Tours

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

Activity provider: Premium Tours

From US$ 125.68 per person

Tour Leeds Castle, see the white cliffs of Dover on a coastal drive, and explore Canterbury and its cathedral on this day trip from London. Walk through Greenwich and take 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

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.

Experience the ancient city of Canterbury and its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best known as the site of the brutal murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. Have free time to explore Canterbury on your own.

Take a walking tour through Greenwich, which boasts exquisite parks and gardens. See the famous Cutty Sark which was 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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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

  • Due to ongoing delays in/around Dover the provider will not be travelling to Dover until further notice. Extra time will be given at other locations.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our tour guide Annemarie was excellent and very knowledgeable about the city and the places we visited. We had a couple hours at each destination minus Greenwich. I would almost have preferred skipping the boat tour and being allowed to roam around Greenwich as I see fit. That would be my only remark. Other than that, I had an amazing time.

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August 24, 2022

John was an excellent guide, and John was an excellent driver. From the time we left the station in the morning until we said good-bye at the end of the day John was very informative. He would have lots of little tidbits of information of sights along the way, and gave ample time for breaks to rest or explore. John the driver also made us feel safe while he took us around the country in the coach. All around a great day trip!

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August 4, 2022

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

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