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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover day trip from London
  • Explore Leeds Castle and its fairytale moat before the crowds arrive
  • Get an exclusive tour of UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral
  • Learn about the sights you see from an expert guide, with personal headphones for easy listening

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See three of Kent’s most popular attractions in one day (and leave all the logistics to someone else).
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Expert guide
Superior Coach, Wi-Fi and USB Charging On-board
Personal Audio Headset
Entry to Leeds Castle
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up

Departure Point

London SW1W 9RH, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, UK
Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central London, and leave the city’s crowds behind as you journey into the English countryside on your day trip. On route, put on your state-your-art Vox headphones to clearly hear your guide’s commentary, and gain fascinating insight into the passing sights.

Travel through historical, maritime Greenwich, and glimpse its famous National Maritime Museum, Royal Naval College and 18th-century Royal Observatory, the home of the Prime Meridian, where the world’s time is set.

Then, head into the picturesque county of Kent, and arrive at Leeds Castle: a picture book, 12th-century castle encircled by a moat and parklands. Head inside and take a private tour before the doors open to the public. Admire the opulent rooms filled with rich furniture, tapestries, and artworks, and learn how the castle was once a residence of medieval monarchs. 
Stroll through the gardens, and perhaps navigate your way through the maze, a puzzle of geometric yew hedges.

Next, drive to the ancient city of Canterbury, home to UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral: a center of Christian worship for nearly 1,000 years. Founded in 597 and rebuilt in the 11th and 12th centuries, this majestic church is one of England’s oldest. 

Head into this serene cathedral, and enjoy the special privilege of a guided tour in your large group, as you listen to your guide’s commentary via your headphones. As you explore, learn about the church’s bloodiest hour—the day in 1170 when four knights of Henry II stormed inside and murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket.

Back on your coach, continue through pretty villages toward Dover on Kent’s south coast. Here, snap photos of the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Learn why this site is important to the English, and see England's largest castle, Dover Castle, rising from a hilltop.
Your tour finishes with a drop-off in central London.
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Greenwich is a borough in London, England, on the banks of the River Thames. Known for its maritime history, it's home to the Cutty Sark, a restored 19th-century ship, the huge National Maritime Museum, and the classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College. The modern O2 arena sits on a peninsula to the north. Overlooking peaceful Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory is the site of the Greenwich meridian line.
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Leeds Castle
Located in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, lies Leeds Castle, a beautiful medieval castle frequently referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. With 500 acres of landscaped parkland to explore and impeccably maintained gardens to enjoy, it’s easy to see why this beautiful castle was a favoured castle of King Henry VIII, who gifted it to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. In its 900-year history, the castle has been home to no fewer than six queens and served many functions, including acting as a garrison, prison and the stately private home of its most recent owners. Learn all about this and more as our expert tour guide brings its fascinating story to life.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Canterbury Cathedral
A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral is both a serene place of holiness and beautiful tourist destination. As the Cathedral of the Archbishop, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, Canterbury holds a special place in British history. No ordinary Cathedral, Canterbury has a long history that is often described as ‘England in Stone’; from the role of its Archbishops in the Magna Carta to the murder of Thomas Becket after a power struggle with the King of England, Canterbury’s history is intertwined with that of England. Founded by St Augustine in 600 AD, the Cathedral today is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England, and the first building in the country to be redesigned in this popular style in 1774.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The White Cliffs of Dover
Soaring 350ft above the crashing waves of the English Channel, the White Cliffs of Dover are an instantly recognisable landmark of Britain. From Caesar to Shakespeare, some of history’s most important figures recognised the towering symbolism of the cliffs. Traditionally the site where British royalty would welcome overseas visitors, the cliffs served as an intimidating reminder of Britain's immovable resoluteness sense of independence.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Dover Castle
Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. It is the largest castle in England.
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  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don’t miss the Dog Collar Collection which is located on the grounds of the castle." See review
  • "You have to coach to Dover anyway, without private transportion, so CATCH THIS TOUR!" See review
  • "If you skip the lunch, the tour guide can take you directly to the cathedral where you can walk through on your own." See review


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Dover with Delays
, Mar 2020
We enjoyed our day. Our guide, Kevin, managed the time well in spite of a couple of accidents and road delays we had a good visit at each site. Our driver, Ben was amazing. Well done.
Canterbury and the Other Places
, Feb 2020
Viator did not run the tour. Evan Evans tour company ran it. My e-ticket did not suffice. The tour guide had to check my name off her own list for admittance. Dover was a 15-minute photo stop only. Wanted more in-depth there. I wanted to explore Dover Castle and the WWII tunnels. Leeds Castle was OK. They had a nice gift shop where I sampled honey mead. Had a nice time in Canterbury. I think the tour should have been titled, "Canterbury with two brief stops along the way."
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Dover, Canterbury and Leeds Castle
, Feb 2020
I dont usually like coach tours but this one was great! Chrissie was our guide and she was very engaging and knowledgeable. Our driver, Paul, was also great! Leeds Castle was lovely. Canterbury Cathedral was breathtaking. Chrissie did a great job leading us on a tour of the Cathedral. We were lucky that our group was relatively small (27). Dover was only a photo stop but it was beautiful.
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3 great sights!
, Jan 2020
Norma led us on a fun, fact-filled day of great interest. She was lively and engaging and explained everything we saw. She was very friendly and knowledgeable so it made a great sight-seeing day! I highly recommend this tour.
5 Stars
, Jan 2020
Had a wonderful tour on Jan. 11th. Our tour guide was great and very informative and our driver did a fantastic job taking all of the back routes so we could experience the great countryside views.
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Christmas visit
, Dec 2019
Shirley was great, we recommend this tour if you stay any longer then 3 days in London. They had several drop off locations which was convenient as well.
Interesting and informative
, Nov 2019
Kevin, our guide, and Steve, our driver, were courteous, informative and knowledgeable. Both were also very helpful to me because I had a hip pain issue. The sites we visited are beautiful. Perfect choice for us.
Leeds Castle
, Nov 2019
I did review this trip and said it was horrible. Need a new tour guide. The guide did not give clear directions on pick up and told us he would leave us there if we did not get back to the bus on time!
Beautiful cliffs, great time!
, Nov 2019
Shell it was a very knowledgeable and fun guide! The castle is not nearly as crowded as Windsor. And it was very beautiful and the accommodations were lovely. The cliffs of Jover were magnificent. And although the cathedral was under renovation it was still stunning.
Great tour
, Oct 2019
Beautiful castle well worth seeing .The cliffs of Dover is a must to check off your bucket list.Canterbury is o full of history that it was a must.Lesley our guide was fantastic.She is very well versed in England's history,and Paul our driver gave you confidence in his driving.DaveL

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