Day trip

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover, and Greenwich

From US$ 112.77 per person

Discover beautiful Leeds Castle, visit historic Canterbury Cathedral, and see the jagged White Cliffs of Dover before returning to London.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the magnificent Leeds Castle situated in the Kent countryside
  • Tour the historic Canterbury Cathedral and have the option of lunch in Canterbury
  • Take a photo of the White Cliffs of Dover and see Dover Castle
  • See the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
  • Cruise the River Thames from Greenwich to Embankment
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Embark on a day trip from London to discover some of England's most important attractions. Explore Leeds Castle, see the historic Canterbury Cathedral, and marvel at the White Cliffs of Dover. Finally, return to London to end your tour with a boat ride on the River Thames.

Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits on 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside.

Arrive early to visit Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague that was raging in London during his reign. Upon arrival at Leeds Castle, you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history behind this magical castle and experience life how Henry VIII would have.

Next up, embark on a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture.

Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Then, tantalize your taste buds with a traditional two-course meal.

Visit the gateway to England and admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with a photo stop on the stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe.

You'll also see Dover Castle, a commanding medieval fortress rising over the English Channel, and a key film location in 'The Other Boleyn Girl'.

Then, head to Greenwich to see the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the Royal Observatory and the world-famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th-century clipper ship.

Get a fresh perspective on London’s attractions with a boat ride on the River Thames, from Greenwich to Embankment Pier. You'll pass Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral along the way.

  • Entry to Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral (if option is selected)
  • Thames boat ride
  • Air-conditioned bus transport throughout
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH. There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general enquiries (the nearest tube station is Victoria, 5-minute walk). You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before the tour's scheduled start time.

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  • The tour itinerary and order may change
  • All vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Due to Covid, Leeds Castle will no longer be including the Mead tour as part of the experience until further notice
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4.3 /5

based on 115 reviews

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This is a very full itinerary. You’ll see more in one day than you normally would by yourself in two. We had a perfect amount of time at all of our locations to really explore except for maybe the Dover cliffs. You don’t get very close to them but you do get to hang in Dover for a little like the tour says. Danxia is very kind and knowledgeable, and seems happy to be there with you. A great day out.

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August 23, 2022

Well organized and very complete. The guide Ruth was wonderful -- personable and funny. He gave us a lot of information throughout the day. Lunch was a bit poor. I liked it, but I recognize that it was not suitable for gluten and lactose intolerances. The boat ride at the end was the perfect cap off to a memorable day.

January 8, 2020

Beautiful day, beautiful places, professional staff, our guide was always careful that everything was going well, and until the end she made sure that we all arrived at our hotel. Good packed lunch, a sandwich, water, chips and 2 biscuits, nothing out of the ordinary, but still good quality. In Dover we were unlucky with the weather, a very thick fog, and so we had to stop in the city, along the seafront for a walk on the beach, and in any case it was very nice.

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January 3, 2020

Product ID: 969