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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

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Enhance your experience of England’s natural and architectural treasures on a customizable full-day trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the Cliffs of Dover. Relish the flexibility of this customizable day-trip, which allows you to explore each site independently or upgrade for insightful guided tours. Marvel at the verdant grounds and ancient majesty of Leeds Castle; discover the ecclesiastical elegance of Canterbury Cathedral; and gaze at the crumbling white cliffs of Dover on this enriching excursion. Enjoy transportation by luxury coach and an experienced guide.
  • Customize your trip with flexible tour options in Leeds and Canterbury
  • Enjoy lunch in the quaint township of Canterbury
  • Transportation by air conditioned motorcoach
  • Upgrade to include entrance fees or decide on the day which attractions you'd like to visit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

On this customizable and flexible trip, tour only the landmarks that interest you most.
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Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 53 people)
Personal audio guide
Entry to Leeds Castle (if options is selected)
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral (if options is selected)
Hotel drop off
Hotel pick-up
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

London SW1W 9RH, UK

Departures from 1st April 2022: Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 1BS, UK

Departures now until the 31st March 2022 : Tour departs from Evan Evans office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK
Depart from a centrally located spot in London and climb aboard a luxury coach destined for Leeds Castle. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide. Admire the gorgeous English countryside as you travel to Leeds castle, an ancient fortification located amid 500 acres of parkland.

On arrival, opt to explore the glittering lakes and beautiful gardens of the castle’s environs independently, or choose to beat the crowds with an early morning tour of the fortification. Allow your attention to be directed to priceless tapestries and opulent accessories as you stroll the castle’s chambers, and attempt to conquer the mystifying maze in the grounds.

After thorough exploration, return to your coach and travel to Canterbury, birthplace of English Christianity and home to Canterbury Cathedral. Enjoy a brief interlude for lunch and then choose to navigate the charming labyrinth of Canterbury’s medieval quarter on a guided walking tour, or opt to head inside the Gothic cathedral to delve deeper into its turbulent and fascinating past.

Next, venture to Dover to gaze at the natural spectacle of the region’s White Cliffs. Capture photographs of the arresting coastal landmark and marvel at the cliffs that stand 400 feet above sea level. See the 800-year-old Dover Castle on its cliff top perch and then return to your vehicle for the relaxing journey back to London, where the tour concludes.

Please note: you may choose to upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
Pass By:  
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.
Stop At:  
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
Stop At:  
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
Pass By:  
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.
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 Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note for departures between now and 31st March 2022 this tour will depart from Evan Evans office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS. For departures from 1st April 2022 the departure will be from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TN.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip?
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
See all safety measures taken by Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip.
What is the policy on sanitization during Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip.
What is the social distancing policy during Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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136 Reviews

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, Nov 2021
The tour guide was nice and had a nice personality he new what he was talking about very knowledgeable. The town of Canterbury was a nice place to visit. Nice church
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Mark, Thank you for the 5* review! We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Had a wonderful time. ...
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful time. Guide and Driver were outstanding. The castle was beautiful and Canterbury was so inspiring.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Gary, thank you for leaving us a 5* review! Our team strives to provide a full-value experience for our valued guests. Hence, we are delighted to know that we have delivered this commitment. we hope to see you again soon! best wishes Evan Evans Team
Leeds, Canterbury, Dover Trip
, Dec 2019
Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Outstanding job. Will recommend this to everyone we know.
Once in a life time
, Oct 2018
Our travel guide Leslie was nice and Emily a very informative. She kept our tour moving at a very comfortable place. The locations that we visited were very interesting.
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover
, Aug 2018
Leeds castle was the best part of this tour. Plenty of time to view castle and grounds. Canterbury portion was interesting but rushed based on trying to fit in lunch. Cliffs of Dover portion was the main reason we signed up for this tour but turned out to be a disappointment because tour only took us to a distant location along the port from which we were only able to see a small portion of the cliffs. Stop was only long enough to take a quick picture. In retrospect should have done a little more research on this tour. Our tour guide Geoffrey and bus driver were very professional and informative; also went out of their way to accommodate their guests.
Our guide Kevin made this tour an...
, Aug 2018
Our guide Kevin made this tour an absolute blast!!!! He was a wealth of information and even taught us a little Japanese on the trip as well. Leeds Castle is your perfect ideal of a castle to visit down to the suits of armor and the moat and the black swans. Just fantastic. Canterbury castle was also amazing to visit with the unbelievable stained glass and crypts. Kevin was a wealth of knowledge all throughout the tour. Even though we did not make Dover due to a shutdown at the port causing a 4hr back up Kevin kept the entire bus engaged. The delay was causing us to get back late and he knew we had theater tickets for that night and managed to get a cab to meet us on the way back to get to the performance. If I could give him more than 5 stars I would.
Leeds Castle, Caterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover
, Jul 2018
Excellent excursion, Lesley and James were great hosts. Ask for them. Very knowledgeable and informative. Made sure our excursion was the best experience of our vacation.
Out tour guide Andy was very...
, Jul 2018
Out tour guide Andy was very knowledgeable with the sites we went to and he was very good about keeping everybody on time and in an orderly fashion. The trip to Dover was rather short, but it was a beautiful site to see. Well done trip and I would do it again!
Overall, this was a very good tour...
, May 2018
Overall, this was a very good tour. The first stop, Leeds Castle, was beautiful. We went through the castle fairly quick and then spent time walking the grounds. The second stop was Canterbury and we took a quick walk through the Cathedral and then spent some time in a few of the local shops. We took the option to do lunch with the group at a small restaurant in Canterbury for I think 12 pounds each. The lunch choice was either chicken with a gravy or fish and chips. We both had the fish and it was very overcooked. We weren't thrilled with the cleanliness of the restaurant either. Since you do lunch before seeing anything else in Canterbury, we were disappointed to see how many other options there were and how easy it would have been to find something better on our own in the time given. My recommendation to others is find lunch on your own. After Canterbury, we headed to Dover for 15 minute stop for pictures by the water. We would have liked the tour to include going to Dover Castle, even if it was just a quick stop to see the outside. It felt like we came such a long way to Dover and didn't really get the benefit of spending time there. Nevertheless, we would still recommend this tour and did enjoy it overall.
We enjoyed this tour. Leeds Castle...
Monica W
, Jan 2018
We enjoyed this tour. Leeds Castle was beautiful and we had just enough time to look around on our own. Dover was nice, but not really worth the time to see the Cliffs and get ice cream because I didn't feel we had enough time Canterbury. For the Cathedral tour, we had to stay with our guide. She was good, but at the end we only had about 30 minutes on our own to continue to explore the Cathedral AND the town, which was quite quaint and appealing, before getting back to the bus. I had to choose so chose to do a little more of the Cathedral. This left me with about 10 minutes to explore the shops. It was a nice trip but when I return I would go back to see more of the town. When tours go to multiple places, I've learned this is just the risk you take - too much time in some places, not enough in others. They can't please everyone! But our guide was knowledgeable enough and I would still recommend. It was a fun trip and I'm glad I went!

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