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

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
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop-off
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Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Departs: Evan Evans kiosk located opposite Gate 1, inside Victoria Coach Station. Boarding at 8:30am. Nearest station: Victoria Station - Victoria line, District line, Circle line, National Rail

9:00 AM
Victoria Station , Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK

Finishes near Victoria Station

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.
Itinerary
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
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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
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.
Q:
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour.
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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 policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "Don’t miss the Dog Collar Collection which is located on the grounds of the castle." 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
  • "Worth the trip, though you should note that Dover is just a photo opportunity, no time for a long walk on this tour." See review

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star-5
Castles, cathedrals, and cliffs
Irina_L
, Aug 2022
This was an excellent tour. Rowan was knowledgeable, entertaining, accommodating, and provided us with full range of facts and stories, while also being funny. The trip itself was well structured with time to see places and enjoy some free time, just enough to explore on our own or grab a bite to eat. Also, we appreciate all the recommendations that Rowan provided for sightseeing, entertainment, museums and food in Lindon. Kudos to our driver Romaine, it was very smooth ride.
star-5
Rowan our guide was...
Josephine_W
, Aug 2022
Rowan our guide was wonderful. Very knowledgeable. You could ask her any question. The city of Canterbury is very pretty.
star-5
Fantastic!
Scott_F
, Aug 2022
We had a terrific day with Rowan...she clearly loves her job! It was a great and stressfree way to experience England.
star-2
Incompetent and Unprofessional Tour Guide
wanjunli
, Aug 2022
The "Superior Coach" as advertised couldn't keep the inside temperature under 30C when the outside temperature was 28C. Wifi was not working. But our guide just couldn't admit and own up to the fact the AC was not working for the entire morning. On her main job as the "Expert Guide" (as advertised), she just threw out all historic details but never came out with a coherent story and never tried to engage with the audience. I was not able to see the blue badge (or badge of any color) and thus couldn't tell if she is a credentialed guide. Worse, the guide and the driver couldn't agree on where to go next and we probably wasted half an hour on it. It's very unprofessional that they went into open verbal fight multiple times in front of the guests.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Wanjunli, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about our tour to Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury. What you describe is not in keeping with our usual high standards of guest experience, and certainly not in line with the vast number of positive reviews we usually receive for this tour. We would like to look into the matter to understand what happened. Please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. All the best, Evan Evans Team
star-3
Cathia was great full of...
AgnesChiaChun_H
, Aug 2022
Cathia was great full of knowleges of the history of the sites we were visiting. However not impressed with the Dover Cliff as I don't think we stopped at the best place to appreciate or capture the best scenery of the Dover Castle and white Cliff. Canterbury stay is way too rush too. The whole day trip should start at 8 and finish at 5 instead of 9 to 4:15 to make it worth.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Agnes, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and lovely comments about our guide Catia. We really appreciate your feedback and we will take it into account when planning next season's itineraries. All the best, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Castle on the River, Canterbury
xiaoli_y
, Aug 2022
Leeds Castle gives you a bird’s eye view of how all the queens were living and how the queens raising kids. Dover Cliff, we did not have enough time as the driver and tour lady miscommunication which wasted 50 minutes. We lost the opportunity to walk on the marina and the best view of the famous Dover cliffs Canterbury the Cathedral is different layout and stained glass have lots of stories. Castle on the River is a must see place as it is the Most photographic areas.
star-5
Brilliant and beautiful history lesson
Connie_G
, Aug 2022
It was like stepping back in time and the tour guide Kevin was brilliant and gave us all a history lesson. Brilliant way to spend the day and meet new friends
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Connie, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Funny, informative, in formal tour of British history
Michael_W
, Aug 2022
The crew from Evans and Evans was outstanding: Kevin did an excellent of of offering informative insights into British history, and tied all the locations into a story of the kings and queens of England from pre-Norman rule to present. Best of all, he was funny and charming. He also took pains t see that all the customers felt included and welcomed to the rip, and went out of his way to offer extra service. we greatly enjoyed the trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, Michael Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a great experience! We will pass on the kind words to ( Guides Name) We thank you for the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Beautiful trip
Samantha_H
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time exploring Leeds castle and some of the surrounding grounds. Our guide Sheila and bus driver Chris were wonderful and very knowledgeable. The trip to Dover and Canterbury were great as well. We truly enjoyed the guided tour of the cathedral and her knowledge of it's history. The free time to enjoy Canterbury and get lunch was great.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Samant, Thank you for leaving us a fantastic 5* review! We continuously work to create good experiences for our customers, and we are thrilled to see we were able to offer you a memorable day! We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-1
Left at the gate
Adnan_K
, Aug 2022
We called and told you we were a block away and would be arriving in 2 minutes. It was 9 am. The agent told us no problem. We arrived at 9:02 and you guys had left already. There were 4 other people at the gate with the same issue. Extremely frustrated that you would leave with that many customers at the gate. $250 wasted.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Adnan, We are sorry to hear that you arrived at 9:02am, however we are instructed by Victoria Coach Station to close departure gates two minutes before departure and to depart on time to avoid a hefty fine. This is the reason why we recommend guests to arrive 30 minutes before departure time. At Evan Evans we offer a flexible cancellation and amendment policy, allowing as little as 24 hours before travel on most of our tours to cancel or change your reservation completely free of charge, for any reason. Where guests have to cancel the same day or with very little notice under extenuating circumstances, we will review these reservations case-by-case – unfortunately in some situations we have already paid or committed to pay our suppliers and we’re unable to facilitate a refund or date change. In these situations, we would recommend for you to check if you are covered under your travel insurance policy. Wherever possible, even within cancellation charges, we will do our very best to provide a refund where possible in extenuating circumstances or offer a date change – unfortunately sometimes this is not possible, and we are very sorry this seemed to be the case with your booking. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I took the tour on...
VASILIKI_K
, Aug 2022
I took the tour on 06-08-2022 and was as expected, following the description. The guide (Kevin) was an asset, very explanatory and lots to learn related to the places visited. Very interesting and enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello VASILI, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Sheila was our guide....
Katie_E
, Aug 2022
Sheila was our guide. From the minute we got on the bus she was a fountain of knowledge for us! Loved how much she shared- about London, the countryside, our upcoming stops, etc.. She balanced the tour well with sharing time and down time. Highly recommend ANY tour with her!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Katie_E, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Sheila, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Lovely
Deborah_V
, Aug 2022
A beautiful day and a wonderful day trip to do. We visited several places, our guide was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Debora, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Loved it!
lauren_b
, Aug 2022
This was our 3rd tour this trip through Evan Evans tours and twice we had Kevin as our guide and he is AMAZING! Very knowledgeable and funny! We all loved having him as our guide. 10/10 highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello lauren_b, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5* review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-2
Waste of time and money
Michael_P
, Aug 2022
We were very disappointed to spend so much money and not get much in return. The castle, which could've been amazing if anyone had actually talked to us about the history, was quite underwhelming since it only had to do with a rich lady from the '30s. The view of the white cliffs was very underwhelming as well. And then Canterbury Cathedral could've been amazing, but our guide wasn't interested in talking to us much and just sent us on our own. We definitely do not recommend this tour at all.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Michael, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our tour did not meet your expectations. Leeds Castle is one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain and has been restored to reflect its rich cultural heritage. There are also often exhibitions and displays about the Castle’s history included with admission, as well as the opportunity to see Falconry displays and themed shows/performances at certain times of the year. We are sorry to hear that you felt that the guide did not cover much of Canterbury Cathedral. Our guides would usually provide a general overview, then allow people to visit the venue at their own pace. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please feel free to email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Leeds castle was very...
Dimitrios_K
, Aug 2022
Leeds castle was very nice and well preserved. The cliffs of Dover were marvellous and Canterbury cathedral was magnificent. A very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, Dimitrio Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great time- Highly recommend!
Rebecca_L
, Jul 2022
This was a fantastic experience. Kevin and Dawn were great and adaptable even when there were unexpected detours along the day. Kevin was informative and entertaining. Great way to see the county of Kent, learn the history, and experience some of the magic of England. We couldn’t see inside the cathedral due to circumstances outside their control, but they worked hard to come up with alternatives, and seeing more of Canterbury was a great treat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Rebecca, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Good and funny commentary...
sumathi_r
, Jul 2022
Good and funny commentary from guide Kevin. Good driving by Shaun who had to step in at the last moment. Good time keepung by crew. Good history. Nice locations.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello, Sumathi Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, Kevin is truly a gem to have on our team! We hope you come visit us again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Kévin Washington such a...
Annie_L
, Jul 2022
Kévin Washington such a Nice guide! Canterbury and d DOVER CLIFFS wereahigh point of my journey. Didn't like Leeds Castle as Michel as I hoped for.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Annie, Thank you for your 4* review and lovely comments about our guide Kevin. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
star-4
Very good
JustinShane_W
, Jul 2022
Overall I thought the trip was good but I wish that the people who worked at Leeds castle would Of given a verbal summary of each room that we toured and a little history. They just stood there and then asked for the book back too so there was no way to even read it. Our but tour guide was great, David.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Justin, Thank you for your 4* review and lovely comments about our guide David. We are glad to hear that the trip was good and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team

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