Dover Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Dover Port via Dover Castle

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Dover Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Dover Port via Dover Castle information and booking

6 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located London hotel or Heathrow Airport
Returns to
Concludes at Dover Port
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Leave your London hotel or Heathrow Airport and travel to Dover Port for your cruise departure, stopping to visit Dover Castle on the way! This magnificent medieval castle -- perched just above the iconic White Cliffs of Dover -- is only a short distance from the port, making it an ideal stop before your cruise. Explore the castle independently, seeing highlights like the Great Tower, Secret Wartime Tunnels and more!

Leave your central London hotel or Heathrow Airport by luxury coach and relax on the journey south, passing through London’s busy urban streets and into the tranquil Kent countryside – an area known as the Garden of England. While traveling, your host will talk to you about your destination -- beautiful Dover Castle! Built in the 12th century, the castle was known as the ‘lock and key to England’ due to its strategic location, wedged in the countryside between the capital and the coast.After traveling for roughly two hours, arrive at Dover Castle and spend roughly about two hours exploring this incredible site independently (own expense). Highlights include the opulently furnished Great Tower, where members of King Henry VII’s royal court would meet, and the Secret Wartime Tunnels that were used in wars dating back to Napoleonic times. Perhaps soak up Dover Castle’s medieval grandeur on a walk around its immaculately kept gardens, or simply relax at the on-site café before returning to your coach.Having explored Dover Castle independently, continue to Dover Port. Your host will drop you off outside the Dover cruise terminal in time for your cruise.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely arrival to Dover Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • One-way shared transfer
  • Local guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to dover castle (adult: £19.30, child £17.40)