Christmas Day in Rochester, Canterbury and Dover

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10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from selected central London hotels. Alternatively, tour departs from Victoria Coach Station.
Returns to
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 7pm.
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Spend your Christmas Day mixing history, tradition and the British countryside on this tour from London to some of the UK’s iconic towns. You’ll travel in a comfortable luxury motor coach as your professional guide leads you to Rochester, Canterbury and Dover. Walk in Charles Dickens’ footsteps in Rochester, attend a Christmas service at Canterbury Cathedral, enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in a local pub in Canterbury and end your tour marveling at the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover.

From London, your Christmas Day tour heads first to Rochester, once home to one of England’s most famous authors, Charles Dickens. The author of A Christmas Carol  lived at nearby Gads Hill Place and based some of his novels in Rochester. Your professional guide will lead you down Rochester’s picture-postcard Victorian high street and to the beautiful Rochester Castle overlooking the River Medway.

Then, you will travel to Canterbury, where you’ll attend the traditional Christmas service with the Archbishop at Canterbury Cathedral, famous for its stunning Gothic architecture and history that dates back to the year 1070. You’ll then enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch in a long-established Canterbury pub and have some free time in Canterbury to explore on your own.

Finally, you will continue your tour to the British coast at Dover, where you’ll see the impressive White Cliffs of Dover. The cliffs are a symbol of Britain,  facing continental Europe across the English Channel and acting as an emblematic guard.

What's included

  • Welcome drink
  • Blue badge guide
  • Traditional christmas lunch
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Walking tour of rochester

What isn't included

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified