Discover the oh-so-English delights of Kent on this exciting tour from London, and visit Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle in one day! With transport by luxury coach included, your tour combines the beautiful scenery of Kent’s countryside with top historical sites. Explore Canterbury Cathedral with your guide (own expense), stop for photos by the White Cliffs of Dover and tour Leeds Castle – often described as the loveliest castle in the world!Numbers are limited to 16 on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll see these top Kent site with personalized attention from your guide.
Set off from Marble Arch in central London by luxury coach, and head southeast into Kent, the county affectionately known as the Garden of England for its quintessential English countryside.First stop is Canterbury Cathedral -- one of England’s oldest Christian buildings and much-cherished monuments. After entering at your own expense, head inside for a tour and absorb the atmosphere of this beautiful cathedral, where history seems to leap from every corner. Admire its intricate stained-glass windows, see the burial place of King Henry IV and learn of the cathedral’s darker history as the site where the Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the 12th century.After enjoying some time at leisure to look around the town and have lunch, hop back on board your coach and travel the short distance to the south coast to see the White Cliffs of Dover. Stop to stretch your legs outside magnificent Dover Castle and get your first glimpse of England’s famous white chalk cliffs! On a photo stop here, your guide will tell tales of invasions – some successful, some not – while you marvel at the country’s natural moat.Head back inland, passing though some of Kent’s finest leafy lanes, towards Leeds Castle, where you’ll spend the rest of your afternoon. Tour the pristine 12th-century castle with your guide, seeing highlights like the Banqueting Hall and Library, and try not to lose your way on a walk through the garden’s maze! Look inside the ground’s quirky Dog’s Collar Museum to see an eccentric collection of dog collars showcasing 17th-century canine couture, and then board your coach for your journey back to London.