Welcome to Rye

Rye was once one of the Cinque Ports, occupying a high promontory above the sea. Today the town rises 2 miles from the briny; sheep graze where the Channel’s strong tides once swelled.

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$1054.86 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dover private Shore Excursion

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dover Castle, Dover, Kent, EnglandChoose from the list below to create your own private customised tour or use our suggestions. All Shore Excursions are specifically designed as circular tours so you are not travelling the same roads twice, after lunch we are always travelling back towards Dover - no chance of your ship leaving without you!We work with chauffeured Mercedes vehicles for your maximum comfort and enjoyment.All itineraries can be adapted as Ship Transfers to or from Dover.Dover Castle - A royal castle with origins from 43AD used in WW2 when Operation Dynamo was orchestrated in the ancient tunnels beneath.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, EnglandLeeds Castle - Home to six medieval queens & now lovingly restored plus beautiful grounds.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandCanterbury Cathedral - Mother Church & seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury from 597AD. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your choice to stroll through the city soaking up the atmosphere or to visit the cathedralDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Great Dixter House & Gardens, Northiam, East Sussex, EnglandFamily home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd, much of the garden was designed by Edwin Lutyens then developed by Kit Lloyd once 'bad boy' of gardening now revered as a genius.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rye Heritage Centre, Rye, East Sussex, EnglandA medieval gem of a town full of tales of smuggling and derring-do.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer, Kent, EnglandSometimes described as a 'starter castle' in comparison with its imposing neighbour at Dover. Favourite of the late HM The Queen Mother.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandOne of the most popular itineraries includes Canterbury Cathedral, Walmer Castle and Dover Castle with a stop off for lunch in a country pub. Duration: 1 hour

$687.19 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mornington Peninsula Luxury Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Cups Estate, Rye, Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaEnjoy some of the finest cool climate and handcrafted wine in the Mornington Peninsula RegionDuration: 2 hours