Take part in England's fascinating history by visiting some of its most famous landmarks such as the Leeds Castle, the Canterbury Cathedral, the Dover Castle and Greenwich, ending the day with a cruise on Thames River.
Private Visit to Leeds Castle (1 hour and 45 minutes) ****
Described as 'the loveliest castle in the world' by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits in 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside. Early arrival ensures an almost private visit of Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII retreated to escape the plague raging in London during his reign.
Get the ultimate Tudor treat! Upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history of this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have!
Centre of English Christianity and home to a succession of 104 Archbishops since Augustine, Canterbury is a magnificent medieval city that's a must for any history buff. Discover the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket's gruesome murder at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral's spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.
Save time looking for a place to eat! Savor a tasty lunch of cheese and salad sub on the go with crisps, chocolate chip cookie and a bottle of water.
White Cliffs of Dover (30 to 45 minutes) (Photo Stop)
See the gateway to England and admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Stop and take an idyllic photo at this stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe. You'll also see Dover Castle, a commanding medieval fortress rising over the English Channel and a key film location in 'The Other Boleyn Girl'.
Overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich is a stunning World Heritage site bustling with fine maritime landmarks. See the Old Royal Naval College designed by Sir Christopher Wren, as well as the world-famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th-century clipper ship.
Get a fresh perspective on London's attractions with our River Thames boat ride from Greenwich to Embankment Pier, passing Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul's Cathedral along the route.
Enjoy a fun and informative walking tour! A great way to see the city, get up close and personal with a number of London hotspots. Choose from the Royal Walking Tour and get inside information about the Royal family's favorite London haunts or the Beatles London Walking Tour and discover where the iconic band, the Beatles, made music and let their hair down.
Entrance to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and Old Royal Naval College
Just a beautiful day out. At Leeds Castle we were the first through for the day, beating the crowds. Canterbury just the prettiest little village with a magnificent Cathedral. Dover was a quick stop but such a delightful stop. Greenwich really is only the drop off point for the bus for us to get a ferry back to London. Greenwich definitely worth a visit on another day. The ferry ride is a great way to end the day taking in the London skyline and waterfront. Lunch is a snack box to eat between stops. Canterbury does allow you time to grab more to eat or drink if you need or even a little shopping. I enjoyed strolling through the village.
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Departure from London
Visit Leeds Castle, popularly known as the residence of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Explore the vast gardens and get the ultimate Tudor experience by sampling a glass of mead (beverage created by fermenting honey with water, fruits, spices and grains).
Marvel at the stained glass windows of this cathedral and stand at the exact spot where Thomas Beckett met his unfortunate demise in 1170. The cathedral is also featured on Geoffrey Chaucer's classic, The Canterbury Tales, as the destination of the group's pilgrimage.
Savor a complimentary meal instead of waiting in long lines at restaurants. Your free lunch also allows more time to explore other landmarks.
White Cliffs of Dover
Get a glimpse of France from the vast landscape of the White Cliffs of Dover. The tour will also drop by Dover Castle, a towering fortress others will recognize from films such as Into the Woods and The Other Boleyn Girl.
Greenwich and Old Royal Naval College Visit
Another World Heritage Site, Greenwich is a quiet and picturesque town overlooking the Thames. See Christopher Wren's Old Royal Naval College, which was the original site of the Palace of Placentia where Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth were born.
River Thames Boat Ride
Enjoy a boat ride across the River Thames and get a different perspective of London's landmarks and attractions. Don't miss out the Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral on the way to Embankment Pier.
End of Tour at Embankment Pier
Price & Options
Seniors must bring a valid identification card for proof of age.
Students must bring a valid school ID.
The Japanese tour is conducted every Friday and Sunday while the Mandarin tour is conducted every Monday and the Spanish tour is conducted every Wednesday.
Bookings made after midnight local time for the same day will not receive a free lunch pack.
During peak season, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
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Just a beautiful day out. At Leeds Castle we were the first through for the day, beating the crowds. Canterbury just the prettiest... little village with a magnificent Cathedral. Dover was a quick stop but such a delightful stop. Greenwich really is only the drop off point for the bus for us to get a ferry back to London. Greenwich definitely worth a visit on another day. The ferry ride is a great way to end the day taking in the London skyline and waterfront. Lunch is a snack box to eat between stops. Canterbury does allow you time to grab more to eat or drink if you need or even a little shopping. I enjoyed strolling through the village. more
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