Dover, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Greenwich
and Cruise on River Thames
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We will pick you up from or near to your hotel and start the tour with a unique private visit of Leeds Castle before its opening.
From here we will drive to the coast and have lunch in a charming inn overhanging Dover's White Cliffs. Enjoy breathtaking views of the English Channel.
Next let's head to visit the illustrious Cathedral of Canterbury and make the most of your free time walking through the lively markets and the historic town. Relax in Greenwich and as sunset begins, board our luxury boat for a Champagne cruise along the River Thames to go back to London.
The "loveliest castle in the world" benefits from an ideal settlement. Leeds Castle was built on two small island, it is located in the middle of a lake and surrounded by a vast estate. This Norman castle has been the home of many monarchs.
Be the first visitor to enter the place for an exclusive visit and discover Leeds Castle's history and outstanding architecture. Explore the sumptuous chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall.
The last private owner of the castle, the quirky Olive, Lady Baillie, bought the castle in 1926 and completely refurbished the place. She called upon French designers and architects skills to realize the country residence she ever dreamt of. That is why Leeds castle is filled with art and antiques brought from her trips around Europe. Be astonished by Lady Baillie's fascinating collection of birds and waterfowl, zebras, llamas and more usual animals.
The White Cliffs of Dover
The white cliffs of Dover are a great symbol of United Kingdom. They were the protective guardians of Britain from invaders. Before air travel, Dover and its cliffs were the primary way to cross the English Channel and enter Continental Europe.
Be driven along the coastal road and have lunch in the Lighthouse Inn overlooking the cliffs. Enjoy this marvellous sightseeing! On a clear day you even may catch sight of French coasts.
Many people from bootleggers and smugglers to Second World War soldiers benefited from the Inn hospitality. Fabulous home-cooked food, traditional British meals such as fish and chips, bread and butter pudding are served*. The town of Dover itself is worth to be visited: have a look to the historic port and the magnificent 12th century castle.
*Food/drink are not included
Sent by Pope Gregory, St Augustine founded Canterbury Cathedral in 597 and became the first Archbishop of Canterbury. Christian worship centre for almost 1700 years, the cathedral hides treasures and dark story.
Indeed, King Henry II commanded the violent murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett, he was beheaded inside the cathedral.
Immortalised by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury was one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe.
Our tour includes the entrance to the cathedral. Let’s spend some time in the old town too and feel the historic atmosphere of Canterbury.
Greenwich and River Thames Cruise
Outstanding architecture and gardens, maritime and scientific spots, Greenwich offers exceptional attractions.
Contemplate The Cutty sark, the fatest sailing ship of its time, visit the National Maritime Museum and walk through Greenwich Park. In the park, find the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory where the prime meridian is located.
A visit to Greenwich provides both relaxation and entertainment. As the sun sets enjoy an exclusive Champagne reception when sailing the River Thames back to the centre of London.
On the cruise, admire historic sights such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, before arriving at Westminster pier where our tour ends.
The River Thames cruise is the best way to finish your tour.
Dover, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Greenwich tour programme
- Start time: in the morning, exect time will depend on the situation of your hotel
- End time: 6.45pm
- Place of departure: pick up from your hotel
- Ticket Price: for children (up to 16 years old) - £58,50 and for adults - £62,10
- Tour Highlights:
- Private viewing of Leeds castle
- Lunch in the Lighthouse Inn overlooking the White Cliffs of Dover
- Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral
- Visit Historic Greenwich
- Champagne reception and cruise along the River Thames
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