Canterbury and Dover Guided Day Tour from London

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Embark on an enriching journey through the picturesque county of Kent with this Canterbury and Dover Guided Day Tour from London.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of British history and nature's beauty with this Canterbury and Dover Guided Day Tour from London. Departing from London, this journey transports you to the beautiful landscapes and storied landmarks of the county of Kent.

As you embark on this adventure, the guide will provide insightful commentary, enriching your understanding of each destination's significance and charm. Dive into the heart of Canterbury, where the timeless elegance of Canterbury Cathedral beckons. This masterpiece of medieval architecture designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a testament to centuries of faith, artistry, and cultural heritage. Wander through its halls, adorned with intricate stone carvings and vibrant stained glass windows, and feel the weight of history as you trace the footsteps of pilgrims and kings.

Following your exploration of Canterbury Cathedral, through the quaint cobblestone streets of the historic city center, where timber-framed buildings and ancient city walls whisper tales of bygone eras. Lose yourself in the ambiance of bustling market squares and charming artisan shops, each offering a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of daily life in medieval England.

Departing Canterbury, the journey continues towards the iconic Dover Castle, a formidable fortress perched atop the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. As you ascend the imposing ramparts, panoramic views of the English Channel stretch before you, while the echoes of centuries past reverberate through the ancient stone walls. Explore the castle's labyrinthine tunnels, once the nerve center of wartime operations during World War II, and uncover the secrets of its storied past.

From the heights of Dover Castle, descend to the shores below, where the White Cliffs of Dover stand as sentinels against the azure horizon. Here, admire the breathtaking beauty of nature, you will have the opportunity to breathe in the salty sea breeze and marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas that have inspired poets, painters, and dreamers for generations.

As the sun sets on this unforgettable day, bid farewell to the timeless landscapes of Kent and return to London, your heart and mind enriched by the memories of a day spent amidst history, heritage, and natural splendor.

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Course of events

- London Pick-Ups (07:30-09:00): Choose from a range of central and west London pick-up points, easily accessible by public transport.

- Depart London (09:00-09:15): Begin your journey to the county of Kent, with Canterbury as the first stop of the day.

- Arrive in Canterbury (10:30): Explore the historic city of Canterbury with a guided walk, followed by a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, where entrance is included. Enjoy free time to immerse yourself in the cathedral's grandeur and explore the charming city streets.

- Depart Canterbury (13:30): After approximately three hours in Canterbury, continue your journey to Dover.

- Arrive at Dover Castle (14:00): Discover the rich history of Dover Castle, England's largest castle and a symbol of defense throughout the ages. Highlights include exploring the underground tunnels used during Operation Dynamo in World War II.

- Depart Dover Castle (16:30): Leave Dover Castle and proceed to the viewing point for the iconic White Cliffs of Dover.

- Arrive at the White Cliffs of Dover (16:45): Your guide will lead you to a prime location to admire the breathtaking White Cliffs, offering panoramic views of the coastline.

- Depart Dover (17:30): Bid farewell to the White Cliffs as you make your way back to London.

- Drop-off in London (19:00-19:30): Conclude your tour near London Bridge Station, with drop-off times subject to traffic conditions.

Activity requirements

- Children must be accompanied by an adult

- Times subject to change due to local traffic conditions

Special terms

- Itinerary subject to change

- A minimum number of 10 participants is required to run this activity.

📍5 Pickup Locations are available for this tour :

(07:30) Earls Court
Opposite Earls Court Underground Station, Warwick Road Exit, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TB - Please wait at London Bus Stop C.

(07:40) South Kensington
Outside The Ampersand Hotel on Harrington Road, Number 10, SW7 3ER

(08:05) Victoria
Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1AA – near CitizenM Hotel London Victoria Station. Please wait at Bus Stop "L". The location is close to Victoria Rail Station.

(08:35) Kings Cross
Bus Stop C, Euston Road, outside of the British Library London NW1 2RA GB

(09:00) London Bridge Bus Stop R
Opposite station entrance on Tooley Street by bus stop R, SE1 2SX

Meeting point:
A range of pick-up points located in central & west London
Spoken languages:English
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Dover Castle
  • Visit to the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Food & drinks
Do not forget to bring
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Wind jacket
  • Good walking shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks

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