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Guided Tour of Canterbury and Dover Castle from London

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Explore the beautiful county of Kent on a guided day trip from London by a luxury coach to visit Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and more!

Highlights

  • Journey to the heart of the British countryside with round-trip bus transfers from London with an expert English-speaking guide.

  • Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral and admire its gothic-style dating back to 597 AD, now a seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • Visit the 11th-century Dover Castle also known as the 'Key to England' and walk through the tunnels and hospital rooms that were used during WWII.

  • Witness the striking and majestic White Cliffs of Dover at a short distance from the coach drop-off point.

  • Fun Fact: The Dover Castle has been used as a filming location by productions such as the Doctor Who episode The Mind of Evil, Wolf Hall, and The Hollow Crown.

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Canterbury and Dover Castle

  • Expert English-speaking guide

  • Entry to Dover Castle

  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral

  • Round-trip coach transfers from London

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

From London to the Quaint Streets of Canterbury

Hop into a luxurious and spacious coach at one of the pick-up points in London and begin your journey to Kent. Meet your guide at the first stop – the city of Canterbury – inhabited since Paleolithic times and filled with a rich history. Here, your guide will lead you to the World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral. Explore this magnificent cathedral, an important pilgrimage site during the medieval England era, and the site of the infamous murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Feel free to explore this architectural wonder which is a result of the fusion between two architectural styles: the Romanesque style and the Perpendicular Gothic style.

Visit the Fairytale-Like Dover Castle

Step into the vibrant world of Henry II’s medieval royal palace, Dover Castle. Immerse yourself in life at the 12th-century court, and climb to the roof of the Great Tower to soak in the panoramic views over the huge medieval castle. Follow your guide into the secret wartime tunnels and enjoy this unique experience. Hear the story of the 1940 Miracle of Dunkirk from your knowledgeable guide. Before ending the tour, view the grand White Cliffs of Dover, nicknamed the 'Key to England' due to its position over the English Channel. Your guide will lead you to a vantage point, a short walk from the coach drop-off point, for you to get a complete view of the magnificent White Cliffs of Dover.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • Please Note: Sometimes this tour runs in reverse due to opening times at the cathedral or weather conditions.

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

  • Bring along a hat and sunscreen during summer.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Pick-Up Points

  • This tour includes pick-ups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the pick-up point.

  • On the day of your tour, arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time at the pick-up point.

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