Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride

A fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure, take this luxury coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. Begin with a private guided tour of Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, before visiting the city of Canterbury where you’ll see the oldest cathedral in England. Afterwards, head to the coastline to the famous White Cliffs of Dover before traveling back to London’s Greenwich, a place filled with maritime history. Finish with a sightseeing boat ride on the River Thames.
* Duration: 11 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




A fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure, take this luxury coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. Begin with a private guided tour of Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, before visiting the city of Canterbury where you’ll see the oldest cathedral in England. Afterwards, head to the coastline to the famous White Cliffs of Dover before traveling back to London’s Greenwich, a place filled with maritime history. Finish with a sightseeing boat ride on the River Thames.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL England

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The White Cliffs of Dover, Upper Road Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ England

Visit the gateway to England and admire the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with a photo stop on the stunning stretch of coastline that faces continental Europe.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover CT16 1HU England

Located in Dover, Kent, Dover Castle is a commanding medieval fortress rising over the English Channel and a key film location in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.

Stop At: Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH England

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Greenwich, London SE10 England

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, and the world–famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th–century clipper ship.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Cutty Sark, King William Walk Greenwich, London SE10 9HT England

The Cutty Sark is a clipper ship built in the United Kingdom in the 18th century.
A tea clipper, the Cutty Sark was built on the River Leven near Dumbarton in Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line. It was one of the last and fastest tea clippers ever built, having been built at the end of a long period of design development that had been halted when sailing ships were replaced by steam propulsion.

Pass By: Old Royal Naval College, College Way, London SE10 9NN England

Founded in 1873, The Old Royal Naval College serves as the magnificent centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described as having “outstanding universal value” and being the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Stop At: Thames River, London England

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.

Estimated arrival time back in Embankment Pier, where the tour ends, is around 6.30pm

Duration: 30 minutes