Leeds Castle, Canterbury Christmas Market, Dover & Greenwich on Christmas Eve

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Christmas Market, Dover & Greenwich on Christmas Eve

Take this coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich for a fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure. Begin with a tour of Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, before visiting the city of Canterbury where you’ll see from the outside 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.
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Take this coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich for a fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure. Begin with a tour of Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, before visiting the city of Canterbury where you’ll see from the outside 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.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK

The tour will start at Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH where you will meet your guide at 8:00am for 8:30am departure.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Deep in the cascading countryside of Kent sits Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. 500 acres of magnificent landscaped parkland surround the idyllic castle, which was built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len. Having celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2019, it comes as no surprise that the castle is steeped in history – did you know Henry VIII used the castle as a dwelling for Catherine of Aragon? Early arrival ensures an almost private visit of Leeds Castle.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, England

Discover the magnificent medieval city of Canterbury, considered by many as the centre of English Christianity. During this trip you’ll have the opportunity to see Canterbury Cathedral from the outside and explore Canterbury’s popular Christmas Market – the perfect addition to your Christmas adventure! With a bunch of holly and ivy-adorned huts offering delicious bratwursts, mulled wine, unique trinkets and festive gifts, activities for children and much more, Canterbury’s Christmas market has a vibrant atmosphere. You might even get to witness some live musical entertainment – including sing-a-long festive classics! Once you’ve wandered the market, you can also explore the nearby shops for those last-minute presents still on your list!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Located in the historic county of Kent, southeastern England, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most imporrtant Christian structures in England.
Please note: Canterbury Cathedral is closed to visitors on Christmas Eve, so you will only see the exterior.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

This trip includes a photo stop by the gateway to England. This will be your chance to marvel at the White Cliffs of Dover, a port for over 2,000 years. You’ll also catch a glimpse of Dover Castle, a key filming location for ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ (which saw the castle transformed into the Tower of London!).

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Greenwich, London SE10 England

As an added bonus your coach will be driving past the London borough of Greenwich on your way back from Dover. Overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich is a stunning World Heritage Site bustling with fine maritime landmarks and stunning architectural masterpieces – some of which you’ll get to see from the comfort of the coach.