Leeds Castle, Canterbury Christmas Market, Dover and Greenwich on Christmas Eve
Activity code: 10CE
- Enjoy a relaxed visit to Leeds Castle
- Enjoy a delightful walking tour of the historic city of Canterbury with its beautiful cobbled streets and history throughout
- See the beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle as you drive past
- Drive past the Maritime Greenwich
- E-tickets are accepted on this tour! The hassle-free alternative.
First stop of the day is Leeds Castle – a beautiful fortress surrounded by countryside in the county of Kent. The early arrival guarantees an almost private visit – the perfect way to spend a peaceful morning away from hectic London! The castle dates back to 1119, but has been updated throughout the centuries and was even used by Henry VIII to escape a London plague!
Walking Tour of Canterbury
Follow in the footsteps of dedicated pilgrims during a guided walking tour of medieval Canterbury and see the Gothic-style cathedral. Viewed as the centre of English Christianity, Canterbury is packed full of ancient history and captivating stories – discover the facts behind Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder. It’s a gory tale of medieval assassination!
Explore Canterbury’s Christmas Market
During your trip to the medieval city of Canterbury, you’ll have the opportunity to stop off at their popular Christmas Market in the Whitefriars Square. With over 70 wooden cabined huts adorned with holly and ivy, housing delicious smokey bratwursts, mugs of hot, fruity mulled wine, unique trinkets and festive gifts, activities for children and much more, it’s the perfect addition to your Christmas adventure. With live musical entertainment including sing-a-long festive classics, it’ll be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. Once you’ve wandered the market, you can also explore the nearby shops for those last-minute presents still on your list!
White Cliffs of Dover
Give France and Continental Europe a wave as you drive past the White Cliffs of Dover. These strikingly pale cliffs have welcomed (and rejected!) a number of travellers for over 2,000 years. Drive past Dover Castle – this fortress dates back to the 12th century and has an unlikely connection with the modern day film industry. The motion picture ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ transformed the castle into the Tower of London for scenes showing Anne Boleyn’s imprisonment!
As you head back to London your coach will be driving past the world-famous Greenwich – a World Heritage site on the River Thames. A place full of maritime history and home of Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich boasts a number of striking buildings and landmarks steeped in history.
This tour finishes at Victoria at approximately 6:30pm.
- This tour will only be available with an English-speaking guide.
What's Included in the tour
What's Excluded in the tour
- You will view Canterbury Cathedral from the outside only
- You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
- Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
Date of Departure: 24 December
Check-in time: 8:00am
Departure time: 8:30am
Departure Point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre, Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH
Return Point: This tour will finish at approximately 6:30pm in Victoria.
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