Private Visit to Leeds Castle
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!
Two Course Lunch (Click here for sample menu)
Unwind with a delicious and traditional two course lunch at a location near Canterbury Cathedral.
White Cliffs of Dover
Give France and Continental Europe a wave during a photo stop at the White Cliffs of Dover. These strikingly pale cliffs have welcomed (and rejected!) a number of travellers for over 2,000 years. See 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!
Your tour continues back in London and next stop is Greenwich – a World Heritage site on the River Thames. A place full of maritime history, Greenwich boasts a number of shops and museums that aren’t just for budding sailors! Home of Greenwich Mean Time, you will see popular attractions including the Royal Observatory and the world-famous Cutty Sark.
River Thames Boat Ride
Your Christmas Eve Tour finishes with a relaxing River Thames boat ride. Starting in Greenwich, you will pass attractions including Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral before disembarking at Embankment Pier.
This tour finishes at Embankment Pier at approximately 6pm.