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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich with Lunch on Christmas Eve

  • Duration Duration Approx. 10 hours
  • Departure Point Departure Point Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria
  • Departure Time Departure Time 08:30am
  • E-Ticket E-Ticket Accepted
  • Walking Walking Moderate
  • Have the extra special chance to enjoy a private visit to Leeds Castle in the Kent countryside
  • Enjoy a delightful walking tour of the historic city of Canterbury with its beautiful cobbled streets and history throughout
  • Be treated to a scrumptious 2-course lunch located near to Canterbury cathedral
  • See the beauty of the White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle as you drive past
  • Drive past the Maritime Greenwich where you will see the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark
  • No need for a printer - E-tickets are accepted on this tour! The hassle-free alternative.
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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 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!

Your tour continues back in London where you will get to drive past the world-famous 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.

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! 

This tour finishes at Victoria at approximately 6:30pm.

Please note:

  • This tour will only be available with an English-speaking guide. Other language tours will not be provided.
Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Entry to Leeds Castle
  • Luxury Coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Two Course Lunch

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Returns
Please Note:
  • You will view Canterbury Cathedral from the outside only
  • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
Activity Code : 10LCE