Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride
- Explore inside Leeds Castle, ‘the loveliest castle in the world’
- See the tomb of Thomas Becket and see spectacular stained glass windows
- Visit the Battle of Britain Memorial and see the White Cliffs of Dover
- See the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich before enjoying a Thames boat ride
Includes Greenwich Thames Cruise
What's Included in the tour
What's Excluded in the tour
- Cancel bookings up to 24 hours before travel to receive a full refund.
- You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
- *During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi and chargers may be used.
- Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day. To see our health and safety policy, click here.
Explore the beautiful scenery of the English countryside with a day trip to Kent. Known as the Garden of England, Kent is home to historic buildings, stunning beaches and family-friendly attractions. On this guided tour, you’ll visit Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and the Battle of Britain Memorial before heading over to Greenwich and the Thames. If you’re looking for culture, history and nature, then this is the most ideal tour for you!
You couldn’t imagine a castle in a more beautiful setting! Surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and a glossy lake, Leeds Castle has evolved from a Norman stronghold to an idyllic country retreat. It used to be an idyllic haven for royals too, serving six of England’s medieval queens as well as Henry VIII, who once lived here with Catherine of Aragon. Explore at your own pace and end your visit with a stroll through the castle gardens.
The medieval city of Canterbury is dominated by its breathtaking cathedral — the oldest in England and considered to be the centre of English Christianity. Founded in 600AD, visit the towering cathedral, and follow in the footsteps of pilgrims that flocked to the church after Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. The gothic building hides many visual treasures, from the colourful stained-glass windows to the creepy crypt.
White Cliffs of Dover
Reaching a height of 350 ft or 110m, the White Cliffs of Dover are the striking gateway to England. They stretch for eight miles (13km) and have stood loyally throughout invasions and two world wars! Take in spectacular views of the white cliffs from the Battle of Britain Memorial. Become mesmerized by the beauty of the clear waters that make the English Channel. On a clear day, you may even be able to see France!
The Battle of Britain Memorial
In Capel-le-Ferne, the Battle of Britain Memorial is dedicated to ‘The Few’ who defended the UK from Nazi Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe. Opened by the Queen Mother in 1993, the statue is of a seated airman wearing an Irvin jacket to hide his trade, nationality and rank. On your visit to the memorial, you’ll also get the chance to see the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall which contains the names of all the crew in alphabetical order, again without highlighting their rank or decoration. What’s more, The Wing offers an interactive experience with audio-visual effects, videos and a first floor ‘cockpit’ area which features a balcony offering spectacular views of the Channel.
After Dover, you’ll head south of the River Thames to Greenwich! This World Heritage Site is full to the brim with fascinating maritime history and cutting edge architecture. Home to the Meridian Line, where every place on the Earth is measured in terms of its angle east or west from this line. See the legendary tea clipper ship Cutty Sark and pass the National Maritime Museum. You will also see the fabulous Christopher Wren-designed classical building of the Old Royal Naval College.
River Thames Boat Ride
End your day on a relaxing note and see some top London landmarks during this River Thames boat ride. You’ll float past iconic Tower Bridge and the soaring St Paul’s Cathedral along the route, before disembarking at Embankment Pier.
This tour will finish at Embankment Pier in London at around 6.30pm.
Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR
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Directions from Victoria Station to Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your coach will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station.
Return Point: The coach part of your tour will end in Greenwich as you embark on your River Thames boat ride before disembarking at Embankment pier, where your day trip will end. Embankment Pier is just over the road from Embankment Underground station, where the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines go through, or just over the bridge from the vibrant South Bank area.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7233 7030
Includes Greenwich Thames Cruise