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Canterbury and Dover Day Trips from London

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Canterbury and Dover Day Trips from London
Home to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Canterbury Cathedral and iconic White Cliffs of Dover, the cities of Canterbury and Dover make ideal day trips from London. Here are a few ways to optimize your time in the southeastern corner of England.
 
Highlights
  • Explore UNESCO–listed Canterbury Cathedral and the famous White Cliffs of Dover—two of southeast England’s best-known attractions.
  • Explore the roots of Christianity in England at Canterbury Cathedral.
  • Admire the mighty White Cliffs of Dover, and perhaps spin through seaside towns such as Deal, Kingsdown, and Sandwich.
  • Trace centuries of royal history at the beautiful Leeds Castle in Kent, a medieval fortress located en route to Canterbury and Dover.
  • With travel included, relax and take in the sites in comfort.
 
Things to Know
  • Canterbury is 62 miles (99 kilometers) to the southeast of London, a drive of about an hour and a half.
  • Dover is 81 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of London, about two hours away by road.
  • Day tours from London typically last 10 to 12 hours, including travel time.
  • Tours usually start and end in central London, and many also take in Leeds Castle and the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich.

Places to Visit Nearby
If you’re traveling southeast to Canterbury and Dover, don’t miss the chance to visit medieval Leeds Castle. With a history dating back to the 12th century, Leeds Castle is widely considered among the finest historic fortresses in Kent.
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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

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Maximize your time and budget on this full-day tour from London, starting with a tour of Leeds Castle, Henry VIII’s grand Tudor palace. Next, explore the medieval city of Canterbury, famous for the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral. After lunch, head to the coast to visit the mighty White Cliffs of Dover, then return to London to discover more of Britain’s maritime history in Greenwich. Then, cruise along the River Thames, past landmarks like Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.00
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

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Enhance your experience of England’s natural and architectural treasures on a customizable full-day trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the Cliffs of Dover. Relish the flexibility of this customizable day-trip, which allows you to explore each site independently or upgrade for insightful guided tours. Marvel at the verdant grounds and ancient majesty of Leeds Castle; discover the ecclesiastical elegance of Canterbury Cathedral; and gaze at the crumbling white cliffs of Dover on this enriching excursion. Enjoy transportation by luxury coach and an experienced guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canterbury and Dover Tour from London

Canterbury and Dover Tour from London

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Journey to England’s south-eastern coast on this full-day small-group tour of Dover and Canterbury from London. Drive through the scenic Kent countryside to the historic port of Dover, overlooked by the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover and enjoy free time to explore attractions like the medieval Dover Castle, war tunnels, Royal Court of Henry II and more. After lunch, head to Canterbury to visit the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the Church of England, then use your free time to explore attractions like St. Martin’s Church, St. Augustine’s Abbey, or The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-day White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour from London

Full-day White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral Tour from London

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The White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral are two of the most important sites in southeast England, and this full-day tour from London visits both in one day. Marvel at the famous White Cliffs and gaze out across the English Channel as you walk along the cliff tops, then enjoy a walking tour of Canterbury, visit the UNESCO-listed Cathedral, and explore the Dover Castle (optional).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London

Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London

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Legendary churches, UNESCO World Heritage sites and other famous landmarks await you on this day trip from London. Discover Leeds Castle before it opens to the public during a private, guided visit; snap photos of the striking White Cliffs of Dover; tour Canterbury Cathedral, immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in ‘The Canterbury Tales'; explore the beautiful borough of Greenwich; and take in London’s world-famous sights on a sunset cruise along the Thames River.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canterbury Private Day Tour With Option For White Cliffs of Dover

Canterbury Private Day Tour With Option For White Cliffs of Dover

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Unless you hire a car, a DIY day trip to ancient Canterbury from London means going by rail: missing the opportunity to branch out into Kent on route. This private tour lets you see more in a day: with a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, time to stroll the medieval lanes, a drive through rural Kent with a possible pub stop; plus an optional extra visit to Dover’s White Cliffs.
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  • 1 day
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