A Day In Kent Tour: Canterbury, Dover Castle + the White Cliffs

One Days
YOU'LL VISIT: The White Cliffs, Canterbury, Kent Countryside, Dover Castle and more...

Join us on this small-group Kent tour from London & spend a relaxing day exploring the highlights of the ‘Garden of England’. Travel through charming countryside, visit historic locations like Canterbury Cathedral & Dover castle, and gaze out over the iconic White Cliffs…

  • Explore the highlights of the Kent in a day from London
  • The tour includes transportation in our comfortable minibuses and commentary from a friendly Driver-Guide
  • Small-groups guaranteed. This means small group numbers, a more personal experience and more time off the minibus to explore
  • Spend time in the city of Canterbury, wander the charming streets and visit the historic Cathedral
  • Discover the story of Dover castle and the crucial role it played during the second world war
  • Absorb the breath-taking coastal views and see one of the symbols of Kent; the famous White Cliffs
  • *Covid-19 Update* – social distancing, protective wear and hygiene measures apply to this tour. Click here to learn more.

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A Day In Kent Tour from London Map

This tour includes:

  • Transportation in our comfortable minibus
  • Tours are led by a friendly Driver-Guide
  • Free time to explore each location
  • Flexible Cancellation: up to 24 hours before departure

Where to meet us:

Our Day In Kent Tour from London starts & ends at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, near Tower Hill Underground station. Tours depart at 8.30am, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before to check-in.

Covid-19 changes apply to this tour. Find out more.

Tour Itinerary

A Day In Kent

Canterbury - Kent Villages - Dover Castle - White Cliffs

Join this friendly and relaxed small-group tour of Kent, and enjoy exploring an area famously known as the ‘Garden of England’. During the day we’ll absorb the highlights of Kent, including its charming countryside and villages, the famous city of Canterbury, the historic Dover Castle and the iconic sight of the White Cliffs. This full-day tour travels at a relaxed pace and provides the time needed to properly explore these fantastic locations.

Join this friendly and relaxed small-group tour of Kent, and enjoy exploring an area famously known as the ‘Garden of England’. During the day we’ll absorb the highlights of Kent, including its charming countryside and villages, the famous city of Canterbury, the historic Dover Castle and the iconic sight of the White Cliffs. This full-day tour travels at a relaxed pace and provides the time needed to properly explore these fantastic locations.

The journey begins by travelling out of London, passing the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Canary Wharf financial district before we depart the city to the south-east. It won’t be long before we are travelling through the heart of the charming Kent countryside as we head towards the first stop of the day, Canterbury. This city is known especially for its Cathedral which is part of a world heritage site that has a history dating back to 597ad. The current Cathedral is seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the most senior church in England. It was also a significant place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages after then Archbishop Thomas Becket was killed by knights of King Henry II in 1170. Take time to visit the Cathedral and absorb the history of this iconic building. There will also be time to explore the city that inspired Chaucer’s classic, The Canterbury Tales.

Next, the journey through Kent continues towards the coast, and one of Britain’s most recognisable sights, the famous White Cliffs. The White Cliffs are a symbol of Kent, and Britain itself, with the white of the chalk giving the cliffs their distinctive colour. Take a stroll along the cliff tops at what is Britain’s closest point to continental Europe and gaze out over the spectacular cliffs. On a clear day you may even see France! The White Cliffs are not only striking, but have a symbolic importance for Britain, which is significantly associated with efforts during the Second World War.

Then we’ll visit Dover Castle, one of the most important and significant fortresses in Britain. The castle is known as the ‘Key to England’ because of its defensive importance due to its location on the channel. There has been a castle at Dover for more than two-thousand years, with the current fort first constructed by William the Conquerer. One of the most famous and important roles of the castle was during the Second World War, as the centre of Operation Dynamo, which saw 330,000 soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk. There’s a lot to see at Dover castle, and much history to absorb, so there will be plenty of time to fully explore.

We’ll leave Dover towards the end of the afternoon, passing back through the beautiful Kent countryside and its charming village. We’ll return to London by approximately 6.30pm.

Tour Summary

One Days
YOU'LL VISIT: The White Cliffs, Canterbury, Kent Countryside, Dover Castle and more...
Includes: Minibus transportation, commentary of friendly Driver-Guide

Extras: Lunch, entry to attractions

From £45 pp
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