Day trip

London: Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

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Activity provider: Anderson Tours

London: Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, and White Cliffs

Activity provider: Anderson Tours
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From £105 per person

Enjoy a day tour by mini-coach to the county of Kent, known traditionally as the Garden of England. Stop to visit historic Canterbury Cathedral, see the famous White Cliffs of Dover and take a tour of Dover Castle, the largest castle in the country.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit historic Canterbury Cathedral
  • See the famous White Cliffs of Dover
  • Learn about the history of Dover Castle, the largest castle in England
Full description

On this full-day excursion from London, your first stop will be the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. There’s plenty to see in Canterbury, including the Cathedral, St. Martin’s Church and St. Augustine’s Abbey.

Pilgrims have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages, and it remains popular today with visitors from around the world. You’ll travel on to the coast to see the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the country’s most spectacular natural features. An icon of Britain, the White Cliffs have been a sign of hope and freedom for centuries.

Take a walk along the clifftops and look out over the busy English Channel. On a clear day you’ll be able to see across to France. Just a short drive up the road from the White Cliffs of Dover is Dover Castle, one of the largest castles in the country, strategically placed at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe. The castle has played a prominent role in Britain’s history, and dates back to the Iron Age. A Roman lighthouse and Anglo-Saxon church still stand within the grounds. Admission to the castle is included in the tour and you’ll also have some free time to explore the grounds.

Includes
  • Visit to the White Cliffs of Dover
  • Admission to Dover Castle
  • Visit to Canterbury and admission to Canterbury Cathedral
  • Round-trip transportation by luxury coach
  • Services of a tour manager
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Wait at bus stop R on Tooley Street opposite the Underground station by the London Bridge Experience

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Not allowed

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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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We had a great time on our tour to Dover and Canterbury. Our guide, Maria, and our driver, Clive, were both wonerful! Kind, helpful and very knowledgeable about all the history of the areas. We had the perfect amount of time to spend at each location and were able to eat a leisurely lunch in the cafe while visitng the castle. The White CLiffs were amazing! Our group voted to hike all the way down to the best viewing area and we had an incredible view of the cliffs. We would highly recommend this tour to get an in-depth experience of Dover Castle, the White Cliffs, and Canterbury Cathedral.

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21 June 2022

Absolutely amazing guide. Also the tour bus driver and bus itself was awesome. Good air conditioning and comfy seats. They were on time perfectly. The Dover castle is an absolute MUST see. The white cliffs were like a dream come true for us as well. And the town of Canterbury was a cute town with walking only cobble stone narrow streets with shops. I highly, highly recommend this tour!!

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12 June 2022

It was a great day, with an informed guide to prepare us prior to each site with a bit of history and context. Dover Castle was amazing to see, but there is not enough time to see everything the castle has to offer. I was able to see the Underground Hospital, WW1 and WW2 outdoor features as well as The Great Tower (also had lunch and a stop at the gift shop!). The Great Tower is a must to climb to see the amazing view, and even on a cloudy day, I could still see France! Be prepared for walking hills, as this is a medieval castle, built with a mote, it is a bit of a walk from the coach parking area and back again. May not be ideal for anyone with mobility issues, unless they have a way of avoiding the walk to and from the castle. The view from the White Cliffs was stunning and so thankful it was apart of the tour. It was windy, so be prepared with appropriate gear. Canterbury Cathedral was amazing! So much to see and experience - and my favourite part!

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30 May 2022

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