Prices

  • £92.00 Adult
  • £82.00 Child (3-16)
  • £87.00 Senior/Student
  • £338.00 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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New Year’s Day Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Your News years day begins with a visit to Leeds Castle situated in Kent. Here you will be greeted by your guide and a lovely glass of mead. We then travel to the medieval city of Canterbury and step inside the Cathedral. Take a photo stop at the white cliffs of Dover and see Dover Castle before we make our way to maritime Greenwich overlooking the River Thames. See the famous Cutty Sark and Old Royal Navel College then sit back and relax whilst you enjoy a Thames River Boat Ride to conclude your tour.




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Tour Highlights

  • Entry to Magical Leeds Castle
  • Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
  • View the Famous White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Maritime Greenwich
  • Luxury Coach
  • Professional Guide
  • River Thames Boat Ride
  • Free Snack Pack
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Private Visit to Leeds Castle
Described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ by Lord Conway, Leeds Castle sits in 500 acres of landscaped parkland across two idyllic islands, deep in the heart of the magnificent Kent countryside.

Exclusive to us at Leeds Castle
Upon arrival at Leeds Castle you will be greeted by your guide. Discover the history of this magical castle and sample a glass of mead as Henry VIII would have! (During the summer months, the Mead is unavailable on Saturdays).

Visit Canterbury Cathedral
Centre of English Christianity and home to a succession of 104 Archbishops since Augustine, Canterbury is a magnificent medieval city that’s a must for any history buff. Discover the scene of Archbishop Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Learn the intriguing history behind this captivating masterpiece of medieval architecture. Marvel at the cathedral’s spectacular stained glass windows, many of which have survived from the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

Free Snack Pack
To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally free snack pack! This means you can make the most of each stop and won’t waste valuable exploring time.

White Cliffs of Dover
Visit the gateway to England and admire the famous the White Cliffs of Dover and grab a photo opportunity with a stunning stretch of the coastline that faces continental Europe. You’ll also see Dover Castle, a commanding medieval fortress rising over the English Channel and a key film location in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’.

Greenwich
Overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich is a stunning World Heritage site bustling with fine maritime landmarks. See the Old Royal Naval College designed by Sir Christopher Wren and world-famous Cutty Sark, a fascinating 19th-century clipper ship.

Thames River Boat Ride
Get a fresh perspective on London’s attractions with our River Thames boat ride from Greenwich to Embankment Pier, passing Tower Bridge and stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral along the route.

This tour will finish at Embankment Pier in London at around 6.30pm.



What’s Included in the tour

Private visit to Leeds Castle
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
River Thames boat ride
Luxury Coach
Professional Guide
River Thames Boat Ride
Free Snack Pack

Schedule
Date of Departure: Monday 1 January 2018

Check-in time: 8:00am
Departure time: 8:30am
Return (approx.): 6:30pm

Departure Point: 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
Return Point: Embankment Pier



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.