About The Experience
This tour includes a visit to the impressive Leeds Castle, "loveliest castle in the world", the white cliffs of Dover, the cathedral of Canterbury, a visit to Greenwich and a cruise on the River Thames.
Described as the "loveliest castle in the world", Leeds Castle was once a Royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a palace of Henry VIII. The setting is simply idyllic. The Norman castle was built on two small islands, in the middle of a lake, and is surrounded by a vast estate. Our day begins with a private viewing prior to the castle opening to the public. We will explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards and banqueting hall before taking time to enjoy the setting. You've heard of the famous white cliffs of Dover? This is your chance to see them. On a clear day you can even see France. Dover itself is an historic port with a magnificent 12th century castle. The ancient city of Canterbury has been the centre of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Its greatest treasure is the cathedral, infamous as the setting for the brutal murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. Canterbury became the centre of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe, immortalised by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Your ticket includes entrance to the Cathedral and also allows some free time to explore the atmospheric old town. Packed with exquisite architecture, Greenwich has strong connections with the sea, science, sovereigns and time. In the early evening we gently cruise back to the centre of London. We will pass by historic sites such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, before arriving at Embankment pier where our tour ends.