Greenwich & Leeds Castle Tour
Fully guided sightseeing tour by coach to Greenwich, Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover including a river cruise on the Thames. Visit four of England's most famous and historic locations in a single day.
Described by Lord Conway as'The Loveliest Castle In The World' this historic moated castle, surrounded by 500 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside. As one of the first groups to visit the castle, it will almost be a private visit!
Canterbury is a fascinating medieval city that has been the centre of English Christianity since St. Augustine was sent here by Pope Gregory in 597AD. The original cathedral was rebuilt in the 11th century as the magnificent architectural masterpiece we will visit today. Of the 104 Archbishops to date, possibly the most famous is Thomas Beckett, who was gruesomely beheaded in the cathedral in 1170.
We will make a stop for lunch near the cathedral.
Dover has been a port for almost 2000 years. We will see historic Dover Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and tof course the English Channel.
Originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Old Royal Naval College dominates the waterfront and is an outstanding example of 17th century baroque architecture. You will also be able to see the famous Royal Observatory, housing the Prime Meridian Line.
We will take a delightful cruise up the river Thames that takes you from Greenwich, past superb riverside views of London,all the way to Embankment pier in central London.