Treasures Of Kent Tour
Full day sightseeing tour to Kent by coach taking in Greenwich, Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover allowing you to explore the very best of Kent, also known as the 'Garden Of England'.
Our tour starts as we Head out to Leeds Castle,passing through Greenwich, home of the famous 'Cutty Sark' tea clipper (which is now being restored to its former glory followin being nearly completely destroyed by fire), the Royal Observatory, and cross over the Greenwich Meridian Line.
Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway as 'the loveliest castle in the world' and is set in the middle of a lake, surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. We will take you in before the castle officially opens to the public, to experience its magic in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. There will also be time to explore the castle grounds where you will find the 'Lady Baillie Garden' with views over the lake, an aviary and maze.
Traveling on through Kent, which is the county affectionately known as the 'Garden of England', we make our way to Canterbury to visit the famous Cathedral. This magnificent Cathedral is the most important church within the worldwide Anglican faith. The central 'Bell Harry Tower' dates back to 1498, and the crypt all the way back to the 11th Century. It is here where your guide will tell the story of the shocking murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in 1170 and there will also be time to explore the quaint narrow streets of Canterbury.
We continue our tour of Kent through picturesque countryside dotted with unusual buildings and quaint little villages to Dover, where you'll see the famous White Cliffs standing 400 feet above sea level. Brooding above the White Cliffs is the sprawling Dover Castle which has watched over the town for the past 800 years on.
Included in our tour is a Thames River Cruise, valid for any single journey with City Cruises between Greenwich, Tower, Waterloo or Westminster Piers. This ticket can be used any time during your stay.