London is fabulous, of course, but you don't want to leave without
exploring the English countryside for at least one day. Head southwest
of London to the picturesque, historic sites of Leeds Castle,
Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. On your way, you'll drive through
Greenwich, home of the Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian, where
the world's time is set. When you reach Leeds Castle, you'll enjoy a
private viewing of this glorious 12th-century castle before the doors
open to the public. You'll then visit famous Canterbury Cathedral and
see the White Cliffs of Dover.
Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and
listen to your guide talking clearly about each site.
Leeds Castle is a major English tourist attraction, but you don't
have to worry about pushing through big crowds on this day trip from
London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover, all in the
Kent countryside. After departing London and driving through
Greenwich, your first stop will be Leeds Castle. You'll have an
exclusive private viewing of the castle before the public crowds
arrive, allowing you to experience the full splendor of the castle in
Leeds Castle is famous for its setting on the shimmering lake that
surrounds it - effectively creating a large moat. Dating back to the
year 1119, the castle enjoys an idyllic setting in 500 acres of
parkland and gardens, which make it one of the most picturesque
castles in Britain. Admire the superb collection of medieval furniture
and tapestries and Impressionist art. See the aviary of rare birds,
the vineyard and the castle's famous maze.
You'll then head to Canterbury Cathedral. Built in the 11th century,
the cathedral is linked to many great church figures - the most famous
being St Thomas Becket, who was murdered there in 1170. The
cathedral's Gothic-style architecture is a lasting testament to its
seat as the birthplace of English Christianity. It also plays a role
in Chaucer's famous The Canterbury Tales.
Finally, you'll continue through the Kent countryside - known as the
Garden of England, with its quaint villages and pretty landscapes - to
reach the coast at Dover. Here you'll admire the White Cliffs of
Dover, standing 400 feet (122 meters) above sea level. Standing tall
above the English Channel is Dover Castle, England's largest castle.
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¿Qué está incluido?
Hotel pick up
Blue Badge guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
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Todo, Presupuesto, Familias, Grupos, Luna de miel, Niños, Lujo, Personas viajando solas