Est. 1985

London, Canterbury and Leeds Castle

  • The Original Tour in Piccadilly, London

    The Original Tour in Piccadilly, London
  • Dover Castle and Cliffs © English Heritage Photo Library

    Dover Castle and Cliffs © English Heritage Photo Library
  • Pleasure cruise boat on the River Thames, outside County Hall in London

    Pleasure cruise boat on the River Thames, outside County Hall in London
5 day tour (other durations available)
From £356 per person

Includes a full visit to Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle 

Make 2019 the year that you visit London! With so much to see and do, there is no better time to experience the sights and sounds of the Capital City.

Greatdays have been arranging tours for both groups and individuals to London for over 30 years, so we know the best places to go, and the best sights to see, to really allow you to make the most of your visit.

Our staff are London experts and can suggest how to make the best of your visit, whatever your interest, so whether you are a first time visitor or an expert, a group or an individual, let Greatdays make all your arrangements for a successful trip.


Dates

2018 dates available on request


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to London

Transfer from London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Once clear of Immigration and Customs, there’s a transfer from London Heathrow or Gatwick to your chosen hotel in central London.

This evening you are free to take dinner at your leisure and then maybe visit one of the local pubs in the area for a nightcap.

Day 2

Full day London sightseeing tour and River Cruise

Sightseeing tour with river cruise. Hop-on and Hop-off open top bus tour with live guided commentary in English, with digitally recorded commentary in seven other languages. Four tour routes cover over ninety stops showing you the very best of London attractions.

The River Cruise departs from Waterloo Pier (The London Eye) and Westminster Pier (Big Ben & Westminster Abbey). View the sights of London before arriving at Tower Pier where you can visit The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

One day not long enough? You can upgrade your London sightseeing ticket to a two day ticket for just £10.00 per person supplement (but please note, the two days must be taken together for this offer to apply).

Day 3

Full day Tour to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

Leeds Castle

Heading out to Leeds Castle, we pass through Greenwich, home of the famous ‘Cutty Sark’ tea clipper and the Royal Observatory, and cross over the Greenwich Meridian.

Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ and is set in the middle of a natural lake, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. Experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquillity. 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.

Canterbury Cathedral

Travelling through Kent, the county known as the ‘Garden of England’, we make our way to Canterbury to visit the 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 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 narrow streets of Canterbury.

Dover

We continue our tour through the picturesque landscape of Kent 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 still watching over the town 800 years on.

Highlights of the Day

  • Visit the fairy-tale Leeds Castle and its beautiful Gardens
  • Using the Vox Radioguide® system, you will be given an in-depth insight into the rich, and sometimes murderous, history of Canterbury Cathedral
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • First-class luxury Motor-coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
  • Personal Audio Headset

Day 4

At leisure, with FREE entrance to over 20 top London attractions

Free days to relax and perhaps enjoy London’s many museums, galleries and shops. Free entrance to over 20 top attractions, including: British Library, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Somerset House, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Day 5

Transfer to London Heathrow or London Gatwick


Featured hotels

We are delighted to offer and recommend the following hotel for these special packages:

Royal National Hotel,  Bloomsbury, London ***

A unique and lively hotel with unparalleled facilities and direct London Underground link with Heathrow Airport. The Royal National offers a variety of drinking and dining options including a pizzeria, carvery, pub, bar and a coffee shop.

Russell Square  (4 min walk)   British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (13 min walk)

The President Hotel, Russell Square ***

A contemporary hotel in a classic Bloomsbury setting many rooms offer views over London’s famous Russell Square. Close to the underground station with a direct link with Heathrow Airport.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)    Oxford Street  (12 min walk)

Imperial Hotel, Russell Square ***

Offering breath taking views across Russell Square the hotel is within easy walking distance to the British Museum. Well located with Russell Square underground station a 2 minute walk away.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (12 min walk)


 Valid from 1st May 2019 to 31st October 2019  5 days
 Royal National Hotel  £356.00 per person
 President Hotel  £372.00 per person
 Bedford Hotel  £402.00 per person
 Imperial Hotel  £415.00 per person

Please note that all our prices shown are per person and are nett and non commissionable, and are based on a minimum of two persons travelling together.

Prices at the Royal National & President Hotels include Continental breakfast, prices at the Bedford and Imperial Hotel’s include English breakfast.

There will be supplements applicable for occupancy of a single room – supplements on request.

 

This offer is subject to availability and is valid from May 1st to October 31st (blackout dates may apply) Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Available for FIT & Groups (minimum 2 persons travelling). Supplement for single occupancy rooms on request. Bookings must be received at least 7 days prior to arrival. Supplements for transfers from / to Gatwick £25per person (minimum 2 persons).

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