3-Day Leeds Castle, White Cliffs & Flavours of Kent Small-Group Tour from London

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 days
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

England is an expert in elegance.The palaces have rooms larger than an entire house. The grand gardens have plants rarer than a blue moon. And the royal dinner menus have more courses than you would usually eat in a week. So, on this tour, we let you discover exquisite England. You survey the gorgeous grounds surrounding ancient castles, climb the internal heights of a spectacular cathedral, and look across to France from the White Cliffs of Dover. What’s more, ’foodies’ can sample local English wines and fresh oysters, whilst history lovers can learn tales of treacherous kings and queens. So, join this leisurely tour and discover the luxurious and beautiful attractions of South East England.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Canterbury

Stop At: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL England
Sitting on an island in the centre of a lake, this impressive castle has played host to many important moments in history.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Whitstable Town Centre, Harbour Street, High Street & Oxford Street, Whitstable England
Enjoy one of the Roman Empire’s most decadent delicacies in a charming fishing town.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Canterbury.

Day 2: Canterbury - Dover Castle - White Cliffs

Stop At: The White Cliffs of Dover, Upper Road Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ England
Look out from the white chalk cliffs across the English Channel to continental France.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover CT16 1HU England
Medieval fortress, one of England’s largest castles
Described as the ‘Key to England’ due to its strategic significance
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sandwich, Sandwich, Kent, England
We continue towards Sandwich for a restorative lunch. Sandwich is a distinctive town that lay on the shores of the English Channel until the Great Stour river silted up the marshlands around it and stranded Sandwich inland.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Canterbury.

Day 3: Canterbury - Rye - Sissinghurst - London

Stop At: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Harbour Road Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU England
A town that bastioned against Napoleonic invasion and is full of old smuggling tales.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Sissinghurst Castle Biddenden Road near Cranbrook, Sissinghurst TN17 2AB England
Continuing on, you head to the beautiful 16th-century hunting tower of Sissinghurst Castle, known for its impressive grounds and formal gardens*. A former prison during the Seven Years’ War, you can feel the stories of years past within its powerful walls. Wander the vibrant gardens, designed by poet Vita Sackville-West and considered the finest in England, with views across the Weald of Kent to the North Downs.

*Sissinghurst Gardens open April- October only. Castle open all year round.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chapel Down, Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG England
Award-winning producer of English wine.
Optional wine tasting or free self guided walk
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chartwell Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS England
Explore WInston Churchill's former home, Chartwell House, before you begin your journey to London.

** Chartwell House open April - October only. November - March (excluding January) Chartwell House visit is replaced with visit to Hever Castle the ancestral home of Queen Anne Boleyn.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Professional driver-guide
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Leeds Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dover Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Chapel Down
  • Entry/Admission - Chartwell
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Family rooms are limited and available on request only. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • *Sissinghurst Gardens open April- October only. Castle open all year round.
  • ** Chartwell House open April - October only. November - March (excluding January) Chartwell House visit is replaced with visit to Hever Castle the ancestral home of Queen Anne Boleyn.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, UK


Departure Time

9:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

fmurray

16 Apr, 2019

We really enjoyed this trip - it was our first with this company, but we will definitely use them again. The major factor was the professionalism of our guide June who was both knowledgable and a good story teller. The destination highlights for us were the White Cliffs of Dover, Leeds castle and Chartwell. June was brilliant in safely navigating us through the back roads so that we could avoid the motorways and appreciate the wonderful countryside. The tour had ten participants, from a variety of countries, and the group dinner organised by June on the Saturday night was a great opportunity for us all to interact and get to know each other. We couldn't speak more highly of June. Thanks for the opportunity.
Frank and Erica
Perth
Australia

Trupti G

04 Mar, 2019

The entire trip was taken care off perfectly well, and Nick was amazing with his knowledge of the different places, the historical significance, and in guiding the tour all the way

Dave C

13 Sep, 2017

Our driver and guide, Hugh, did a fantastic job squeezing a great many visits into one three-day trip. Outstanding!

Helen T

16 Aug, 2017

This was my very first tour and I was most impressed with it all. Our driver/guide, Steve, was highly knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Some of his jokes left a bit to be desired hehehehe. The trip was through some of the most scenic countryside of Kent and the stops were all fantastic. The highlight for me was visiting the Canterbury Cathedral. Simply amazing!!!! Seeing Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs, Sandwich, Rye and the other visits were great. A fantastic way to see parts of the country without any hassles and also no rush. The accommodation was also second to none. I am looking forward to my next tour with Rabbies which is already booked!!!
Helen

Justina C

09 Jul, 2016

Love it. Small tour, great itinerary. Will try their Scotland tour next time.

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