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Have a thrilling adventure this Christmas eve and discover some of the most stunning locations within Southern England! From the loveliest castle in the world to a former pilgrimage site and the gateway to England, you’ll be in for a treat on this day trip departing from central London.

Leeds Castle

Deep in the cascading countryside of Kent sits Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as ‘the loveliest castle in the world'. 500 acres of magnificent landscaped parkland surround the idyllic castle, which was built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len. Having celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2019, it comes as no surprise that the castle is steeped in history – did you know Henry VIII used the castle as a dwelling for Catherine of Aragon? Early arrival ensures an almost private visit of Leeds Castle.

Canterbury

Discover the magnificent medieval city of Canterbury, considered by many as the centre of English Christianity. During this trip you'll have the opportunity to see Canterbury Cathedral from the outside and explore Canterbury’s popular Christmas Market – the perfect addition to your Christmas adventure! With a bunch of holly and ivy-adorned huts offering delicious bratwursts, mulled wine, unique trinkets and festive gifts, activities for children and much more, Canterbury’s Christmas market has a vibrant atmosphere. You might even get to witness some live musical entertainment – including sing-a-long festive classics! Once you've wandered the market, you can also explore the nearby shops for those last-minute presents still on your list!

White Cliffs of Dover

This trip includes a photo stop by the gateway to England. This will be your chance to marvel at the White Cliffs of Dover, a port for over 2,000 years. You’ll also catch a glimpse of Dover Castle, a key filming location for 'The Other Boleyn Girl' (which saw the castle transformed into the Tower of London!).

Greenwich

As an added bonus your coach will be driving through the London borough of Greenwich on your way back from Dover. Overlooking the River Thames, Greenwich is a stunning World Heritage Site bustling with fine maritime landmarks and stunning architectural masterpieces – some of which you’ll get to see from the comfort of the coach.

This tour will be finishing in Victoria at approximately 6:30pm.

Schedule:

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24 December 2024 Check-in: 8:15am Departure: 8:30am Return(approx.): 6:30pm Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR Return Point: Victoria

Highlights

Entry to the magnificent Leeds Castle.
Walking tour of Canterbury and stop at the Christmas market.
Photo stop by the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
Drive past the historically maritime area of Greenwich .
Luxury coach .
Professional guide.

Inclusions

Entry to Leeds Castle
Luxury Coach
Professional Live Guide
Walking tour in Canterbury
Photo stop for the White Cliffs of Dover
Drive through Greenwich

Exclusions

Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel Returns