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Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London

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    Stop At: Greenwich, London SE10 England

    We make a short stop in Greenwich on our way out of London. Greenwich forms part of our natural route out of the city and is a great place for us to stop and grab a coffee and use the bathroom before we get out into the countryside. Admire the Cutty Sark - a famous restored 19th century tea clipper sailing ship. Hear stories of Kings and Queens visiting, and learn about the observatory that gave birth to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and see the famous Royal Naval College.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rochester Cathedral, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX England

    Our first stop outside of London is Rochester. A historic small city on the River Medway. Home to the historic 11th century Rochester Castle and the 900 year old Rochester Cathedral. You'll have time to view the castle and have a look around the beautiful cathedral, and perhaps pop to the charming high street - regularly frequented by Charles Dickens

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Chilham Village, The Square, Chilham England

    Wander round this beautiful example of a traditional English village. Full of charm and centred around a village square, with a church, pub and tearooms. Chilham is perhaps Kent's most beautiful village

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The White Cliffs of Dover, Upper Road Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ England

    We bring you down to the shoreline under the world famous White Cliffs of Dover. One of England's most iconic natural locations, and a welcome sight for soldiers and pilots returning home from warfare in history. Stroll along the pebble beach with the cliffs behind you, and weather permitting, a view 20 miles across the English Channel to France.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU England

    Explore this glorious medieval castle - describes as the "Key to England". Huge defensive significance throughout English history, and in use as a defensive position since the Iron Age 3000 years ago, also used by the Romans - evidenced by a Roman lighthouse on the site - the most complete standing Roman structure in England. You'll have a couple of hours to visit this incredible castle - perhaps have a bite to eat in one of their cafes.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: St Augustine’s Abbey, St. Augustines Road, Ramsgate CT11 9PA England

    On our way into Canterbury we pass this site - the birthplace of Christianity in England, founded in 598AD

    Stop At: Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH England

    We spend 2.5 hours in Canterbury. Time to explore this famous English city, perhaps do some shopping, have a bite to eat or a drink in one of it's many charismatic pubs. Perhaps take the time to visit the spectacular UNESCO world heritage site cathedral - the enormous 11th century Canterbury Cathedral. Later, join your guide for a walking tour of the history and highlights of Canterbury, hear stories of Chaucer and the founding fathers, follow in the footsteps of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, before we head off

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    London Eye, South Bank, London SE1 7GA, UK
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    • Optional walking tour in Canterbury (included in the price)
    • Bottled water
    • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned mini coach
    • Professional guide
    • The tour price does not include your optional entrance to Canterbury Cathedral or Dover Castle. Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral for children is £8.50, students/concessions £11.50 and for adults £12.50. Tickets can be bought on arrival.
    • Entrance to Dover Castle for children is £12, students/concessions £18 and for adults £20. Payment in cash to the guide on the day.
    • Food and drink is not included
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, and across some uneven surfaces
    • No large items of luggage are permitted, luggage compartment is limited
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Maximum group size 16 people
    • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes - warm and waterproof clothes
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I 100% recommend the english bus company. They were super friendly, professional, patient and nice to travel with. I traveled twice with them and will definitely choose them again
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    This was a perfect day trip from London and please don’t let the 12 hour duration scare you off because the day goes by very quickly with so many great sites to see. 12 hours passed quickly with plenty of time to rest between stops if you aren’t use to walking so much. The new
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    Headed out to Dover and back to London with stops along the way. Colin was fabulous. Interesting guy with lots of knowledge and a sense of humour. The van seats 16 max, really comfortable and the back few rows are raised a bit higher so you can see from anywhere you sit.
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    Response from ChrisatTheEnglishBus, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hello Ruth, Thank you so much for joining us on a tour, we are very please to hear that you enjoyed it and your tour guide Colin so much. We like to make use of the smaller size of our vehicles by taking the true back countryside routes where we can, confident drivers only! I'll make sure your feedback is passed onto Colin - your kind words are very much appreciated. Hopefully we get to see you again one day. Best wishes, Jen The English Bus
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    First off, I must commend our driver, Johnny. He was a great mix of very informative and very entertaining. My 18 year old son thought he was fantastic, and my son is one very tough critic. We took this tour near the end of August and it was everything we'd hoped for. I
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    Response from ChrisatTheEnglishBus, General Manager at Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hello Tracie, Thank you so much for your review. Superb to hear that you and your tough critic of a son enjoyed the tour so much! It sounds like you got lucky with the weather and the visibility - France is only visible on clear days, and we agree - Pork & Co is delicious. That you came back to us 7 years on is amazing - we love seeing returnees - especially after so long! Please don't leave it so long next time though! Many thanks for choosing to travel with us again, Chris The English Bus
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    We had an absolutely amazing time with The English Bus. Lily was our tour guide and she was informative, funny and energetic! She told us stories and history and made everything interesting. We loved this tour, we had just enough time in every place, and Lily did a great job of
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    • Languages Offered: English
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