Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle
Canterbury, Dover and Leeds Castle
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
In the heart of an ancient city, explore Canterbury Cathedral with your driver-guide. The original foundations date back to 597 AD.
Head to Leeds Castle, known as a fairy tale castle. Attempt the 2,400 yew tree Tudor maze.
Tour Dover Castle, one of England’s largest castles. Explore the top-secret World War II tunnels.
Your Tour Details
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
Visible from the English Channel, Dover Castle is one of the largest castles in England and has proved to be a worthy defence structure for the country. Perched on the white cliffs of Dover, the castle displays traces of history from the Saxon and Norman times to Napoleonic and the 20th century World Wars. Explore the top-secret World War II tunnels, it was here that “Operation Overlord” was masterminded for the allied invasion of Normandy. Relive the drama of these events, then climb to the battlements where views of France can be enjoyed on clear days. There is a Roman Lighthouse at the castle which is 24 metres high. Its original purpose was to protect against invasion, but since then it has been modified to be a bell tower
See the picturesque village of Chilham before driving to medieval Canterbury. Home to St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury is knee-deep in history. The University has helped the city to become a lively and vibrant place.
Enjoy a personal guided tour inside Canterbury Cathedral, one of the most beautiful and important places of Christian worship in the world. The original foundations of Canterbury Cathedral date back to 597 AD when the first archbishop, St Augustine arrived in England. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1067, however a new structure was quickly rebuilt. Canterbury Cathedral is infamously remembered as the place where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered; he dared to dispute the monarch’s rights over the church. The cathedral is home to 21 bells in total, the oldest being Bell Harry which is struck every day for the opening and closing times of the cathedral. The cathedral currently holds nearly 2,000 services each year.
Described as the loveliest castle in the world, Leeds Castle is perfectly situated within the county of Kent. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the fortress is encircled by lakes created by the River Len. The original castle dates back to the 12th century, however majority of the build is now 19th century. Visit the state rooms and see how each room displays architectural style from the Medieval and Tudor period. Why not attempt the maze which consists of 2,400 yew trees, then end up at the grotto in the middle of the maze, which features an underground escape tunnel.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.