Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle
The most prestigious place of Christian worship, Canterbury Cathedral, and fairy tale Leeds castle with a moat, parkland and traditional maze.
Sitting at the heart of a series of old streets, waterways, modern shops and cafes' is the enormous structure of Canterbury Cathedral, place of pilgrimage for centuries. Drive the rolling Kent countryside of vineyards, orchards, and small villages to Leeds Castle, a Queen's favourite residence, and stopping point en-route to the south coast.
- Option to stop for wine tasting and lunch
- Country pub lunch option
- Option to stay overnight
Our expertly designed full-day tour itineraries include entrance tickets and professional driver-guide with a luxury vehicle. This day tour from London is fully flexible on the day and customisable. Let us help you make the adjustments to match your pace of travel, personal interests and lunch requirements.
Where Christianity began again
The beating heart of Christian England.
Start your day at Canterbury Cathedral, the beating heart of historic Christian England, and one of the most important centres of pilgrimage on earth. Arguably thanks to the atrocious murder of Thomas Becket. The Archbishop who dared deny the King's wishes.
Today the cathedral is still one of the most beautiful and primary places of Christian worship in the world. With a history that dates back to 597 AD, it was at Canterbury that St Augustine arrived in England to convert the pagans to Christianity. Rebuilt in 1067 after a fire destroyed the original building, you can step into this historic structure with a specially arranged guided tour.
See the picturesque village of Chilham before driving to Leeds Castle. Known as the loveliest castle in the world, for centuries the idyllic Leeds Castle was a royal gift, passed from a King to his Queen. Its owners have spanned from 6 medieval queens to an American heiress. The castle itself has evolved from Norman stronghold to the ultimate 20th-century party house, hosting Hollywood movie stars, European Royalty, and famous politicians like Sir Winston Churchill. Please also consider visiting Chartwell, Churchill's family home and now open to the public.
The castle's gentile beauty and charm mask it's dark and intriguing secrets, discover this and more with your guide. Attempt the maze and find yourself in a cavern surrounded by stones, shells and mysterious faces.
Prefer to stay overnight and tour the glorious English countryside? We recommend our suggested Town and Country Tour for a first-time visit to England. We can customise the itinerary to include Leeds Castle and Canterbury and make other suggestions based on your interests and accommodation preferences.
Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle gallery
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Our UK office based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.