Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle & White Cliffs Guided Day Tour from London

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


On this small group tour, take a journey into the county of Kent. View the famous White Cliffs of Dover, explore Dover Castle, and visit historic Canterbury. This tour includes either a walk along the cliff-top or a walk along the beach to view the White Cliffs (weather dependent – your tour manager will advise on the day), entrance into Dover Castle, visit to Canterbury and entrance into Canterbury Cathedral, luxury coach travel throughout and the services of a tour manager.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Entrance and tour of Canterbury Cathedral then free time to explore.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Our Tour Manager will introduce you to the history of Dover Castle and then you will have free time to explore. Visit the medieval war tunnels or The Royal Court of Henry II or the World War II underground hospital.

Duration: 2 hours

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

We either walk along the top of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, or view them from the beach, depending on the weather.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Dover Castle

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Itinerary is a guide, and the order of the visits may vary
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking to get around the sites and we recommend the wearing of comfortable clothes & walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travellers with serious mobility issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Coaches & minibuses are disinfected with an industrial fogger. Drivers and tour guides wear masks & gloves. Travellers are required to bring their own face coverings/masks in line with UK government guidance for public transportation. We are blocking off some seats to allow for social distancing.
Departure Point

London Bridge Station (Stop R), London SE1 2SX, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


10 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


15 Nov, 2021

Decent tour to do to kill a day and see some sights. Unless you spend most of your day getting to explore each area alone it’s hard to feel like you’ve done all you wanted to do, but at least you got to see the main attractions. My favorite part of this tour was definitely seeing the Cliffs. Unfortunately, that was the least amount of time granted, with ~40 min to leave from the parking area to start the trail a ways up. The trail, which goes a few different directions for view points and can go the lengths of the cliffs. Only got to see some beginning view points and no time to stop at the shop without being late. I’m glad we had more time at the castle since I even felt running late there with all to walk around and see. Not enough time for both WWII tours if that’s what you want to see, but enough for one on their timed basis. Canterbury is probably a much more interesting place to visit if you know what you’re doing or where you’re going but we were dropped off and told to just be back in 2 hours. I wasn’t quite sure how to make it to the cathedral from there and got a little lost for awhile but found my way eventually, and apparently we were supposed to meet up there for group entry. Thankfully the lady whom worked there noticed what tour I was in from my email and let me in without much trouble. I explored it on my own and didn’t find much else outside of it to see for history, but again without a clue which ways to go (and little cell service on my part) I just stuck close and wandered around town to grab a drink and head back. Would’ve loved to see something more from Chaucer tales while I was there but didn’t seem like something that was close by to visit and make it back in time? Our guide was very knowledgeable about history and chatted to us on the bus there and back about our trip content or sites we were passing nearby, otherwise remained removed from the tour experience except for giving you some wrist bands. Lunch was hard to squeeze in without sacrificing time to see things so either bring snacks with you or plan to only eat at the end of the day (4pm or so) in Canterbury. I would recommend doing this tour during the spring or summer rather since the days are much longer to have sunlight, in Nov after daylight savings the sun is setting at 4:30pmish.


31 Oct, 2021

This is a packed trip around historic places. Pickup was smooth from a bus stop outside London Bridge Station. This is an excellent tour for history buffs, nature lovers if you want to cover a lot in a day. I like taking these day tours as English tour guides are excellent. Brendan, our tour guide and driver lived up to expectations. His knowledge was impeccable and he shared a lot. Canterbury Cathedral was magnificent and I learned quite a bit about English history and religion. 2 hours seemed a lot, but Canterbury Cathedral walk took over an hour, so not much time left to explore the town. I was only able to visit Canterbury Tales site. This was mostly independent tour, where you are dropped off to explore on your own. Tour guide, Brendan gives you excellent background information before you arrive. Dover Castle, another historic place, again 2 hours not enough to cover its huge grounds. It was Halloween weekend, so kids and parents made long lineups to visit tunnels. White Cliffs were beautiful, but wish could have time to hike longer than 20 min. Bring proper shoes, as hiking here can get messy with English weather. Overall, excellent trip, good service, very knowledgeable and professional guide. I will be coming back to Canterbury and Dover.


24 Oct, 2021

We only had a driver for our tour and no guide, so not very much information was available about the sites visited. Our driver tried to close the gap by sharing whatever information he could, but he definitely did not have the same depth as what a guide typically provides. We spent too long in Dover and not enough time in the very charming town of Canterbury. Cliffs of Dover segment of 40 or so minutes was not enough time to really complete the walks available and yet Dover Castle was a bit too long relative to the other time allocations. Bus is clean, pickup information is clear. Also, driver did not wear a mask even though Delta variant case counts are at very high levels in the UK. I have enjoyed much better experiences with other tour operators in the UK who provide a dedicated guide, not just a driver, and will not book Anderson Tours again.


18 Oct, 2021

We were rushed at Diver cliffs. 45 minutes was not long enough to get to the picture spot without rushing, and tgere are trails after that. The castle time should be reduced by 30 minutes and added to the cliffs. The bus had a terrible noise that spoiled the ride. Imagine loud crackling radio interference every couple of minutes m, sometimes lasting several minutes and making it difficult to understand wherever our driver/tour guide was telling us. Our driver told us that the company was aware of the problem, couldn’t figure why it was happening but STILL had the audacity to put us on it. There is no excuse for that He tried to be informative along the way but it’s not the same when you to to wear sound-cancelling headphones to block the crackling noises. Unfortunately he was recovering from a back injury so he couldn’t accompany us at our first two stops, It’s better to hear it on the spot, but we all need to accommodate each other’s health conditions when we can. It’s just that the sound on the bus made the accommodation impossible.


29 Aug, 2021

Great tour! Michel was a terrific guide filled with humor and knowledge of each site. The transportation was very comfortable and clean too.

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