Canterbury Private Day Tour With Option For White Cliffs of Dover

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3 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 24 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a private guided tour of the city of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church for Anglicans worldwide and site of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Travel through the scenic Kent countryside and perhaps enjoy a light snack and drinks in an old country pub.

What's Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Private tour

Private transportation

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Canterbury Cathedral
Explore one of the most magnificent buildings on Earth and the top church in the Anglican / Episcopalian church.

Marvel at the fantastic Norman nave. See the spot where Arch Bishop Thomas Beckett was infamously martyred by the Kings knights whilst preparing for a service. And also the flame that marks the spot where his shrine was until destroyed by King Henry VIII.

A visit to the ancient and cavernous undercroft can't be missed either.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

The White Cliffs of Dover
Stand a top the famous White Cliffs of Dover. See the the impregnable Dover Castle on one side and the bustling ferry terminal 350 feet below. On a sunny day not only can you see France buy you can see the sun glinting off the cars driving in the French countryside.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Christ Church Gate
The wondrous entrance to the Cathedral grounds.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Canterbury City Walls
See the ancient walls of Canterbury and explore its beautiful narrow lanes.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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Perfect Post-Cruise Day En Route to London's Heathrow Airport
BNCordeiro, 24-07-2019
Having had an absolutely wonderful experience with a 5-hour walking tour in London with Stephen (the owner) in July 2018, I sought out the services of Ye Olde England Tours for what to do in England after disembarking the Disney Magic cruise ship in Dover, England after a 7-night Western Europe sailing. I had no understanding or awareness of what my options may be, other than commuting directly to the airport. However, my return flight was rather late in the evening and I had approximately 12 hours between getting ashore and taking off. I did not want to waste my time sitting in an airport but rather experience more of England, and in a new and different way from the London walking tour.

This time, I vacationed with my mother and I communicated with Stephen her special needs regarding mobility and other issues. Knowing that I am a tremendous fan of history and culture, Stephen suggested the tour of Canterbury Cathedral, with us being picked up at the pier and ultimately delivered to London's Heathrow Airport.

Come that morning, we were met at the dock by Kevin and he was absolutely charming and wonderful from the first minute. We were promptly picked up and taken first to the White Cliffs of Dover. This was a pleasant surprise to me as I hadn't recalled discussing this aspect previously. I very much loved my time walking atop the Cliffs, even though truth be told I am extremely phobic about heights. Despite that personal issue, and Kevin was extremely attentive to that issue once I raised it (and I intentionally waited until after most of our walk as I did not want to personally spoil any plans). My mother opted to wait by the car and the visitor's center and as Kevin stated, please treat his car as we would our own and not worry about anything (and I must say, his vehicle was immaculate and very comfortable). After our time at Dover, Kevin drove us to Canterbury. Most of our time there was spent at the Canterbury Cathedral and Kevin was a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge and was absolutely and unquestionably perfect for this tour! Kevin made the history, religion, art & architecture come alive - both for my mother who isn't necessarily a history/religion buff & for myself who does have a Master of Arts degree in History and a fascination with English history and culture. After our extensive tour of the Cathedral we visited the surrounding. Kevin took great care, and was especially attentive to my mother, making sure she both got a full experience while also catering to her needs. Kevin paid particular attention to the fine details of customer service. Ultimately, Kevin took us to the airport but even then and there he was focused on providing an exemplary experience and did not merely drop us off and leave us at curbside.

Through my previous experience with Ye Olde England Tours, I made not only the acquaintance of but a friendship with Stephen but I'd like to believe I've done so also with Kevin, through & thanks to this wicked awesome tour experience.

I've used Ye Olde England Tours twice now for two different experience and I hope to avail myself of more of their offerings during future vacations.
Graham5665, 10-05-2019
Wonderful tour recommend plenty of time for a good visit. Very knowledgeable guides. Very pretty gardens and buildings outside in courtyard.
Incredible day and wonderful guide
Stephanie P, 23-07-2018
I had a truly wonderful day with Stephen as my guide. He was knowledgable, friendly, and professional. Prior to the tour, we had great communication via e-mail. I traveled alone for the first time this summer and it was wonderful taking a private tour so that it was more tailored to my interests, as opposed to dealing with a large, impersonal group. The price was reasonable for day-long private tour with hotel pick up and drop off. I suggest adding the White Cliffs option. You get incredible views and wonderful pictures! On that note, Stephen was indulgent about taking photos and was kind enough to immediately turn around and return to my hotel in traffic when I'd left something in the back of the car after the tour. Seeing the Cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral were true highlights of my vacation, and I will absolutely book with Ye Olde English Tours again in the future.

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