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8.45 am - Depart London Eye

We depart from next to the London Eye, on the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street, SE1 7PB. This is the bus pick up and drop off point for the London Eye. This is in the Waterloo area and a short walk from both Waterloo and Westminster Stations. Your bus and guide will normally arrive 5-10 minutes before departure. Look out for a small white bus with “The English Bus” written on the side. A prompt departure is essential so please arrive in plenty of time.  See more about our departure point HERE

After pick up - Head out of London, stopping in Greenwich

After we have picked everyone up, and you are sat comfortably, your driver/guide will introduce themselves, and explain the plan for your day. Your guide will provide full commentary on our interesting route out of London to the south east. We will make a short, but incredibly scenic comfort stop in Greenwich Park by the Royal Observatory where you can get unrivalled views across the city and stand on the Prime Meridian line.

Mid morning - Arrive in the city of Rochester

Having left London behind and following some of the old Roman road from London to Canterbury we'll be making a stop in the historic city of Rochester. Time to admire Rochester's 900 year old castle, visit the 11th century cathedral, and hear stories of sieges and battles through the ages. Take a walk down Rochester’s quaint high street, frequented by Charles Dickens.

Late morning - Arrive White Cliffs of Dover

Taking advantage of our small minicoach, we'll take you down some local back roads that big buses cannot manage, to the shore of the English Channel. On a clear day you'll be able to see the 20 miles across the sea to the coast of France. Turn around and you'll be able to admire the impressive and imposing chalk white cliffs, so famous for their symbolism in British and allied military history.

Lunchtime - Arrive Dover Castle

A short drive from the shoreline under the White Cliffs, we arrive at the spectacular and enormous Norman era Dover Castle where we’ll have a couple of hours to explore, and grab a bite to eat. Explore the castle grounds, climb the tower, walk the walls, and learn about the history of the castle from the 11th Century up to WWII.

Mid afternoon - Drive through the Kent countryside and visit historic village

Leaving Dover Castle, and heading towards Canterbury, we will take a scenic drive through the Kent countryside - past hop fields, farmlands, oast houses and characterful villages. We’ll make a stop in the beautiful village of Chilham, centred around a square with a traditional English pub, manor house and 15th century church.

Mid-late afternoon - Arrive Canterbury

On arrival in Canterbury, join your guide on a walk into the city centre where you'll have a couple of hours free time to have a look around, and visit the vast, historic and stunning Cathedral if you wish. We'll provide you with maps and recommendations to get the most out of your time. Later join your guide on a walking tour and learn more of the history of Canterbury, tales of its visitors, and discover some hidden secrets and passageways.

8.15 - 8.30pm - Arrive central London

Dependent on traffic, we’ll arrive back in London between 8.15 - 8.30pm, stopping back where we started by the London Eye in the Waterloo area.

Please note - Useful itinerary information

We may alter the order of the day depending on traffic/weather/special events in order to maximise your enjoyment of the day. Due to shorter daylight hours in the Winter, this tour runs April - October.

What's
included?

Included

  • Small group tour guaranteed - never more than 16 people
  • Expert, experienced, passionate and friendly driver/guide
  • Full guided commentary throughout the day along the route (but with some quiet time for resting too)
  • Walking tour of Canterbury
  • Travel along the Kent backroads
  • Transport on a luxury purpose built Mercedes mini coach with USB charging ports, individual A/C controls, reclining leather seats, panoramic glass windows, panoramic windshield and roof
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Small groups - back roads - great guides

Not included

  • 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. Entrance to Dover Castle for children is £12, students/concessions £18 and for adults £20. Tickets for both sites can be bought on arrival.
  • Food/drink - there will be plenty of options to purchase food along the way and your guide can make some recommendations. You are welcome to bring food with you and you can eat and drink on the bus if you would like to

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