Private Tour to Canterbury, Leeds Castle and The White Cliffs of Dover

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Duration - 10 hours

JPY 114,694 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

Enjoy unrivalled service with collection and drop-off from your hotel; no need to worry about finding a meeting point early in the morning. All our tours are run by some of the most experienced and highest rated guides in London with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry and degrees in history. Your overall tour experience will be greatly enhanced by your local guide.

Your tour is entirely bespoke and can be changed at any time; even on the day. We understand that every family has different passions and interests, so we cater our service to your personal needs. Our tour itineraries stand out from the crowd.

We won’t ever oversell a product and firmly believe in providing more value through allowing more time at the sights than the big bus tours. We are a small, bespoke company so we guarantee that you won’t be left with an inexperienced backup guide during the busy season. We provide the highest quality guides all year round.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Step inside 1500 years of history to the sight of the very first cathedral in England. Here your guide will explain the story of how a dispute between a King and an Archbishop ended in chaos and the assassination of Thomas Becket in AD 1170.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

What could be more of a symbol of British identity than the White Cliffs of Dover?! Once romanticised through the words of Vera Lynn, The White Cliffs of Dover served as a message of hope and strength through some of the darkest hours of World War II. This is why we take you to the Battle of Britain Memorial, where you will not only be able to admire the cliffs but pay your respect to 'The Few' that fought to defend the country against the German Airforce.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL England

Lord Conway once described this magnificent Castle as 'The Lovliest Castle in the world' and it doesn't take much imagination to see why.

Leeds has been the home of numerous Queens of England, as well as the home of an American Heiress Lady Baillie in the 1900's. Her Art Deco style still remains inside much of the castle today, as well as Henry VIII's large refurbishment for his first wife Catherine of Aragon

Duration: 2 hours

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation

Departure time

07:30 AM

Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer hotel pickups from all Central London Accomodation and Hotels. If you are staying outside of London we can potentially arrange a different start and end point.

Recent reviews

Lucy B R   20th September 2022

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Our group of 7 had a marvelous time on this tour. Our driver, Will, was fun and informative. The stop at the Battle of Britain really brought home how narrow the Channel is, and we loved walking on the beach at the Cliffs. The Canterbury Cathedral and town, and Leeds Castle were all just fantastic. We highly recommend this tour.

Jessica R   15th June 2022

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We had a great time on our tour. Oz came to pick us up right on time from the hotel. Oz was incredibly knowledgeable about where we were headed, the history of what we were seeing, and the areas we drove through. I wouldn’t hesitate to book tailored tours again if I were back in the area.

Jessica_R   14th June 2022

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Oz picked us up right at 7:30a from our hotel to start the tour. The van was comfortable and clean. Oz started telling us about the different areas we were driving through as well as the history for the sights we were headed to. He also answered any random questions we had along the way. He is incredibly engaging and knowledgeable. You can tell he loves sharing that knowledge with people on his tours. I would recommend him to anyone coming to London and would not hesitate to book him again.

jkR9579SG   27th May 2022

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This was a fantastic experience! Just the right amount of sites to fit a day, with enough time at each stop. I loved all of it. Oz is really knowledgeable about English history, and we spent the drive time discussing the history relevant to the next stop. It gave so much more meaning to each site, and I went home knowing so much more! The places were also beautiful, especially the Leeds castle grounds. This is my second tour with Oz and I only wish I had time for more on this trip. Well worth it for the personalized service. A+ tours.

Attmex0288   10th May 2022

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What a fantastic way to start our trip to the United Kingdom. Oz Harris, with Tailored Tours, was professional, patient, knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed every aspect of out full-day tour, including the locations and the superb customer service. I cannot recommend Tailored Tours enough. We will definitely use its superb services the next time we visit the UK. Cheers, Oz! And keep up the great work.

Charles_T   27th March 2022

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We had a great day trip. Oz was very amiable and is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the history of Kent, London and England in general. He tied the history insights into everyday phrases, names and customs that we take for granted but never knew their origin. We would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks again, Oz.

HighdunesDennis   19th March 2022

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I enjoyed the Battle of Britain Memorial and our shameful inability to find our way out the Leeds Castle Maze.

barnesholio   29th November 2021

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From start to finish this was a great trip! Ollie was our guide and driver and was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. He made my folks feel comfortable, and it was just an overall wonderful experience. I would definitely book with Tailored Tours in the future. ***Pro Tip - book directly through Tailored Tours' website. It really helps them out!

TimothyK1227   13th October 2021

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Standing on the Dover cliffs and seeing France on the horizon, as well as walking thru Canterbury, priceless memories

nancy b   5th October 2021

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Thanks to the expert planning communication with Sam, we were punctually collected at our hotel and transported by van for our day out with Oz. The day felt more like a meet up with a new friend than a tour. We learned and laughed throughout the day. Oz's suggestion of “Tiny Tim’s Tearoom” in Canterbury proved to be the perfect spot for lunch prior to exploring Canterbury Cathedral and the city. Sharing his knowledge of the Battle of Britain at the Memorial, Oz illuminated a piece of history - with color - that we non-Brits found fascinating and his knowledge of the history of Leeds Castle and Lady Baillie added an extra layer to the visit to a beautiful castle and grounds. At the end of it all, I can’t remember if Oz is a "Man of Kent" or a "Kentish man", but what I will not forget is his interest in etymology, his easy going style and flexibility and his history teacher background. We highly recommend working with this top notch duo.