PRIVATE CANTERBURY-DOVER TOUR – TYPICAL ITINERARY
Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. We recommend 8am. After a fast-route from London, our Private Canterbury-Dover Tour takes us into the county of Kent. Here, in the garden of England, we visit the both the religious heart and the military key to the country.
CANTERBURY & THOMAS BECKETT
Almost 850 years ago, the Christian world was rocked by a shocking assassination. On the King’s authority, the Archbishop was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. We take a personally guided tour of this awe-inspiring medieval masterpiece and visit the site of Beckett’s murder.
THE CANTERBURY TALES
In the late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the story of a group of pilgrims who set out from London to visit the shrine of Thomas Beckett. What follows is a rip-roaring and frankly rude collection of tales which we will discuss this classic as we walk through this ancient town.
Your driver-guide will suggest appropriate lunch options on the day. Perhaps a village tea-room, riverside restaurant or traditional pub. Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch or just grab a sandwich. It’s your tour, it’s your choice. (Note: Private Canterbury-Dover Tour price does not include food or refreshments).
Dover is England’s right foot and has been the country’s front line since time immemorial. Julius Caesar was thwarted here and it became the main fortification in the Saxon shore defences. We will, of course, visit the famed White Cliffs of Dover made legendary in song.
A personally guided tour of the original castle built by the Normans. King Henry II had it rebuilt as a ‘hospitality suite’ for foreign dignitaries visiting Thomas Beckett’s shrine. In later centuries, it was used as a defence against Napoleon and Hitler with a warren of tunnels underneath.
● Description: day tour by private vehicle from London
conducted by accredited driver-guide.
● Number of passengers: up to 7.
● Typical timings: 8am-5pm.
● Pick-up/drop-off: any central London hotel/residence.
● Price (based on number of passengers):
1-2 = £640.00*; 3-4 = £680.00*; 5-7 = £720.00*.
*Not including entry fees. For some attractions it may be necessary for us to book standard tickets in advance.