Chauffeured Customised Shore Excursion or Ship/Hotel Transfer.
Most cruise ships dock for a half or full day at Dover, please choose from the list below to create your own customised tour or use my suggestions. These itineraries can be used for circular Shore Excursions or transfers to or from Dover, please contact me for more itinerary ideas.
Dover Castle- A royal castle with origins from 43AD used recently in WW2 when Operation Dynamo was orchestrated in the ancient tunnels beneath.
Leeds Castle - Home to six medieval queens & now lovingly restored. Today the castle has beautiful grounds to visit.
Canterbury Cathedral - Mother Church & seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury from 597AD. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sandwich- this ancient town is the ideal place for an English Cream Tea including of course sandwiches!
Walmer Castle - favourite of the late HM The Queen Mother.
Rochester - Homeplace of author Charles Dickens with locations from many of his novels.
Rye - Medieval town of cobblestones and lanes inspiring tales ancient smugglers & ghosts.
The itinerary is entirely up to you, once you have chosen where you want to visit I will plan the route. All Shore Excursions are specifically designed as circular tours so that you are not seeing the same roads twice and from lunchtime onwards we are always travelling back towards Dover - no chance of your ship leaving without you!
One of the most popular itineraries includes Canterbury Cathedral, Walmer Castle and Dover Castle with a stop off for lunch in a country pub.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You will be met at the Cruise Terminal by your guide and chauffeured vehicle or if you are transferring to the Cruise Terminal, at your hotel.
End location: You will be returned to your ship or hotel
Duration: 8 hours
This tour can be reduced to a half day programme to suit your requirements.
You tour the English countryside as a half or full day programme in a licensed, fully insured chauffeured vehicle or executive style coach depending upon numbers, seeing the countryside in comfort.
The tour is currently priced for up to six people, more can be accommodated upon request.
Services of Dawn, your private guide for stated duration
Services of chauffeur-driven vehicle for stated duration
All local sales taxes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - GBP 20 per person is the average price for a pub lunch.
Other local cash will depend on the sites chosen to visit, please see examples of entrance fees under the What's Extra section. All sites accept credit cards.
Entrance fees and refreshments
Gate entry prices per person:-
Canterbury Cathedral £17.00
Leeds Castle £24.00
Smallhythe Place £8.50
Dover Castle £19.80
Walmer Castle £10.70
A pub lunch usually costs around £20.00 per person
The tour is priced for up to four people, larger numbers upon request
A Recent Review of this tour
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Dawn receives top scores for her level of knowledge, her planning, and her personality. She was fully prepared to explain everything from the Cathedral at Canterbury to the plants at Walmer Castle. We so enjoyed her company as well as our lively tour along the Strait of Dover with its history and its landmarks. Thanks Dawn!!