Iconic Cliffs of Dover & Kent
1 day tour

  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • Rabbie's mini-coach
  • Dover Castle
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Passengers on a mini-coach

New for 2025 - Kent doesn’t hide its treasures from the world. It boasts of them. And there are plenty of treasures waiting for you on this tour to Kent and the White Cliffs of Dover.


Tour map

Tour Highlights

Castles
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Cathedrals
Film Locations

Canterbury -Trust us... if there's one thing that should be on your English bucket list, it’s Canterbury’s stunning Cathedral.

White Cliffs of Dover -Rising 350 feet above sea level, these striking cliffs have long been a symbol of England’s coastline.

Dover Castle -Climb the Great Tower for panoramic views of the English countryside and coastline.

Kent -As you explore the ‘Garden of England’, you’ll realise this is the idyllic English countryside you’ve always dreamt of.

 

Your journey

 

This is a bucket list journey. Something worthy of telling your friends and family, sharing photos with everyone you know. Because there’s something about Kent and the treasures you’ll find inside, like hidden pirate loot that sparkles and tempts.  

Whether you’re drawn to historic castles, vital cathedrals, or cliffs as white as snow, there’s something for every treasure hunter on this tour.  

 

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 08:45 (tour departs at 09:00) - London Stance 3 Greenline Coach Terminal, London Stance 3 Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Finishes (approx.)
19:00 - London Victoria Drop Off, Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Luggage
You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items. You can find details about luggage storage options here.
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Attraction tickets may need to be purchased in advance. More information is provided in your booking confirmation e-mail
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

What about starting your day off with something spectacular? We leave London and travel to your first stop, the stunning city of Canterbury. This historic hub is renowned for its rich history, medieval architecture, and both religious and cultural significance.  

Remember that something spectacular we mentioned? That would be Canterbury Cathedral. As the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (the leader of the Church of England) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s no wonder it draws endless visitors.

Not only that, but it truly is also a specular feat of engineering and a stunning example of Gothic architecture, from its spires to its stained-glass windows, its crypt to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket.

More than that, the cathedral is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe.

And perhaps you’ve heard of a little author called Geoffrey Chaucer and his famous collection of stories The Canterbury Tales? These popular stories revolve around a series of characters as they journey on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Becket. 

Beyond the cathedral, you’ll find the city of Canterbury... a labyrinth of medieval streets, charming cafes, fascinating museums and galleries, and more than enough shops to tempt you for your lunch break. 

We then pop just down the road to the medieval fortress of Dover Castle. You’ve probably heard of the White Cliffs of Dover... but did you know about the castle? You won’t easily forget it after today. Given its position overlooking the English Channel, it’s no wonder it's renowned for its historical and strategic importance.  

Dating back to the 11th century, Dover Castle was constructed by none other than William the Conqueror. Over the centuries, it was expanded and fortified, becoming one of the most formidable strongholds in all of England. Today it’s frequented by visitors and film crews – you may recognise it from films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016). You’ll have several hours here to explore all the secrets and history this castle is home to. 

There are also options for quick refreshments here and comfort facilities.

And what’s next? Obviously, the White Cliffs of Dover. Striking and iconic, these white cliffs are well-known around the world. But how are they so white? It’s due to the soft, white limestone that built up over millions of years to give them this chalky-like texture and appearance.  

Throughout history, the cliffs have acted as both a natural fortification for the English coastline and as a symbolic welcome to travellers arriving by sea. They look forward to welcoming you (though from land... obviously).  

After gazing out over the Strait of Dover, you say farewell to Kent and head back to London. 

Attractions

Tour Attractions

You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:

  • Dover Castle

Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral may be booked and paid locally during the tour.

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.

What are your cancellation policies?

Your cancellation terms depend on which tour you've booked.

For one-day tours: You'll receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more before the tour departure

For tours of between two and nine days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 15 or more days before the tour departure

For tours of 10 or more days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 21 or more days before the tour departure

For all European packaged tours: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 42 days before the tour departure.

If you cancel inside these notice periods, full charges will apply and no refunds will be issued.

To cancel your booking, email tours@rabbies.com as soon as possible. The effective date of cancellation will be the date we receive written confirmation from you.

Click here to view terms and conditions

Can Itineraries change?

Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. Your driver-guide will keep you up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .


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