Day Trips

There are many tour operators offering organised and bespoke day trips around the bountiful Garden of England.  Whether you're looking for something active or something more leisurely, there will be an operator who can meet your needs. 

Here is a small selection of day trips available to book now...

Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover

Drive through Kent, the Garden of England, with its lush fields and pretty villages to the medieval city of Canterbury. Visit Canterbury, the mother church of England. Continue on to Leeds Castle is one of the prettiest in England. On the White Cliffs of Dover, high above the sea stands the great castle of Dover.

Book now via British Tours

Chartwell and Leeds Castle

During the interwar years when things were at a low ebb, Chartwell was to be Churchill's refuge. It provided him with somewhere to write and think and allowed him the space to practice those hobbies - painting, bricklaying - that he found most conducive to thought.

In its thousand year history Leeds has sheltered Saxon nobility, Queens of England, deposed Kings and twentieth century socialites. Leeds is a fairytale castle set in a lake.

Book now via British Tours

Cycling Day Trips

With essentially flat terrain and miles of cycle paths Kent is ideal cycle territory. Find a wide choice of gentle and not so gentle guided and self guided cycling trips from Dover, Canterbury and Whitstable.

Book now via The Carter Company

Leeds Castle with Evan Evans

A full day discovering the treasures of Kent - Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Greenwich and the White Cliffs of Dover.

Book now via Evan Evans

Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich River Boat

Join Golden Tours for a full day tour which includes a private visit to Leeds Castle, entry to Canterbury Cathedral, and see the famous White Cliffs of Dover

Book now via Golden Tours

Canterbury, Dover, Battle of Britain War Memorial and Leeds Castle

Small group fully guided day trip from London, maximum 16 people, to explore the stunning scenery and fascinating history of the Garden of England.

Book now via International Friends

Leeds Castle, Dover, Canterbury and Greenwich

See Leeds Castle before it opens to the public with a unique guided tour, exclusive to Premium Tours. The tour also includes lunch in Dover , entrance to Canterbury Cathedral and a cruise from Greenwich.

Book now via Premium Tours

Dover Castle with Tours of the Realm

This full day tour includes a relaxed drive through the Kent countryside with plenty of photo opportunities. Passing through old towns and picturesque villages you will see historic houses, churches and gorgeous gardens.   

Book now via Tours of the Realm

Monarchs, Mistresses and Martyrs Tour

Tour Kent's magnificent castles and stately houses to find the sumptuous real-life settings for the dramatic love intrigues of King Henry VIII.

Book now via Tours of the Realm

Dickens' Kent (for visitors from the USA)

Rochester is a gem of a city with a cathedral and Norman castle. It overflows with Dickens sites, places where he lived and those mentioned in his books. The Historic Dockyard Chatham covers over 80 acres. Charles Dickens lived in the area as a child when his father found work for a time as a Naval clerk.

Book now via Special Group Tours

Dickens' Rochester Victorian Christmas (for visitors from the USA)

The Rochester Christmas Market takes place in the iconic setting of the castle gardens. Around 70 stalls offer a wide variety of festive gifts and souvenirs. Seasonal decorations and a traditional family fun fair are complimented by a programme of entertainment and music

Book now via Special Group Tours

"Garden of England" (for visitors from the USA)

Get out of London and into the marvelously scenic countryside of Kent, a region dotted with oast houses and blooming lavender fields, an area that rightfully holds the title “The Garden of England!”

Book now via Special Group Tours

Hever Castle - Tudor Day Out (for visitors from the USA)

Kent's “Tudor gem” is the double moated Hever Castle. It is most famously known as Anne Boleyn’s childhood home. Upon the death of her father, the property came to King Henry VIII who bestowed it to Anne of Cleves during their annulment proceedings.

Book now via Special Group Tours