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Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester

Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester

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Overview

Enjoy a memorable Christmas Day in one of England’s oldest cities and prettiest counties on this full-day trip to Canterbury and Kent from London. On Christmas Day morning, travel by air-conditioned coach to the ancient Kent city of Canterbury, home to majestic, 11th-century Canterbury Cathedral. See the splendid cathedral as you discover its famous history, and then sit down to a delicious, traditional 2-course Christmas lunch. View the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, and finish with a walking tour of charm-laden Rochester, a town beloved by 19th-century writer Charles Dickens.
  • Christmas Day lunch in Canterbury with stops in Dover and Rochester
  • Enjoy Christmas services in the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral (if time allows)
  • Indulge in a 2-course meal, including Christmas pudding
  • See the famous White Cliffs of Dover
  • Go on a walking tour of Rochester
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2 Course Christmas lunch with welcome drink
Visit Canterbury, enjoy a short walking tour of this historic town
See Rochester Cathedral and Castle
Services of Professional guide and transport by air-conditioned coach
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Five minutes walk from Victoria underground or mainline stations.

Departure Time

8:10 AM

Return Details

Victoria St, London SW1E 5ND, UK
Depart central London by air-conditioned coach, and journey into the English countryside to begin your day trip. As you travel, enjoy the views over the county of Kent, nicknamed the Garden of England for its pretty hop fields, apple orchards, and rolling farmland.

Make your main stop in the ancient city of Canterbury. Along with its Roman origins, this charming city is famed for the magnificent, UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral, largely built in the 11th and 12th centuries, but with roots dating back to the sixth century.

As you approach the cathedral, hear stories about its history, such as the day in 1170 when four knights of King Henry II stormed inside the church and murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket. Following Becket’s death, the cathedral attracted thousands of medieval pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written in the late 1300s.

On arrival, admire the views of this splendid Gothic church, and, depending on the cathedral’s Christmas Day schedule, take the opportunity to enjoy the celebratory services. Then, follow your guide to a local eatery for a traditional English Christmas lunch. After a welcome drink, savor a delicious 2-course meal of dishes such as juicy roast turkey and rich Christmas pudding. If you'd like, you can even use the time to open your own Christmas gifts.

Next, travel to Kent’s coast to see the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Gaze out over the chalk cliffs before traveling north to the historical Kent town of Rochester, known for its castle and its links to the great 19th-century English author Charles Dickens.

After a walking tour of the town’s pretty streets, return to central London where your trip concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Canterbury Cathedral
The ancient city of Canterbury has been the centre of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Its greatest treasure is the cathedral, infamous as the setting for the brutal murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170. Canterbury became the centre of one of the most important medieval pilgrimages in Europe, immortalised by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. Whilst at Canterbury you will have a chance to enjoy the Christmas services in the cathedral (subject to cathedral service timings).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover are perhaps most famous as an iconic landmark, the white chalk face a symbol of home and war time defence, but they have so much more to offer; stunning views, a serene walk, a wealth of wildlife, an abundance of history.
Pass By:  
Rochester Cathedral
The former City of Rochester, with its unique atmosphere and wealth of historic buildings, provides us with an opportunity to step into the life & times of Charles Dickens – you’ll see many locations marked with plaques, as mentioned in the novels. Victorian-style street lights line the cobbled streets of our walking tour, taking us past both the 11th Century Cathedral and the 12th Century Castle, symbols of the town’s earlier importance in Medieval times.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Lunch in Canterbury with Dover and Rochester.

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An excellent way to spend Christmas...
Barbara B
, Jan 2012
An excellent way to spend Christmas Day! Our guide,David, was excellent. He was very informative and entertaining and went out of his way to ensure that we had a great trip! Thanks much.

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