History buffs can discover two of England’s most beautiful—and less crowded—sites on this fascinating private tour. First, soak up the majesty of Leeds Castle, perhaps England’s most romantic castle, set on an island amid elaborate grounds. Then experience ancient Canterbury and tour its stunning cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your tour includes door-to-door transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
You’ll depart from London in the morning on a drive to Leeds Castle, the former royal residence of 6 of England's medieval queens. The palace was transformed by Henry VIII, and became a retreat for the rich and powerful. Explore the chapel, galleries, courtyards, and the banqueting hall. Afterwards, you’ll see the grounds that are home to wildfowl, black swans, and birds in the aviary.
After your visit, experience the ancient city of Canterbury, the center of Christian worship for almost 1,700 years. Tour its greatest treasure, the Canterbury Cathedral, probably best known as the site of the brutal murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. After touring the cathedral you’ll have free time to explore Canterbury.