The festive build up to Christmas brings great opportunity to combine sightseeing tours that also include visits to Christmas Markets and we are often asked to recommend these.
Two great locations that also have Christmas Markets are Leeds Castle and Canterbury both the ‘The Garden of England’ that is Kent.
This year, we have found a new tour that we recommend that combines both Leeds Castle and Canterbury Christmas Markets, entrance at Leeds Castle plus an optional opportunity to visit Canterbury Cathedral and time for lunch in Canterbury.
Here are more details:
- Expert Blue Badge Guide
- Luxury Air Conditioned Coach
- Leeds Castle Christmas Market
- Entrance at Leeds Castle
- Arrive in Canterbury in time for lunch (optional)
- Canterbury Christmas Market
- Optional Canterbury Cathedral
Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ and is set in the middle of a natural lake, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. Experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquillity. There will also be time to explore the castle grounds where you will find the ‘ Lady Baillie Garden’ with views over the lake, an aviary and maze.
Leeds Castle Christmas Market
Leeds Castle hosts the annual Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle. Discover an array of seasonal gift ideas, toys, decorations, food and drink. Visit the Leeds Castle reindeer and birds of prey in the animal area.
Enjoy our nostalgic fairground attractions, children’s rides and a daily programme of live musical entertainment at the band stand
Whitefriars Canterbury Christmas Market
This year this fabulous market is bigger and better than ever. You will be sure to find perfect unique gifts here with over 40 traditional British-made wooden sheds showcasing the best products that local, national and international traders have to offer. The market has it all with shopping and bespoke gifts, amazing gourmet foods, events the whole way through and a sparkly new Father Christmas’s Grotto. A magical new festive family event, come along and join us!
To avoid disappointment, book your Grotto Tickets now! The Grotto is incredibly popular and we would advise you to book online in advance as there are no opportunities to book on the day
If you choose to spend less time exploring the market and shops, the will be a fully guided visit to the breath-taking cathedral – it’s the oldest in England and considered to be the centre of English Christianity. You’ll visit the towering cathedral and be able to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims that flocked to the church following Thomas Becket’s gruesome murder in 1170. The gothic building hides many visual treasures, from the colourful stained glass windows to the creepy crypt
During the whole day you will be accompanied by a fully qualified expert Blue Badge Guide, who will give you commentary en-route to Leeds Castle and Canterbury, plus if you choose the optional visit to Canterbury Cathedral and the included entrance at Leeds Castle these will be fully guided
Canterbury Cathedral is optional and not included in price
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