When your British Isles cruise ships docks at the port of Dover, it’s a good bet you’ll want to explore the famous white cliffs. On Dover shore excursions, you’ll be able to walk along the cliffs as well as enjoy day trips to castles, cathedrals, and some of the most beautiful countryside in England.
Put on your best walking shoes and take that special, exhilarating walk over the White Cliffs of Dover. Take in spectacular views as you walk the paths of the iconic landmark while your guide provides enlightening commentary on history, flora, and fauna. See the lighthouse and the visitor centre, and hear the strains of the famous wartime song, “The White Cliffs of Dover” coming from a vintage phonograph playing in Mrs. Knott’s Tea Room nearby.
After a bracing walk over the White Cliffs, take Dover, England shore excursions to explore Canterbury and the Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the Church of England that has attracted pilgrims since the time of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”. Admire the stained glass windows and unique architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the murder of Thomas Becket and the great tradition of pilgrimage, and have fun exploring the town’s medieval attractions.
For a day filled with English country charm, history and royal riches, book Dover shore excursions that take you on a scenic drive through the bright green English countryside on the way to Leeds Castle, one of the oldest and most beautiful castles in all of Britain. The castle is beautifully set on tree-lined, lake-dotted grounds where six of England’s medieval queens resided. As you walk through chamber after chamber, marvel at the incredible collection of furnishings, tapestries, paintings, and historic treasures.
Foodies on a Dover cruise will relish the opportunity to meet experienced chefs and marvel at their skill and creativity as they create mouthwatering recipes during a culinary adventure to Chequers Kitchen Cookery School. Enjoy a demonstration of culinary techniques given by winners of the UK Cookery School Awards, sample chef’s creations, and enjoy a leisurely lunch.
If only a big city experience will do, book Dover shore excursions that take you on a day trip to London. Relax and enjoy a scenic road trip to one of the most exciting cities in the world, England’s capital. See the city’s most notable and important buildings and sites, including the Tower of London, a fortress that houses the priceless Crown Jewels. Stroll the city streets, stopping for a pint or a cuppa, and see whatever captures your interest.