On this unique journey from the south coast of Kent at Dover to Canterbury, the rich history of England unravels before you.

Maritime history abounds in this voyage. There are old ports, smuggling, and castles with beaches and oysters also featuring. Churches and settlements established by the early settlers and pilgrims are very much in evidence. Add to those a sunny and sheltered landscape whose bountiful fruit and vegetable farms earn it the description of 'The Garden of England' and your adventure will be a fascinating one.

For further details of your route, see classic hotel itinerary and luxury hotel itinerary.

Holiday details

Price from
Classic £780 per person based on two people sharing a room. Daily except Wednesday/Thursday start (supplement)
Luxury £1,430 per person based on two people sharing a room
Extras included
Dinner at Reads (luxury tour).  See what’s included as standard
4 nights
Start & Finish
Starts daily with a transfer service from Dover Ferry Port or Dover station and finishes in Canterbury
Classic Small hotels and old inns in central locations
Luxury 4 highly individual hotels in historic buildings with exceptional restaurants
Activity level
Gentle cycling (2) More info...
This tour is priced without a guide and you are free to explore on your own.  If you would like a guide for part or all of your trip, we are happy to provide a knowledgeable, local guide
Electric bikes
4 days of cycling 10 -19 miles (16 - 30 km) per day
Flat with an occasional slope on day 5
Very largely
  • Additional nights in Canterbury

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