DOVER SHORE EXCURSIONS
ENGLAND PLUS TOURS is ideally located to operate your Shore Excursion from Dover Cruise Terminal. We will be there to meet you in our luxurious 7-seater private hire vehicle as you disembark and ensure that you are back at the port well before the all-aboard time.
On a private tour, you will have ample time to concentrate on what interests you and, most importantly, at your own pace. Travelling in a smaller vehicle, you will be able to see much more and will also have the possibility to visit some of the more interesting hidden-away places that are inaccessible to large tour groups.
If you would like to mix and match, we can propose a tailor-made itinerary to make the most of your limited time ashore and also fit in time for a coffee, a spot of shopping or even a pub lunch. The choice is yours.
Prices start at just £50 per person for a half-day tour with a small group or family of 6 people on the excursion.
Our Most Popular Excursions
Samphire Hoe and The White Cliffs Experience
We first admire the dramatic and unique landscape of England’s newest and best kept secret. Samphire Hoe was created by Eurotunnel during the creation of the Channel Tunnel in the 1980s and is now the habitat of more than 200 species of plants and 220 bird species. After an introduction by a local ranger, we have free time to explore the spectacular Hoe for ourselves. Continuing past Dover Castle, we soon reach the famous White Cliffs where we take a guided walk, learning about the Cliffs and the English Channel that has protected England throughout history. A perfect choice for photographers and nature lovers alike.
Canterbury, the Historical and Spiritual Heart of Kent
Located less than 30 minutes from Dover, the medieval city of Canterbury and its amazing Cathedral are really worth a visit. Enjoy a guided walk through the city’s medieval streets with free time to explore the Cathedral and the great shopping on your own. On the return journey, we will drive along scenic country lanes passing through some typical Kentish villages. Please note that this tour may be extended to include a visit to either Dover Castle or Leeds Castle described below.
The Remarkable East Coast of Kent
Discover the relatively unknown East Coast of Kent on this fascinating tour which reveals the ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich and historic Walmer Castle. This beautifully furnished Castle has been the official residence of many Lord Wardens including the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It also has outstanding gardens that we will visit. On our return journey, you may enjoy a panoramic walk and take photographs of the iconic White Cliffs, before stopping to admire the impressive Dover Patrol Monument and picturesque bay of St Margaret’s.
Defence of the Realm
Step back in time to WW2 and see for yourself how the section of coast between Folkestone and Dover played such a vital role in defending the realm by guarding its most crucial line of defence. On this tour we visit the unique Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge and the poignant Battle of Britain Memorial on the cliff top in Capel-le-Ferne. We stop for lunch in St Margaret’s Bay, dramatically located underneath the famous White Cliffs of Dover. You may extend the tour in the afternoon to include Dover Castle, with entrance to its unique Secret Wartime Tunnels, used as a military hospital and HQ for Operation Dynamo in WW2.
Medieval Rye and the Gardens of Sissinghurst Castle
A short drive heading west takes us through the Cinque Ports of Hythe and New Romney to the picturesque town of Rye with its cobbled lanes, ancient buildings and magnificent views over the Romney Marshes and the English Channel beyond. Soak up the highlights of this medieval town on a guided walk before heading inland to Sissinghurst Castle, which boasts one of the most famous and beautiful gardens in England. On this tour, we pass through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside with the chance to enjoy lunch in a traditional country pub or a local vineyard.
In Search of the Real James Bond - Your Licence to Thrill
This tour takes in some of Kent’s most beautiful areas, whilst stopping off at some of the lesser-known places associated with Ian Fleming, the creator of 007. Our search takes us from the golf course where Auric Goldfinger played James Bond to the home of Hugo Drax; from the missile site where Moonraker was launched to Pett Bottom, where the young James was raised by an aunt. It is all right here in Kent. We will also see two of Ian Fleming’s real homes and visit one of his favourite pubs, where it is believed he wrote ‘You Only Live Twice’. A must for all 007 fans!