Shore excursions from Dover port are a great way to experience all that your destination has to offer. Pre-book your shore excursions when finalizing your cruise to ensure you are able to reserve all of the excursions that we offer from Dover cruise terminal.
While other companies or your cruise liner provide shore excursions by coach for a large group we focus exclusively small group shore excursions in a luxury minivan or 16 seater mini coach. Our shore excursions allow you to travel in much smaller groups of up to 8 in a luxury minivan or groups of up to 14 in a luxury mini coach offering a more personalized experience and are less expensive than your cruise liner can offer.
For our shore excursions we only use top of the range air-conditions minivans and mini coaches up to 14 passengers to allow you have more time for your excursions rather than being shepherded back and forward to a large coach and wasting your valuable time.
Dover Shore Excursions Itinerary
6:30 - 7:00 Depart Dover port
Your day will start at Dover from your cruise ship and we will start collecting you at 6:30am and leaving port by 7:00am and you will return to your cruise ship by 4pm. Almost all cruise ships dock between 5am to 7am and assisted disembarkation start at 7am. You need to arrange early disembarkation slot of 6:15am.
We depart Dover port at 7:00am and drive through the local countryside then join the highway on the way to London.
We will start our morning with some panoramic tour of financial city of London before we stop at St Paul Cathedral for 20 minutes for photographs.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London. The Diocese is made up of five Episcopal areas: Willesden, Edmonton, Stepney, London and Kensington. St Paul’s Cathedral sits at the highest point of the city of London. The present day church dates back to the 17 century and was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction was completely after major re-building after the Great Fire of London.
Famous events took place St Paul’s including the funerals of Lord Nelson, The Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher and also wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
From hear we will drive through famous Fleet Street through Trafalgar Square, where you will be able to see Lord Nelson Column and then on to Big Ben driving pass Number 10 Downing street, it is the Prime Minister’s official residence, office and where he entertain guests.
We will then arrive in Parliament Square where you will have one hour to explore and admire these famous attractions:
Big Ben is the clock at the north end of Palace of Westminster and its nick name comes from the great bell of the clock. It used to be called Clock Tower but was renamed to Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
The Tower is the third tallest free standing clock tower and holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and was completed in 1858.
Houses of Parliament also known as The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The first Royal Palace was built on the site in the 11th century and was the residence of the Kings of England until it was destroyed by a fire in 1512. It was rebuilt but was again ravaged by fire in 1834.
The new Gothic style building designed by Charles Barry started construction in 1840 and the constructions lasted for thirty years. Extensive repair took place after the Second World War due to the booming in 1941.
Westminster Abbey a 700 years old mainly Gothic church in the City of Westminster, Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. The church that stands today was begun by Henry III in 1245, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon Saint at its heart. Henry’s burial here in 1272 began the tradition of royal burials at Westminster Abbey for the next 500 years.
Traditionally used for coronations and a burial site for seventeen British monarchs. William the Conqueror was crowned here in 1066 and since then all coronations have been held at the abbey. There have been 16 Royal wedding held at the abbey most recently Prince William and Katherine Middleton.
There is no admission on Sundays, but you will be able to attend the Sunday services.
After stopping in Parliament Square we will then drive towards Buckingham Palace at 10:45am.
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