Easy Canterbury, Kent Countryside Drive & Chilham Village (Wheelchair Accessible - DV28
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at email@example.com to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time. See full description for complete details and important notes and disclaimers on this wheelchair accessible tour from Dover.
Please contact the Shore Excursion Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to review full details on this tour. Tour must be booked in advance of the cruise in order to secure equipment and departure time.
Sweeping from the White Cliffs of Dover to the pounding seas at Land's End, the south of England is an extraordinary place of legend and literature, castles and cathedrals. You'll start by traveling to the top of the white cliffs for a photo stop of Dover Castle. Leaving Dover, you will travel to medieval Canterbury. The city, a cradle of Christianity in Saxon England, stands on a site that had already been occupied for 350 years when the Romans arrived there in AD43. Canterbury has preserved some of its medieval character. Long stretches of the town walls survive, built in the 13th and 14th centuries on Roman foundations, and there are some lofty overhanging houses in the lanes leading to the great Christ Church Gate, the main entrance to the cathedral. During your tour of Canterbury, you'll see how the medieval atmosphere blends with the modern amenities. The long grey cathedral that dominates the city and skyline is the Mother Church of Anglicans throughout the world. It dates from Norman times, and for 350 years after the murder of Thomas Becket in the cathedral in 1170 it was the destination of countless pilgrims.
Continue with a panoramic drive through the countryside. Known as the Garden of England, the county of Kent is English countryside at its best. It is a landscape of wooded valleys, orchards and vineyards and it is there you will find the delightful village of Chilham. Your coach will park in the 15th century Village Square in the heart of the village. The square is considered by many to be one of the most perfectly preserved medieval settings in South-east England. Most of the buildings in the square and in the four streets leading into it date from the late 15th century and are black and white, half-timbered structures.
Note: This tour is designed for those guests who have walking difficulties, are not able to handle steps or extended periods of walking or standing, or are full-time wheelchair users. The vehicle used on this excursion is adapted with an access ramp (or lift where available) to accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs. In order to use the ramp and/or lift, guests must be seated in a wheelchair or scooter. Due to liability issues, participants cannot stand on the ramp to be lifted into the vehicle. Guests interested in this tour must contact in advance of the cruise the Shore Excursion Department at email@example.com to review availability and departure times. Guests wishing to utilize a wheelchair (manual or electric) on this excursion must provide the Shore Excursions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the total dimensions (height, length, and width) and weight of the electric scooter or wheelchair at the time of booking. Use of a motorized scooter is not guaranteed on this excursion. Please note that this information is subject to change and availability is not guaranteed. This tour can only be secured in advance of the cruise on a first come - first served basis. Space is limited but a minimum participation is required in order for the tours to operate.