My wife and I booked this for Saturday July 29th. Very good coach and driver but the lovely sunny day was slightly dampened by the 'guide'. At the start he made a long boring point about his name, Geoff with a 'G' not a 'J'. Really, who cares? Then at the start we passed by the statue of Boudica, by the Westminster Parliament. Geoff stated that she had killed over 10000 Americans...eh? America would not be invented for over another 1500 years !
If that was the only mistake it could have been ignored, but throughout the day every third fact he uttered he had to correct himself. We were Brits and did not need to learn anything, but most of the other passengers were Americans or Australians and we found it embarrassing and unprofessional. We noticed the nearby fellow passengers also getting irritated by his constant droning.
But apart from that, the trip was excellent. We were lucky with the weather which made Leeds Castle exceptionally beautiful and there were other events going on in the grounds. Then on to Dover cliffs for a very quick photo opportunity, then from there to Canterbury Cathedral. We decided to just relax around the streets of Canterbury instead of going inside, then met up back at the bus to go onto Greenwich for the boat trip back to Westminster.
All day geoff would alternate on the microphone about how we were either running late, or making good time, regarding getting back for the boat, as we would not get on it if we did not rush back.
The coach terminated at Greenwich (on time) and a suggestion was made that we might like to leave a tip for the driver. We were not sure if this would be shared with the 'guide' so declined to donate, which was a shame because the driver was brilliant.
All in all, a great day out, especially if you are only in UK for a limited time and want to see some amazing historical sites. Just hope you get a proper guide, not one like Geoff.
When you are a paying customer you should be regarded as one.
In case you were wondering, Boudica killed ROMANS.
Good day out, at a fair price.
Just hope you get a better guide, as the guide will determine the quality of your experience.49 days ago