Two millennia of history within two hours of London. Start with stories of monarchs and merchants mastering the seas, move on to gloriously ancient sites of royally sanctioned murder and of saints and pilgrimage. Sit beneath a world-famous tree, punt upriver or sink a pint with Lord Nelson, England’s greatest naval hero.

Day One
The home of time

Board magnificent ships and get to the center of time itself, all within a short distance of central London.

Next Stop Canterbury
  • 1hr 10 min / 55 miles
  • 2 hr / 55 miles
Day Two
Explore Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It’s also the resting place of the ‘architect’ of the Magna Carta, Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207-1228. When you visit you’ll also hear about Archbishop Thomas Becket who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 on the orders of King Henry II. The city became engulfed by pilgrims, who continued to visit Becket’s shrine for centuries to come. Two hundred years on, pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine inspired Geoffrey Chaucer to write ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

Next Stop Cambridge
  • 2hr 23 min / 106 miles
  • 2hr 20 min / 106 miles
Day Three
A city for all seasons

In Cambridge, find brilliant minds changing the world with science by day and climbing on rooftops at night.