09/24/2020 12:00 AM
09/24/2020 12:00 AM
In 1862, General Simon Buckner surrendered his Rebel force to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, marking the first major Union victory. Tour this battlefield and learn about the surrender that took place in Dover and the ramifications it had on the War Between the States.,

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Dover - Historic Castles of Kent - Full Day Tour

Leeds Castle 

A magnificent, small and charming, medieval castle built on two small islands in a lake in 500 acres of pretty parkland and gardens, providing a beautiful setting.  This little castle is an English gem.
Medieval interior decoration, furnishings, tapestries and paintings transport you back in time. Listed in the Domesday Book, Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold, a Royal Residence for six of England's medieval Queens, so became known as the Ladies Castle, and it was one of the Palaces of Henry VIII.

Dover Castle

Set high above the famous white cliffs, Dover Castle boasts a colourful and fascinating history. Re-live the turbulent war years as you discover the labyrinth of Secret Wartime Tunnels built deep within the cliffs. Walk through the rooms where Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay planned the “miracle of Dunkirk” and tour the underground hospital as you follow the story of a wounded wartime pilot. With centuries of history to explore, above ground don’t miss the recently refurbished Admiralty Lookout, where you can learn about the techniques used to detect enemy ships and even try your hand at Morse code! Also take time to explore the atmospheric medieval underground tunnels, see one of Europe’s best-preserved Roman lighthouses and walk the extensive battlements.

Based on up to 4 people.

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light

  • A driver guide to meet from the ship and guide in both castles and return to the port after the tour.
  • Entrance to Dover and Leeds Castle

Not Included:
Gratuities & Refreshments are additional