On Saturday, one of Ben’s friends and a member of what I fondly* refer to as “The Boy Band,” a predominately male group of Ben’s friends from INSEAD, organized the Band plus their number one groupie** to go on an all day east England bus tour. While I’m often skeptical regarding large organized tours, I must admit, it was an efficient and pleasant way to see multiple sites in a day, especially those that I probably wouldn’t venture to spend a full day at on their own. The East England Tour was purchased through Amazon Local for half price and ran by Premium Tours. Included in the tour was transportation, a private viewing of Leeds Castle, entrance into Canterbury Cathedral, brief visit to Greenwich and a river cruise along the Thames.
*Ben does not fondly accept the title.
Imagine our excitement when arriving at our first destination, Leeds Castle, to discovery a Medieval Festival! Complete with men in tights, a jousting field, exciting props and BBQ. My highlights being the first and the latter.
Following Leeds we made a quick stop in Dover to visit the White Cliffs from a beachy distance (see top photo). Not nearly exciting nor beautiful as the following two days. Then we were on our way to Canterbury, where following a visit to the cathedral we wandered around the town for a couple hours before heading to Greenwich.