Canterbury and the surrounding area are one of the most beautiful places in Southern England and an ideal destination for an incentive trip easily reached by train. Canterbury is known for its narrow medieval alleys, old city walls built by the Romans with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses and riverside gardens. Discover what else you can experience during an incentive trip!

Canterbury & Punting

Explore medieval Canterbury on a guided walking tour. Founded 591 AD, Canterbury Cathedral is a World Heritage Site and considered one of the most beautiful in the world with Gothic and Romanesque features and stained glass windows. A pleasure to discover this pilgrim city from the Middle Ages! In the evening there is also the option to go punting along the River Stour, a very traditional English experience!

White Cliffs & Dover castle

The White cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle can also be easily combined with a visit to Canterbury. Dover Castle is one of the most iconic of English fortresses, characterized by a medieval interior. Afterwards, you can enjoy the beautiful sea views with a visit to the White Cliffs!

Develop your golf skills!

England has the best golf courses in the world and this makes it possible to improve your golf skills during an incentive trip. Canterbury, for example, has numerous golf courses to hit a ball.

Boat trip on the river The Great Stour

One of the most enjoyable and popular ways to see Canterbury city is by open-air boat cruising the Canterbury Canals. Boat trips take place every day between March and October.

Scenic bike tour country side

Discover the country side through active outings. How about discovering Canterbury and the surrounding area by bike during your England incentive trip? Cycle the scenic routes of Canterbury and the coast, a breathtaking experience! In addition, you can also get to know the area by choosing a Segway tour.

A visit to Leeds Castle is also worthwhile. Discover England’s moated castle. Leeds Castle is the world’s most romantic castle and one of the best known in Great Britain. A place with more than 1000 years of history and home to several medieval queens.

Possible activities

Practical information

  • Best time to travel: Canterbury can be visited all year around
  • National language: English
  • Time zone: +1 GMT
  • Currency: British pound

An Incentive example trip for inspiration, can be completely customised to your wishes



Day 1: Arrival to medieval Canterbury, walk & punting
Day 2: Visit Leeds castle & optional activities like golf lessons, biking, segway tour, tree adventure
Day 3: Dover cliffs & castle or cycle tour scenic Canterbury & seaside

Day 1 - Historical walk & punting Canterbury

Arrival by train in Ashford railway station and transfer to accommodation in Canterbury.

A half day walking tour of medieval Canterbury is waiting for you! Explore the narrow medieval alleyways, ancient city walls, riverside gardens and the world heritage listed cathedral, one of the most beautiful in the world, where the Bishop of Canterbury sits. In the evening there is also the option to go punting along the river Stour, a very traditional English experience!

Free time to enjoy Canterbury night life.


Day 2 - Leeds castle & activities

Today you’ll visit Leeds castle, the world’s most romantic castle, and one of the most well-known in Britain. You’ll discover more than 1000 years of history, the place has been home to several medieval queens. A tour of Leeds castle and the grounds awaits you, with a nice lunch in the Castle view restaurant and a falconry demonstration.

Free afternoon or the choice out of the following activities: Tree Adventure, cycling, golf lessons or a segway tour.

Dinner in Canterbury or a country side restaurant.


Day 3 - Dover cliffs & castle or cycle tour

Option 1:
Visit the White cliffs of Dover and Dover castle.
We start with a tour of Dover castle. The most iconic of all English fortresses. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the Cold War. Climb the Great Tower, meet the character and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover’s White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels.
Option 2:
Discover Canterbury and surroundings by bike today!
Cycle the scenic routes of Canterbury by road or the seashore route off road. A breathtaking experience!
Transfer to the train station and departure. End of an unforgettable historical incentive trip!